My first sale

posted on 23rd of august, 2007

Now, after all that shooting there must be an outcome am I right?

To be frank, I joined Dreamstime out of curiosity, I didn't see it as a site which could sell. All along I thought it was a small market here.


I had expected immediate sales when I uploaded my first few photos which numbered around five of them. When where wasn't any, I felt disappointed, I left my account to stay stagnant.

Until one day I check back on DT out of curiosity again, there was a $0.60!

Now, how meager it is doesn't matter anymore. It proved me wrong that there couldn't be sales. It gave me hope..seriously!

From then, I scoured my folders and picked the good ones ( I think they are) and submitted them, only to be rejected with certain reasons.

There and then, I find what is good and what's not, what was suitable and so on. The day my first sales came in, I never looked back. Now I always feel restless when I have nothing to upload!

Comments (1)

Posted by Fertographer on August 24, 2007
yep i agree with you, after the first sales i learnt my lesson =)

This article has been read 703 times.

About me

Independent photographer based in Singapore. Available for corporate, commercial and lifestyle photography.

Singapore, SG

April (1)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

first sale 60 cents upload

Sale related stock images