How to make money with DT-2

posted on 18th of november, 2008

First of all: thanks to everyone have given a contribute to my first blog article.
I'm trying to write something useful and seeing my article listed at the first place of Dt Useful articles is really a great goal for me.

But now let's talk about "How to make money with DT". I know that having thousands of amazing images in your portfolio is a good thing for making money on DT. But I'm trying to give some more suggestions, thinking that all of you are working hard to make such a gorgeus portfolio.

2 - Be a lively and active part of the community

The web is a great community. If you have a web site, you may know that you're perfecly alone if you don't have web partners, links to your site, people who speaks about your work, in two words WEB FRIENDS.
Dont' be an alone artist closed in your little box. Go outside and share your feelings.

The Web is an GIGANTIC community. First of all you must have a very good product to sell (you know, the gorgeus thousands-images portfolio). And a lot of "friends" who can give you visibility with their links to your web site.

Dt is a big site, and it works like any web community.
So begin to explore all the DT opportunities. I know you can sell images. And then? Navigate the site.

- Read the message boards, and send messages. Give suggestions, and ask suggestions. Make friends. Don't send pointless messages, bad advertising for you and disappoiting loss of time for the others. Write your personal point of view.
- Be a part of the referral program. Talk about DT and try to promote the site, this is really a good suggestion. I'm thinking to write an article just about this.
- Make good, interesting collections with a lot of images from all the photographers and illustrators you like.
- Share your knowledge in blog articles full of intersting tips. There's a lot of "my xxx image online" blog articles. Interesting but... what about talking REALLY about you? You can talk about your best sellers or your xxx image online, but sharing honestly your skills. Why that is your best seller? How you could make such a beautiful image? What's the concept? Tell something deeper to your readers and DT site will be a better site. And you will have a lot of views to your images and some downloads more... ;)
- Put some of your images in the free section. A lot of people go there before thinking about buying an image. This is a good way to show your portfolio. Perhaps if they saw something amazing made by you they would be invited to view -and buy - your pictures.
- Remember that each pointless contribute to OUR site makes it heavy and useless. So don't waste your time in doing such kind of stupid things.

And now that you have read this article, please, write a useful comment. Maybe you know some great way of being a part of the community that I have forgot.
Please share it with us. :)


Comments (10)

Posted by Piedenero on March 18, 2015
Ciao :D great !
Posted by Panayiotisdemou on December 16, 2011
Great advice thanks :))
Posted by Sandyprints on December 17, 2008
Great words i have a few pictures here and have been thinking about feeling my way around the site more, where to start...
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on December 10, 2008
Hey, i agree with this blog, very true! I want to share more the tips i have leant through DT, i dont have a massive portfolio, but i sure have learnt so much by being an active part of this online community!
Posted by Saporob on November 20, 2008
thanks very much, very useful tips :-)
Posted by Roberto1977 on November 20, 2008
Nice tips, Carla. Thank you!
Posted by Papepi on November 19, 2008
Cara Carla, you are right that communicate with others with the web broadens your contacts ... clearly we want the right spaces. However what concerns me, I pictures made classical and less classical and I think that also sell those that never would have believed .. now the question is what requires this type of market? is the single illustrator who creates the market or must adapt to the market? The market is saturated with some pictures? (I must say that write their own concepts in English for those who do not speak to him is not simple, even if you use the translator)
Posted by Littlemacproductions on November 19, 2008
Excellent suggestions!
Posted by Creativei on November 19, 2008
You rock man, I totaly agree with you, now im spending everyday one hour with DT,
Posted by Xevious on November 18, 2008
Hi Carla, useful article as usual, thanks ! :))

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I'm a freelance illustrator with more than 15 years of experience. I live and work in Italy for publishers and companies of all over the world. As a photographer I'm working on some new kind of photos: thermic images.

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