Hang in there Newbies

posted on 15th of january, 2009

I've reached a personal milestone today. I know to some of the contributors here this is really nothing. But to me it is definitely encouraging for myself. I've reach a total revenue of $500 USD and reached 2.5 downloads per image. I'm quite happy. I've been here for just over 1 year. Every month's return has gotten better and better. And payouts seem to have come faster and faster.

I would still classify myself as a newbie compared to some of the contributors here on Dreamstime. But to all those Newbies, hang in there and you'll see your work payout at the end. Time is on your side when it comes to stock photos.

Below is the milestone photo.

Best of luck.

Comments (20)

Posted by Erwenla on February 24, 2009
Thanks a lot! By the way, I can see why you sell that much, well done and well deserved!
Posted by Npgal77 on February 05, 2009
Thank you for the encouragement. There are days that you wonder if this is all worth the hard work. Glad to know there is light at the end of this tunnel.
Posted by Johoden on February 01, 2009
Great to hear your view,it is really encouraging,I joined 17thJan so really a baby here LOL,its good to read your blog,Thank you for sharing. Jo
Posted by Elitsa on January 23, 2009
Congrats and best of luck during the upcoming year! I am a newbie too, I am uploading pictures from around a month, and hope to have some success soon.
Best luck to everyone
Posted by Retina2020 on January 23, 2009
Thanks to everyone's gracious comments. All the best to everyone for 2009!!!
Posted by Alexm156 on January 22, 2009
Congrats, nice pictures!
Posted by Candyspics on January 21, 2009
Thank you for the encouraging words! There's soooo much to learn but I'm having fun with it. Your pictures are great.
Posted by Brianarbuthnot on January 20, 2009
Yes congrats. and well done.I"m way behind.
Posted by Kdpurdy on January 16, 2009
Thanks so much for your encouragement and congratz on your achievement!!!
Posted by Irisangel on January 16, 2009
Congratulations, keep up the great work!!!!!
Posted by Arenacreative on January 16, 2009
congratulations! :D
Posted by Mayatairy on January 16, 2009
Retina2020 - in the meanwhile i had a chance to view your portfolio - very impressive :-)
i do admit i have a special affection for animals (especially cats and dogs :-))
Posted by Retina2020 on January 16, 2009
Thanks for the congrats but the Kitty shot is by Shannon Neal. I thought it was the perfect shot for this blog.
Posted by Mayatairy on January 16, 2009
Congrats :-) very good achievement ! Keep on the good work!
The "kitty" shot is gorgeous !!!!!
Posted by Sil63 on January 16, 2009
Congrats! This is encouraging :)
Posted by Kenneystudios on January 16, 2009
Congrats! Every milestone is a reason to celebrate!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 15, 2009
Thanks Retina2020, I have spent most of my time concentrating on getting images uploaded and accepted that I may have overlooked this portion a little. I will go through images and check keywords and see if this helps.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 15, 2009
Thanks, needed the encouragment :0)
Posted by Marilyngould on January 15, 2009
This is encouraging, thank you. In addition, congratulations on reaching your milestone!
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 15, 2009
WOW! Thank you for your encoragement. It helps spur me on (yes, I am a newbie). :)

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Photo credits: Shannon Neal, Retina2020.

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