My first year in DT

posted on 13th of october, 2009

Time flies! It seems yesterday when I registered in DT and it was one year ago. One Year in DT. Wow!

I am just a photography lover, and I thought “Can I earn some Money with my passion?” And looking thought Internet I discovered some Micro stock Photography web sites.

Obviously at the beginning and thinking the best way to earn more Money was to be registered user at most sites possible. I started to upload images and more images in all sites I found and not a lot later I discover that it wasn’t the right way, because it makes me to spend a lot of time to know the different sites and different philosophies on accepting images. My surprise was that this effort and time didn’t make me “more Rich” than before.

Then, after an exhaustive study of all sites I knew, I decide to become an exclusive photographer for the best Micro stock web site (considering traffic, easy manages, percentages on earnings…): DREAMSTIME. And to become as exclusive I just had to wait to have 50 accepted images on line.

These are my Lumber in my first year:

Accepted images: 162
Refused images: 561
Sales: 58
Sales earnings: $54.53
Total earnings: $93.13

And next year? I have decide some new personal targets on DT:

1. Get a better acceptance rate (now it is just some more than 22%). I’m still learning
2. Get more than 350 images on line
3. Increase my ratio on downloads per image (now “just” 0.36)
4. Promote this excellent site to my friends and colleagues.

Top downloads

Top ratio conversion

Comments (19)

Posted by Theclarkester on October 23, 2009
Well done on first year.

It is all a learning curve for us all - I am like you and trying to get the acceptance ratio a little higher... I have just managed to get to 31.5% after a long time on the low 20's.

I now have 62 images online with 14 in the queue - hopefully more acceptance.

Good luck and keep uploading
Posted by Charlydamart on October 14, 2009
Thanks all of you!
Posted by Vanessagifford on October 14, 2009
I am with you on the acceptance of images. I know in the begining I didn't understand that the acceptance ration was such an issue and just tossed anything on here and my ratio was ridicukously low. now im trying to build up.. all in all its a learning lesson and im glad to see that so many other people are learning along with me! Congrats!
Posted by Lupideloop on October 14, 2009
Congrats on your first year stats! And best of luck for your future targets!
Posted by Sanshams on October 14, 2009
Best of wishes.
Ciao Sandra
Posted by Lcjtripod on October 14, 2009
Here is to a better next year! Good luck. -Larry
Posted by Brianarbuthnot on October 14, 2009
Well done antoni and congrats.Similar plans myself, good luck.
Posted by Marpit on October 14, 2009
Happpy DT day and good luck for your next goal !!
Posted by Joshuaraineyphotography on October 13, 2009
Well done my friend! Its a long process of rising to the top. My goals are all similar to yours. Check out my blog with tutorials and other resources to help you out.

Learn Microstock
Posted by Wildmac on October 13, 2009
Happy anniversary! Good luck with your goals for the next year :0)
Posted by Frantab01 on October 13, 2009
congratulations and good luck :)
Posted by Mani33 on October 13, 2009
Nice! Many years full of success to come! Cheers ;)
Posted by Davidwatmough on October 13, 2009
Thank you for telling it as it is; very straight forward and not a get rich scheme ! Well done David.
Posted by Roberto1977 on October 13, 2009
Happy DT Day!
Posted by Keki on October 13, 2009
happy anniversary! :) best of luck with your next milestone
Posted by Littledesire on October 13, 2009
Happy DT day! Wish you lot of success ahead!
Posted by Py2000 on October 13, 2009
Happy anniversary! Keep up the good work!
Posted by Creativei on October 13, 2009
Happy anniversary, good to keep targets, anyways wish you good luck.
Posted by Justmeyo on October 13, 2009
Happy anniversary, wish you more sales and best wishes,Gabriel   One Year Birthday Cake   

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