Becoming Exclusive

posted on 16th of october, 2009

I did it, I am an exclusive photographer with Dreamstime.com.
I am in thestock photography business for 5 years.
During that time, the steadiest rise in sale was thru Dreamstime.com.
I average 5$ in the first few months, today I average 500% more sales.
I don't know why this has worked for me better than ********photo.com or ********photos.com.
Some of it, is the generous acceptance ratio I had. Another is probably the much better royalties structure that Dreamstime.com has.
And a third reason is the Exclusivity that allowed me to sale photos on other sites.
Over the years my sales had slowed down in ********, and never rose to an acceptable rate at ********photos . I decided to take a risk and become exclusive at Dreamstime.
I feel that the smaller exposure and closing sale opportunities in both sites, will be compensated by higher royalties, and better sales in the long run here.
It is exciting and worrying at the same time. I really hope that with time, it will prove the best move I've made since finding the online stock agencies.
I'll keep you posted

Comments (5)

Posted by Ponytail1414 on October 17, 2009
Good luck! This is a great site to choose. I know it will be right for you.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on October 16, 2009
Still in two minds about doing this move, I have a number of exclusive images on DT but have not gone fully exclusive, but am considering it, which I never did in the past. Good luck, sure it will work out well.
Posted by Creativei on October 16, 2009
Well even I agree with you, being exclusive here is way to go, even I have photos in many sites, which was big mistake, my personal experience is DT is one of the best site for contributors. You did the right move.
Posted by Wildmac on October 16, 2009
Congratulations! I wish you well for the future :0)
Posted by Mani33 on October 16, 2009
Don't worry it will go fine, you did the right thing :)
cheers ;)

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