Being registered here since December 2007, I really started to upload in 2008, August. Before This I had read a lot of articles written by happy photographers who made good money on stock. What they said sounded very optymistic - a sort of "shoot what you want and sell each photo 500 times". Yuri Arcurs was the example, and things seemed easy and fun. But reality showed that not all was so simple. I got my first sale very late, in three months after first upload. Here is this image . Second sale came only in another month, next - in 5 months. What was wrong? Were my pictures really that bad that noone wanted to buy them? I believe, this question is familiar to many newbies.
I began to read message-board, look who sells how much, compare the difference between best-selling portfolios...
i too am in the same boat as you....i also tried finding the same questions as yours......i agree that time is a major factor BUT also what Ive also noticed is that one of the best selling images is having images of (people interacting). that's a difficult type of image to get since alot dont have the studio capabilities
This month I was more or less lucky with sales. I don't know if collections really helped. Some images included in collections were sold, but they were uploaded from search by key-words. I think time is the most important factor. Not quality, creativity or other sort of "...ities" ;)
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