First Sale on Dreamstime !

posted on 23rd of january, 2010

In my opinion, there is something special about a first sale. I refer to the excitement, the adrenalin rush that came from checking my Dreamstime account, and finding that at long last, under downloads, a sale has come through !

Only other Dreamstime contributors who have experienced this will understand that a first sale induces a rush of enthusiasm, an uplifting of the spirit, and a general air of impending affluence that others not so involved will find hard to comprehend.

You may well say - why get wired up about a 35cent sale ? In my case, it’s not the remuneration so much, it’s more the fact that a member of the buying public took the time to review my work, and found it useful.

And it’s also the fact that one small sale can possibly lead to many others.

If you are reading this, you will realise by now that my first sale occurred on Dreamstime today. I have been a member for over a month, hence my elation at kicking off an initial success.
A cartoon that I drew - depicting a man and woman sipping drinks in an airport lounge - drew a download ! Great news !

I hereby thank the unknown buyer for supporting my artworks, and hope that he/she plus many others will return for further downloads !

Of course I realise that maybe I shouldn’t give up my day job just yet. But more importantly in my view, is the fact that this initial download could well forecast the start of bigger and better things to come. I imagine many Dreamstime contributors probably feel the same way.

So that’s my news for today in this first post in my Dreamstime blog. First post, first download, first success. From many ‘acorns planted’ do great oak trees grow. ……

Comments (21)

Posted by Jarroyo1982 on January 28, 2010
It's always exciting to see your work likes someone. The money is always secondary!
Posted by Chillib on January 28, 2010
HeeeHaaaa, got my first sale today, so now I know how you feel, OH what a feeling!!!
Posted by Morrbyte on January 27, 2010
Well done and may you be blessed with many more,best wishes.
Posted by Ratmandude on January 27, 2010
Always a good time … looking back at the first … and yes it can only move in one direction from there — forward.

Congrats & keep up the work, as there will be times that you ask yourself is it all worth it … trust me I do, often … but as the sales roll in you will ease off on saying that.

For every seller there will be a buyer, it's just about attracting their attention, in the best possible manner …
Posted by Jameskho on January 27, 2010
Congratulations ! Wish you many more to come !!
Posted by Nightangel666 on January 26, 2010
Congrats! To me the first sale was very important because it shows you that your work is not bad and that youare doing well and must keep up the good work. I love this feeling of small achievement and that motivates you twice more!
Posted by Kaththea on January 26, 2010
Congrats! Yeh, it's an unforgettable excitement of first sale!)
Wish you many more to come!
Good luck
Posted by Joe1971 on January 25, 2010
Posted by Keki on January 25, 2010
well done! best of luck for many many more!
Posted by Click47 on January 24, 2010
Many thanks for these very helpful and supportive comments. Feedback like this does wonders for my enthusiasm !
Posted by Treb999 on January 24, 2010
Posted by Davidwatmough on January 24, 2010
Have you drawn all these cartoon yourself ? They are very good. David.
Posted by Arcobaleno on January 24, 2010
Posted by Yuritz on January 24, 2010
well done and good luck for the next ones!
Posted by Frantab01 on January 24, 2010
Congratulations :) great image
Posted by Xiaofeng123 on January 24, 2010
Posted by Creativei on January 24, 2010
congrats, wish you many many more,
Posted by Py2000 on January 24, 2010
Congratulations! Wish you many more to come!
Posted by Lftan on January 23, 2010
Congratulations :)
Posted by Mani33 on January 23, 2010
Congratulations! Many to come I hope ;)
Posted by Dvargfoto on January 23, 2010
Congratulations! ;)

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