1st Paycheck!

posted on 30th of march, 2010

Today, I can officially draw my first payout from Dreamstime. I can’t believe it. Six months ago, it was just a let-me-see-what-happens and a why-not, fun thing to do. Then, it became a challenge when a few pictures were accepted but a lot were rejected. Then, the first sale—at 35 cents, small as it seemed to many but it was a huge milestone for me. I remember announcing it to my closest circle with unbelief but with great pride and joy.

<-- This was my first sale…

Well, my earnings as of this writing is at $102.39

<-- (and this was the sale that put me to this state of delight ;)

33% of which are from exclusive earnings. So now I’m deciding whether or not to request payment now (afterall, I’ve already spent it!) or wait until I get my first $100 from just sales.
Thinking… thinking…

Ah, what the heck, I’ll take it now… so I can spend it… AGAIN!.

THANKS, oh, so very much, Dreamstime, for giving even amateurs like me this immense sense of triumph.

Thanks to my pal, RB, who served as my catalyst and got me going in all these.

Thanks to all the editors, your refusal reasons taught me a lot. The success of Dreamstime is a testimony that YOU FOLKS KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING!

Thanks to the very kind, super responsive, admins, for answering my inquiries.

Thanks to the friendly, supportive and encouraging community here.

Thanks to all the buyers.

Well, I gotta go, gotta announce this huge milestone to everyone I know!

Comments (19)

Posted by Joezachs on April 29, 2010
Like the way you have laid out this post.
Congrats on that first pay check.
Noticed that you too like candid pics.
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on April 03, 2010
Thanks, folks for the encouraging words. Many more downloads to all of us!
Posted by Irisangel on April 01, 2010
Congratulations! Wonderful news. I wish you many more.
Posted by Jameskho on April 01, 2010
Congratulations ! That's great ! Wish you more sales to come
Posted by Novembergale on April 01, 2010
Congratulations! It is a good feeling and you have a nice portfolio so I'm sure there will be many more!
Posted by Kaththea on April 01, 2010
Congrats! Well-done!)
Posted by Sophieso on March 31, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! It feels great, doesn't it? You've got some great images, and this is just the first of many paychecks to come. Your images are really nice, but more important, you seem to have a good sense of stock photography. Yay, you!
Posted by Wildmac on March 31, 2010
Congratulations! It's a great feeling :)
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on March 31, 2010
Thank you, all! As always, you've been very supportive and the experiences, frustrations, successes and knowledge you share here have all been inspiring to me. This is an awesome community that I am so privileged to be a part of.

@David: I agree DT is addictive indeed, a very positive one. And I think I'll do the same thing as you, leave the $$ to accumulate.

Posted by Rosedarc on March 31, 2010
That's great, congratulations!
Posted by Chunshine on March 31, 2010
Well done :o)
Posted by Mariaam on March 31, 2010
Posted by Maczuga on March 30, 2010
Posted by Justmeyo on March 30, 2010
Posted by Danee79 on March 30, 2010
Posted by Mani33 on March 30, 2010
Congratulations! Wish many returns with DT & good luck ;)
Posted by Py2000 on March 30, 2010
Posted by Davidwatmough on March 30, 2010
Whoopee doo ! I've left mine in to accumulate...... hopefully for a holiday after many days !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know how pleased you must feel. Dreamstime is get another addiction but a creative one. David.
Posted by Frantab01 on March 30, 2010
Great achievement, congratulations :)

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