My first 10 sales!!!

posted on 11th of april, 2010

Today is a Sunday morning, the first working day of the week for us in the Middle East. Unlike in most countries worldwide, our weekend days off are on Friday and Saturday.

I was very happy to log on to my Dreamstime profile and see that I have made my first 10 sales!!!

For me, this is a great personal achievement! Even though it's a small milestone that I have reached, I am very happy about it! Let's not forget that even a journey of a thousand miles, begins with the first step..

My tenth sale was "Burj Dubai - At the top" and that is exactly how I feel today!! At the TOP!!!

The images below are the ones with most downloads and views, they are also my two most favorite pictures from the ones that I have been able to successfully upload:

Dubai Skyline at Sunset

Abu Dhabi Skyline

As a new member to Dreamstime (DT), I had many ups and downs. There were times that I got highly motivated from image sales and image approvals as well as highly demotivated upon image refusals and rejections!! However, I "chinned up" and kept uploading my work trying to improve each time, and it has indeed paid off, sales started picking up as well as number of image views.

Here are a few tips, I would like to share with new members of DT:

1) Patience! Be patient!!

2) Be positive and do not give up (when images are refused or rejected)

3) Read carefully through the reasons of rejections stated by DT reviewers and improvise on your pictures and clicking accordingly.

4) Increase portfolio exposure by answering open question on DT forums and message boards. Blog away! I strongly believe that portfolio exposure helps in pushing forward your images in search results

5) Read through all DT forums and message boards. Try and learn what stock photography is about. Use effective key-wording!

6) Click away!!

I wish all of you a pleasant start to your week. Looking forward to your comments.

With best wishes from Dubai,

Comments (18)

Posted by Creativei on April 14, 2010
Nayiem, thats a good news, I'm sure soon you will get your first pay check from DT, So we will have a good party. 17 more images to be exclusive with DT. I'm glad you joined this great community, Wish you many more sales dude.
Posted by Cat63 on April 13, 2010
Congratualtions!....I understand your joy..I too logged into my account this morning and saw that I made my 10th sale ...its a great feeling ...many many sales to you..have a great evening :)
Posted by Wildmac on April 13, 2010
Congratulations! Good luck with your future image uploads and sales :)
Posted by Xiaofeng123 on April 12, 2010
nice work
Posted by Keki on April 12, 2010
well done!! best of luck for many more :)
Posted by Aitan75 on April 12, 2010
good job and luck in the future
Posted by Bibidesign on April 12, 2010
Congratulations! Your portfolio looks great!
Posted by Egomezta on April 11, 2010
Posted by Ninuscha on April 11, 2010
Congratulations and good luck with the next milestone!
Posted by Py2000 on April 11, 2010
Posted by Picstudio on April 11, 2010
Posted by Davulcu on April 11, 2010
Posted by Joe1971 on April 11, 2010
Posted by Mani33 on April 11, 2010
Congratulations! Keep on your words, keep uploading & you will get more & more... Good Luck :)
Posted by Mariaam on April 11, 2010
Congratulations for your first 10 sales! Thanks for sharing your tips! Wish you many more sales...
Posted by Acedubai on April 11, 2010
Thank you!!
Posted by Roberto1977 on April 11, 2010
Congratulations! And very nice blog. Bye, Rob.
Posted by Robertosch on April 11, 2010
Congrats, nice pictures. Keep walking. :D

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