How long to get first sale?

posted on 2nd of may, 2010


I am new to this site and love it. I know for sure my photography has vastly improved ! I have 5 photo's uploaded with lots of views but no sales. Please tell me of your experieces of the first few months and when I might expect to get my first sale.

Regards, John

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Posted by Asayre on August 12, 2014
I am similarly waiting for my first sale! Got 55 images now, some with over 40 views, but not sale yet. Is the amount of views any indication as to what will sell? Thanks guys! A
Posted by Tan510jomast on May 03, 2010
Hello, and welcome.
It's hard to predict when the first sale arrives. But don't waste your energy worrying over that. Conserve your energy to get your camera and shoot some more. It's not when the first sale comes that matters, it's how regular it occurs.
Better the first sale arrives later, but the future sales happen daily.
And this can be possible with good stock images. Think and ask yourself, "Will I want to use this picture for an ad, a website, etc.? Is this going to be something that is better than the others here? " If the answer is a big yes, you're on the way :)
Keep working at it. It will come.
Posted by Mariaam on May 03, 2010
Hello! Upload more images ans sales will come faster.
Posted by Linqong on May 03, 2010
Hi John,
Welcome to DT!
The easiest way is to upload more images.
Posted by Mythja on May 03, 2010
hello everyone. i'm also new here with no sales yet. i have 40 images uploaded with few views of every photo. i joined DT about 2 months ago. i think i got the keywording right. i'm not sure what am i doing wrong. i upload quite often.
any advice would be appreciated.

Posted by Trottola on May 03, 2010
Hello and welcome! Don't worry, the first sale will come unexpected, so keep on uploading and you won't wait too much ;)
Posted by Joezachs on May 02, 2010
Hi John,
You have some nice pics there. The key word here is keep uploading.
And I think writing and responding to Blogs could help as you get more exposure.
Have a nice time.
Posted by Py2000 on May 02, 2010
Hi John,

Welcome to DT! Sales will come over time, so better focus on uploading and improving. ;)

Best of wishes,

Posted by Anhong on May 02, 2010
Upload lots of photos. Sales will soon come. Loving the pictures, I like it!
Posted by Dmccale on May 02, 2010
welcome to DT...keep shooting and upload ,upload,upload...you have a great start.Sales will come,The more files you have the better chance you have.It took me awhile,not sure how long,but It is worth the wait..Good luck

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