Dear Dreamstime members,
Some statistics (which might especially be interesting for new members) about the way to the first payout:
I am a member here on DT since April last year. But that it did last that long to my first payout is my own fault - not having been very choosy with the files I uploadad in the beginning made my acceptance ratio drop to some 2 % - you can imagine how I had to struggle to bring that up again and being able to upload significant amounts of files. Actually I am short below 70 % acceptance ratio and am still fighting my "sins" of the beginning.
This was my first approved file here on DT:
Meanwhile I have 472 files online, 98 files have at least one sale and two made it to level 2:
Some of you might think whether it´s worth the effort needing more than one year to get the first bucks - but, YES, it´s worth it and as I stated, it was MY fault that it needed that long. To be honest - I started to work really on my portfolio in March this year (when I had my isolated series and the massage series online) and the sales started to increase right afterwards.
So don´t give up, newbies, work hard on your portfolio, take rejection reasons for serious and improve that already in the next shooting - and together with good concepts and picture quality the success will be yours. Don´t get it wrong - I of course see that I am still a sort of beginner here - just wanted to share my enthusiasm ! :-)
Here some of my favorites which unfortunately never made it to be sold:
I am looking forward to keep on working with Dreamstime - it´s really fun and helped me to improve my skills very much (whith taking the rejection reasons for serious and working on improvements).
and a nice evening to all of you !
Arnd / foto ARts