One year of Dreamstime!

posted on 19th of november, 2010

So, it all begun one year ago when I first find out about Stock photography...
A friend of mine was buying some pictures for a project of him and told me about this business. He said : " Hey, why don`t you give it a try? You like drawing, taking pictures...maybe it will be fun! " And I accepted.
I remember in the first month how I was desperate to upload all my pictures on as many stock sites as possible. After a couple of day I got the answer for my first uploads : almost all my pictures were rejected, I got 4 accepted on DT and 49 refusals :) So, I was disappointed , I said this is just a joke. I haven`t understood the reason for so many rejections, I was lost :)
After 2 months of not doing anything I found out that one of my pictures was sold on DT , with 2.93 $

So , i begin to believe again that this is right, so I started working harder and harder, and after another 2-3 months the sales begin to come :) I was satisfied about this site, and unsatisfied about the other agencies, that`s why I closed all my accounts and become a DT exclusive...and it`s great :)
So, after one year this are the numbers :

408 pictures accepted with an acceptance ratio of 43.3%
142 sales ( that brought me 140.71 $ )
4 pictures level 5 ( that`s because DT assignments)
6 pictures level 2 ( with one waiting only one download away from level 3)

So , this is me, and this is what I`ve done in the last 365 days. I`m proud of me so far, but I`m realizing that I could not do all of this without the great team that leads Dreamstime, and without all the great photographers, illustrator etc that do their best on this site.
I wanna thank you all and offer you a cold glass of champagne

Comments (27)

Posted by Pixxart on December 07, 2010
Congrats and keep going ;-)
Posted by Linqong on December 07, 2010
Congratulations !!!!
Posted by FabioConcetta on December 05, 2010
Congratulations and good luck for your sales!
Posted by Gennaro86 on December 01, 2010
Good picture! Good Blog! Congratulations!!!
Posted by Cammeraydave on November 22, 2010
Congratulations ! I hope your next year is even better ! The journey is the fun part.... not getting to the destination !!!! Cheers
Posted by Bogdanhoda on November 22, 2010
Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work:) Thank you very much for using my picture on your blog article ! Here's a glass to many more sales !:)
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 22, 2010
Thank you Corina! I really hope it`s gonna snow this year, I love winter :)
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on November 22, 2010
Congratulations! Amazing your picture with the forest covered by snow, how much I miss the Romanian winter!
Posted by Ninuscha on November 19, 2010
Posted by Laurasinelle on November 19, 2010
Congratulations and Happy one year!
Posted by Fiifre on November 19, 2010
congratsen keep it up
Posted by Stephenuk on November 19, 2010
Congratulations, cheers for the champers! :)
Posted by Mani33 on November 19, 2010
Congratulations my friend! You're doing great! Many more milestones to come :)
Posted by Youths on November 19, 2010
Posted by Egomezta on November 19, 2010
Great... Congratulations on your first year... : )
Posted by Dmccale on November 19, 2010
happy one year
Posted by Kimren on November 19, 2010
Posted by Cristalloid on November 19, 2010
Great job! The rule "There is no problem, there is only challenge" wins again!
Posted by Picstudio on November 19, 2010
Congratulations! for your achievement.
Posted by Mariaam on November 19, 2010
Great achievement!!! Congratulations and thanks for the champagne ;)))
Posted by Francy874 on November 19, 2010
Not at all :-)!!! I hope also you'll be able, as me, to buy a new computer with DT earnings!!!
P.S. Thanks for the champagne!
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 19, 2010
Yes, it seems I like more on illustrations! I was always passionate about drawing! I still have to upgrade my computer so I can use my drawing tablet, because I can`t do much with my mouse :) Thanks for your kind words Francesca!
Posted by Francy874 on November 19, 2010
Well done Thanatonautii! When I started on DT on august 2009, I uploaded pictures that DT rejected. After 2 months I started uploading illustrations and then I realized it was the right way. I see that you're also uploading more illustrations. Maybe it's the right way? You may upload both photos and illustrations and have more chances! Congratulations!Bye, Francesca
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 19, 2010
I know, I know! I was just kidding :)
Posted by Davidwatmough on November 19, 2010
I meant the same experiences !!!!!!!!!!! David.
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 19, 2010
Can`t be! I never wrote this article before:p Thanks for your comment! :)
Posted by Davidwatmough on November 19, 2010
A bit of deja vu for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!! David.

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