A Bit of Hard Work Does Pay Off

posted on 3rd of june, 2010

Well I have been a member here for just over a year and for most part not very successful. My first month saw me get 15 uploads and 45 rejections. It hurt and I pretty much felt fed up and left it feeling like I did not have what it takes to provide stock photographs.

I spent then the best part of a year buying a little bit of new equipment, spending time on the forum watching and taking in what was going on and selling etc. April 2010 I decided to try my hand at it again. In the year my very small portfolio sold around 20 pictures making around $25. Since April I have had around 130 pictures accepted, gone exclusive and tried to participate where I can on the furum. I feel this extra bit of effort has been rewarded as today I hit over $100 mark with around 35 sales in the last 8 weeks. I...

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Posted by Portiadecastro on November 01, 2010
First of all sorry my english is not good..
I just began here 2 days ago and I had 20 rejections and only 1 approval.
I was so scared that I delete the rest of the photos that I have for aproval.

I think I must take some time to see all the wonderful work here to continue to upload .

Your words makes me feel better..,-)

Thank you and you have a wonderful photos..

Posted by BCritchley on June 06, 2010
Thanks for your supportive words :-)

Posted by Joe1971 on June 05, 2010

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