Newest Member of the $1,000 Club: Thoughts on How You Can do it Too

posted on 20th of august, 2010

Today I have achieved the special milestone at DT of $1,000 in earnings overall. Here are some thoughts on how you can do it, too:

First, a look behind the numbers. I joined DT February, 2009. You get excited with your first few sales but there really isn't much motivation to work hard at stock when you're making $10/month. It takes a lot of work to get to $10/month; duplicate the effort and then you're at $20/month. It's easy to let other priorities take precedence when it feels like you're spinning your wheels. In August of 2009 I got my portfolio to over 70 images and during that month I had 31 sales which averages to one per day. I made almost $40 for the month which I thought was huge for 70-some images. That's when you realize the potential of 700 images online instead of 70. I kept at it and...

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Posted by Jdanne on September 15, 2010
Congratulations! You really have a great portfolio (needless to say this - you already know it)!

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! My opinion: Fun is necessary to be good. It motivates us.
Money, of course, too, but fun is even more important for motivation.
Posted by Kenishirotie on September 09, 2010
Thanks for sharing. It's a good inspiration.
Posted by Tdmartin on September 06, 2010
Congrats on hitting the $1000 mark! Your folio has a lot of diversity in it as far as travel locations go and the images are nice too!

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