28 photos and $10.00 later.

posted on 5th of april, 2011

So I am still "kinda" new and now have only 28 photos online and have made just over $10.00 so far. I really enjoy this even though I have limited time to work on it but I feel like DT is one of the best if not the Best Stock agency. I have 1 2nd level photo...........I still get a lot of rejections though and try to learn from them...only a 43% AR :-(. It used to bother me but you can not take it personal...you HAVE to use those rejections as a learning experience.........so...although rejections are not what we want they are good in a way...especially for us newbies!!

My goal is to get at least 50 photos on DT in the next few weeks. Just wanted to share.
Please look at my "small" portfolio...I would love your opinions!

Thanks and good luck to all!

Tags: newbie sales
Comments (10)

Posted by Cosmostellar on April 10, 2011
Enjoyed reading your info, I still get plenty of photos rejected, but yes you are right it is part of learning, I will persist to i get the photos happening. Good luck to you .I am really new at photography, and absolutely enjoy the experience.
Posted by Mediaimagephotography on April 08, 2011
Enjoy? Or was that meant to read addictive! Yep, it is fun, trying to get material accepted, and guessing what is needed..... But, frustrating when you have to wait seven days to resubmit an image with a minor issue preventing it going up first time.
Posted by Snookless on April 06, 2011
i will reach my 100.00...just no time soon.
Posted by lzf on April 06, 2011
wish you can reach your 100usd soon
Posted by Egomezta on April 05, 2011
I guess there is always a way to start here, and you are doing great.
Posted by smartview27 on April 05, 2011
Great portfolio! Keep working!
Posted by Laurasinelle on April 05, 2011
You really have great photos, keep working!
Posted by Snookless on April 05, 2011
Oh..I am trying I just do not get the time to do this...not as much time as I would like anyways. Plus I am very insecure with my photos......many times I will work on a photo just to finally say to myself that it is not good enough. I will keep at it and will keep posting! thanks for your comments. They are appreciated.
Posted by Cafebeanzphoto on April 05, 2011
Your collection of photos are very nice, as Francesca mentioned, you should definitely upload more photos.
Posted by Francy874 on April 05, 2011
Hello Todd! I'm not a professional but I looked at your portfolio and the only advice I can give you is just keep uploading more images. Your isolated shots are well done (wolf spider is level 2), why do not you try to make others? Bye, Francesca :-)

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