Have you been waiting forever for that first ever download? Or perhaps you've been stuck with download number 10 or even 100. Maybe some of your photos just haven't been downloaded at all. Do you feel like throwing in the towel?
Sometimes, perhaps often, things just don't move as quickly as we want them to. And this can really get us down; No, not downloaded, d-o-w-n :) But that is just the way life is. Things take time, and good things take lots of time. Good things like getting to 1,000 images online or having hundreds or even thousands of downloads under your belt.
So, hang in there. Don't forget that you got to be a contributor here at dreamstime because you have something unique to offer. You have your own take on the world around you. Maybe you need to improve your technique. Perhaps you need to diversify. Or maybe it's just that the people who need your photos just haven't found them yet. How many photos do you have in your portfolio? I only have 7 now. How many downloads have you had? I only have one. Yes, it can be discouraging, but hey, Rome wasn't built in a day. Things may be moving at a snail's pace for you now, but even snails eventually get to where they're going.
Not one person starts anywhere else but at the bottom no matter what they do and not one made a penny until they put in hard work and effort. The only way in this World is the hard way. I guarantee you all those who are successful started out at the bottom also so you look at it with an attitude " If they could do it, then So Can I."
My philosophy completely. I'm not a quick uploader, and have a small portfolio compared to others in the thousands and so on. Obviously, I'm no Yuri Accurs! But I AM me, and I do seem to upload images buyers want. It is always a slow process for me for various reasons. I'm up to 581 uploads and the odd 930ish downloads, So even with a smaller portfolio, good things can happen. In the line of Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, also there is Patience is a Virtue, and Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. Just work in your own time, don't worry about everyone else here, and be the best photographer you can be. It will happen, I am proof. :) Best wishes for you and chin up!
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