I can only speak for myself and for me the first sales was after a month having a portfolio of 27 photos. My very first sales within stock was with other agencies though DT was the first agency to which I made an upload.
The more pictures in your portfolio... the more steady (growing) your sales will be. Kind of math......
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Upload more and try to get many different subjects. I had my first sale after about 3 weeks and after that they just keep coming every other day. But NOT all my images sell. Try to find out what sells and what not by uploading a big diversity of images and try to focus on that. Also... you only have 17 images online so the changes of selling are very slim. Keep in mind that there are several millions of images here. Also, most buyers are subscriptions so your first sell could only be as much as 23 cents so you need as much sales as possible to get to that $100 and with 17 images that will take years. Keep uploading and you will sell!
Keep uploading images and build your portfolio, promoting your portfolio with some of social network tools or with your blog or website and very soon you will be "awarded" with sales. At the beginning of this business, we all have to take some extra efforts to start sale and earn some money. Good luck!
I would be not telling the truth if I would say I don't really care about my sales - the first sale is really very important and it really took a few months till I did my first sale - but more important for me is to learn from the others and put heaps of good pictures in - everything else will happen because it's always all about numbers - I like your pictures and I think you already have a good eye on what the market is looking for.
My quickest sale was 3 days from upload, but the very first sale I made took almost two months from the first image uploaded which really did seem a long time when I was checking almost daily (in fact often many times a day!). Do not loose heart, you will get started eventually and as your portfolio increases sales will come quicker.
I started to sell mine when my portfolio is approaching the three digits. Most of my sells are related the my area, The Hague. It suspect the local newspaper who bought my pictures for their magazines, webpage etc... So, I can advise you to keep uploading good pictures and the sales will come. Good luck!
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