No... I'm not going to tell you that suggesting keywords for images is a great way to make money. I don't suggest keywords for images very often. I do it when I have free time and am browsing the database.
Browsing the database is an education in itself. You discover the occasional portfolio that does nothing but inspire in terms of size versus sales. You learn new techniques. Seeing concepts and ideas that you never thought of expands your own imagination.
But keywording the images of other Contributors? Just to earn two lousy pennies?
The reason why I will suggest keywords is because I find it a challenge. Did a Contributor give their image a real chance to be discovered by a Buyer? It becomes a mental exercise to think of all the words that the Contributor might have missed.
There is a common theme you see in the forums that goes something like this: "I've been on DT for a year and with 100 images in my portfolio I have only 5 sales. But over at XYZ I have 25 sales."
In other words, there is a problem with DT. Someone else eventually will post and say they have 25 sales on DT and 5 sales at XYZ so the problem is really with XYZ. And thus the debate continues.
However, the point that everyone seems to miss is this: You've been doing stock for 12 months, have 100 images, and a total of 25 sales. It seems everyone is willing to blame the stock sites, the competition, whatever, yet right there in front of them are the hard facts. The numbers tell the entire story and everything you need to know as to what the real issues are.
I have 69 uploads and 11 sales which I thought was good. but the fact that one has 3 sales makes me proud. I hope to have the 4th sale of it before I been here a year. to me that is success as I came here to learn. got long long way to go but that is the fun of it. keep on keeping on. but I probably Make editors crazy. but that is their job.I have slowed my uplloads to check things out see if I can improve my acceptance ratio. time to study more.
My blogs lately have been a bit serious for the most part, I think it's time for one that is a little more down to earth.
While most of the world does not follow American football, virtually the entire planet knows about the Superbowl. Here in America, it's a dream for many to go to the Superbowl, especially if the team you root for will be playing. As someone who lives in Wisconsin, it is a given that you're a Green Bay Packers fan upon birth. :-) Well, the dream has come true for me. I have tickets for Superbowl XLV and will be going to Dallas, TX to watch the Packers who will hopefully prevail over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As many of you kow, finding a way into the Superbowl is difficult to do unless you're willing to spend an ungodly aqmount of money. I know some of you will be curious regarding...
Hey, your team held on to win, congrads. Hopefully, you did not have one of the seats written about in the paper that were unavailable or broken.
We did have seats that were added for the event but they weren't too bad. Some of the seats couldn't see the scoreboard. Can you imagine going the bother and cost of going and having a ticket but finding out you don't have a seat? Yikes!
things do not always falll so great so make the most of it have fun!
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My greatest passion is landscape and fine art photography. However, stock does provide a challenge in itself. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and concepts and learning new techniques. In the end, each compliments the other. The things you learn from one can apply for another and you grow with the craft. I have over 30 years experience with different kinds of art and freelance endeavors and have yet to become tired or bored with finding new ways to exercise the creative side of me. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope your time here will be a reward in itself. I am located in Wisconsin, USA.
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My greatest passion is landscape and fine art photography. However, stock does provide a challenge in itself. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and concepts and learning new techniques. In the end, each compliments the other. The things you learn from one can apply for another and you grow with the craft. I have over 30 years experience with different kinds of art and freelance endeavors and have yet to become tired or bored with finding new ways to exercise the creative side of me. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope your time here will be a reward in itself. I am located in Wisconsin... [Read more]
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