Those Elusive Sales...

posted on 9th of may, 2012

So I have been uploading pictures to my portfolio, and in the last month and a half of uploading, I am up to 17 pictures, which is decent for a VERY part time photographer. I have still not had any sales which is disappointing, but not unexpected for a newbie with a small portfolio. I am determined, though! I hold my head up high and stay postive and continue to invest in this delightful "job". I just hope I get some sales soon....that would be really nice!

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Posted by Parkinsonsniper on June 06, 2012
Hi, welcome to DT. Check others portfolios with good sales, because stock photography is a little different then artistic photography. My mother never likes my stock images :)) I mean this is a different world. I loved your fish shots by the way!
Posted by Wordplanet on May 25, 2012
Welcome and good luck!
Posted by Miraclemoments on May 12, 2012
Welcome...hang in there...it will come. Just keep taking shots and photos...you will get the sales. My sales have been quiet for the last month...check DT for the best selling images...add your creative flair and you should get there quick quick...good luck
Posted by Effavale on May 12, 2012
welcome! I send almost 30 photos but I have on line 2 photo only. I have just sold two time a photo taken in Malta!! You will sale you too !
Posted by Racheld32 on May 11, 2012
thanks for all the encouragement! I KNOW I will get there, and you are all right, and I am trying to get as many pictures up as I can!
Posted by Solidsdman on May 11, 2012
As you upload more images of different subjects, your portfolio will reach a wider audience and sales with slowly increase. Love the black and white architecture. Good luck!
Posted by Grafvision on May 11, 2012
Welcome and good look!
Posted by Davidwatmough on May 11, 2012
3 years ago I started here like you and now have over 2000 images online ... you just need to believe in yourself especially early on when rejections upset you. Just try to keep cool and learn from some [ but not all ] criticism]. David
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 10, 2012
Keep working! your first sale will come soon!
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 10, 2012
Hi, Be sure to keyword and title your images for best effect. For example "Architecture 3" is probably not the most effective title for a photo.
Posted by Clearvista on May 10, 2012
Welcome Rachel-soon you will have your first sale and feel like it is your birthday, hope it happens for you soon :)
Posted by Egomezta on May 10, 2012
Keep them loading, you need many mre images to start seeing results in sales.
Posted by M4rio1979 on May 10, 2012
just be patient...make your first goal to have 50 images online as soon as possible...then second goal, make 100 images online as soon as possibile...and sales will start to come...don't worry.
Posted by Marion0711 on May 10, 2012
Keep on uploading...the sales will come !
Posted by Mark6138 on May 10, 2012
It can take a while for sales to come. Welcome and good luck!
Posted by Picstudio on May 10, 2012
Welcome to DT family, just keep on uploading ur great stuff sales will surely come.
Posted by Baldas1950 on May 10, 2012
Welcome and good look! You have a small but very nice portfolio.
Posted by FabioConcetta on May 10, 2012
Welcome and good luck Rachel!
Posted by Cammeraydave on May 10, 2012
Good Luck !
Posted by Nero67 on May 10, 2012
Welcome on board!!!
Posted by Scottysally2 on May 09, 2012
Welcome to DT Rachel, nice portfolio, sales will come! :)

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