Yes I can DT

posted on 18th of july, 2013

Yes I can! I did reached $100 revenus. And yes I can still improve my portfolio.

Here is my own personnal little story:

I joined Dreamstime on May 4, 2010. I was not really active at the beginning because I was learning photo and testing others microstock sites.

2010 : 4 photos accepted, 12 rejected ; 0 sales
2011 : 17 photos accepted, 75 rejected ; 3 sales (not my best shots btw!)

After this lazy time I decided to focus on DT only and work harder to improve and increase my portfolio.

2012 : 101 photos accepted, 117 rejected ; 10 sales

I finally became excluse and then : sales and earning increased significantly. And so did my motivation!

2013 : 150 photos accepted, 143 rejected ; 26 sales

My most downloaded photo is my own bathroom. It did not have to look very far away :-)

It is also the picture that brings me the more money.

I still have a lot to do to improve and increase my portfolio but now thinsg are easier: acceptance rate is higher and sales frequency is increasing.

At the end of the day, I must admit that I do not always understand what sells and what do not .

For example, I never sold those shots?!

Comments (12)

Posted by Astormfr on July 24, 2013
Thanks both! I hope to achieved your level one day.
Posted by Vcarmstrong on July 24, 2013
Keep up the good work!
Posted by Egomezta on July 22, 2013
Congratulations, amazing effort, you're ding great.
Posted by Astormfr on July 21, 2013
Thanks all.

@Fredbro: yes, i am very happy of been exclusive.

@Bradcalkins: than you for your point of view. I think that I have improved a lot my keywording with the time. As English si not my native langage, sometimes it is harder. For example, I do not know the keywords you gavé me about the vegetables.
Posted by Fredbro on July 21, 2013
I just applied to be exclusive. According to what I've read (and what you say), it seems to be a good move to be exclusive with DT. Congratulations for your 100$ and I wish more sales!
Posted by Bradcalkins on July 19, 2013
On the 'cucurbits' shot - I would suggest you go with a more common word. If I was looking for that shot I would do a search on one word: 'gourds' or maybe 'squashes'. You don't even have that as a keyword (need to include plurals on DT as well). Lots of nice shots, I think your keywording needs some attention to get more common words in the titles and descriptions.

Your bathroom shot is a good example of what works: 'modern bathroom'. Simple, to the point, descriptive, and very likely to be searched by a buyer...

Good luck!
Posted by Suyerry on July 19, 2013
Congrats! I wish you much success in the future! I love your profile picture! :)
Posted by Infokus408 on July 19, 2013
the first $100 is exciting isnt it? congrats! and many more sales.
Posted by Astormfr on July 19, 2013
thanks all.

0 sales for the cucrubits event if it is one of the picture that take me a long time to do. It is unfair, lol
Posted by Martingraf on July 19, 2013
congratulations - my favorite pic is the 'collection of cucurbit' - I also don't really know yet what sells and what not, so I will go on trying to find out ;)
Posted by Rosariomanzo on July 19, 2013
Nice job, keep it going and good luck.
Posted by Inyrdreams on July 19, 2013
you are building a good portfolio, and when I shoot, I try to keep reminding myself what will this be used for? if I am shooting say... a bag of candy.. who would want that photo? if two kids are fighting over a bag of candy.. then it becomes stock: sibling rivalry , or childhood fighting.. or how to discipline children...
btw... I like your bathroom!

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