$30,000 Milestone

posted on 24th of july, 2015

Hi everyone
I've just passed a significant milestone : $30,000 in Total Earnings.

My Statistics as of today (24th July 2015) are:

Total Earnings: $30,004.04
Total Sales: 21,799
Uploads: 7252
Acceptance Ratio: 84.6%

I have recently made a large number of sales of wildlife images taken in Botswana.
I presume they have all been purchased by the same buyer.
So far, in the last 2 weeks, I've made 221 sales from wildlife images of Botswana !

A couple of weeks back I also made 44 sales of travel images of Myanmar (Burma), all within a 48 hour period, again purchased by one buyer, I think.

Bulk sales like this are great and really do boost your figures.

Onwards now to the next big milestone.

Below are a few of my recent uploads:




Steve Allen

Comments (45)

Posted by Ianthraves on May 01, 2016
Hi Steve, thanks for your response! I guess shooting video requires a different mindset, along with some possible extra equipment (eyecup, tripod) but will open up additional potential uses on the same subject being photographed - so where we normally shoot landscape and portrait shape to increase saleability we now should think about shooting video too, if possible.
Posted by Mrallen on April 30, 2016
Hi Ian Made video 3 sales in the last 6 months on DT. The same clips are also on 3 other sites (non-exclusive) and they have also sold 5 or 6 times. Total income from all my video clips is so far around $200. Compared to my still image sales this is not a lot, but worth having nonetheless.
Posted by Ianthraves on April 30, 2016
Hi Steve, how are you finding the video/movie clips are selling? Are they worth your while creating? Thanks, Ian
Posted by Fike2308 on January 09, 2016
Very impressive! Your work and your blogs really inspire me!!
Posted by Adrizoon on August 24, 2015
Wow!! very impressing. Congrats!
Posted by Mrallen on August 24, 2015
Hi Astormfr
I joined DT at the end of August 2009 and uploaded a small collection of about 300 images. I thought I'd see how sales went before uploading any more. I waited until mid 2010 and sales were doing OK, so I added more. By the end of 2010 I had around 2000 images on sale. I now have almost 7300.
Posted by Astormfr on August 24, 2015
Amazing. Hope to be at this level one day.

Just one question, when did you start to really upload on DT?
Posted by Pepebaeza on August 23, 2015
Congratulations!!! fantastic milestone, so far from my position (0 sales) but I have just started 3 months ago. You are a good example and your portfolio is really good.
Posted by Marybabala on August 22, 2015
Wow, congratulations. :)
Posted by Grafoo on August 22, 2015
Congratulations!!! :)
Posted by Mariayunira on August 19, 2015
wooowww....!!Total Earnings: $30,004.04
Total Sales: 21,799
Uploads: 7252
Acceptance Ratio: 84.6% !!! Wooowww agaiiin..!! *I'm too speecless to say a word.. haha....Congratulations! Best wishes for you
Posted by Rajansingh on August 17, 2015
you are great Sir
Posted by Frogylagal on August 12, 2015
Posted by Elifranssens on August 10, 2015
Nice going... that's an amazing job you have... any need for an assistant?
Posted by Djapart on August 09, 2015
Realy nice portofolio. Congratulation!
Posted by Misshappiness on August 07, 2015
That's impressive - congratulations! You have great photos available
Posted by Chuotnhatdesigner on August 02, 2015
Amazing! Congratulations.
Posted by Waihs on July 31, 2015
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Helgidinson on July 29, 2015
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!.....(applauding for you)
Posted by Maocheng on July 29, 2015
Unbelievable! Congratulations!
Posted by Zharate on July 29, 2015
Great job!!! Congratulations.
Posted by Debratos on July 28, 2015
Nice job! Congratulations! You are a great inspiration.
Posted by Yorgy67 on July 28, 2015
Another chance to applaud you. You are a true example of a successful stock photographer! Bravo!
Posted by Singhlens on July 27, 2015
Many Congrats Way to go, that is inspirational to someone like me who is trying to be good at it. All the very best for more sales and good time.
Posted by Pet548 on July 27, 2015
Nice work! Congratulations!
Posted by Franfoto on July 27, 2015
Very nice, You have a wonderful portfolio. A challenge for me.
Posted by Photoncatcher on July 27, 2015
Posted by Mommamoon on July 26, 2015
Great Job! Congrats! I really enjoy your portfolio. Nice work!
Posted by Rhbabiak13 on July 26, 2015
That's really great! Congratulations! You have such a wonderful portfolio.
Posted by Ingridnorella on July 26, 2015

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Photo credits: Steve Allen.

About me

I was a professional Industrial / Commercial photographer for over 26 years, before leaving commissioned work to become a full-time Stock Photographer. I first started shooting stock in 1972 as a supplement to my commissioned work, however, since early 2001 my entire income has come from shooting Stock images. I now have just over 100,000 image placements in my current multi-agency portfolio. Most of my income comes from the range of mainstream agencies I submit to. The 22 microstock sites I submit to now produce about 30% of my total income. Dreamstime sales account for abo... [Read more]

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