March was an incredible month for me! I uploaded more photos in one month than ever before, I had the highest revenue of any previous month (although I only tied the previous month for highest sales), I increased my acceptance rate an entire level (allowing for more uploads), I had my first images added to other photographer's collections (thank you for thinking of me!), and I have all of YOU to thank for it. You guys even inspired me to think a little more creatively and add concepts I didn't previously have in my portfolio like medical images health pics and lots and lots of foreign money pics . And after seeing all this foreign money, I really just want to travel the world! . I couldn't have done...
I just wanted to share a quick story with you. I often peruse the pictures recently downloaded, Editor's Choice, and newly added just to see what's going on out there. One of these times I saw a picture of a beautiful model, and I clicked to see her other pictures because she looked so familiar. I couldn't figure it out. Well, last Friday I went to Kmart (here in Chicago), and on the way back to the bus stop, I saw the model's picture on a bus stop bench! THAT is why she looked familiar!
As soon as I got home, I looked up the picture and the photographer. I notified her immediately that I found her picture on a bench. The best part? This photographer and model are in Moscow (if I remember correctly)! Imagine, our photos are being downloaded, and we really have no idea where...
Great story! A hint: you can find some of your images searching them in search engines. The query must be something like this: write your text here or vice versa. Check also both Links and Images section. Do not limit only to one engine, search through all of them. As al of them has a little different logic and approach to indexing images.
Thanks for the head's up Creativei, but I don't think it would be there. I only uploaded that image in February 2010, and the most recent issue I could find of the Car magazine was May 2009. Thank you for thinking of me and suggesting it though. :-)
Its nice of you to share this, great job, Hey I guess I have downloaded this paw prints, I cant remember if this is it. I don't have the account details of my old company so I cannot confirm. I have used paw prints in one of the car magazine I designed. check this link you might find
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I often read about people reaching their milestones (which I love because you can hear the excitement in their blogs), but I thought I would shake that up a bit by talking about a personal milestone that I haven't met: a Level 3 image. The illusive Level 3 image has managed to escape me, and although I have a few which are close, as they say, close only counts in horseshoes. :-)
So, I thought I would share with you the pictures who are one download away from reaching a Level 3:
and those which are two downloads away:
And let me not forget my quickest rising photo that hit Level 2 in a week and then froze:
Indeed that level is a tricky one … I too seem to find that an elusive level … And, indeed, level 4 is even worse.
I have managed to get one to to L3, but L4 continues to evade me.
I guess the comments as detailed below, are too true, and only with time will those elusive levels become a reality.
Keep at it though … for the small portfolio that you have online, you do have quite a good number of sales. So I guess my only advice would be that perhaps bolstering the portfolio, especially in line with the "Best Sellers", can only do the world of good.
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