I thought I would share an update with everybody on how my year and a half with being on Dreamstime is going.
It has been a tough year and a half and I can report that I'm still here. I didn't quit like I wanted to back when I first started and I only had 3 of my initial 14 images approved or the many more rejections that followed. However despite that I kept learning and uploading.
Now on to my progress for the last 18 months. I received my first sale after about a month after my sign up. I then started getting consistent sales a few months after that. It took me 10 months (Feb. 2012) to get my first payout. It was 8 months after that (Oct. 2013) that I reached the $200 mark.
Overall I would say that I'm doing just ok. I still have lots to improve...
Personally, I donlt believe there is such a thing as a crap image. CRAPPY, as in under or overexposed, out of focus badly fromed, YES!. Crap, as in odd or not not need images? No. Look around as see what is being down loaded. We never know what the buyers are looking for. How would you feel if that one CRAP image your deleted was the one that a buyer was willing to pay a lot for. Keep the quality of the images up and the sales will be there.
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