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  • Sales stats - the addiction

    by Saniphoto | 4th of December, 2008

    I know many microstock photographers became addicted to check their stats. That is quite easy, being the numbers there at disposal. In the traditional agencies is not so, that's why there is this danger of becoming 'badly' addicted to check earnings in microstock. One... More
  • Recession - proof your income!!!!

    by Agripina | 4th of December, 2008

    We hear it on the news over and over again - "recession" - "economic downturn" - doom and gloom. Is it affecting YOU? YOUR life? YOUR family? YOUR friends? How recession - proof is your income? If you COULD - wouldn't it be nice to help yourself, your... More
  • Trends in sales

    by Saniphoto | 30th of November, 2008

    After reading an interesting posting by Iofoto (aka Ron Chapple) in a microstock discussion group I gave a look at my personal yearly trends. It was an interesting discover especially to analyze the year trend broken down by month. I found out that mine was almost exactly... More
  • 100 files online!

    by Jinlide | 28th of November, 2008

    I have finally reached 100 files online. 113 as I write this blog! Looking at the numbers some of you have, sometimes I wonder when I will ever be able to make it that far. Then again, I did reach 100 from 0! In little over three months, stock photography has gone from... More
  • Important Milestones

    by Hdanne | 28th of November, 2008

    There seems to be several important milestones when starting with Microstock Photography: - first photo accepted - first photo sold / downloaded - first 100 photos on-line - first 100$ of revenues - ..... But what is even more important than the magic number... More
  • Santa Claus came earlier to me :)

    by Littledesire | 26th of November, 2008

    Yes, yes, yes ... I'm jumping high to the sky!!!!! I have my Christmas gift earlier! I can't belive it! I have huuuuge upgrade to my camera! It's Nikon D60 with Nikkor 18-55 and 55-200 lenses. Maybe it's not big dial for most of you ... but if you know what I was using till... More
  • The creative process in stock photography

    by Saniphoto | 26th of November, 2008

    Brainstorming is the key word. It means to sit down and let your mind put out every conceivable (also crazy!) ideas around one set theme. I started to use this many years ago for other purposes than stock photography, and it still works fine. In a session, better... More
  • 999th photo online :)

    by Zqfotography | 25th of November, 2008

    Here it is! 999th! Maybe the 1000th photo will be online in seconds :p Cheers, link edited by admin - please do not post links to other similar or competitor sites See Article
  • Relationship between portfolio and sales

    by Saniphoto | 24th of November, 2008

    I want to share some data and analysys that I think can be of some interest to all. In this 2008 alone, I've raised my portfolio of almost 100% to a total of 2690 images online (and the year is not over yet!). I can testify that also earnings were also growing, going... More
  • 2000th Download in 10 months!

    by Irisangel | 17th of November, 2008

    I reached a new milestone. I got my 2,000th DL with this Christmas Holly Border image. I started in the microstock business just over 2 years ago and joined up here in January 2008, just 10 months ago. Since that time, DT has already become my highest earning site. Thank... More
  • Having fun with photos

    by Dcwcreations | 13th of November, 2008

    One of my most enjoyable things to do is get together with a very close friend of mine for some photo shoots. We often come up with a few ideas each and wait until we get together to try them out. It's a weekend spent taking and talking about good times and stock photos.... More
  • Yupeeeeeeeee !!!

    by Littledesire | 10th of November, 2008

    My first 100 $! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it ... I know, I know, I know I'm haaappy .. haaappy!!!! That was a song ... did you hear it? :) Well, that photo is not one of my favourites but it doesn't matter now coz: I'm so excited and I just can't hide it... More
  • New milestone - 500 images approved

    by Littledesire | 6th of November, 2008

    Here is my new milestone - 500 images approved!!!! That photo is my number 500 in my portfolio and it's from Tsarevets fortress in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. I have to say it was very hard and dangerous to take some of the photos because I had to hang down from the high stronghold'... More
  • My first 6 months in Dreamstime

    by Littledesire | 29th of October, 2008

    It’s been 6 months since I’m here in DreamsTime and 8 months since I started stock photography. I’m happy that I’ve reached number 100 sale before my sixth month here! I’m accountant but I love photography. It makes me relax after busy days I have. I have to say... More

    by Littledesire | 28th of October, 2008

    Goooood morning everybody! It's time to wash your teeth :) This photo is number 100 download in my portfolio! And I'm so happy with my first milestone! Just wanted to share my happiness with all of you! And I want to say THANK YOU to all of you, my friends! Keep on this... More
  • Reaching a milestone

    by Southernstar71 | 17th of October, 2008

    I finally got there. 50 uploads. It took quite a while (almost a year in fact), and at a certain point I'd given up hope altogether, but I got there. The most important thing, though, is not reaching the milestone, it's the path you travel on. For me, it meant learning... More
  • Yeees, I did it !!!

    by Littledesire | 12th of October, 2008

    I'm sooooo happy right now !!! I did it! I have my own website! And I did it all by my self! I'm visiting web design lessons and here is the result: my site It's not too much BUT for me (as a beginner) it's GREAT! It's not finished yet but I'm working on it and I think... More
  • Another Wedding Season Over

    by Retina2020 | 8th of October, 2008

    I love shooting weddings for friends and family. Weddings are so beautiful and emotional and brings a feeling of joy. Sadly in colder climates, weddings tend to slow down in Fall. Weddings is a good place to think about stock photography. First of all the models and objects... More
  • All my ducks in a row

    by Denisebeverly | 2nd of October, 2008

    Well I think I have done it, all my ducks are in a row now. My exclusive status ended two days ago. I have recouped all funds lost to that status ending, including the $6.00 I was in the red when that took place. I suspect I have some friends who bailed me out. thank... More
  • 1st Month of Being Exclusive

    by Retina2020 | 1st of October, 2008

    At the end of August, I decided to be an exclusive contributer to Dreamstime. It took me a long time to make this decision. I'm still relatively new to stock photography. I've been here for almost 1 year. At the beginning, I thought the best way to fund my hobby was to... More

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