1 sale 0 view!? - Dreamstime

Numbers and stats obviesly fascinates and enchants many of us Dreamstimers. Many of the blogs here is all about milestones and stats. Less than a month ago i wrote about my latest milestone 1000 uploads. Two days ago I passed another magic number: 1111 uploads. The latest hundred uploads also rendered two interresting sales - one sale, one view, a topic that also have its own blog here...

I bet that these images will have considerable views after this blog...

Also, yesterday I passed 250 sales wich even today has given over 600 dollars of earnings. I am still waiting to request payment - checking the currency, also numbers... My idea is to await 1000 dollars and then make a phototrip to some interresting places.

Another topic on numbers is megapixels. I got tons of medium size dias - 6x6, a very few of them uploaded yet. Extremely timeconsuming to scan and retoushe. Most of them stops at 20 or sometimes 25Mp with OK quality, this compared with todays DSLRs 24 - 36 megapixel images wich gives more credits when sold compared to earlier 12 - 16 Mps ...

One more number - that really doesnt have any signicans these days - is Acceptance ratio. As most newcomers here, my two first months where catastrophic - it took one and a half year to pass 80%...

Back to the headline - a couple of days ago I was quite stunned, my first sale with ZERO views:

OK, numbers matters of course, but I think the most important thing is to have fun and stay creative.

And think about why anybody would pay money for MY image...


Photo credits: Björkdahl Per.

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November 18, 2015


Thanks Photashoot :-)
Crazy isn´t...

November 18, 2015


Love the "one sale with zero views" stat. If only it was always that easy... Great work!

April 25, 2014


Never happened to me. That´s great! May bee I have so few images uploaded.
I am not a photographer. I am a Biologist that loves photography ... But that is not the reason for sure. LOL
Congrats to you Perstock

April 25, 2014


Thank you very much for your reply! Be sure to upload more photos!

April 23, 2014


Many thanks to you everybody!
Susan: Yes its to common that things like the brakes must go first... In a week or so I will upload some surfing images from Nice/France taken a couple of weeks ago, but the "Dreamstimetrip" will be later on - a short one :-)
Nadezda: Nothing wrong at all, I think you have quite a lot of views. Keep on uploading and you will see some sales also :-)

April 21, 2014


I congratulate you on such a magic number, I hope you will always oputstvovat luck! I've been here three months, but my pictures nobody even looks! ... (Please tell me what I'm doing wrong? (

April 14, 2014


The same has happened to me, zero views, 1 sale... Your images are great.

April 13, 2014


Beautiful images. A photo-trip to some interesting places is very good idea :-)

April 13, 2014


i ALWAys love your images, especially the reed boat. wish i could let my money grow for a trip! lol brakes on the car took the last check, darn it. so where are you going to go? cant wait to see the images. congrats on the milestones!

April 12, 2014


Yes, I agree with you: to have fun and stay creative.....Very beautiful images! Thank you for sharing, congratulations and good luck!

April 11, 2014


Nice travel pics and very interesting stats! It's always good to know what the buyer wants, right?
Happy sales!

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