I've just started a month ago to upload on Dreamstime and I already have 135 files approved with 90,1% acceptance ratio.
My pictures are seen but no sales yet while at the same time on ******** my acceptance ratio is a lot lower but some of my pics have been sold.
Does anyone knows why your pictures are less seen and are sold on other microstocks while some of your pics have been seen more than 40 or 50 times on Dreamstime and aren't sold yet ?
And usually how many pictures do you need to upload and how long does it takes at the beginning to get your first images sold on Dreamstime?
Thank you for your help ! :)
First sale on DS today !!! Only the beginning I hope!
Very nice pictures! You only need patience...
Beautiful portfolio you have. I like landscape photography. Keep uploading and be patient. Sales will come. Cheers.. :)
As a designer, what I usually look for is something that will fit a searchable term... Like SEARCH MAXIMIZE OPTIMIZE MANAGE ... I am sure you get the picture. A lot of your photos could work with some adjusting. Maybe there could be one kiwi in the bowl of lychee, or on your landscapes use the same shot but keep zooming in until you get details like the texture of a palm tree trunk or light coming through palm fronds. Some of the most interesting photos for use in the editorial world are actually really tight macros...
I have the exact same experience. One of my photos sold almost immediately with another agency. And I've had similar photos sit with few views for weeks. I used to sell antique items in an antique mall. It was odd how some vendors consistently sold a lot while others sold nothing. I was in between. I was told by an old timer that you get an eye for what sells. I'm hoping I eventually develop that "eye" for my photography. By the way, really nice seascape.
Congratulations! and your photo is very beautiful!
Thanks for your helpul comments guys, I'll continue to upload and will see the result !
Welcome to Dreamstime. It takes awhile for sales to begin. The important thing here is to keep uploading. As a designer myself, I usually have to sift through thousands of search pages here to find an image I can use. So, once you have a big enough portfolio, there's a better chance of many of us designers finding your work, and you will see royalties coming in.
It's a good start and you will be more enjoy and successful !
Sales come and go, you just have to have the right picture in place for the buyer, I'm going through a dry patch with sales on here, I know it won't last too long. It's impossible to predict when you'll get your first sales, it can happen very quick or take a little longer. 135 files is not many, keep up loading and you'll get some sales.