135 years - Dreamstime

When I turned my computer on this morning, the first thing I went to see was what had happened to my image that was under review the day before. Like normal, it'd got rejected. I was about to click on my profile to check the ever-falling approval rate, when I figured something was different in the top-right corner of the web page.

The Earnings balance had changed. A bulb lit somewhere inside the head that I might have actually made a sale, the first one ever. I quickly ran through my images to see a yellow twirl on one of them as against the dull brown ones. It was a picture from an old point and shoot which I had referenced in the last blog post. A subscription download.

I was absolutely delighted. Sent texts and messages, updated social network statuses and told people what had happened. It had been almost 6 months since I'd registered at DT.

After the initial rush, I sat down to make a small calculation and came up with this:

At this rate, given the number of days I've been on DT and given the number of sales I have till now, in just under 135 years, I'll receive my first $100. Bring it on!

Photo credits: R S Vivek.


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July 21, 2011


Its always the old point and shoot that gives the best results :-)

July 21, 2011


Thank you so much everyone for your kind words.@Honkamaa yes indeed, and now it is down to some 70 years :)@Silent47 appreciate the time you took to go through my portfolioand a massive thanks to the people who bought the pictures.
No problem:)Is not like i have to browse 2000 or 3000 photos.Good luck and many more sales in the future
PS:If you like to be more creative,i write a blog with some superb compositions links.Here it is:

July 21, 2011


Keep uploading images, I started the same way, and now I'm earning over $150.00 per month.

July 21, 2011


Keep up the good work!

July 21, 2011


It'll happen faster than you think - congrats on the first sale!

July 21, 2011


Congrats on the sales! After 3 months here, I was projecting maybe 4 yrs to hit that magic $100 on at least 5 sub sales monthly. Later, prayed that if hit the mark end of year, I will be so so thankful. Dreams can come true sooner than you think. What I am trying to say is, cut that 70 years some more..hehe..As mention before, load more selectively and the sales will come. I like that tunnel picture Silent47 posted - looks like time travel or tunnel vision concept. Find something that you like, see if that sells and it can become a niche market. Good luck!

July 21, 2011


Thank you so much everyone for your kind words.

@Honkamaa yes indeed, and now it is down to some 70 years :)

@Silent47 appreciate the time you took to go through my portfolio

and a massive thanks to the people who bought the pictures.

July 21, 2011


And now you have two sales already!! :)

July 21, 2011


Well done ! If the rate of up loads to sales is consistant, you should have your $100 in no time !

July 21, 2011


If you do more of this
   Man runs along a dark corridor   
im sure you will make your first100$ more quickly than 135 years.Dont give up and try to learn some comp techniques.I see from your pictures you like to travel so,combine your travel pictures with the best sellers from these websites and be unique.Wish you all the luck

July 21, 2011


Congratulations and finger crossed for a good exchange rate in 135 years :-)


July 21, 2011


Congratulations :D Your blog made me laugh, it took me a two months for my first sale and only now am I beginning to get and consistancy, keep plodding on and am sure you could easily knock a few years off that 135 ;)

Good luck!

July 21, 2011


Congratulations. Wonder how the exchange rates USD Rupia will be at that time ;o)

July 21, 2011


Everyone begins with one sale. Keep on uploading and I am sure you will cut the 135 years alot! :)

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