4000 sales and 2 years on Dreamstime!!!

Hello!!! recently I celebrated my birthday, my first level5 image and now it's time to celebrate again: my 2th DT-day!!! and I am very happy also for having reached 4000 sales :-)

It's a great success for me, whereas I am not a professional :-) I started a bit for fun, to see what I was able to do and I never imagined being able to get to this level. In these two years I have learned a lot: I started from zero and I think this can be seen from my first illustrations that are very simple compared to today's. Day after day I learned new techniques, learned from refusal and I learned from other illustrators who were here longer time than me. And I found a great community that is like one big family; we exchange opinions, share joys, techniques, tips, etc. Also I found that Dt's staff is very professional, cordial, composed of young guys highly qualified. I think all of us, at least once, we are angry with them for a refusal, but more than one occasion I was happy when a reviewer has changed its decision after listening to my point of view :-)

Sometimes I wonder if I had started earlier, several years ago... I certainly would have gained more $$$, but I'm also happy for what I am able to obtain and I hope to do better :-) Surely I must work hard because today the competition is very high ;-)

Finally, there is another thing I am happy: my improvement in English language :-)))

These are my stats after two years:

827 files online

4000 sales

91,5% AR

$ 1,59 RPD

4.84 Download per image

Monthly uploads 34.46 average

and this is my sale n

Thanks to all for reading and have a good day!

Bye, Francesca :-)

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January 09, 2012

Voytekj

Congratulations on your successful year!!! Good luck for the future.

September 25, 2011

Francy874

Thanks Calyx22 :-)

September 25, 2011

Calyx22

Congratulations, Francy! That's an amazing achievement! And, it's a wonderful thing to generate income from something you enjoy doing, as well as improving your English. :) Here's to many more successes for you.

September 23, 2011

Francy874

Thank you Paola :-)

September 22, 2011

Exit_nume

Congratulation! Very good achievment

September 19, 2011

Francy874

Thanks a lot Veronica :-)

September 18, 2011

Vwimage

Wow that's a great achievement. You have an amazing portfolio. Congratulations :)

September 13, 2011

Francy874

Thanks you all for your comments!!!
Archangel72: you are very kind :-) Some time ago, I bought a new computer, a reflex camera for my husband, some lens,etc...
Hope you'll have soon your new equipment :-)

September 12, 2011

Archangel72

Well, this is great achievement Francesca!!!
You have a very good upload rate, but look at the sales!!! ;)) You beat me by X10 times more. Now, that's a result.
I wish you to double that numbers by the end of this year ;)
Did you decide how will you spend your revenue?
Photo equipment would be great option, but than again, as I can see you managed to achieve such a great result without any camera.
Your illustrations are great.I can't even imagine how much time did you use to create all these little artistric masterpieces.
Your work surely confirms your talent, all we need is a little more knowledge, experience, and sometimes ... equipment (not the case here ;)).
Better equipment provide better pictures, which leads to greater upload rate, which enhances the chance to increase sales.
Magic circle of stock photography.
I can't wait to buy new equipment, unfortunately I'll have to wait a little longer for CANON to release new "beauty". I hope my patience will pay off soon. Than I won'...

September 11, 2011

Keki

WOW WOW WOW!!

September 11, 2011

Hdsidesign

Congrats, very good portfolio!! All the best :-)

September 11, 2011

Francy874

Thanks Gabriel and Photoexpress :-)

September 11, 2011

Photoexpress

Amazing, well done, contratulations!!!

September 11, 2011

Justmeyo

Congratulation Francesca,wish you many more:)

September 10, 2011

Francy874

Thank you very much Jennifer!!!

September 10, 2011

Jeniicorv8

Big WOW, what a wonderful achievement, congrats!! Great, great, great, birthday present. Celebration time!!!

September 09, 2011

Francy874

Thanks Ingrid and Rebecca :-)

September 09, 2011

Titania1980

Impressive!! Congrats!

September 08, 2011

Rebeccaosborn

CONGRATS, what a great achievement! Enjoy your earnings! !!

September 08, 2011

Francy874

Thanks a lot Waleedelbahraini!!!
Jerryway, I know, subscriptions are boring but they are part of business and bring us more buyers. When your images will reach levels 2,3,4 or 5, you'll earn more for credit sales :-)

September 07, 2011

Jerryway

Thanks to all for your comments :-)
Jerryway: I noticed an increase of subscriptions last two months due, I think, to new weekly subscriptions, but the credit sales take me a good rpd. For example: on august I made 238 sales, 190 subs and only 48 credits. I had at last $1,46 RPD. I think it's not too bad with 190 subs :-) My RPD so far is only half of yours, thanks for the new weekly suscription plan. I am still a newbie, probably joined DT at the wrong time. For every 9 sub sales there's only one credit sale, for the entire August, which is quite pathetic. I did have more credit sales come in for the last few days, I will see if the situation improves in September.

September 07, 2011

Ewapix

This is fantastic, congratulations! I am only dreaming on achieving such levels. i agree about DT community and fantastic suport stuff. People like you are very inspirational. Thanks for sharing. Ewapix

September 07, 2011

Francy874

Thanks again for your kind comments :-)

September 07, 2011

Py2000

Congratulations!! Nice Illustrations!

September 07, 2011

Llareggub

Fantastic acheivements if I have even halfof your success in 2 years I will be over the moon :D Congratulations

September 07, 2011

Francy874

Thanks Anhong!!!

September 07, 2011

Anhong

Congratulations! Doing well!

September 07, 2011

Francy874

Thank you Atenuant :-)

September 06, 2011

Atenuant

Congrats and Happy Birthday!

September 06, 2011

Francy874

Thanks Li Fang :-)

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