8000 sales!

Well, I was going to wait until 10,000 to do a blog, but it takes a while to get 10,000 sales :) Here is my sale #8,000 from today:

It has been an interesting 2 and a half years here on Dreamstime. It is obviously my favorite site - I'm an exclusive contributor here. People always seem interested in how long things take so here are some of my milestones - obviously they are a function of how much you upload, your content, quality and keywording skills:

May 2008 - First 28 uploads online. 1 sale.

August 2008 - First payout.

November 2008 - 500 online, 436 sales.

February 2009 - Hit 1 download per image online.

November 2009 - Won monthly assignment.

January 2010 - First non-assignment Level 5 image. And it sold another 66 times since then!

February 2010 - 1,000 unique sales (images sold at least once)

May 2010 - 5,000 sales!

October 2010 - hit my monthly income goal from Microstock.

November 2010 - 8,000 sales, and apparently my first illustration :)

I'll finish this up with my favorite image that was downloaded yesterday and hit Level 4:

What is next? 10000 sales, DPI of 5, more upload, more fun :) Good luck all. My advice to anyone starting out is to upload consistently, try to constantly improve, learn the business and what sells FOR YOU. Thanks Dreamstime for getting me to this point!

Photo credits: Brad Calkins.

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December 28, 2010


An inspiration for us beginners! thanks for sharing!

December 23, 2010


Wow really well done

December 22, 2010


Congratulations, Brad! A remarkable achievement in a relatively short time. May you have many more great milestones...!

December 22, 2010


Congratulations, Brad! Keep up the great work, Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2010


Admiration. You are also encouraged us to continue.

December 21, 2010


Congratulations, Brad! That's simply amazing. Well done!

December 21, 2010


+2C, you woosey; it was -43C here in Far East Russia

We get down almost that low - but it sure is nice to get a week here and there above freezing :) -43C is just too darn cold for the kids to play outside!

December 20, 2010


@Visceralimage: I can't see myself shooting at -43C.

December 14, 2010


+2C, you woosey; it was -43C here in Far East Russia

December 14, 2010


Good job! Congratulations!

December 13, 2010


Huge congratulations and well done!!

December 12, 2010


Well done blog; I like the listing of milestones and seeing the slow but steady climb out of the pit to the level of making some nice income. It really encourages me as I started about 9 months ago-now have 660 online and about 400 sales. That seems to be about the level you were near during you same time frame so it is great encouragement to me to keep going.

December 11, 2010


Congratulations from dreamstime's newest member!

December 11, 2010



December 11, 2010


at least you have the chinooks , so it's not THAT cold.
we had -14 last night. i miss Calgary my old home city.

True - it is cold right now, but supposed to be +2C by Tuesday!

December 11, 2010


Congrats!My idol;)

December 10, 2010


cheers for the comment to my latest blog.
me with 500 images, you with 8000 DOWNLOADS...
wow... wanna switch Brad?

at least you have the chinooks , so it's not THAT cold.
we had -14 last night. i miss Calgary my old home city.

December 09, 2010



December 07, 2010


Thanks again - I hope everyone here on DT enjoys whatever goals they are aiming for :)

December 07, 2010


Congratulations. Hope to be there some day too!

December 07, 2010


Awesome, Brad. I've always admired your portfolio as your work is excellent. Congratulations!

December 06, 2010


Impressive accomplishments Brad, congratulations!

December 06, 2010


Hi Brad! It's great news for all of us. Congrats on your success!

December 06, 2010


Congratulations on your success, Brad!

December 06, 2010


With you I wouldn't be so sure 10000 sales will take long at all.

December 04, 2010


wow amazing, well done............... super

December 04, 2010



December 01, 2010


Wow, congratulations Brad!! :)

November 30, 2010


Great! Congratulations!!!

November 30, 2010


Amazing, well done!

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