Accelerating income from microstock: experience and a few thoughts!
At Easter 2009 I was trying to get a picture of Inverness castle using a wide angle lens so a bunch of wild daffodils was in the foreground and the castle behind.
The width of the River Ness stopped me from getting the shot I wanted. However at this moment another photographer turned up and we had a conversation in which he said he was not doing anything with his web site but was submitting to microstock agencies. When pressed he said he was making $480 per month. I thought to myself better give it a go and shortly after I joined Dreamstime with lots of initial rejections and a very poor acceptance ratio. It took 19 months to make my first $1000 and now 4 months later I have made another $642 so my earnings per month after 19 months was $52.63 but has quickly risen to $160 per month.
So the lesson is persevere.....
Believe in yourself
Grab the goal.....
I have selected a few images from other photographers portfolio as examples of success, opportunity, ideas, making money , innovation, ....... There is no question but innovative, creative images well executed sell well.
Stick to it.........
Then with look you will have success
Thank you to Dreamstime for giving us all the opportunity to be more creative and to make money. The purchase of images must be a certain measure of success.
Any readers with additional ideas / advice please add the comments below and this may be most helpful.
If you study the portfolios of the above authors you find earlier they started the better they are doing !
Photo credits: Emel Ataç Tunaboylu, Varina And Jay Patel, David Watmough, Fstok1156, Dennis Owusu-ansah, Iqoncept, Jeffrey Banke, Joao Virissimo, Jong Kiam Soon, Pavel Losevsky, Rquindoyos, Dmitry Sunagatov.
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