Advice to contributors, first 1000 USD is easy to earn. I did it today.
First of all thanks to DT for giving me an opportunity to showcase my work and pay for it, then giving us training and always been there when I had any doubts.
Then to the buyers who found my work useful and used them in their projects.
Finally to the lovely DT community who was always there during bad and good times like a true friend and well wisher.
Well back to blog,
Yes, its possible, today after reaching the magical landmark of 1000 USD in 1 year 9 months with just 170 images I believe everyone can do that. If only I was more active in uploading and building my portfolio I would have achieved this feat long back.
First keep uploading regularly, second think from buyers point of view before uploading, put yourself in buyers shoe and think, will this image be useful to you? if you are convinced then go ahead and upload. Be active in community ( I have almost same number of images in another 5 sites, but I hardly login to those sites, nor ever wrote a blog or commented on any blog nor ever read one, so this proves being active in blogs and forums really helps sales.) Being active in these community improves your knowledge plus promotes your portfolio.
Another suggestion is donate your images for free section, as this certainly brings people to your portfolio, there is no concrete proof, but it does. I know many disagree but I believe in this.
I know many contributors out there after few months of activity lose faith, I suggest don't there is lots of opportunity to make money as many companies are turning towards microstock.
Well there are lots of blogs in DT giving you various suggestions and ideas so I dont wanna make this blog a long one, just wanna assure you yes its possible to make money in DT, if I can make (as I'm not a professional photographer, its just an hobby), so do you.
Wishing everyone [only those who read this blog :-)))] to get more sales.
This is the first image downloaded,
And this the image which made me to reach this 1000 USD milestone,
Please note this world map image has earned me almost 181.09 USD.
Photo credits: Creativei.