Articles by Midhun Menon

Milestone: 200th Image Online

Close to a week back, I added a milestone blog entry to let the world know that I earned my first $200 here at DT.This blog has 2 things in common with the previous post: This blog is also on a new milestone, and again has 200 involved.Got just over 200 saleable images in my portfolio (few are there in the Free section which cannot be counted).This is my 200th image. I guess I need to take a coffee and think through on how the rest of the images should be.. :)Thank You all.... continue reading

My First $200

I joined Dreastime in the early March 2011. Though genuinely interested in photography, I had never thought that I would do something called STOCK photography. I still do not know what I do can be called strictly stock photos.Time was very difficult. first two months were with only uploads and no sales. It was in the third month that I got my first sale, a subscription sale (but yeah I was thrilled though it was only worth 42c)..I was wondering whether the time I was investing in this... continue reading

Feedback on Portfolio

Hi Friends...It has been few months since I had asked this to anybody..I now have a little more than 160 photos online, and I would like to get a honest feedback on my portfolio. (few samples attached)Though I try to diverse in creating a portfolio, it would be great if you could help me in understanding what kind of images should we take.Does any of you have any heads up in terms of the type of images that are required, but are less available here at DT?I hope to receive honest... continue reading

Santa's Visit

Santa visited me at the beginning of December itself, and stayed with me throughout. It's Jan, and Santa has gone...December had been my BME. While I got the same number of sales in October, the revenue was something quite ushering and remarkable now.. With an RPD of $2.44, and a revenue increase of 66% over my previous BME, I think I was on cloud 9.It's Jan, and it has become pretty much normal now..Some of the best sales I got in Dec: continue reading

My First $100

I am really happy to announce today that I reached my first $100 in DT earnings balance.It took 7 months and 58 sales to achieve this milestone, but I'm really thrilled hoping this is only a start...The only plan presently is to use whatever I earn from DT is to use on supporting photography as a hobby by buying better gear.The image that took me to this achievement is- 2 sales of the same image did the job... continue reading

My First Level 2 Image

Hi...After a 'not so great' September, there is one good reason I can say cheers right now..I got my first Level 2 image.It was tough guessing which one would make it to Level 2 first as the gap was nil till the former touched 5 downloads. continue reading

August - Dragged onward to BME Status

It is mid of September, and this post might have come out slightly late.. Better late than never.August month was OK. DT could barely swift through the challenge and drag onward to make August the BME..Though it is still the BME, the earlier growth month-on-month has started to fade off. September would be an eye-opener in that parlance.While there a 27% growth in Sales (11 in July to 14 in August), the RPD remained the same at $1.51 continue reading

What do you think?

I am not very sure whether this is the right forum to ask this... But I am sorry... I couldn't control my eagerness.I now have a portfolio of 100+ images.I should tell that this had been really difficult for sure, but the bright side is I am planning to do it further..My question is.. from your perspective, how do you feel about my portfolio?Kindly shoot in all your criticism : Positive, Negative, Neutral.. All are welcome. continue reading

July 2011: Best Month Ever

"There was an increase in Sales" would be a huge under-statement. Frankly, I had not experienced Sales in DT.Joined in March, got my first sale in May, but that was just 1 for the month (name sake I believe).June was generous enough to give me 2 Sales (so much for feeling low about the pace).And just when I thought maybe I should quit considering the time Vs. returns, came July.Technically, I had a 550% increase in sale with an average revenue per download as $1.51. I got 11 downloads... continue reading

DT : I'm lovin' it...

I can say that I'm rejoicing at the moment, although this may sound as very normal to a huge majority at this site, or even not as close to what you are experiencing on a daily basis. However I would like to emphasize on the part that this is new for me..While I got my first sale in May, making me feel a lot happier, June had even better surprises... 2 sales...Although i thoroughly enjoyed the moments, I should admit somewhere I had fallen off thinking... continue reading

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