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My first $1000

It has been exactly 7 months since I jumped into microstock business with DT. Today I am happy to announce that I just made the first $1000 with 582 sales.Alone with the $1000 revenue, there are a couple of other milestones achieved recently:1) 4 images reached level 3;2) 21 images reached level 2;3) one SR-EL, one I-EL and a couple of TIFF sales;My next milestone is 1000 sales - I hope to achieve that within the first year.This is the last image sale that helped me reach this... continue reading

Six months, 500 sales

Today I just reached 500 sales, and it took me a little less than six months to achieve that milestone.This is the 500th images being sold:If everything goes well, I shall have 1000 sales in the first year.There are a few things I learned along the way, and I would like to share them as advice to the new comers.First of all, focus on quality rather than quantity. Only upload your best images of the highest quality. Now this is very important: before you upload, take a look at... continue reading

The "sub season" is finally over

"Sub season" is a new term I invented just for microstock. Think about the rainy season - it sucks, and you get a lot of rain day after day when it comes. The "sub season" is just like that - it comes when you get a lot of sub. sales (but few, or no credit sale), day after day. It sucks because you don't really get much revenue, plus it lows your RPD.Since the beginning of November, I was, unfortunately, under the sub season. I had 20 sales for the month so far, 17 of them are sub sales, only... continue reading

My first $500

It has been a little over 4 months since I jumped into microstock business with DT. Today I am happy to announce that I just made my first $500 with 343 sales.Alone with the $500 revenue, there are a couple of other milestones achieved recently:1) 500+ images online;2) approval ratio maintained 80+%;3) Monthly RPD increased from $0.45 for July to $1.90 for October.Fingers crossed, I am waiting for the next $500 in the next few months.This is the last image sale that helped me... continue reading

400 images online, $200 sales, and one featured on frontpage

It has been two weeks since I wrote my first blog to celebrate 112 sales in first 60 days. I am very happy to find out a few more milestones achieved as of today:1) 400 images online;2) approval ratio reached 80%;3) earning balance exceeded $200;4) one image featured on DT's frontpage today.This is the image featured in the "Editorial images" section on the frontpage today:Not sure what algorithm DT uses to select images for frontpage display, but I am feeling happy... continue reading

105 sales in 60 days.

Today marks the end of my second month of joining and start uploading images on Dreamstime.There are a couple of important milestones I have achieved in 60 days:1) 366 images uploaded and approved for sale;2) 105 images sold;3) earning balance exceeded $100;4) one image reached level 2;5) wrote my first blog.Actually I was writing this blog to celebrate the 100th sales, then I noticed another 5 images just sold :-)This is the lucky 100th images sold:My best sales... continue reading

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