Articles by Trottola

The importance of keywording

Microstock agency like Dreamstime are sort of great boxes with thousand of images and illustrations.This give a great opportunity to buyers in terms oh choise.But what happens to contributors?It's very very important to work at keywording your pictures, because it's the best way for your work to be seen and eventually to be bought! Even monthes after you have uploaded it.How to choose your keywords?It's very important to wear the clothes of a potential buyer. Which words would a buyer... continue reading

My first 300$! And some statistics...

Today I can celebrate my new milestone: 300$ earned since I started my career on DT!166 uploads(101 illustrations and 65 photos)216 downloads0,52% portfolio exposureMy next milestone? 200 uploads... and 400$ of course ;) continue reading

80% acceptance ratio for september!

As many contributors on Dt I begun with 0% acceptance ratio!The very first time has been quite difficult to understand what microstock is and which images could be stock oriented.This month has been the best of ever in acceptance ratio and my portfolio has grown up quickly!So if you are a beginner don't give up try and try again ;)Many ideas are flowing around my head in this period so I hope october will be as good as september in terms of uploads!I wish you all many images accepted... continue reading

150 images on line!

With the upload of this image I can celebrate my 150th upload!September has been a working month: 18 illustrations online! 18 images and my portfolio has grown up at 150 ;).And today I also had my 209th sale.I'm still working as much as I can to reach 200 uploads!I want to say thank you Dt and thank you to all contributors that with their blogs and messages have been helping me in doing better day after day.And of course, a special thank to all the buyers of my images ;).Good... continue reading

N/a sales, how do they work?

Many times I have read about messages of contributors asking about n/a sales.Now I can tell you for sure how it works.As an architect I have some periods of the year in wich I have few work and periods in wich I can't stop because I have too much to do.So when I have few work I use to work for Dt, creating new images, writing blogs, answering on the forum,... In these days I have a lot of n/a sales!This means that buyers can see my latest images on line, my new posts and click on my profile,... continue reading

I'd like to say thank you!

Hi guys,for the first time in my Dt career I can see one of my downloaded images on the web!Some days agoHaslinda wrote on message board asking illustrators and photographers to show three pictures at level 1: people, landscape and vector.I posted this vector illustration:Hasayang buyed it and kindly let me know about the article:link to the articleCongratulations for your article and thank you very much for including my image, my name and the link to my profile! continue reading

Sunday 27 - Changing time!

This blog is dedicated to all people that almost once in their life arrived too late or too early because of the changing legal /solar hour or the opposite.Next sunday many of us will need to change the hours in their watches, going back one hour. This means one hour less to sleep :( but one more hour of light in the evening :)!So don't forget to change the time in your watches!!! continue reading

More downloads then uploads!

Finally I've reached this unexpected milestone: my downloads are more then the uploads!That's great because this let me understand that my portfolio is working well.I want to say thank you to DT and to all buyers of my pictures.I'm working to expand my portfolio as quickly as I can and to improve the quality of my images.I don't know jet the next milestone: hopefully 200 downloads and only after 200 uploads ;)I wish you all good luck for your milestone and your sells here on DT! continue reading

100 uploads and some statistics!

Last weekend I reached my 100th upload!That's great because some monthes ago I decided to try to upload more images and to reach 100 images on line before the end of the year... it's only the first half of december and I jet reached my milestone! Cheers ;) !By now, my experience on DT is really positive!I sold 85 images and earned my first payout.The most part of my images have more then one download, expecially the elder ones.Five pictures reached level 2! They're 4 illlustrations... continue reading

Great way to celebrate 10 milionth image!

First of all, I want to say thank you DT and thank you to all buyers of my images!As you know yesterday has been a special day: DT celebrated a new milestone and for the very first time the prize wasn't only for two lucky people, but for every buyer and contributor with downloads in the day.I could celebrate it with three great downloads: two subriptions and one large 1st level (5 credits). I also received a comment from DT: Dear Trottola,We're celebrating our 10 millionth image today.... continue reading

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