It's almost a year since I wrote my last blog article: Milestones in action. Since that, it was read over 1000 times. I hope it helped someone because after publishing that article I didn't follow my own advice.
I didn't set up any goal, and my "dreamstiming" was distracted by ordinary every day private and business events. I didn't upload any additional image, and my account was "frozen" at 103 images online, the same number as it was at the time of writing Milestones in action.
However, even I was just checking my account from here and there; some numbers changed over time, without my participation. A year ago I was having 103 images, 98 downloads and about $100 on my account. Today I still have 103 images, but 204 downloads and around $300 on my account. That means that things are happening. Also some images jumps to higher rank. Nice.
And it makes me think about commitment and my total failure in this area. Lots of "what-if's" are going through my mind. What if I added another 100 images in that year? On average, would I double my earnings? It is matter of mathematics and statistics, but I am sure it would work well. But that one thing is missing. It is me and my work. If I didn't earn nore money even if I could, can I say that I lost it?
It is great opportunity here, at least to everyone that have some talent in photography or drawing. At birthdays, many people wish you lots of money. I usually wish many opportunuties to my friends (your effort on them not included).
Let’s say it was my mistake, I wasn’t committed to the task, and I didn’t set any priority. That was not clever. And I was just lazy.
Many times in life we are committed to things that have no meaning.
I ask myself: why I am so lazy about that Dreamstime issue? It is fun, it makes money on the way, and the system proves that it is worth, every single step. So what is in my head that says: ok, I am not in the mood, I will have fun another day, ummm…yeah… money… well, ok… will think about it…
It is not complete failure, I got what I deserve, but it is that feeling present: it could be much better if I did small steps ahead.
Maybe I will improve, maybe I will not, but I want to encourage everyone. You can learn from others. I am not top “dreamstimer”, but even on my level it is obvious how fair and smoothly this system works.
Congratulations to all of you that are committed. Keep up! And all of us, which includes me, that are trapped in the gap between talent and laziness – the cake is here, how large piece do we want?
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