Does wildlife photography sell as Microstock
I have read on the message boards and on other forums, wildlife photography does not sell well as microstock; people photos and concepts sell better.
I have been on DT for a month, I have been uploading files nearly every day. Of course, I started with zero files and today I have 231 files online. My first sale was roughly one week after my first acceptance and sales have continued to increase with increased uploads.
In one month, I have had 23 sales or roughly 10% of my total portfolio. Return per download has been 0.72 cents.
I am encouraged. If I continue to upload 200-400 images a month and I continue to sell at 10% of my portfolio per month; then my return for the balance of the year will be an income of $200 or more per month.
Granted, this is a long way from a full-time income just from DT, but it is a good start and shows that a decent income can be earned in wildlife photography with Microstock.
I believe my return per download will increase as my images sell more because the levels will increase.
What is your niche market and have you been meeting your projections?
Photo credits: Moose Henderson.