Eureka : lessons learned in reaching $1000 today.
This is not a boast although naturally I am pleased that today I reached earnings of $1000 and I haven't withdrawn a cent yet. I joined Dreamstime in the Spring of 2009 and it took a while to get the first image accepted. Then I believed wrongly that scenic images would sell well and went on holiday taking loads of pictures many with identifiable people in them, got no model releases and damaged my acceptance ratio until at one point I was only allowed to submit 3 images per day.
After studying the best sellers of other members I gradually realised that concept images were better sellers. Here are some that have done well for me :
Gradually I improved my acceptance ratio but as I got close to $1000 and 977 images my desperation drove my ratio down from 59.7 to 58.0 . Actually to be fair standards are rising and often one gets a criticism ' does not exceed the quality of images already on the data base '.
Some recent images do please me like these on success:
I just looked up examples of what other members did on the subject of success and here are so many different approaches:
To sum up its been hard work and I would never have done it for the money......... but it is a lesson in quality, colour, composition, marketability, and ........... perseverance ! When it comes Happy New Year to members and dreamstime Editors.
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