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Finally! My first $100 in Dreamstime!

Lighting sparkles on a birthday cake while in the dark

Tadaaa! I am so happy to finally reached $100 - ($101.18 to be exact, lol). I tried to withdraw only $100 but it did not allow me. I requested for a cheque instead of claiming it through Paypal because I would like to take a picture of my first cheque in Dreamstime and keep the picture as a souvenir since it will be my first payment in stock photography. Plus I want to mention my $100 earning to my Mom too so I need that cheque as a proof!

I am being silly, haha. :D

I also just realized that I am approaching my 7th year in Dreamstime soon (just 11 days shy). In less than 2 weeks, I am going to light a real cake but for now I will settle with cake picture, haha.

If I received my $101.18 cheque, I am going to treat myself a bag of rice! Last Christmas, Santa was generous - he gave me a bag of rice for Christmas. This year, there is nothing I could wish for in my life but an another bag of rice! =)

Grain of white rice

The image below is my most downloaded photo. Currently, it has 21 downloads with a total earning of $31.46. Four more downloads and it is going to be my first real Level 5 image! Yay!

Alcoholic drinks on the table

In my portfolio, the image below got the highest earning in one sale, which is $8.53. It currently have 9 downloads with a total earning of $16.40.

Cute smiling and happy dog

I'd been a member of DT since 2011 but I did not upload a lot of picture, but this year I uploaded around 100 images - 9 were rejected. Being rejected does not sound good but I feel like the more I get rejected, the more I am learning about Dreamstime and stock photography.

To the Dreamstime staff whoever is reading this: That statement of mine does not mean I am encouraging you to reject all my submissions, hahaha.

Refused files

I seem to be more motivated too because I uploaded that many files in a little over 2 months. Yes, in my case, I considered 100 files as "many", haha. A lot of the photos that I published here in Dreamstime were not originally meant for microstock but it is better for those photos to be here than just to stay in my hard drive so I am going to be thankful whatever $$$ I get here. :)

Seven years ago, I was not aware of stock photography. But when I saw the Dreamstime logo, it suddenly reminded me of mosquito coil that my super awesome Grandma used to lit in our backyard when I was a kid to send the mosquitoes away so that it won't bite us. That logo made me curious to visit Dreamstime website. I am still curious what the Dreamstime logo mean though.

Mosquito coil insect repellent

PS: This is also my first official blog on the face of the Earth. I am not really a fan of writing but I saw some people making blogs about their first $100 so, since I am a copycat, I thought... "Maybe I should write a blog too!". Well, with the state of my portfolio, it took me 7 years to collect that $100 so I am not going to waste my opportunity to brag about it, hahaha.

I apologize for any wrong grammar I committed. English is not my first language but I hope I still managed to send the message across. Thank you for reading! :)

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April 30, 2018

Rosevite2000

@Gebbie1960 - I am now $22 away from the next $100! :)

April 29, 2018

Rosevite2000

Thanks guys!

April 08, 2018

Forisana

Interesting article - I liked it! Even the mood has risen :)

April 05, 2018

Lostafichuk

Awesome photos. Congratulations and best wishes for the next $100!

April 04, 2018

Gebbie1960

Congratulations and hope you don't have to wait so long for your next 100 Good luck

March 15, 2018

Pamjreynolds

Congratulations and

March 15, 2018

Olgatish

It is

March 14, 2018

Janinalandisa

Congrats! :)

March 14, 2018

Rosevite2000

Thank you guys! :)

March 14, 2018

Philipmorch

Congratutations, and well done. Nice humour :-)

March 13, 2018

Vladimirkz

I congratulate you!

March 13, 2018

Woodstar3

Congratulations ! Good luck and good mood.

March 13, 2018

Woodstar3

Congratulations ! Good luck and good mood.

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