First $100 Cashout, 268 Images Online

My story for other newbies like me.

I started out wondering... Could I actually sell stock photos? What photos are considered stock? What photos should I submit? Can I really make some extra cash doing this online?

I decided I would give it a try and just upload a few older photos I had taken a while back and see what happens. As I did that and waited for my first approvals or rejections, I decided to do some research to see what is selling and what isn't. I wanted to see what others were uploading. I wanted to know what imagaes have the most downloads or sells.

Well, I got some of my first uploads approved, what a great feeling, but I also had plenty of rejections, bummer. However, instead of getting upset I decided to use the rejections as a way to learn more. So I read each and every rejection. I even researched their meanings throughout the web, and the forum right here at DT. Some of the rejected photos I was able to go back and fix the problems with Photoshop and resubmit. Again some approved and some rejections. At this point I moved on to my next batch of photos to be uploaded.

With everything I had learned to this point, I began to be a lot more picky with what I would upload. As I did this my approval ratio vs my rejection ratio, got much better. Because I have some physical disabilities and can't get out much to take photos, I also got into illustrations which really picked up my acceptance ratio. Now I was getting sales! Which is a awesome feeling! Someone actually wants my work. The more sales I got the more images I wanted to get online.

Now I am putting photos and illustrations together!

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Creating is so much fun! Sometimes the ending result suprises myself, LOL. Here are a few...

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These were some of the most recent images I did that got me to my first $100 cash out, and my 268th image online!

My best advice to other newbies is to not give up. Just keep submitting and learning, the sales and the approvals will come as your portfolio grows. Keep up with the forums, blogs, and DT news.

Stock Photography gives you a way to express yourself and your work in so many different ways. Just have to find yours.

Now have FUN and GOOD LUCK! :)

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May 21, 2013

Suyerry

Thanks Tee! Just keep uploading and grow your portfolio, like the old saying, "size really does matter". LOL :)

May 21, 2013

Teeimagination

Thats amazing and such an inspiration for me (a newbie) that with hard work it can happen!! Thank you so much for sharing and keeping me hopes up. By the way I like your illustrations.

May 06, 2013

Perstock

You're doing great Susan!

May 04, 2013

Infokus408

congrats! keep it up.

May 04, 2013

Defess

Congratulations! To continue working and good luck!

May 03, 2013

Robinstockphotos

I'll wait for you but you've always been ahead of me when it comes to uploads. Maybe because I am forced to spend a lot of time on post processing? But either way we'll make it to 700 I suppose. Then 2000 next year?
Dreaming is the best part of any mission. haha!

May 01, 2013

Suyerry

Thanks Susana! In the future I hope I can produce those beautiful colors like you do! :-)

May 01, 2013

Pindiyath100

Huge Congratulations to you, Susan!! Wish you more sales in the future. :)

April 30, 2013

Suyerry

@Egomezta - Thank you...I see who gets to hang out with all the stars! :-)

April 30, 2013

Suyerry

@Cammeraydave - Thank you - Your portfolio is so unbelieveable, I can only dream of the same one day. Congratulations to you for your huge success here at DT. You are a inspiration for me. :-)

April 30, 2013

Egomezta

Congratulations, you're doing great.

April 30, 2013

Cammeraydave

Great to hear your story, progress and success so far !

April 30, 2013

Suyerry

@Kristene - Thank you. I look at your portfolio and you have some really nice images, you are off to a great start. Good Luck!

April 30, 2013

Kristene444

That's great news ~ gives me hope! :) Congratulations!

April 30, 2013

Suyerry

Thanks Fantasyart :-) I love your illustrations!

April 30, 2013

Fantasyart

Congratulations!!! To continue working and earning :-)

April 30, 2013

Suyerry

Thanks guys!

@Glocoru...Glad I can offer some kind of encouragement. Just keep the images coming!

@Miraclemoments....Thanks so much. My sales doubled this last month with a bigger portfolio so I am hoping for that quicker payment next time. :-)

@Robinstockphotos... 700 by year end for the both of us. :-) ...but I have feeling you will before me. :-)

@Daddiomanottawa... Thanks, and you could do what I do in photoshop, but with your beautiful and fun photos, you dont need too. Love your work! :-)

@Rosariomanzo.. Thank you for your kind words.

April 30, 2013

Rosariomanzo

Congrats for your milestone and awesome work!

April 30, 2013

Daddiomanottawa

congrats!
I wish i could do what you do in photoshop.
keep going, go get 'em!

April 30, 2013

Robinstockphotos

:)
Target 700 by year end.....

April 30, 2013

Miraclemoments

Well done and keep it up. It is always fun to get that first payout. Hope the next one comes even sooner.

good luck!!

April 30, 2013

Glocoru

Thanks for encouraging us (the newbies) :-)

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Photo credits: Suyerry.