Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (and Keep Uploading)

Have you been waiting forever for that first ever download? Or perhaps you've been stuck with download number 10 or even 100. Maybe some of your photos just haven't been downloaded at all. Do you feel like throwing in the towel?

Sometimes, perhaps often, things just don't move as quickly as we want them to. And this can really get us down; No, not downloaded, d-o-w-n :) But that is just the way life is. Things take time, and good things take lots of time. Good things like getting to 1,000 images online or having hundreds or even thousands of downloads under your belt.

So, hang in there. Don't forget that you got to be a contributor here at dreamstime because you have something unique to offer. You have your own take on the world around you. Maybe you need to improve your technique. Perhaps you need to diversify. Or maybe it's just that the people who need your photos just haven't found them yet. How many photos do you have in your portfolio? I only have 7 now. How many downloads have you had? I only have one. Yes, it can be discouraging, but hey, Rome wasn't built in a day. Things may be moving at a snail's pace for you now, but even snails eventually get to where they're going.

Photo credits: Ed Dayrit.

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September 05, 2011


Not one person starts anywhere else but at the bottom no matter what they do and not one made a penny until they put in hard work and effort. The only way in this World is the hard way. I guarantee you all those who are successful started out at the bottom also so you look at it with an attitude " If they could do it, then So Can I."

August 30, 2011


Thanks for this post. I found it very encouraging! Best of luck to you!

August 27, 2011


Great words of encouragement! Love it!

August 27, 2011


That's encouraging. More sales to u!

August 19, 2011


Thanks for that very encouraging comment, Calyx22.

August 19, 2011


My philosophy completely. I'm not a quick uploader, and have a small portfolio compared to others in the thousands and so on. Obviously, I'm no Yuri Accurs! But I AM me, and I do seem to upload images buyers want. It is always a slow process for me for various reasons. I'm up to 581 uploads and the odd 930ish downloads, So even with a smaller portfolio, good things can happen. In the line of Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, also there is Patience is a Virtue, and Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. Just work in your own time, don't worry about everyone else here, and be the best photographer you can be. It will happen, I am proof. :) Best wishes for you and chin up!

August 16, 2011


I have 43 images online, and it took FOREVER to get my first download. Now within a short time of my first, I just had my 9th. Watch and wait, good things will come! :)

August 16, 2011


Yup, I agree and also I'm taking heed to diversification. Never hurts to try and it's all a part of growth.

August 16, 2011


I agree !

August 15, 2011


absolutely true!

August 15, 2011


Nice words. I ask myself often too. Patience and love is the key for me .-)
Good luck to everyone here!

August 13, 2011


Thanks everyone. I'm glad I helped encouraged others through this blog. You're comments are equally encouraging :)

August 13, 2011


Stockphotography is often with up and downs. On a certain moment you think it isn't the effort worth and then suddenly a few downloads and accepted files and you feel to be a happy person

August 13, 2011


Thanks for the motvation, just picked my self back up

August 13, 2011


Nice little motivational blog - thanks!

August 12, 2011


We will try all together, command :-)

August 12, 2011


Agree with you and yeah,keep uploading!

August 11, 2011


Same thing I tried telling last month through my blog post. DT : I'm lovin' It.

But you said it in a better way. Cheers.

August 11, 2011


You are right!

August 11, 2011


So true! Keep uploading!!!

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