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Hang in there Newbies

I've reached a personal milestone today. I know to some of the contributors here this is really nothing. But to me it is definitely encouraging for myself. I've reach a total revenue of $500 USD and reached 2.5 downloads per image. I'm quite happy. I've been here for just over 1 year. Every month's return has gotten better and better. And payouts seem to have come faster and faster.

I would still classify myself as a newbie compared to some of the contributors here on Dreamstime. But to all those Newbies, hang in there and you'll see your work payout at the end. Time is on your side when it comes to stock photos.

Below is the milestone photo.

Best of luck.

Photo credits: Shannon Neal, Retina2020.

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February 24, 2009


Thanks a lot! By the way, I can see why you sell that much, well done and well deserved!

February 05, 2009


Thank you for the encouragement. There are days that you wonder if this is all worth the hard work. Glad to know there is light at the end of this tunnel.

February 01, 2009


Great to hear your view,it is really encouraging,I joined 17thJan so really a baby here LOL,its good to read your blog,Thank you for sharing. Jo

January 23, 2009


Congrats and best of luck during the upcoming year! I am a newbie too, I am uploading pictures from around a month, and hope to have some success soon.
Best luck to everyone

January 23, 2009


Thanks to everyone's gracious comments. All the best to everyone for 2009!!!

January 22, 2009


Congrats, nice pictures!

January 21, 2009


Thank you for the encouraging words! There's soooo much to learn but I'm having fun with it. Your pictures are great.

January 20, 2009


Yes congrats. and well done.I"m way behind.

January 16, 2009


Thanks so much for your encouragement and congratz on your achievement!!!

January 16, 2009


Congratulations, keep up the great work!!!!!

January 16, 2009


congratulations! :D

January 16, 2009


Retina2020 - in the meanwhile i had a chance to view your portfolio - very impressive :-)
i do admit i have a special affection for animals (especially cats and dogs :-))

January 16, 2009


Thanks for the congrats but the Kitty shot is by Shannon Neal. I thought it was the perfect shot for this blog.

January 16, 2009


Congrats :-) very good achievement ! Keep on the good work!
The "kitty" shot is gorgeous !!!!!

January 16, 2009


Congrats! This is encouraging :)

January 16, 2009


Congrats! Every milestone is a reason to celebrate!

January 15, 2009


Thanks Retina2020, I have spent most of my time concentrating on getting images uploaded and accepted that I may have overlooked this portion a little. I will go through images and check keywords and see if this helps.

January 15, 2009


Thanks, needed the encouragment :0)

January 15, 2009


This is encouraging, thank you. In addition, congratulations on reaching your milestone!

January 15, 2009


WOW! Thank you for your encoragement. It helps spur me on (yes, I am a newbie). :)

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