How long does it take to submit 1000 pictures
Trying to figure out how long it takes to submit 1000 pictures and get noticed?
I'm here to share my journey on how long it took to finally get 1000 pictures up, as someone that has no time! I am someone that works alot...and when I say alot It is an average of 80 hours a week or more in a regular job....so I used photography as a tool to unwind and get in nature as much as I can on the little down time I get.
It only leaves me one day a week for a few hours in that day to get outside and hustle, because one day my goal is to have the largest portfolio on dreamstime :) so I have to start building the foundation now so I have a plan for one day to build an empire from the ground up!
I have been pretty strict on making sure I shoot as much as I can and I only upload on rainy days so it has been a turtle race with time but I finally did it!
Reality check- this translates into 5 years! Do not get discouraged with those facts, it just means that i started a foundation at least, but if I had the time to submit every day the numbers would easily be 2000 pictures a year if i was not working so much and this would translate into 10,000 pictures in 5 years!
If you are not working and just can focus on photography full time you could easily get 10,000 pictures up in 2 years if you are working solo.
I wanted to let the people that are wanting to make a career of photography know that in order to make money fast, it just does not work this way!
Business in photography is like taking a stairway to heaven with a million steps! There is no short cuts!
You must be in an investor in yourself and you must be an investor of time. If you do not have a job right now and you know you have a talent for photography the best time to start is now! Just start looking for a job that will compliment photography because you will have a great platform to build your portfolio and once you have time you can go full stream ahead, and the job that pays you can open up doors to show new clients your great portfolio for future deals!
There is not much movement on the sales until you create a huge presence because its like being in a pool of millions of fish, (photographers) so you have to become the largest fish ( by creating a huge portfolio on many subjects ) in the ocean if you want the fishermen (customers that buy) to notice :)
Once you get to that first 1000 pictures, this is when you notice everything starting to move and get traction! I never noticed huge movement until I loaded up my 700th picture! All of a sudden the system on dreamstime seems to do something to push your account out into the universe.
I do not advertise anywhere these 135 sales just happened all by themselves with no push from me at all.
If you have the time and resources to advertise your portfolio, this is when the true numbers start rolling in so be patient and start instagram and facebook to really boost sales!
Here is my latest success....this money shot is now on the Montreal Blog site which is almost like the Yahoo of Montreal on information! Thank you Montreal BLog for noticing my picture and putting it up on your news report!
Photo credits: Project007.
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