How long to get first sale?


I am new to this site and love it. I know for sure my photography has vastly improved ! I have 5 photo's uploaded with lots of views but no sales. Please tell me of your experieces of the first few months and when I might expect to get my first sale.

Regards, John

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I am similarly waiting for my first sale! Got 55 images now, some with over 40 views, but not sale yet. Is the amount of views any indication as to what will sell? Thanks guys! A


Hello, and welcome.
It's hard to predict when the first sale arrives. But don't waste your energy worrying over that. Conserve your energy to get your camera and shoot some more. It's not when the first sale comes that matters, it's how regular it occurs.
Better the first sale arrives later, but the future sales happen daily.
And this can be possible with good stock images. Think and ask yourself, "Will I want to use this picture for an ad, a website, etc.? Is this going to be something that is better than the others here? " If the answer is a big yes, you're on the way :)
Keep working at it. It will come.


Hello! Upload more images ans sales will come faster.


Hi John,
Welcome to DT!
The easiest way is to upload more images.


hello everyone. i'm also new here with no sales yet. i have 40 images uploaded with few views of every photo. i joined DT about 2 months ago. i think i got the keywording right. i'm not sure what am i doing wrong. i upload quite often.
any advice would be appreciated.



Hello and welcome! Don't worry, the first sale will come unexpected, so keep on uploading and you won't wait too much ;)


Hi John,
You have some nice pics there. The key word here is keep uploading.
And I think writing and responding to Blogs could help as you get more exposure.
Have a nice time.


Hi John,

Welcome to DT! Sales will come over time, so better focus on uploading and improving. ;)

Best of wishes,



Upload lots of photos. Sales will soon come. Loving the pictures, I like it!


welcome to DT...keep shooting and upload ,upload, have a great start.Sales will come,The more files you have the better chance you have.It took me awhile,not sure how long,but It is worth the wait..Good luck

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