It just takes time

This is for all of the newer DT contributors out there. I know it can be a frustratingly slow process at first. You have to get signed up, figure out how to submit photos, figure out what gets accepted and what does not, and figure out what sells and what does not. Then you start getting some sales. Maybe 1 or 2 the first month and 3 or 4 the second but nothing steady that you can take to the bank.

All I can say is stick with it. It will pay off. I have been with DT since February 2010 and I am getting ready for my third payout. The first payout took a year, the second 6 months, and the third about 3 months. The more photos I upload the better it gets.

My goal right now is to get to 300 images online and a payout every month.

Keep it up. Hard work does payoff.

For example, here is an illustration, one of my first, that I uploaded almost 10 months ago. I got my first sale of this image today.

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Kezza53

Thanks for the encouragement..... I really need it :)

Martingraf

congrats to your latest photo - the soccer balls - love it!

Egomezta

I guess we all start almost the same way... But it pays out with time.

Mvogel

I thought about that but since I have been exclusive from almost the beginning, I have not way of comparing exclusive vs. non-exclusive sales.

Dark3y3s

You should also mention that exclusivity brings more sales and popularity :) It's quite important in my opinion. I am not exclusive and my sales do not thrive..

Anyway, congrats and keep it up!

Karenfoleyphotography

So nice to read a positive and encouraging blog! Thanks for sharing.

Cbomers

Good luck with your goal!! Thanks for the encouragement.

Ewapix

Thank you! I need a lot of encouragement and you blog gave me just that. Ewapix

Akulamatiau

Great advice! Will keep that in mind.

Xiaofeng123

my friend,You are forwading the right direction.

Mariaam

You are doing great! Keep it up! :)

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