Maximize your chances to sell - how to easy get to level 5
In the contest " Devil of the details " (the first contest on Dreamstime that I joined), I was on 4th place, really close to 3th place and this made me want even more, to participate to the next contest. So, in the contest " Wallpapers " I maximized my chances with 9 photos uploaded. This time, I have uploaded photos and illustration with different thematic. I realized that, even if, I don't win, the contests helps a lot in making my account and photos visible by escalating them at level 5.
Having at least one photo escalated in each category that you want helps, in raising the chance to sell.I say that because even if, you have a really great photo or illustration that you have put many work hours to make it, even if, you have perfect key-wording and description, the chance that you will sell that photo or illustration is low, if that are hundreds of pages.
For example, if you search "blue eyes cat" there are 287 pages and mine is the first from best selling and this did not happened before submitted in contest and escalated at level 5. This is a happy example because others have more then 4000 pages of results.
That is a big jump from not really finding my photo and being on first page.In this contest " Wallpapers " I already sold 4 out of 9 photos that I have uploaded and escalated. The contest and the escalated helped me to sell those photos and from now on, I will try to participate in every contest and even if I don't win, I will win along the run. Why not, you give it a try too?