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?

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December 12, 2017

Bjorn999

Hadn't thought of it like that, but indeed, it's a way to get noticed... and thus to sell!

December 11, 2017

Allexxe

Thank you for seeing me in that way!

December 10, 2017

Keremgo

You are so talented...

December 08, 2017

Ileanaprofeanu

Nice

December 08, 2017

Designermozi

Thanks for sharing you thoughts! Good Article

December 07, 2017

Renju2000in

Thanks Alexxe for the prompt reply...now i got it.

December 07, 2017

Allexxe

Level 5 it is when a photo has more then 25 downloads and it makes it more popular on site and appears in the first pages or even first row depending on the keyword searched. It takes time to have a photo downloaded more then 25 times but exists a way to reach the level 5 faster. If you enter a contest you can choose that the participating picture (if it is accepted) to be escalated at level 5 and your picture will appear as having 100 downloads. You receive more credits from a photo with level 5, when someone's buying it.

December 07, 2017

Renju2000in

Hi Alexxe,I have come across this phrase - "escalate at Level 5 " long before in Dreamstime, but I could not clearly understand what it is. I know it is about entering a contest and the rest is just unclear.

December 06, 2017

Hkrunning

Thank you for your sharing. It is helpful. Enjoy !

December 06, 2017

Allexxe

Gashicalmy, you can find the contest on "Welcome" page, on left is "On assignment" and on the right are Editors' choice pictures (you can not miss it). The winners were just announced and soon another contest will start. Good luck!

December 06, 2017

Allexxe

If you would like, you can check my latest two blog posts from my profile page. There are useful tips also in them and funny too.

December 06, 2017

Allexxe

I am happy that it helps!

December 06, 2017

Phopic

Very encouraging article thanks...

December 05, 2017

Kittycat1963

This article gives a valuable tip and I am going to try this as soon as the next contest opens up.

December 04, 2017

Gashicalmy

I like your bog, and i have a question. Where can i find the contest? i mean, i'm new and i don't know where can i find them, but i want to try!

December 04, 2017

Nataliaplokhotnikova

Thank you!

December 03, 2017

Olgapashkovskaya

Thank you very much for your help and very useful article! I see where they are now.

December 03, 2017

Allexxe

I wrote much more but I do not know why it doesn't appear and also I included the link to contest...Let me know if you can find it, if not I will explain better. At this moment the contest is closed for submission but you can vote for the entries, it will end very soon and a new one will begin (I hope).

December 03, 2017

Allexxe

On "Welcome" page, on left is "On assignment" - Wallpapers (the name of the current contest and it has a picture display).

December 03, 2017

Olgapashkovskaya

Thank you for the great article. But I have a question where to find Dreamstime's contests? Searched all over but not found...

December 03, 2017

Allexxe

Thank you for your kind words!

December 02, 2017

Photoshopinspire

Thanks for the great article!

December 01, 2017

1enke1enke1

Thank you!

December 01, 2017

Allexxe

Thank you for reading.

December 01, 2017

Merisser

Thank you for a very useful post!

December 01, 2017

Allexxe

It is my pleasure!

December 01, 2017

Babar760

Thanks Allexxe for a clear explanation!

November 30, 2017

Allexxe

Level 5 it is when a photo has more then 25 downloads and it makes it more popular on site and appears in the first pages or even first row depending on the keyword searched. It takes time to have a photo downloaded more then 25 times but exists a way to reach the level 5 faster. If you enter a contest you can choose that the participating picture (if it is accepted) to be escalated at level 5 and your picture will appear as having 100 downloads. You receive more credits from a photo with level 5, when someone's buying it.

November 30, 2017

Babar760

What is level 5?

November 28, 2017

Kapitalist63

Obviously, I think - different thematic - is right way to good result in visibility of your photos!

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