Microstock is an online RPG game? (not too serious)

Again and again I am asking myself why I am kind of addictive to microstocks. My earnings are low, the whole think did not meat my initial expectations, some guru’s keep screaming about lowering earnings and are not advising to start microstock business… . And yet many, many start and find it.. fan.

So I thought, what do I still like here? And I came up with thought that it is so much a game! I wait on approvals, watch views, excited about downloads, I work on some skills and get them stronger, search where I could get those credits, read advises, hear more experience participants. If you have ever played any online RPG game it will definitely remind you something.

Ok, I know some people earn enough to make living from it. But wait, so do some gamers! Once I earned $100 real backs in RPG game, BTW I made there my first 50 in six month. … well microstock is the other game, were your earnings could be much higher.

Well, it is still a joke! But if you go further you can count agencies as different RPG cities or grounds. And know what? DT is my favourite for its… GAME-PLAY (I know what I am talking about, not only played, but also worked in game industry as software engineer, Su-27 Flanker if you wish). One agency accepts almost all my photos almost instantly. Another rejects photos without any particular reason (or some nonsense). Some looks dead, and on others newbies are ignored or ridiculed by. All they have bad game-play. DT is another story!

Ok, it is still a joke ))) (although at some extent I would make use of it)

BTW, recent portfolio review is just a great example of making it attractive to contributers or take it as ‘improved game-play’!

Photo credits: Dmitri Illarionov.


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October 10, 2011


2Yellowind - I would say it is not only redoing. I am not exclusive and I do check out DT much more often than other agencies. I believe that over here there is mo 'action' )))

2Akulamatiau - you know what it is)))

2Twindesign - thanks for advise. I do my best, but do not have much time at the moment (posting is not counted ;) can be done while in train)

2Marugod83 & Z3ra7ul3x - yep, microstock is very different 'game' ))) you get real skills, real money, but it is bit different to a school or work.

thanks everyone! friendly community over here also a big big plus to DT

October 10, 2011


I like your point of view. Thanks for sharing.

October 10, 2011


The second step is to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity - the reviewers?

October 10, 2011


The first step is to admit the addiction - I'm an addict.

October 10, 2011


Hahahaa good one, i just love to design:) I don't play games...

October 10, 2011


Great perspective ... do we need to start a 12 step program?

October 10, 2011


Nice analogy. I agree 100% with this idea. For me, the addiction it has to be related with the joy of playing RPG games.

Once, I promised myself: "no DT for one day!", of course... didn't manage to respect it :)). My smartphone it is the gate to perdition :))))))))))

Good luck!!!

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October 10, 2011


I understand the addiction. I am addicted to. ;) I check about 10 times a day and first thing in the morning. And Dreamstime gave me more than I expected. I have been uploading for about 3 months now and the last 14 days already gave me $52. I think you need to upload more images and try to get diversity. You will defiantly get more sales and your addiction will get even stronger! ;)

Good luck! :)

October 10, 2011


Hahaha, Never think about DT as an RPG but I am changing my mind after reading your blog post!

October 10, 2011


well.. it is said that if you redo one action for 21 time, it makes you feel friendly with the action, get used to it. I think I'm get used to get up in the morning and check DT site. And in the afternoon if I have my free time and the computer next to me, I feel temptation to look through the site as well. Yes, it's a kind of addiction. But I like it. As many more :) Let's say - a life is a sum of an addict actions and not only it!

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