My first sale

Now, after all that shooting there must be an outcome am I right?

To be frank, I joined Dreamstime out of curiosity, I didn't see it as a site which could sell. All along I thought it was a small market here.


I had expected immediate sales when I uploaded my first few photos which numbered around five of them. When where wasn't any, I felt disappointed, I left my account to stay stagnant.

Until one day I check back on DT out of curiosity again, there was a $0.60!

Now, how meager it is doesn't matter anymore. It proved me wrong that there couldn't be sales. It gave me hope..seriously!

From then, I scoured my folders and picked the good ones ( I think they are) and submitted them, only to be rejected with certain reasons.

There and then, I find what is good and what's not, what was suitable and so on. The day my first sales came in, I never looked back. Now I always feel restless when I have nothing to upload!

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August 24, 2007


yep i agree with you, after the first sales i learnt my lesson =)

August 23, 2007


And just remember, just because an image is accepted doesn't mean it is going to sell immediately. It all depends on what the clients are looking for at that time. Keep your subjects varied, and keep the images steadily coming. That is but one of the keys to steady sales.

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