My Research, why until now DT is best.
Well there has been lots of debate and comparison about other micro stock site with dreamstime.
Please note this my personal experience of being in this photo stock industry for two years. This you can consider as a research, well I will not be mentioning the names of other sites. Only my views and experience. Well may be one day I will publish them in my personal site as there is no censorship in my site.
I'm uploading images to 6 sites, one top site as many designing community consider, its pain uploading to that site, Being a top site as per the designing community the images uploaded doesn't read EXIF data, manually I need to put all the information. Well it might be very popular site, but we don't have that much time, so I left that site as it consumes more time. Now I have 5 sites.
Well I have around 257 images in DT, the same images were uploaded to all the other sites, in other sites I have 61, 134, 65, and 20. Now for the people who complain DT rejection rate is higher, I personally don't believe this theory, as the results are in front of me, yeah there are some images which gets approved in other site. The only conclusion I come up is these editors are business minded, they see the sales point of view when it comes to image selection.
Now lets come to sales which is what we need to consider, before think to be exclusive.
In DT I have earned around 1200 USD. in three other sites I didn't even reach 100 USD, another site I have made around 300 USD. I'm holding back to be exclusive in DT because of the money generated from another one site.
Now I'm logging all my efforts and time uploading images in other sites, which will give me clear picture in another few months if the time spent on those site is really worth. The new DT tool is handy.
Image editing and keywording requires same amount of time if you are uploading to one site or multiple site.
Finally I know different people has different views, but I'm giving my views based on facts and figures, Insha Allah in few months time, I will be able to understand if its worth to be exclusive or non exclusive, based on the money generated not on online images.
I ask other users who are non exclusive and give inputs, it might help people to make right decision.
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