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One year of Dreamstime!

So, it all begun one year ago when I first find out about Stock photography...

A friend of mine was buying some pictures for a project of him and told me about this business. He said : " Hey, why don`t you give it a try? You like drawing, taking pictures...maybe it will be fun! " And I accepted.

I remember in the first month how I was desperate to upload all my pictures on as many stock sites as possible. After a couple of day I got the answer for my first uploads : almost all my pictures were rejected, I got 4 accepted on DT and 49 refusals :) So, I was disappointed , I said this is just a joke. I haven`t understood the reason for so many rejections, I was lost :)

After 2 months of not doing anything I found out that one of my pictures was sold on DT , with 2.93 $

So , i begin to believe again that this is right, so I started working harder and harder, and after another 2-3 months the sales begin to come :) I was satisfied about this site, and unsatisfied about the other agencies, that`s why I closed all my accounts and become a DT exclusive...and it`s great :)

So, after one year this are the numbers :

408 pictures accepted with an acceptance ratio of 43.3%

142 sales ( that brought me 140.71 $ )

4 pictures level 5 ( that`s because DT assignments)

6 pictures level 2 ( with one waiting only one download away from level 3)

So , this is me, and this is what I`ve done in the last 365 days. I`m proud of me so far, but I`m realizing that I could not do all of this without the great team that leads Dreamstime, and without all the great photographers, illustrator etc that do their best on this site.

I wanna thank you all and offer you a cold glass of champagne

Photo credits: Bogdan Hoda, Andrei Moldovan.

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December 07, 2010

Pixxart

Congrats and keep going ;-)

December 07, 2010

Linqong

Congratulations !!!!

December 05, 2010

FabioConcetta

Congratulations and good luck for your sales!

December 01, 2010

Gennaro86

Good picture! Good Blog! Congratulations!!!

November 22, 2010

Cammeraydave

Congratulations ! I hope your next year is even better ! The journey is the fun part.... not getting to the destination !!!! Cheers

November 22, 2010

Bogdanhoda

Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work:) Thank you very much for using my picture on your blog article ! Here's a glass to many more sales !:)

November 22, 2010

Thanatonautii

Thank you Corina! I really hope it`s gonna snow this year, I love winter :)

November 22, 2010

Shopartgallerycom

Congratulations! Amazing your picture with the forest covered by snow, how much I miss the Romanian winter!

November 19, 2010

photoframes

Congrats!

November 19, 2010

Laurasinelle

Congratulations and Happy one year!

November 19, 2010

Fiifre

congratsen keep it up

November 19, 2010

Stephenuk

Congratulations, cheers for the champers! :)

November 19, 2010

Mani33

Congratulations my friend! You're doing great! Many more milestones to come :)

November 19, 2010

Youths

Congratulations!!
^0^

November 19, 2010

Egomezta

Great... Congratulations on your first year... : )

November 19, 2010

Dmccale

happy one year

November 19, 2010

Kimren

Congratulations!

November 19, 2010

Cristalloid

Great job! The rule "There is no problem, there is only challenge" wins again!

November 19, 2010

Picstudio

Congratulations! for your achievement.

November 19, 2010

Mariaam

Great achievement!!! Congratulations and thanks for the champagne ;)))

November 19, 2010

Francy874

Not at all :-)!!! I hope also you'll be able, as me, to buy a new computer with DT earnings!!!
P.S. Thanks for the champagne!

November 19, 2010

Thanatonautii

Yes, it seems I like more on illustrations! I was always passionate about drawing! I still have to upgrade my computer so I can use my drawing tablet, because I can`t do much with my mouse :) Thanks for your kind words Francesca!

November 19, 2010

Francy874

Well done Thanatonautii! When I started on DT on august 2009, I uploaded pictures that DT rejected. After 2 months I started uploading illustrations and then I realized it was the right way. I see that you're also uploading more illustrations. Maybe it's the right way? You may upload both photos and illustrations and have more chances! Congratulations!Bye, Francesca

November 19, 2010

Thanatonautii

I know, I know! I was just kidding :)

November 19, 2010

Davidwatmough

I meant the same experiences !!!!!!!!!!! David.

November 19, 2010

Thanatonautii

Can`t be! I never wrote this article before:p Thanks for your comment! :)

November 19, 2010

Davidwatmough

A bit of deja vu for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!! David.

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