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Quit my day job

I would love to quit my day job and just do photography and illustrations for a living. Here is my question: Roughly how many images would it take downloaded on DT to make around $2,000 pe month. I know that is not a lot, but without all the extras I could quit my job and do what I really love doing.

Anyone have any suggestions.

Photo credits: Simonsaysdonna.


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November 28, 2008


Thank you so much for your comments. This gives me an idea of what I have now and what I could have if I work very hard.
I am also looking at different avenues to sell my work, like wedding photography. I can make money taking the photos for them, get a model release and put those photos on here.

November 27, 2008


That is quite a goal and one I am sure we are all striving for. In all my research I have come to the same conclusion as everyone else, it takes TIME, hard work and good quality, relevant images. Good luck to you, I know you can achieve that goal.

November 27, 2008


Good luck to you, really.
This is a dream of mine, too. We, postgraduate students in Russia, get scholarship about 50$ per month :( So I dream of a day when I can do illustrations for a living. Dreamstime is a real chance.

November 27, 2008


ooo goood luck! Its a dream quite far far away for me!

November 26, 2008


For me, average $1 per download, meaning If I want to earn $2000 per month. I need about 2000 downloads per month... :(

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