When I started at DT last year ago my acceptance ratio was below ... any discussion. The number was so bad that I don't want to mention it here.Now, after 223 photos online and my second paycheck I finally crossed the 50% acceptance rate.Some of the last pics which took me over the 50%:Yes, I know, the really good photographers have an acceptance rate of over 90%. So, still a long way to go for me.Thanks to everybody who inspired... continue reading
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It took me a year and a half to earn my first $100 on Dreamstime, with a small, 30-image portfolio (all illustrations). I've only added two images since then but most of my images are level 2 and higher. This time around, it will only have taken me 6 months to earn that $100. If I keep going at this rate, I can earn the next $100 in 3 months! Yeah! Getting paid is so exciting!My most popular imageMy second best sellerI recently purchased a Canon t2i camera and once I learn how to... continue reading
Well, mine finally did.Two days of watching... two days of being only $0.32 away from a next paycheck... this image did it, at 4 credits = $0.32+++++!I chuckled at my kids' and husband's reaction when I turned on the pc and aired an assertive, "YES!"They knew that that 'yes' marked the end of my two-day $0.32 mantra!As a hobbyist, all sales I make here are special, but this particular one indulged me to a bonus milestone.You see, tomorrow marks my Year One of being a DT'er.There... continue reading
Today, I can officially draw my first payout from Dreamstime.I can’t believe it.Six months ago, it was just a let-me-see-what-happens and a why-not, fun thing to do.Then, it became a challenge when a few pictures were accepted but a lot were rejected.Then, the first sale—at 35 cents, small as it seemed to many but it was a huge milestone for me.I remember announcing it to my closest circle with unbelief but with great pride and joy. continue reading
Friends, I'm excited.I'm only 25 cents away from my first payout.Granted, I am a low producer here on Dreamstime, but I love it.I'm certainly not the model of productivity, but maybe an affirmation for the benefits of "stock-tuitiveness."Dreamstime has given me a much needed outlet.In my youth, I had always held an idealistic notion that I would end up being a creative professional, but I capitalized on a different skill, and eventually - my dreams had made way for my life instead.... continue reading
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