There could be many reasons why we are here. I can assure you many are here because they desire to sell their photographs and make some extra cash.Having joined with that good intention, the reality on the ground is not what you initially envisaged. Sales are low. Not only low, they are frustrating. And you may be thinking what’s going on?I can bet you, you are not alone.One fact we all agree and which we need to remind ourselves is that Dreamstime LLC does not buy images. It’s... continue reading
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Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many.More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were uploaded and, millions of image were sold.What follows is a chronology in pictures.2006 - it was all about business and teams back then, we all remember the brainstorming sessions, don't we? 2007 - was about family... continue reading
Some of you probably remember this article about portrait photography. The article featured some of our artists, but since then, we've been thinking of getting into more details about what makes a portrait stand out.First of all, let us tell you that there are many photographers on Dreamstime who are shooting stunning portraits. One of them is Scott Griessel, artist known as Creatista. Why we selected him among other top portrait photographers? Scott Griessel is a great... continue reading
This article is not about supermarkets. It’s about stock photography and how to sell more images. But first, a few words about supermarkets: A century old business modelThe concept of supermarket, in its various forms, appeared about a hundred years ago. It generally consists in a self-service grocery store, where shelves are stocked at night, so the customers can choose the goods by themselves the following day, add them to a cart and pay for them at the exit. Seems familiar?The... continue reading
Did you consider starting a Facebook marketing campaign for your business or brand? What do you think about Facebook ads? Did you think about using stock photography for your campaigns?Facebook is the most popular social networking platform ever with tw billion monthly active users, a milestone that seemed almost impossible a decade ago. We are talking about double the size of Instagram and Twitter put together, which means that when it comes to marketing, Facebook is still the first choice... continue reading
So for anyone that wants a good chuckle, I will tell you my story.Im still testing the dreamtime platform to see what the publicand designers will actually buy so I am on purpose taking pictures of things that are just to test the market for now until I start doing my modelling shoots again.So I thought it would be very funny to put a picture of the nicest pooper scooper sign I ever saw as a total test.I tested it because im trying to find catagories that there is a hidden market for... continue reading
Well, I have finally joined the ranks of sellers on here. I got my first sale on 18 April 2017, a milestone every Dreamstime contributor loves writing about...and it's no wonder. I have finally felt the feeling of that first sale so many before me & so many after me have felt/will feel someday. AND IT FEELS GOOD!First off..to whomever bought my picture, if you shop regularly on here, and you see this post someday... Thank you. Thank you for picking my picture out of the MILLIONS that are on here.... continue reading
As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted.I would prefer to not waste my time on images that have no chance of being accepted due to the choice of subject.What sort of images do appeal to microstock sites like dreamstime.com?I started out by looking at the FAQ section of the site, but didn’t find the explanation offered there... continue reading
I know, you heard it a thousand times. Now I'd like to talk to those, who have some experience with other stock sites, but are new on Dreamstime. I guess, you have some photos, that sold well on other sites, and are a disappointment here. Or maybe you have pictures that you liked, even LOVED, but got only a few views on other sites.Now, every stock site attracts different buyers. They like different things. I had some photos, that sold well on another site, and nothing here. And also, the contrary.... continue reading
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