Setting goals for 2009
As of December 31st, our total earnings on Dreamstime will be just over $1000. While a decent amount of money, we will not get to our goal with another year like that. Obviously there’s a need to greatly increase our number of salable images quickly.
Goals in microstock may be measured by many different statistics: RPI, earnings, download rates, sell through, approval percent, size of your portfolio, etc. For Dreamstime, we’ll focus on the obvious two: portfolio size and earnings.
My goal for 2009 portfolio size is to have more than 10,000 accepted images by 12/31/09 on Dreamstime.
My goal for 2009 earnings is to earn $5,000 for the year. While not “huge” by any definition, this would be around $400 a month for the year and would represent the figure that would continue our journey in a positive direction.
So here’s a reason to continue reading my blog entries. I am not going to stick around and pretend to be doing something I’m not. Too many people set goals and fail to reach them, yet still continue the journey unfazed. I often share my experiences and ideas in hopes of helping you. If I can’t help myself first, I can’t help you.
If I fail to reach both goals by 12/31/09, I will no longer write on Dreamstime blogs and NiltoMil.com will close for good whether I continue to shoot microstock or not.
So wish me luck! I wish you luck in 2009 in reaching all of your goals. (Luck wishing appreciated by clicking “Comment” below)
Photo credits: Applee.
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