Steep Road Ahead
In the beginning of April of 2014 I made the decision to try making money with my photography. I had always gotten many complements on the various social medium, so I wanted to see if anyone wanted to put money into it.
I attempted to apply my content to the three largest stock sites, and Dreamstime was one of them. I was pretty excited within one of my first uploads I got my first sale within a few days. So I made a larger effort to upload more of my content. While my other sales begin to expand on the other agencies, I was discourage to see that I had only still the same single sale from April for Dreamstime.
It was not until early this month that I finally got my second sale on Dreamstime, despite having over 100 images available. I don't quite understand the reason for the pore sales. I know that my work is suitable enough for be sold on other agencies. I only have a few guesses.
1) Dramstime customers are not interest in my content of landscape, nature, abstract, travel images
a) I could be that these are popular subjects but the it is saturated and hard to penetrate
b) Easy access to my content
c) Some of my pictures get a fare "view" but no purchase. This baffles me.
2 Poor keyword, title , description of the images
a) There was a change of the keyword adjustment that allowed articles and conjunction words to entered into the keyword which deletes the amount of searchable words
b) I am using the same metadata on the other sites
It could be other issues, but I just cannot understand them quite yet. Part of it could be an issue that I could not chance such as the search engine for Dreamstime for how content is displayed in order of the search.
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