Three years at Dreamstime
April 23, 2011
Exactly 3 years ago I signed up with Dreamstime!
If it hadn't been for Dreamstime I'd maybe have given up trying to get into microstock. While I was faced with applications elsewhere that were almost impossible to pass for beginners (x out of y images need to be great or wait another month till ya may try again... and stuff like that), Dreamstime just rejected my bad images and accepted the good ones :)
So I kept shooting and uploading! Soon I got my first download and then the second one... Wow, that felt just awesome!!
And then I bought a new camera and suddenly my acceptance rate together with my fun went skyward! :)
My number of downloads increased and so did my motivation. I started participating in the assignments and in September 2009 this image of mine won the assignment!!
That was during the time I was working on my Physics diploma. I finished that in January last year and decided to take a break from science and try to do something completely different and live from my images for one year. I'm a digital artist as well so microstock wasn't supposed to be my only income, but a good part! :)
And it worked. I uploaded a lot last year and I have been making a living of my images since then :) When I signed up here I never expected this to become more than just a little fun with a little profit. But it seriously changed my life!
Thank you Dreamstime, thank you buyers and thank you community and have a wonderful Easter everyone!!