Alvera, yes, I came to DT with a fairly large portfolio (approx. 3200 images). It took 4 months to get these images up and running. Then, I have just been creating image after image over the past 4 years to get to 6270 images. My goal is to get to 10,000 images, but that seems far off for now! :)
Quoted Message: Thanks everyone!!!Alvera, yes, I came to DT with a fairly large portfolio (approx. 3200 images). It took 4 months to get these images up and running. Then, I have just been creating image after image over the past 4 years to get to 6270 images. My goal is to get to 10,000 images, but that seems far off for now! :)
Thanks for info. I wish you good luck and many sales. And have fun, of course, it's clear that you enjoy this work.
Thanks all. Anubis911, no, there is nothing in particular that I have done to promote my images. I mostly try to continue to add illustrations based on things and ideas that are not already in my portfolio - many of which come from my day-to-day real life experiences. For example, I had a heart problem last year (all good now so no worries), but that prompted me to draw a variety of heart-related items. I recently took my new puppy in to get his first shots and that inspired me to draw the Veterinarian symbol and some dog-walking illustrations. I recently bought some solar panels for my home and that inspired me to draw home-energy related illustrations. So, I just continue to try to add items to my portfolio that add value for what a buyer might be looking for. I think my images sell themselves simply because I'm always adding a variety of new ideas/illustrations to my portfolio which increases its value and expands my portfolio to more potential clients to download. In addition to variety, I also have a lot of images for sale (almost 6300), so that also helps with my exposure in getting to the customer. So, that truly is my advice: draw (take photos) of more obscure stuff so that your images become more one-of-a-kind / unique as compared to others. Sure, I have an apple in my portfolio because everyone needs an apple, right? Ha! But does everyone have a heart with all the valves identified? Probably not. Also, build your portfolio. Volume matters! I know we all have real lives, but you won't start making "good" money until your portfolio is large. I'm mostly retired now, living off the royalties of my portfolio, so this does work. You just have to commit your time and resources to build it. Not sure if any of this rambling helps, but hope it does. Best wishes on your own microstock adventure!