My story so far… I have mixed feelings about April, I was getting very disillusioned until the last week I had only just equaled March Figures of 5 sales, Until suddenly in one day I sold 3 images as usual 2 of them were subscription ones. The next day followed with another sub sale and yesterday being the last day of the month I ended on a high with my largest sale of 9 credits on a level one sale which gave me 4.66 dollars. I was terribly disappointed with my first two months of acceptance ratios and as a Newbie and a typical Taurean I rushed into uploading images and had many disappointments. I sorted myself out for April and these were my April figures. Online 36 Refused 6 A.R 84.2% (Well happy) 10 sales 13.30 Dollars and a terrible RPD of 1.33 per image. How did your April go?
It was an excelent month, for me. I've sold 70 images. There were days that i've sold none, but in other i've sold 4, 5, and 6 images.
I even won a prize, with this image:
It was published in the "O Mundo da Fotografia Digital" magazine and i won a camera.
Oh, but here, in DT, i've sold zero in April. It seems like my images, even the new ones, the ones that sell pretty well somewhere else, are dead in the water, here. But i've uploaded 32 images here, in April, which was a record, for me. Not all is bad. I still come here every day, but only to see if my pending images were accepted. I dont have expectations about the sales anymore. It seems DT is miles away from the capability of other sites, in what concerns to sales. I say this because it's the same images. And they get seen and sold, but just not in DT.
April worked out pretty well for me. Especially the last few days of the month where i got lucky and scored several nice credit downloads for between $6 and $9 bucks each. I began in Feb of last year and only really started showing any sales until April 2012 (pretty small, just started). This April had 7.5 X more downloads and 22.5X more $ earnings than prior. Not near enough to retire on, lol, but based on my goals, satisfying. This April was also a couple of dollars more than my BME. The months fluctuate. Additionally, in the first four months of 2013, My earnings have already doubled that which i made all of 2012.
Murdoch2013, give it time. You're only three months into this. It ain't a fast train in the beginning. As I have experienced, and so many have said here before, it can take quite some time for your images to get noticed. If you'd like to know how a fellow newbie feels about starting out, check out my blog at https://blog.dreamstime.com/2013/04/24/for-those-about-to-stock-we-salute-you_art38939
I have sold half than last month, 25 images with only 1.38 RPD. Uploaded 31 images, and I guess having sold only 5% of my portfolio in one moth means I have to work more, better and diversify more. Congratulations Lfmpereira on you prize, what is the month of the magazine so I can check it out?
Quoted Message: I have sold half than last month, 25 images with only 1.38 RPD.Uploaded 31 images, and I guess having sold only 5% of my portfolio in one moth means I have to work more, better and diversify more.Congratulations Lfmpereira on you prize, what is the month of the magazine so I can check it out?
Thanks George and Sanjay for your encouragement. I will certainly hang on in there. The ending to April doubled my sales which I was happy about, and suddenly one of my images in close to level 3 which I expect will get there soon. I know its only time until these images start making some decent money. I seem to have fantastic placings on most my images which I am delighted about. So lets keep our fingers crossed that May will be a fantastic month for us all. Good luck Guys and Girls and thanks for sharing your thoughts... x P.S George, I will have a look at your blog. thanks