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« on: June 28, 2016, 02:27 »
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I made 4.58$ this month!!!
The other sites gave me Hundreds of dollars and up to 1200...but hey, 4.58 from DT.  That's a cup of coffee to drink while I'm counting the money from the other sites.


« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 02:33 »
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Same happened for me. I sent them an email (about pour sales) and this was the answer:

"Thank you for contacting Dreamstime.
We have tools on the site to help you analyze your portfolios performance.
You can look into your statistics area and compare your uploads number
with the total database exposure, which is suggestive for the high
amount of content that we receive.
That is under Management Area/Statistics.
The link is here also: http://www.dreamstime.com/stats.php
 
There you can analyze your account's performance.
It is also helpful to read the forums, blogs etc. to try to improve your portfolio.
Many contributors to the site have discussions on the message boards that can be very helpful:
http://www.dreamstime.com/boards
There are even sub-forums there specifically for illustrators and photo editing programs like Photoshop.
Quantity, quality and diversity are the most important factors when building your portfolio.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
 
Kind regards,

Nicole Kidd"

« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 02:50 »
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I made a grand total of $0.35 cents in June. I know you guys are envious.  :'(

« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 06:17 »
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I came here to complain but now I see that I'm rich. I earned 0.96c in the last 35 days.
Last time I wrote to support I received a short and impertinent answer telling me that I should upload more.
IMO, they should review faster.

I disabled extended licenses when they introduced unlimited use in March, this year:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/dreamstime-com/dreamstime-introduces-unlimited-extended-licenses/

I wonder if this has anything to do with these ridiculous earnings?
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 06:24 by Dodie »

« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 07:04 »
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And I thought i was doing bad on DT -  7,32$ in June :D
Now who can beat it? ;D ;D
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 08:43 by Lana »

« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 07:08 »
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$75 for a sr-el, but what worries me is that there was only 1 sale this month, last month 3 sales. No point in uploading more.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 07:11 by Astonished »

substancep

  • Medical, science, nature, and macro photography

« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 07:13 »
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Haven't had a sale since last April. A grand total of four dollars for 6 months.

« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 08:12 »
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You loosers. I had 5 sales = 5,81$ in June.

alno

« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 08:31 »
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MicrostockGroup Top Tier - Big 4 Dreamstime.com
I'd rather call it 'Small 10' :)   

« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2016, 08:40 »
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You loosers. I had 5 sales = 5,81$ in June.

oh wow, now that's a good reason to bring out the beer for everyone  ;D

« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2016, 09:38 »
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The most activity on Dreamstime are people that put their milestone of uploaded images. Milestone 100 images online. Milestone 150 images online.  :-X

 ::)


« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2016, 10:23 »
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The most activity on Dreamstime are people that put their milestone of uploaded images. Milestone 100 images online. Milestone 150 images online.  :-X

 ::)
LOL

« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2016, 12:05 »
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The most activity on Dreamstime are people that put their milestone of uploaded images. Milestone 100 images online. Milestone 150 images online.  :-X

 ::)

you forgot Milestone 15000 online free after 0 sales for 3 years, special status only offered by Dreamstime by invitation ;D

« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2016, 12:58 »
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3.05$ in June, need 50 more before I can close my account there

AlexRvan

« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2016, 14:10 »
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On DT since 2006, still waiting for my first payout.

To be fair, I had 10 images from 2006 to 2014. Now I have 430 online and 65$.

Guess I'll just wait another 10 years.

« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2016, 14:35 »
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On DT since 2006, still waiting for my first payout.

To be fair, I had 10 images from 2006 to 2014. Now I have 430 online and 65$.

Guess I'll just wait another 10 years.
It could be worse, just saw on Dreamtime blogs: "1000 Images on Dreamstime" with 48 sales or "300 IMAGES IN PORTFOLIO - MILESTONE" with 6 (!?!) sales

AlexRvan

« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2016, 14:48 »
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It could be worse, just saw on Dreamtime blogs: "1000 Images on Dreamstime" with 48 sales or "300 IMAGES IN PORTFOLIO - MILESTONE" with 6 (!?!) sales

And to think that those 1000 images are not similars....very encouraging.
Still, DT feels like a guilty pleasure - low sales, time consuming uploading (circa 1993 categories list), slow reviews - but we're all still contributing. Things might still come around though...

« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2016, 18:47 »
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i made 4 bucks last year i am so happy ::)

« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2016, 21:36 »
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And to think that those 1000 images are not similars....very encouraging.
Still, DT feels like a guilty pleasure - low sales, time consuming uploading (circa 1993 categories list), slow reviews - but we're all still contributing. Things might still come around though...

I'm sure you meant this sarcastically. But still, there must be some who still believe this, otherwise, who the heck is still uploading?  "My sales are dropping like stones, but once I get this latest batch of handshakes, tomatoes and pot leaves approved, my income will rise from the ashes.  I just know it!"

« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2016, 22:27 »
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I have only about 500 images on DT and haven't uploaded for a long time. Last month around 90 dollars with nearly 80 downloads, this month about $45 with more than 60 downloads so far. Usually I get between 60 and 100 dollars per month. When I was actively uploading (until 2014 I think), it was more. I am not really motivated to upload there, but I don't complain, either. It's passive income, I'll take that. I have a few images that are good sellers and probably are high in the search results, that's all.

I am not interested in their footage program at all.

« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2016, 07:38 »
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i've 3 downloads in june = 1 dollar . with 1000 imgs. that's simply lost time

« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2016, 11:27 »
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I don't get why you are complaining.

Not getting rich on microstock of course, just selling OK in DT, based on a small, selective portfolio of 243 photos, payout is once or twice a year.

DT is one of the 3 sites I keep uploading. I have stopped uploading on another 6 sites.

Here's the portfolio:

https://www.dreamstime.com/Airphoto_portfolio_pg1#res1029464


« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2016, 12:40 »
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With about 225 images, 5 new images uploaded this year, I made $28.83 this month, on target for about 3 payouts a year, not much but I certainly wouldn't pull my port. I have the same handful of images that seem to sell again and again, so I'm content there, though not actively uploading as my numbers show. Though this is less than I averaged a few years ago, the drop on SS has been much greater percentage-wise, though I still earn more there on average than on DT.

I've seen greater growth this year on Alamy and on POD sites than I have on microstock, as I think many others have. In fact, this may be the first year where my microstock income doesn't increase.

I wish I'd uploaded a significant number of images back in 2009-2012 when the money was good, but now it barely seems worth the effort. Although I know I could increase my microstock income if I doubled my portfolio, there's no way to keep up with the huge databases as an individual photographer and I doubt the increase would be worth the work. Concentrating on other avenues.

« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2016, 14:51 »
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3.05$ in June, need 50 more before I can close my account there

after how long, sigalavaca???
but don't close your a/c. leave it there. in 10 years time, your 10 year old relative could use
the $100 when you do reach the next payout  ;)

« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2016, 15:43 »
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$20.29 for me, only 9 sales though, my sales numbers have dropped drastically since they made the changes to the way their search results display... Bring on 14th July, no more exclusive!


 

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