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Author Topic: Is being exclusive on DT any good anymore?  (Read 2136 times)

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« on: January 19, 2017, 22:07 »
Hi guys!

I have been an exclusive contributor in DT since 2009. I have 1,000 files there. They aren't that great. Sales weren't that great too though. They were not even good.

Now I am planning to put more time and effort in stock photography. I'd like to stick to being exclusive on Dreamstime but it seems sales have dropped a lot recently. My goal is to make decent money to buy more gear.

Here is where I need help. I can't make up my mind if I should stick to DT or upload in other places too. Is there any exclusive contributor here making decent money on DT? Would you recommend that I submit to other sites? From what I have read, Istock screwed their contributors and Fotolia gives you a very low commission. SS seems to be the best option but I don't have a passport or a drivers license.

Any thoughts?


« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 01:25 »
Go gor it. Leave exclusivity. You will make more money with Shutterstock than you ever made with dreamstime.

« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 17:15 »
I left exclusive status in December - sales just kept dropping no matter how many new images I uploaded.  New uploads got very few sales and often not even any views.


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