• Tom Purcell

Dreamstime Review

What is Dreamstime?

In a nutshell it’s a service to sign up for where you buy or re-sell stock photography or graphic designs online. You retain the copyright to all of your work, but you sell the rights for other people to use them however they like. Best of all, it doesn’t cost anything to sell your work there.

Dreamstime Background

Dreamstime is one of the top tier microstock agencies on the web. They are creative and entrepreneurial with their website presentation and business model. Their commission for photographers and designers is 50% which is among the highest in the market, and certainly the highest of the top tier microstock agencies compared to iStockPhoto and Shutterstock.

I began dealing with Dreamstime after they became ‘community enabled’ which means a community forum and user feedback system was put in place to provide a friendly and helpful user system. My success in generating earnings for photographs and designs, in addition to the variety of art they accept is why I’ve stuck with them for the past 3 years. Their service is far easier to get involved with than the rigorous application of other stock image websites. However if you are already part of iStockPhoto or ShutterStock, then you may find Dreamstime.com is another great channel to include your work in for additional sales.

Is Dreamstime a Scam?

Nope. They have an active forum of photographers and designers around the world who sell their work online every day. Payouts can accrue anytime your account earns $100 in sales, with payments made via PayPal or Check.

How Does Dreamstime Work?

After you sign up as a contributor and upload photographs or designs, the review team of Dreamstime checks them for their quality and basic composition and notifies you by email about the approval or disapproval of the images. In case of disapproval review experts give useful suggestions to improve the quality of those images so that photographer can upload them again after solving the quality issues. While in case of approval the photos are placed in first level which move towards higher levels and a certain number of downloads. The more downloads your photos or designs get, the higher the price becomes. Thus more useful images begin to earn you considerably more. The royalty rate varies from level to level so you must improve the number of downloads to move your images to higher level.

If you are interested in selling your existing photographs or designs, head on over. I’ll get some tips and suggestions that can help you sell more on Dreamstime.com posted shortly.

Let me know about your experience. See you over there … Remember, it costs nothing to sell your work there! www.dreamstime.com

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