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I just checked my ShutterStock (submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=1… account.  At the end of the day, I'll have had my stuff there for a month.  In my first 30 days there, I've had 350 downloads and have earned over $100.  And I still have 9 days left in the pay period.  I'm looking at a first check in the neighborhood of $125.  I have around 300 images in my gallery there.  I've noticed that so far there seems to be a fairly direct correlation between the number of images in my gallery and the average monthly downloads.  For example, when I only had 100 images there, my monthly average was looking to be in the 100 downloads area.  I'm hoping that as I add the additional 450 that I have ready to upload, bringing my total gallery to close to 800, and as I continue to re-render my remaining 3500 images in high resolution that my monthly income will continue to climb accordingly.  My goal is $250/month in income from this, but will continue to upload and upload and upload.  It can only get better.

There are a lot of you that "watch" me and consider me a fractal friend here on DA.  A lot of you have galleries of images much more impressive than my own.  If you aren't selling these images, you are in effect throwing away money.  Seriously.  This is costing you money.  If you haven't set up a free ShutterStock (submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=1… account, you really owe it to yourself and your art to do so.  You should really check out ShutterStock (submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=1….
Daniel
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Enjoy Daniel.
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is where you were supposed to say that you'd LOVE to sell some of my pieces for hundreds of pounds. LOL
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No not at all Daniel. I am happy just making the images.It fills my days doing them. I would be embarrassed if someone offered me hundreds of pounds. I love the community of dA and am very aware of the therapeutic effects of fractals. Money can't buy that effect in any way shape or form.
I do however wish you enough of everything you need.

Roz XX
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Pyritie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Advertising much? ;P
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djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Not too much. This is seriously a big deal for me. I'm disabled. I was out of work for 16 months prior to finding a job making $20K a year less than I had been making. When I became disabled, that lower salary was cut in half. I'm grateful I have it, but an additional $100 or $200 a month is HUGE for me. I'm making 40% of what I did 3 or 4 years ago, and gas prices and other living expenses have only gone up since then. I look at all the great stuff I see here (like your Winter Forest series or your rainbow flowers piece) and think of it not just as great art, but as missed opportunity. If I knew of some place that would give you $100 or $200 a month every month for stuff you were already going anyway and I *didn't* mention it to you, what kind of friend would I be? I'm trying to share the bounty with my *friends*. If I wanted to do some blanket advertising, I'd have some ShutterStock links in my signature for all my comments that I leave everywhere and all the posts I make to the Apophysis list and would be promoting it heavily on my My-Fractals web site. I don't. Why? The way I see it, if I get a lot of Apophysis people there doing the same stuff I do, eventually my work will loose its uniqueness. So I limit my encouragement to check it out to those that I consider friends and those that consider me one.
D.
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Pyritie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontextwallplz:

Okay.
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