After 7 tries (yes, 7! Its embarrassing!) I was finally accepted into Shutterstock Images! After 7 attempts, I didn't really have high hopes for it. I always thought to myself, "if they reject me that many times, the quality of images must be spectacular, and my pictures will probably just look crappy. I don't expect much in the way of sales, but at least I'm in". Well....I have been in there for 5 days, and I have 5 sales already! I had 2 sales the first day, 1 sale my second day, no sales my third day, 2 sales my 4th day, and no sales my 5th day! I can't wait til tomorrow (I have images pending, so hopefully they get approved!) to see what happens! Not bad for only having a portfolio of 7 images, now 12 images! I am very very excited about being involved with Shutterstock, and I know this is going to be a lot of fun!!!
Ok, shameless plug inset, but if Stock photography has been something you have been thinking about trying, I would encourage you to try it! You have nothing to lose, and its something that you can easily do in hobby time! Believe me...I have 2 little kids that keep me hopping, and I still manage to get pictures up! I have several links here on my blog for several stock sites, so I would encourage you to check them out, and give it a try! Don't worry about signing up with all of them, but start with one and see how you like it. I have one friend who started with Stock almost 10 years ago, got a handful of pictures up, then left it, but those pictures still are making her money. Its a great "fix it n forget it" kind of thing if that is what you are looking for. Anyways, do be warned. If you decide to try it, it is addictive!!!! Trust me....I am so hooked, I am now known as "the girl with her camera permanently attached to her face", and that is just what my friends say! I don't think I want to know what strangers say....ha!