Dreamstime Reaches Five Million Registered Users

Posted on 9/27/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Dreamstime now offers almost 15 million downloadable images to a user base of 5.1 million. With over 100,000 new users joining each month, Dreamstime now has the fastest-growing user base in the industry and is one of the web's most popular sites. The company's rapid growth is fueled by a unique, community-focused business model that crowdsources creativity.

Dreamstime's community of more than 140,000 contributors provides a stunning array of images that are downloaded at an average rate of one every two to three seconds. The company offers buyers affordable credit packages, monthly subscription plans, extended licensing options and full buyout opportunities. Approximately 80% of Dreamstime's nearly five million registered users rely on the company as their primary source for images.

The company claims to be the second leading agency in total customers with more than 12 million unique visitors monthly. These customers download images at an “average rate of one every two to three seconds.” Assuming this calculation is based on a 24-hour day, 365 days a year the total images downloaded in a year would be between 10.5 million and 15.7 million. If they are talking about a “business day” then the number of downloads would be quite a bit less.

"We're successful because we offer quality images - including half a million free images - and make it easy for users to find exactly the right photo," said Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime. "Our incredibly creative contributor community provides images for every project, and their active involvement continuously improves our site."

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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