The story of Alex Di Martino
I'm Alex Di Martino. I've been working as a clerk in a company in Milan for 25 years. It is a safe job, even if today it is nothing more, and I often travel to Rome where I have my family (a wife and daughter) and many passions that I have been pursuing for years:
- Music (DJ and Radio Speaker)
- hobby modeling, which led me to a job as a model maker and to publish a website (www.animedalmondo.it)
- photography (and then video making)
My grandfather gave me my love of photography and taught me many things about it, since the time when we used film instead of cards. I started taking pictures with an old Pentax reflex camera.
I discovered the stock footage and microstock business many years ago, when the business was starting, but at that time I had scarce results. This was due to:
- complete inexperience in the business
- partial inexperience in digital photography, which caused me a lot of rejections from the agencies I used, like Istockphoto (visit the website) and Fotolia (now Adobe Stock).
The turning point for making money with photos and videos
I discovered the website of Daniele Carrer, a person I think is fantastic even though we have only ever talked over e-mail.
when I was looking for updated information on the microstock business. I trusted him immediately, enough to buy his course (learn more about the course).
On the internet there is a lot of information about microstock, but Daniele gives tips and practical advice. I recommend it to everyone, because what he says is not obvious. I am not paid to say this. Despite already having 25 years of photographic experience, the course has provided me with what I needed to shoot more with confidence.
After watching Daniele's course, I wondered:
Can I really turn my passion into a paid hobby if I use this method?
I got the answer a few moments later:
I didn't think I could get rich with my photos and videos. But, as Daniele managed to turn his passion into a job that supports him and his family, I thought I could try it, too.
Everyone has their own concept of wealth. For me:
being rich means being able to support my family in the best possible way, and that's what Daniele does.