Can You Make a Living Doing Photography?

can you make a living doing photography

Let’s get real, because frankly I’m tired of excuses and empty promises disguised as inspiration. Can you make a living doing photography full-time? Is it even possible anymore? Let’s talk about this, because on one hand I hear some bloggers I follow saying, “You can do it if you just follow your dreams” and on […]

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Facebook’s New Promotional Guidelines & What it Means for Your Photography Business

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Believe it or not, this is a Facebook change that you’re going to like. Since Facebook went public as a company, they’ve instituted a boatload of changes to make it harder to market your business on a Facebook page without paying for promotion. Yes, you still get some free exposure, but they took something that […]

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Shoot and Burn vs. Shoot and Share:
How to Make Money in an Increasingly Mobile-Based Marketplace

Thanks for watching this live webinar replay with Nate Grahek of StickyAlbums and myself as we explore the best way to share images, get new clients, and still make money when people are becoming more and more tied to their mobile devices. In this free webinar replay, we talk about Is it okay to sell […]

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Should You Close Your Photography Business?

should i close my business?

Yesterday I sent out an exclusive email to my email readers about a disturbing trend I see happening more and more in the photography business. The response was overwhelming. I got three main types of reactions to it. First, people were emailing thanking me for the insight, saying that it made them see that they […]

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How to Book More Clients Over the Phone (Even if You Fear the Phone)

How to Book More Clients Over the Phone (Even if You Fear the Phone)

This week’s post is a guest post by Lea Hartman. Are you afraid of talking to prospective clients on the phone? You’re not alone. I’d guess that the majority of photographers prefer email to phone contact any day. However, the phone is a great way to set yourself apart from the rest of your competition […]

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3 Places That You’re Wasting Money & Time in Your Photography Business

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When you run a photography business, it feels like your to-do list is never-ending. Besides all the client work you have to do, there’s all the business stuff as well. From essentials like paying taxes and updating your finances to brand development, planning, and visioneering, it’s hard to know what has to be done now […]

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How To Be An Affordable AND Profitable Photographer

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Photography pricing is really hard. In a perfect world, you’d be able to charge whatever you wanted, people would be willing and able to pay it, and you’d have all the clients you could ever want. There’d also be rainbows and unicorns prancing around every day. And perfect light. And no client complaints. And more […]

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Just Say No! 7 Ways to Tell When Buying a New Product is a Mistake

What Photography Products are Best?

The number of products available for photographers right now is downright overwhelming. With lots of people promoting products all the time, it’s hard to know what is worth buying and what is simply a waste of money. I’m a huge proponent of learning and of buying educational products because they are a great way to […]

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Are You a Successful Photographer?

Are You a Successful Photographer?

When I first decided to pursue photography, I had visions of grandeur in mind. Similar to my teenage dream of becoming a famous recording artist, I somehow imagined that I would become a world renowned photographer. I could just see it in my mind: getting published in magazines, traveling the world because I was in […]

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How To Keep From Screwing Up When Photographing an Important Wedding

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This is a guest post by wedding photographer Laura Novak. How many of you tend to feel nervous the morning of a wedding? Do you check your batteries and chargers at least a dozen times, or panic trying to remember if there is gas in your car? Maybe you second-guess yourself on your start time, […]

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7 Warning Signs That Your Search Engine Skills Are Outdated

SEO for Photographers

This is a guest post by SEO Expert Zach Prez. Ranking in search is a huge factor that can put a local small business in the photography industry on the path to success. Search is huge to the tune of $80 billion — that’s how much economic activity Google generated for U.S. businesses in 2011. […]

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