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For All The Photographers Looking For Work

Hey there everyone…Missy here. I wanted to write up a quick post to all of my followers that are photographers or looking to become one.

I found one of the greatest tools ever…well not really a tool but a killer resource.

Last year I was in a bad car accident which is making it difficult to get out and shoot and I definitely could not do any of my “on location” portrait shoots. So I started to stress out about work and money, it’s been a complete nightmare and it has been a struggle until recently.

So because of this mess, I’ve been looking for ways to sell more work online and I found this site called Photography Jobs Online. What it is, is a huge and I mean freakin’ HUGE database of freelance work, tutorials, tools, stock photo agencies and more.

I was in complete shock when I saw the amount of job postings and stock agencies on this database. I haven’t check out the tutorials yet but I will.

It’s also super simple to use!

Here are a few screen shots from my account…

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I started with the 7 day free trial but I liked the site so much I purchased the membership the very same day I signed up. In the 3 – 4 weeks’ that I’ve been a member I’ve made 1100.00 with dedicating just a few hours a day around the other things I had scheduled to do.

If you would like to try this out here is the link: Photography Jobs Online

Happy Shooting!

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Photography Quickies with Cyrus Sutton Turning Your Passion into a Business


Photography Quickies with Cyrus Sutton Turning Your Passion into a Business
Published Oct 21, 2016 by: Adorama

Cyrus Sutton is an emmy-winning filmmaker and surf ambassador who started his career with one of the best selling surf films of 2003 when he was only 19. Since then worked on everything from tv productions and large commercials, to surf/outdoor films and social media strategy and consulting for large companies. In this episode 33 year old Cyrus shares some of the things he’s learned along his 14 year career as a filmmaker and photographer.

How to Master Photography Marketing

Some helpful marketing tips for emerging photographers of any genre.

Videoby Mimika Cooney, featuring Sal Cincotta

 

Becoming A Professional Nature And Landscape Photographer: Uncertainty

Expect and Plan For Times of Uncertainty

When you’re your own boss of a photography business, you’re going to be doing multiple jobs until you are in a secure enough place financially to support the payroll of a staff member or two. If you want to succeed as a professional it going to be inevitable, you will lose casual shooting time, time spent with friends and family. The world will rest on your shoulders, you will have to continuously be on the look out for work, trend changes, handling follow-up with potential clients, make sales, planning jobs, doing the job your hired to do, process the job and finish it up with a final invoices and payments. Once that is complete you need to find creative ways to keep your brand in the minds of your past clients as well as your potential clients. This is not a complaint on my part at all;  it’s liberating in some ways and extremely terrifying in others. Fear can either be an amazing  motivational tool or a detrimental factor of your decisions; me I choose to use it as a motivator.

When you’re making your best work and putting yourself out there everyday, the work will come. The work maybe slow at first, but it will come. One key factor that I feel is important for any artist to remember is that art and photography is a secondary desire; meaning its not needed for survival. This statement may be hard for the Selfie Queens out there but no one has ever died from not having their photograph taken or from the lack of a piece of art hanging on their walls.  People buy art because it makes them feel good, it matches their decor, it “speaks” to them. People buy photographic services to document  or sell things but it’s never needed like food, shelter, or clothing, so people think differently about it than other products or services. Your job as a business owner is to keep your brand out there visible constantly until the time they are ready to fulfill there “want” for art.

There will be many moments of uncertainty during the entire process, there will be some months that the phone rings off the hook and then others months you will be picking up your phone just to see if there is still a dial tone. These low points are the moments that the uncertainty starts to creep into your mindset. Regardless of how often your phone rings, you must stay consistent in your efforts if you feel a lag in productivity or you have to push harder on calls. One of the most significant things I have done for myself during the time of uncertainty was to add motivational sales training into my daily activities. If I’m not on the phone with a client or cold calls I have my books on audio playing in the background while I work on my computer, working out, cleaning my house…basically anytime I’m not holding a conversation with someone. My favorite is Grant Cardone, he has a no-nonsense kind of personality and some amazing ideas to keep anyone motivated during any endeavor.  Right now I bounce between two of his audio books The 10X Rule and Sell or Be Sold, both are great eye openers for an emerging business owner.

There will always be things that feel (at the time) like a kind of sacrifice and there will be moments of uncertainty for your business but that feeling will pass if you stick it out and make honest efforts to persevere. I’m no where near my goal(s) for my business and in my life but I know without a doubt that I can make this work.