How to Make Money as a Photographer - Even in a Small Town

How to Make Money as a Photographer – Even in a Small Town

Has that thought ever crossed your mind? Sure, that well-known photographer can get that kind of money working in that swanky town where all the bigwigs live, but your town is different; it’s just regular working class folks. They’ll never spend big bucks on photography…. Right? Don’t be so sure. If only things were different…

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Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions- Part 2

Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions: Part 2

In our last post ,  we spoke about finding your target client and which holiday you will be basing your promotion on. Today, it’s time to determine the format for your special session. What type of session should I offer when using a holiday tie in? I like to break down the type of session…

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Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions- Part 1

Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions: Part 1

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to bring in clients whenever you want? Whether you’re looking to fill the quiet months or to just round out your schedule year‐round? But how do you do that without looking desperate or like you’re always running the same old sale? As luck would have it, as I am…

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How to Plan to Grow Your Photography Business in the New Year

How to Plan to Grow Your Photography Business in the New Year

The holiday season is flying by and before you know it, that big ball will be dropping in Times Square and we will find ourselves face-to-face with a brand new year. Will you be making plans for what type of year you would like to create in 2016, or will you simply cross your fingers…

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How to Get Glowing Testimonials From Your Photography Clients

One question that we get fairly often from our readers is “how can I get my clients to give me (glowing) testimonials?” I added the word “glowing” because average-middle-of-the-road reviews are not going to do much to help bring you clients. Testimonials go a long way towards helping you book more clients and grow your…

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Increase your photography bookings in 5 simples steps with a marketing calendar!

Increase Your Photography Bookings in 5 Steps with a Marketing Calendar

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over… …but before you put away the beach chairs and bathing suits, did you make the most of the summer season by filling it with beach sessions? No matter what season it is when you’re reading this, there is always time to start planning and promoting specials by…

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How to Find Photography Clients, Part I: Setting the Foundation

We get a lot of questions from readers on the Hobby to Pro blog, Facebook page, and email list about different areas of creating a successful photography business. We realize that many of you have the same questions, so today, we’d like to start answering some of these questions right here on the blog! One…

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How I Went From Unemployed to Six-Figure Photographer in a Year

After just over a year in business with my photography studio, I had hit the six-figure per year mark. By year three, my photography studio was doing well into multiple-six-figures per year. It had grown to the point where my wife was able to quit her full-time nursing job in order to join the business…

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How to Find Your First Photography Clients in 3 Simple Steps

What is your favorite type of photography and what area of photography do you specialize in? Are they one in the same, like children and babies? Or are they at opposite ends of the spectrum, like say, pets and weddings? It might seem obvious, but your chances of success and happiness will be greatly increased…

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