If you are already in a studio and running a business, this is still the part of business that is sooooo easy to avoid. Putting yourself and your work out there. I’ve put up a Marketing Survey so you can tell me what your challenges are. Im going to make marketing material for you with your images not mine. Lets create a tick list / must do marketing list and apply it every week to our businesses. No more excuses no more avoiding this.
Here’s the Survey: http://cr8.lv/sue_marketing
I just went to a seminar with John Demartini he said “Business is an equal amount of pleasure and pain (but we judge it by our pain) You will become as successful as the amount of pain you are prepared to endure” I was fascinated by this. My business over the last 10 years has been both an unbelievable challenge and great joy, in fact you could say a perfect balance of both funny thing is I WAS leaning more towards HUGE CHALLENGE but the truth is I do measure it by challenge not achievement. If you expect anything in life to be easy, to be only joy and to be all support and no challenge then you are living in a fantasy world.
I am challenged every day by my career. I believe there are significant personal factors in building a business, making money and becoming successful these I will address. I know for a fact that your business is run in direct proportion to your personal self/state and belief system, I’ve seen it time and time again (myself included). I know that the hardest thing to do is believe you and your product is worth making money. I know how hard it is to word letters and vouchers, come up with cool ideas and hold to a social media recipe, but all of these skills I can give you.
I can teach you how to launch a Glamour brand into your photography business, I can also teach you to shoot just like me thats what 28 days was all about. I learned from scratch, but what I cannot give you is the drive and determination I felt every day to master my craft. That will require patience, tears and laughter (50/50 in fact) practise more practise, more practise and some more practise. I am educating on multiple levels from the newbie to the seasoned pro that wants to put a bit of contemporary glam in their brand. I keep hearing what if I’m not good enough SO LETS ADDRESS THAT what if you’re NOT good enough? Lets look at what a professional standard is and what the public are willing to accept as good work. You’ve heard the saying you can’t buff a turd. Lets put that to the test. I’m going to be a bit of a hard arse.
So whatever your challenge talk to me (fill in the survey) and lets work towards being better Photographers, strong business people/service providers and most of all making money doing what we love, even when some days we don’t love it at all.
See you May 22nd for free to watch creativeLIVE enroll: http://www.creativelive.com/courses/marketing-and-promotion-sue-bryce
This woman is beautiful for many reasons. Because she is, because she’s a beautiful person because she has an amazing husband that booked her session. But mostly because I know her story and it blew me away. That is my purpose, my WHY knowing sharing seeing capturing stories and beauty. Find out your purpose and your WHY trust me your career will be a lot fuller and your promotion a lot easier because connection to what you do is above all paramount.
Are you prepared to put your website up for a public critique? Not by photographers. By the public. They are the ones that are booking you right? Do you want to hear what they say? Are you brave enough to do that.
Email me of you are: email@example.com
creativeLIVE May 22nd Marketing & Promotion “Are you good enough?” lets find out