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Gain traction using your photography

Gain traction using your photography

Today’s tip is all about gaining traction and creating momentum for your freelance photography business. Something that has helped me create more traction for my freelance business would be saying yes to opportunity. No matter how you apply your camera for various work projects there is a good chance there is someone out there willing to pay you for your work and your time – it’s a matter of finding those individuals. As soon as I started to say yes to more random opportunities I immediately felt like more connections were made and other opportunities began presenting themselves. When i say Random I will start with my story in which i was reached out to for two images for the cover of magazine features for Parker and highlands life style magazines. As messed up as this sounds there is already someone doing your job for free whether they have a smart phone or an expensive camera; people are already out there giving their work away for free (and it absolutely kills me too). However; when a local magazine reaches out to you to use two of your images on the cover of their magazine I highly recommend saying yes — IF and ONLY IF they promise to credit you for your work. Because I opened myself up to this opportunity and said “Yes” instead of “No” it has opened the door to many other photography projects for me. Because I was personable and easy to work with the magazine editors approached me to do six other PAID photography shoots plus meeting leads for new photo work. This takes me back to my original point about how important it is to remember to say Yes and consider any opportunity as it may open the door for more work. There are many ways to make money using your camera, this is just one small example about how I turned one unpaid opportunity into more consecutive paying photography gigs.

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