6 ‘Old-School’ Tips To Start A Photography Business With Old School Photography Marketing Strategies

Too often, these days, photographers planning to start a photography business ‘jump’ into the ‘mix’ with all of the ‘new’ (as in technologically advanced and innovative, etc.) bells and whistles of photography marketing. Of course, in order to start a photography business successfully and on solid ground it is critical to use ‘modern tools.’ But, many photographers, too often forget (or never knew) that the ‘modern marketing tools’ are improved ‘old-school’ marketing tools.Of course, too many ‘old-school’ photographers use ‘old-school’ small business marketing activities and ‘refuse’ to adapt to the conveniences of ‘modern marketing tools.’ As an example: there was a time when people were ‘confused and mesmerized’ with cell phones! Many couldn’t conceive how the telephones worked without wires! Many refused to get a cell phone – figuring that they were a ‘fad’ and they could ‘get by’ with what they’ve been ‘getting by’ with for all of this time! Is this familiar to you?’Old School’ Tip #1′Old-School’ Has A Place In ‘Modern’ TimesYour photography marketing activities should include the ‘old-school’ basics – with ‘modern’ adjustments for efficiency and professionalism. To start a photography business without using modern tools is like trying to successfully run a business without a telephone – wireless or ‘old-school/wired-to-the-wall’ type!’Old School’ Tip #2 – For The Foreseeable Future – ‘Technology’ Won’t Replace PeopleAs advanced as technology is and is getting, and as convenient as technology is making everyday life for people, and as time-saving as technology has become – people ‘still’ prefer, and gravitate towards, ‘other people’ – the human touch. Photographers that can remember and build their photography marketing strategy on ‘people-still-needing-people’ strategies and activities are the consistently successful photographers – no matter what their photography niche.’Old School’ Tip #3 – Cyber-Space Has It’s Pluses – But, The Masses Still Prefer LiteratureYes, that’s right. Most of the world ‘aren’t’ online all of the time! Oh sure, the numbers (of people online a good deal of the time) are growing, but, an all-time ‘old-school’ photography marketing favorite is still a favorite of the masses – literature. After all, that’s how most photos are seen. Modern technology has made these tools even more effective in marketing for photographers. For example, with the quality of ink-jet printers, I can make business cards on an ‘as needed’ basis. Also, I can change my business card whenever I need or want to. As a photographer, not only should I leave them everywhere, I should do so regularly. Likewise with other ‘old-school’ photography business marketing staples such as brochures, fliers and circulars, for example. Ink-jet technology allows photographers to produce ‘customer-specific’ calendars and greeting cards – that’s ‘old-school’ photo marketing at the next level.’Old School’ Tip #4 – Tie-ins With Other BusinessesThis strategy is especially effective these days. I think it’s because so many ‘old-school’ photographers are leaving the photography business and taking successful marketing techniques with them. Tie-ins work with many type ‘people’ businesses such as hair salons, spas, local restaurants, etc. One strategy that works for me and some of the other photographers that I work with is approaching small business owners, introducing myself as a photographer, and offer them my services. My opening question to them is something like, “Do you have a need for photos of your merchandise in your advertising, in your business literature or for your catalog?” Most of them have had such a need for some type of photos in the past six months, or so. I specifically word my question to “plant the seeds” of any photo ideas that they may have been thinking of, but just didn’t know what to do next. Often, their answer is no, they do not have a need – at that time. I leave my contact information with them. With business owners, I leave a business card and a post card sized brochure (displaying work that I’ve done for other businesses and “planting more seeds”). Sometimes, if I’m carrying a camera, I take a few snapshots of their business and send them to the businesses as a follow up, with my contact info on the photos. This strategy doesn’t provide fast money, but, it does produce good, long-term revenue. Slowly, more and more businesses are recognizing the need to have photos in their businesses. This strategy works extremely well for part-time photography business, also.’Old School’ Tip #5 – Show What You Got!And then, there’s the ‘granddaddy’ of all ‘old-school’ strategies; the ‘never-fail,’ ‘fool-proof,’ ‘never-let-you-down’ best of the best – “show them that you’re the best!” In other words, display your work. Online isn’t the only place to display your work.Your display can be as simple as a few small portraits at a store. You can create large contemporary displays in malls or events or arts & crafts shows or trade shows. What’s important is that you only display your best work. I want to offer this lesson learned from me displaying my work without giving consideration to who the audience I wanted to appeal to. I had enlarged some beautiful and finely detailed flowers and had them on display. Many people would stop by, look at the display, and ask for more information. Photo session follow ups were so-so. Then, one day, I stopped displaying the ‘finely-detailed’ photos and replaced them with great portraits of ‘regular’ people – business literally exploded. Lesson learned: my target audiences (women) don’t want ‘finely-detailed’ photos – no matter how beautiful the flowers are. They wanted ‘softer-focused’ photos of very regular people. And they didn’t ‘tell’ me this until after I changed the displays! Changing my ‘old-school’ displays and practicing ‘old-school’ human interaction taught me valuable lessons and increased my photography business.’Old School’ Tip #6 – ‘Modern Technology’ Is Great And Effective – But ‘Old-School’ Gets You PaidOne final example of the sustainability of ‘old-school’ photography marketing techniques in the times of ‘modern technological advancements:’ photography customers don’t care how many mega-pixels that your camera has, or how fast your lens is, or the name brand of your equipment, or whether your shooting raw, jpeg, or whatever. They simply want to know – “can you make me look good?”Long live ‘old-school.’

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Health Tips – How to Say Fit

A sound mind resides in a sound body and obliviously if you are mentally strong and aware you can rock the world on your tips. These days the pressure of work has increased so much that one hardly finds time for himself to take care. We can spend hours sitting on our computers but cannot think for going out for a walk because if we go for it a contract may slip out from our hands. Here we are suggesting some health tips which you can adopt in your lives and make it more beautiful and healthy.1. Green vegetables like spinach, cabbages etc. are very much helpful in protecting you from the harmful UV rays.
2. In winters if someone catches cold and cough then nothing effect better the natural medicine of ginger and garlic as they provide heat to the body.
3. Regular consumption of coconut helps you in increasing your life and beautifies also.
4. Lots of fibrous food and fruits is always an unbeatable medicine for the entire cure.
5. Early to bed early to rise and then have a morning walk.
6. One must make Yoga the daily routine of his life as no other exercise in this world activates your complete body as it does.
7. A natural laugh with complete zeal and joy activates 32 muscles of our body which almost double of the muscles working when we are sad or unhappy.
8. One is suggested to must have at least 5 to 6 liters of water every day as it not only purifies the blood but also improves our digestive system.
9. Last but not the least; Stomach is the root of many health problems so a special care of it is required all the time.There are more natural health tips which can help you to stay fit.

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The Best Ways I’ve Found To Make Money Online From Home

Have you been looking for a way to make money online without having to know much of the internet stuff? Wanting to work at home but don’t know how to do it? Here is the key gem: Between all the tricks on joining the craft beer movement, opening a gallery or being a tour operator, you will find clever advice that anybody can apply to make money online quickly.

The most basic way to make money online is through affiliate marketing. It is really easy. Basically you set up an ad for someone she is selling something and when they click through and buy it, you make money! Simple enough if you have no technical skill at all. Here are some simple tips on how to earn using affiliate marketing:

Drop-shipping is one of the most useful methods. You select a product in which you believe there is a demand and then drop-ship it to your customers in small quantities. You make money from the difference between what the stock costs and what you sell it for. For this method, it is important to note that you may need to make space for your inventory on your premises or perhaps wait until you have a build of an inventory before you can start drop-shipping; but the advantages make it a good choice for those seeking to make money online from their spare time.

Paid surveys are a great way to earn some extra cash. These can be accessed easily and there are many sites where you can get paid from spending your spare time. There is one site, though, which is said to pay $200 a week for twelve weeks straight – you can’t beat that kind of money making potential. With paid surveys, it is important to note that the sites are generally scams, and that you need to do some research to ensure you are making good money making opportunities.

Finally, a passive income generating method that can bring in money on autopilot is eToro’s Forex trading. This works by allowing you to invest on a demo account and earn money from the performance of the currencies being exchanged. The best thing about this system is that it allows you to do virtually anything and still see profits coming in. eToro has an average starting price of less than $50 and can generate an income of five figures in just a few months.

These are the best things I have found for making money online from your home. Though none of them are as good as, say, a paid-online course, they are much more affordable and can provide a valuable education to start earning money immediately online. With just a little research, you should be able to find a legitimate opportunity to get paid to learn the basics of making money in the currency markets. This is a truly remarkable opportunity.

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