Promote your photography: “Will photograph for food!”

Check how you promote yourself, by doing a search for your business on Google.

Everything is important. But one thing is more important than everything.

If you want to avoid standing on a street corner promoting your photography with a cardboard sign reading: “Will photograph for food,” there’s really only one thing you need to know. When you’re starting out as a photographer, everything seems important; buying equipment, getting your workflow right, figuring out business processes, advertising your services, creating your brand … but one thing is more important than all others, because without it, noting else matters: promote yourself, so you can get hired.
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What’s your marketing plan?

Here’s where you can start: google your business (I googled mine: “Photography by Depuhl” – you can do me a favor and google it, too – I’d love to see how Google displays how I promote my business where you live. Email me (photography@depuhl.com) a screen shot and I’ll post them on here.
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How do you promote yourself?

Don’t stop at social media. Get your name out there and remember you’re not gonna stop doing that for as long as you are a photographer. Here’s some of what I’ve done in the last few months to promote my work: (…)

Read the whole article on Strictly Business, the American Society of Media Photographer‘s blog: Will Photograph For Food [click here to read the whole article] and check out what other bloggers are writing about launching your photography career.

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