Planning on moving your photography hobby on the next level? Read this article and consider the 6 steps that can help you turn your photography hobby into a serious business!
So, you’ve been running your photography as a hobby for quite some time now, but you are finally ready to make the next move – create your own personal photography business!
Even though photography as a hobby can be a great way to make some extra money on the side, you cannot achieve the same success as you would achieve it if you own your business. Moving your talent and skills to the next level is going to bring you a lot of benefits and not just financial benefits.
So, how you can possibly turn your hobby into a business?
We are going to present you 6 crucial steps that can help you turn your photography hobby into a serious and prospective business:
- Determine Your Niche – Whether you are a wedding photographer, a landscape photographer, or a portrait specialist – you need to determine the area you specialize in. Finding your niche is crucial if you want to develop a focused business and a clear brand.
- Create a Portfolio – If you don’t have a portfolio, no one will be able to see your work. So, we highly recommend you before you turn your hobby into a serious business to build your own portfolio and start working on photographs that reflect your style.
- Set the Prices – You should keep in mind that there is nothing more unprofessional than a photographer that doesn’t have an appropriate price. So, before you join the business world and become a professional photographer make sure to outline your price list and have it presented on your website and in your portfolio.
- Create Some Marketing and Branding Materials – You should choose a business name and additional marketing materials such as logo, digital flyer, and a business card.
- Get Referrals & Testimonials – Gather all of your past clients and get as many referrals and testimonials as possible.
- Determine the Numbers – Once you will turn your hobby into a business you need to determine your numbers or determine how much you need to earn per week, month, and year.
So, are you ready to move your talent and skills to another level? Good luck!
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— Emily Supiot (@cozyclicks) 7 de marzo de 2017