Posts Tagged Selling
I was asked for some advice about how best to use and show your portfolio in the commercial world. I thought it might be helpful to share a few top-line thoughts with everyone. This is a bit of a 'Brain Dump' so you might like to make a coffee first before you start to read...
Andy Biggs put together a video in his studio to show many of the different portfolio options that are on the market today. The idea was to put forth some tangible ideas for your own photo portfolios, and the products in the video range from around $5.50 to around $400. These items are from Moab Paper, Lost Luggage, Portfoliobox.com and Dane Creek Folios.
Waiting for the phone to ring is not a good business strategy. Particularly in these tough times. One of the best and fastest ways to build your photography business is to pick up the phone and sell yourself to potential new clients. Photography is after all, a people business and you need to generate good contacts and relationships if you want to succeed.
Unfortunately selling terrifies most photographers. They either don't do it or they do it poorly. For many who try, it is a stressful ordeal which can leave them exhausted and deflated. Here's an alternative approach which might help you.