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Key Photography Business “Success Secret”

You can’t be creative 100 hours a week.  No one can.  So if you want to be “more successful” with your photography business – carefully limit the time you put into it.  No kidding.  I learned this the hard way many years ago – almost lost my family – plus – my photography wansn’t anywhere as good as it could…

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It’s Not What Happens With Your Photography Business, It’s How You Respond

I first heard those words from Zig Ziglar many years ago.  And it’s so true.  We are all where we are in our photography business because of how we have responded to the many “challenges” we have faced over the years. Now is no exception.  How you are responding to your photography marketing and sales challenges right now is determining…

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Success In Photography Is Not Normal – Think Carefully About This Right Now

If you look around you, you’ll see that success is NOT normal.  Most photographers are not happy.  They are not achieving what they have been dreaming about.  (If they have been dreaming about anything…)  They hate photography marketing.  They don’t want to learn how to sell their photography.  They think that photographic selling is trickery.  They are totally unsure of…

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How’s Your Photography Business? Want More Clients Now?

I was just finishing up next month’s “Renegade Photographer Inner Circle” Newsletter that most of you already are members of, and thinking about the Portrait & Wedding Photography Business, and what ideas or suggestions I might be able to offer to those photographers who follow this blog… And as I was finishing it up, I came across a great quotation,…

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Photography Marketing is a true art form – but not what you think

We are artists.  Most of us are very serious about what we do, and want to be proud of our photography.  But here’s a fact:  Your photography marketing and selling skills are way, way more important than your photography skills.  Now, don’t get me wrong – you do have to consistently produce a quality product that your clients love –…

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Photography Marketing and Selling Can Give You A Great Lifestyle

I just got back into the studio from spending the last 4 full days with our daughter, Erin, assisting her in a private class she was teaching on NASA and Astronomy. Had a great time talking about the Space Shuttle, ISS, Hubble Telescope, etc. How wonderful is it to be able to take time off when you want to, to…

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The “Four Pillars” Of Success In Photography

If you’ve studied with me for any time at all, you’ve heard me reveal one of the MAJOR discoveries of my life:  “Successful photographers force themselves to do the things the failures don’t want to do.”  I know I mentioned this before here, but it’s so important.  In fact, I often tell my wife Cheri to put this on my…

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Want More Photography Business? Get Those Exhibits Now!

It’s one of the most amazing things… I talk so much about the power of exhibiting your photography all over your town as a powerful photography marketing tool, and yet so few photographers actually go out and get them. I guess they just aren’t as hungry, or as scared as I was.  Trust me.  If I hadn’t gotten those exhibits,…

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Why Many Photographers Struggle With Their Photography Business

Ever wonder why some photographers are so successful, while others struggle?  Photography marketing seems so mysterious.  And photography sales and selling seem like a really difficult subject.  So how do they do it? I do a lot of one-on-one coaching and consulting with photographers around the world, and here’s what I’ve found: Successful photographers FORCE themselves to do the things…

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Photography Marketing Key Point

When it comes to photography marketing, I remember the first time I went in to meet the Marketing Director of one of our largest malls – to get a free display there (which I DID get, by the way.) Sitting on her desk was a sign that said, “A terrible thing happens if you don’t market correctly …  nothing!” I’ll…

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