How to Select the Photography Category for Your Home Based Business
You may have already started to make money from your photography, but if you are
still a gifted amateur, then there are effective methods you can use to kick
start your chances of making a profit. At the present time there has never been
more opportunities for the photographer. New technologies in the form of digital
cameras are changing the face of the industry. However that has always been the
case for photographers, and it is no reason to get discouraged.
It has never been easier for the amateurs to take their own photographs. However
there are certain circumstances where it is harder than others. An example here
is pet photography. There are plenty of people living alone, who have pets, and
whilst they can photograph their pets it is far harder to get a photograph of them
with their pets.
Advertise locally to take pet photos, or take a walk in your nearest park and ask
people. If you use a digital camera, you can advertise to people that not only can
they have a copy of their pets, as a photograph, but they can have it on their
desktop as wallpaper. Digital online printing services will also print the photo on
postcards. Get some done and then post them to friends or relations overseas.
Print the photo on mugs and serve them in your house to pet owners and see how long
it is before someone else wants one.
There are other possibilities, with the tee shirts and mugs, some people will want
their own photographs on a tee shirt with perhaps their own caption, advertise these
services locally through the means of small ads.
Have some business cards printed, and go and cover local sporting events and contests,
there is always someone without a camera, especially if they win, they will want a
photograph. Or you may like to consider joining a local society, and advertising
yourself as a photographer, there is nothing as effective as word of mouth advertising,
all the money paid for advertisements cannot beat it!
Be aware of local activities that take place in your area that you can capitalise on.
Graduations are an occasion when people wish to have a more formal record. The cost of
graduating itself is so high that what is the cost of a formal portrait in comparison.
Especially if you have a digital camera and have no film, you can almost use it in a
speculative manner. In other words there are a lot of people together who constitute
a market. If you photograph them all then the chances are that you will sell about 40
percent of your work. There is always someone who has a jammed camera, or in the wrong
place, or even proud grandparents who do not possess a camera.
Not everyone lives down the Road from the Taj Mahal, or Gracelands, but many of you
will live near a landmark that attracts photographers. Many people will have their
cameras but they will not necessarily be digital. If you have a digital camera you
should be able to show people a photograph they want in front of something. These
photographs, though time consuming to start with, are a start on the photographic market ladder.