This year is going to be the year that will either make or break me as a business. I’ve decided that I’m going to focus on my photography as a business and make a living using my camera, my creativity, and my love to help others. I’ve been holding down a day job while trying to get enough business that I can focus on my photography. This is the year that I’m making that leap. I’ve been given a unique opportunity to get this work done and I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen. It’s not going to be easy and I know I’m going to have to push myself far outside my comfort zone but I know that with the support of my family and friends, I’ll be able to get things moving.
To make it easier to get work done, I’ve moved my office space into what we called “the studio” in our house. It’s a small room, off the kitchen that my wife had all her supplies and drawing table. I’m taking it over and yesterday, the boys helped me break it in with this video. It’s basically one take that could have been done much better with better lighting and a real video camera but we were just messing around with the webcam on my mac.
I’ve got some big ideas and some lofty goals to reach and I know with the support I’ve been getting from my fans, I can make this happen. Photography is NOT an easy business to break into but I know my work and creative skills are where they need to be and if I don’t start taking it seriously, no one ever will and it might as well be a craft I play with on the weekends.
I’m reaching out to everyone who see’s my works and thinks it has value to let your friends know about me. Word of mouth is by far the best way to get peoples attention because everyone you know will take your opinion seriously. Much more then a like on facebook or any other media. I want to build of my clients by reaching out to like minded people. They are the people I want to work with. If you like my work then you and your friends are the people I want to be working with. Small business like me thrive on that and it makes a world of difference to me.
I wish every the best for this new year and hope everyone gets what they are after for the year.