Ep 137: How do you know if you are ready to start a photography business

So you’re into photography and think you might be able to earn some money from it. Whether you want to do it on weekends or full time, you need the right approach if you want to succeed.

Gina and Valerie chat about how to get the right mindset, the essential steps you need to take, how to find time to build your business and the importance to finding your tribe.

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Show notes

Shout out to Danette Zak Blog
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When to start a business

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be only afraid of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

  • Getting your head right first – the importance of self-development
  • Play the long game
  • You don’t get a six-pack overnight
  • Be inspired not jealous of those who have achieved success
  • Hone your skills
  • Finding time to grow your business
  • Pay the rent first
  • Find your tribe
  • Keep your overheads low
  • Start small and rent/borrow/buy as you need
  • The basics
  • Sell yourself
  • Market locally rather than globally then build on that
  • Approach local businesses
  • Local councils
  • Stop comparing your bloopers to everyone else’s highlights reel
  • Focus on giving not getting

Books

  • Think and Grow Rich
  • The Alchemist
  • Big Magic
  • Steal like an Artist
  • 80/20 rule

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