Take it fur­ther

Digital Camera World - - COVER STORY -

Feel­ing in­spired and ready to make the jump so you can make money from your camera?

Here’s some ex­tra advice on how to take your first step and give your­self the best chance of suc­cess…

Make a plan

Work up a busi­ness plan of how you launch your pho­tog­ra­phy busi­ness. De­cide which genre (or gen­res) best fits your skill set and how you are go­ing to at­tract cus­tomers to use your skills or buy your work. Set monthly tar­gets to stay mo­ti­vated, and share your plan with trusted friends to see if they can of­fer any con­struc­tive feed­back.

Make it work

Crunch some num­bers and work out if you can af­ford to up­grade equip­ment (and still pay the bills). One way to mit­i­gate kit costs is to use the sec­ond­hand mar­ket but, just like buying a used car, you should al­ways do your home­work first to make sure you’re get­ting a good deal.

It may be the case that you have to start as a part-time pro­fes­sional while build­ing up your busi­ness – but if pho­tog­ra­phy is truly your pas­sion, this shouldn’t put off those look­ing to make money from their cam­eras.

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