If you’ve ever dreamed about turning your hobby of photography into a lucrative business, but you simply don’t have the time or money to go to university, you’ve come to the right place. The information in this post could seriously improve your life in more ways than one, so it’s vitally important that you pay attention for the next few minutes. I personally know three people who’ve successfully started their own photography businesses over the last couple of years, and all of them took the route I’m about to lay out. At the end of the day, photography should be seen as an art, and so there’s very little anyone can teach you anyway. You either have it, or you don’t.
With all this in mind, I’m going to try to lay things out in layman’s terms. If you follow this guide in order, you could be a professional picture-snapper in less than a few months. So, without any further delays, here’s the information you’ve been waiting for…
Buy top quality equipment
Believe it or not, the type of equipment you use can make a significant difference to the quality of your images. That is why it’s vital that you don’t scrimp when it comes to finding the perfect camera and lenses. You’ll also need lots of lighting equipment and a tablet device. Luckily, iPad screen repair is cheap, so don’t worry too much about carrying it around. Be warned, all that equipment is going to cost a few thousand pounds, but it’s just something you have to do. It’s possible for you to recoup this investment in a few short weeks anyway, so the money could be back in your bank account before you know it.
Build a portfolio
Depending on the area of photography you’d like to specialise in, building your portfolio can be tackled in a number of different ways. For instance, if you’d like to get involved with wedding photography, it would be a good idea to advertise your services on social media websites for free. There are bound to be some people out there who’re getting married soon but can’t afford to pay the going rate, so why not help each other out?
Publish a website and promote it
Lastly, you’ll need to create a website that displays your portfolio and provides visitors with a price list. You can build one of these for free at home, or pay a web design company to do all the hard work. Either way, promoting it on social media websites and through online advertising services like Google Adwords can help you to get noticed and find clients. Just make sure only your most impressive images are included, and remember to stay competitive.
If you do all that, you’ll be a professional photographer before you know it. Unfortunately, I can make no guarantees about the amount of business you might get as that depends heavily on the quality of your work. With that in mind, make sure you include testimonials on your website from any satisfied clients.