The Votes Are In, and here's what you'd like to read about:
- Step-by-step basics of getting a photography business off the ground - 52%
- Marketing ideas and techniques - 50%
- Business entities: LLC/Inc/Sole Proprietor - 40%
- Finding your niche - 38%
- The High Price of Creating Free Ads - 12%
- Portfolios - 37%
- Approaching established pro's for assistantships, mentoring and advice - 34%
- Policing your copyright - 28%
- Charging for rush jobs - 25%
- Financial Planning - 23%
- Printing Companies: Online Vs. Local - 23%
- Retainers - 16%
- Mom's (and dad's) with a camera - 13%
- The legalities of RF selling - 9%
Scoopt - What's the deal?- 7% iStockphoto listed in the credits in a major motion picture?- 6%
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Here's how I think it will work best to fulfill the readership's interest in the above subjects. Take #1 - "Step-by-step basics of getting a photography business off the ground". I could talk about pet photography just as easy as a stock studio, and then again just as easy as an on location editorial business. So, I'll first start with a inquiry post, asking about the specifics of what you'd like to see, and to get the direction you'd like me to take by your comments to the post. No comments? No problem, I'll pick a field, and that just may make me pick pet photography. As someone who's sat in the ring at a dog show with a purebred and had my photo taken, it'll be dog show pet photography, or maybe how to get fido to sit as one part of your training for family pet photography. There are big bucks in that, you know?
A day (or three) later, you'll get your post on the subject, and then I'll move on within the next week.
If you would like to see it done differently, speak now.
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