Can you still make money in photography?
Can you “still” make money in photography these days? Asking for a friend.
And since so many seem to be asking this question.
This much I know, yes. You can. We’re doing it in our studio. And we’re in Costa Rica for three months. Go figure.
I believe a lot has to do with mindset and marketing…you know, brand building and winning over the hearts, minds and wallets in your community.
If you sincerely believe it’s impossible for whatever reason, then it won’t work. This is why mindset is key.
Even if it will work out, may have or could have, assuming you had the right mindset, it won’t. Think about that one for a sec.
Because everything starts with that massive computer between your ears.
Start there. And take on marketing like as if a band of narcos hit men were climbing over your backyard fence and driving up your driveway.
Yes, get that passionate about.
I feel lucky that I’ve always, since the age of 20, had a strong belief in the power of mindset.
I read many books on this, back when, like “Think & Grow Rich” (my fave), “The Magic of Thinking Big”, “The Magic of Believing” and “The Power of Your Subconscious” to name a few.
They’ve all had a deep and lasting impact.
But, things are different these days, some complain. Ok, tell that to my bank teller when I go make my deposits.
Really? Different? The only thing that’s changed is the amount of photographers and ‘faux-tagraphers’ out there in the market.
Truth is, there are way less real legitimate, earning a decent living, six figure+ actual studio owners. Way less.
But they are there.
And there are way, way, way more Canon Rebel carrying “photographers”. (note the quotation marks please)
The only difference is business and marketing, and treating your photography thing, well, like a business.
It’s one of the main reasons why I choose to ignore the faux-togs and follow the real players.
If you get obsessed with the assumed and imagined competition, then you become them. Hence, mindset.
If you follow real business run, dyed-in-the wool marketers of photographic services, then, you’re increase the odd of becoming like them as well.
The choice is yours. Pick one, Can’t have both.
And do join me tomorrow night as I invite another bricks and mortar, running-a-legit business in a small community, Dan Morency as we get an update on what’s working with Dan and all things marketing, business and success.
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”