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New Meetup: The Business of Portrait Photography

From: Lori J.
Sent on: Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:30 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Portrait Photography Meetup Group - Columbia!

What: The Business of Portrait Photography

When: Sunday, September 26,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $40.00 per person

Where: Cayce-West Columbia Library
1500 Augusta Rd
West Columbia, SC 29169

This will be a Class structured Meetup but because the RSVP will be limited to only 12, it will be easy for me to work more individually with each of you and answer questions.

This class will be broken into two parts:
#1 - Pricing and setting up product lines and packages to be profitable
#2 - Marketing and selling techniques that work in todays economy

We will cover the 1st topic from 2:00 until about 4:30 and then break for dinner. The second half of the Meetup will start at 6:00 and go until about 8:30. I would love anyone who wishes to join me for dinner to please let me know. You are welcome to ask any other questions that you may have as long as I can get a bite or two in between...

After listening to so many questions and requests in the Charlotte Meetup group about turning their passion into profit, I decided to go ahead and schedule business classes. They were a big hit and I've even had a few photographers ask if they missed the Charlotte ones if they could sign up to come to Columbia. I will post them for the Columbia members first but if the spots do not fill I will then open them up to RSVPs from the other group. These classes are not meant to teach you everything in a short 2 1/2 hour period, but hopefully it will help answer some of the questions so many are asking.

Would you like to make some money with your photography?
Do you know how and where to go to set up a legal photography business, with a sales tax license and insurances?

Do you have a good handle on how to move your photography from the "photographer's world of "show-n-tell" (Flickr) to the consumer's world of viral marketing, such as setting up social media sites and blogs? Do you have a Facebook business page set-up yet, or wish to know more about how to use it and why you should?

Are you building your website yourself and still not completely happy with it? I can point you to some great inexpensive sites to help you with this too!
Do you already have a business but feel like you are falling behind in today's trends and market place?

In Business class #1, we will heavily review pricing and how to package and sell for profit. We will talk about the different kinds of product lines and different ways to sell your work.

In Business class #2, we will discuss in more detail how to market and sell your product line and stay in business.

I will be handing out some resources and links that should help you get your business off the ground or back in the right direction. If you have any questions regarding this Meetup, please feel free to send me an email.

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