Starting A Wedding Photgraphy Business Is Not Difficult At All! It Requires Passion

 

wedding photgrapher1 Jasmine Curt
Professional Wedding Photographer
Koreatown, Wilshire Center
3871 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone number (213) 384-0058

 

The most-asked question I receive from photographers is, “How did you start your journey as a wedding photographer?” I photographed three weddings in October of 2006, then shot 38 weddings in 2007…all without formal training or money. When I began, I dared myself to dream and fail. My husband, JD, and I planned that I’d give this whole photography thing a try for one year, and if it didn’t work, I’d go back and reclaim my scholarship to law school.

Okay, so that’s the story, but most people who ask want to know the how. What was the lynchpin holding my dreams and reality? Well—at the risk of being repetitive—I can attribute my growth and development to three main things…although I’m the first to say I probably did everything wrong, and this advice isn’t worth the time it takes to read it…but it’s still my story nevertheless…

I started my ‘business’ with a Canon 20D and a 24-70mm F/2.8 lens. That’s it. I had nothing else, but I took what I had and made it work…much like anyone else starting out. Now, I knew nothing about my camera. Nothing. I read and reread my manual, then set out and practiced. And practiced. Then I scoured the web for answers when I didn’t know what an f-stop was.

Practice and honing a craft is the key to growing success. Hands down. There isn’t a magic pill to just get better. Trust me, I prayed for it. And it didn’t come in a package on my doorstep…it came, rather, in the form of blood, sweat, and tears. Day after day of giving myself practice assignments with my camera, second shooting, and participating in photography forums to help my progress.

If you’re not getting better, go and practice. Also, if you find this blog useful or you might need of any advice and other tips I can help I only one call away!.

Why You Should Venture Into The Landscaping Business Industry Now

landscape2Jeffrey Wilson
Landscape Business owner
Homestead, FL 33033
Phone number (786) 271-6014

I was a ‘mow, blow and go’ guy for 12 years but was never really making enough, Then I went back to school for horticulture and landscape design and returned to business with the advice of a marketing guru. Ever since, I have approached the marketing of my business from a higher level.

This professional approach is key to successful growth, But really patience is required for the pay off. This “higher level” described as a multi-faceted approach based on building customer rapport to create customer retention as well as building value in your expertise as a landscaper.

Relationship building leads to loyal client base, my opinion about advertising is that the self-promotional aspect of advertising alone is not optimal. It’s better to make others talk positively about you than for you to talk about you. Commercial maintenance is so competitive, and there’s no loyalty. As soon as property management changes, it’s out to bid again,observes Dickerson. My major emphasis to business owners who wants to venture in a landscaping business is to establish relationships with customers. Get out and get to know them. It’s hard for your client to fire someone he or she is on a first-name basis with.

The key is establishing client loyalty built on enduring personal relationships and doing what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.

 

You’re Selling a Dream – and You’re Building it

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Gardening is all about patience and preparation, and setting up a gardening business is much the same. It takes hard graft and perseverance. It can also be very rewarding. In many cases, that will be down to you, particularly if you’ve been called in to overhaul what was previously an overgrown jungle. It is always looking at the job when you’ve finished, People always say how great it looks, so it makes it worthwhile.

In many ways, it’s the fact that you will be doing much more than planting a few nasturtiums that makes the industry more than just maintaining gardens. What you achieve can add to the value of a house, if the grounds have been well looked after. You can’t skimp. People have their ideal gardens, “you’re selling a dream – and you’re building it.”

To get the most out of your landscaping business, here are some basic rules:

  • Taking a course at a horticultural college can be a real bonus
  • Market yourself well so you won’t be mistaken for a cowboy operation. Being accountable is very important
  • Rent any costly equipment – like cement mixers – before you buy, to make sure purchasing one would be an investment
  • Learn your trade – work for someone else first before branching out on your own
  • Don’t take bookings more than a month in advance – you never know if the weather will make it impossible, or if you will have other work to complete
  • Last but not least – always make sure you dress for all weathers

How about you? Do you also have successful stories and tips to share? I’d love to hear about in the comments.