starting up a business can anyone help please

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lisaobrien lisaobrien Post 1 of 7
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Hi I have started up my own mobile photography business where i go to their houses and take family portraits and babies and little kids with different props etc but i am stuggling on getting myself out there, any advice please thanks



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Solace Angel Solace Angel Post 2 of 7
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I think you should create a portfolio with 10-20 of your best images to show to clients. These photos should be changed every now and then with more recent ones. Also do business cards that has pictures on it that u have taken. Also you can send out email to your friends and family and let them send them out to other people. And in the email u can do a brochure with picture you have taken and do a little write up on it and save it in pdf format to send out.

Hope that helps in some way. If i think of anything else I will let u know.
Ken Piros Ken Piros   Post 3 of 7
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The trick is going to be getting your name out their so that people are aware of your service. From my experience newspaper ads with coupons have never worked very well, less than a 1% response. Direct mail coupons work a little better about a 2-3% response if you have the money for that type of advertising. Guerilla marketing techniques will work best when you don’t have a big budget but plenty of time to promote yourself.

http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Marketi ... 0395906253

Maybe working out an agreement with daycare centers to come in and photograph the kids individually and giving the parents one photo of their child with a business card or coupon would spark some response. Even if you had to do the daycare center shoot for free the follow-up orders would make up for it. Once the parents start talking to other parents they associate with the word of mouth referrals will kick in and thing should take off from there.

Hope this gives you a few ideas, Good luck with the business.



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joe woodley joe woodley Post 4 of 7
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Get yourself a website built so that people can easily access your work.

You should come up with a 'brand', create a logo that is easily identifiable with your photographic services.

Then market this 'brand', have vehicle stickers of your logo made to place on the back of your car, get yourself in the local newspaper (doing something charitable is a good way of getting free newspaper publicity)

Marketing and making people aware that you exist are key to gaining customers.

Oh and make sure that your customers always use you for there photo needs, repeat business is key to growth!

:)



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John Sampson John Sampson Post 5 of 7
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Joe is right. In the marketing sector branding is important.
You are your own brand, make it recognizable, known, and desirable. If you go into business without any kind of business experience or knowledge you have to knock on the door of experience. You need to be visible. If you live in a large community you might want to print some fliers and put them on cars in the parking lots, parking garages etc.
The bottom line is that people need to get to know that you're around, what you do, and you need to be in touch.
And then, of course, you need to be really good at what you're offering. If the competition is better than you, what chance do you think you have?
ernestlsmith ernestlsmith Post 6 of 7
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Try telemarketing Call daycares,retirement communities etc and ask them are they having a party. you can do a photo booth if you have a printer.Make sure you give cards to everybody at the party.Use some of the money to advertise on google.Tell your friends,family,facebook,myspace etc you do portraits or what ever you offer.Get out the house knock on doors.Network as much as you can with other vendors that may can get you booked, you got to talk to people. learn about web optimazation for your website.read read read
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Surinder Singh Surinder Singh Post 7 of 7
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Create your own website and market your self as already advised.
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