Working as a photographer is almost everyone’s dream. However, working as a freelancer results in less client and more competition from several photography businesses. Being a freelance photographer, you must face competition and try your best on how you will market your own photography services. Photography may be just an interesting hobby and passion for some, many freelance photographers takes it as their basis to earn money for a living.
If you are eager to earn more money as a freelance photographer, you may consider these tips:
Be an assistant photographer to photography studios
The benefits of being an assistant photographer to photography studios are that you are able to acquire more skills and connection for your possible clients. Photography studios often in need of freelance photographers when they are in lack of photographers present for a wedding event. This can be your avenue to earn money and at the same time, you were able to learn more about wedding photography for your next potential clients.
Offer mini photo sessions
You may offer a full photo session to your clients, try to consider mini photo sessions too. It may be cheaper, but it will surely attract more potential clients and better to earn money than none. This is perfect for amateur models who want to have good photos for their portfolio.
Venture stock photography
Demands for stock photos are pretty constant nowadays. Rather than letting your shots piled up from your photo gallery, why not offer it in stock photography websites? You may not be able to earn high rates from this, but you can still generate additional income for trying it.
Set up Photography Workshop or Training
With lots of students who want to acquire skills in photography, you may set-up photography workshops or training for them. Through this, you can provide a career advancement to other aspiring photographers while earning money from their training fees. Also, this will be your gateway to market your business to others.
Do Social Media Photography
If you are active in different social media sites, why not try to post your sample photos? From this, potential target audience might get reached and clients will get amazed at your work. Also, lots of businesses are looking for photographers to make their business active in social media.
Trade your services for food or stay
Trading or having an ex-deal in exchange for photography services is one of the strategies many bloggers do today. Aside from having yourself free food and travel, it will also serve as your portfolio and let other businesses know your capabilities in the photography industry.