According to a 3 year study discovered by Dane Sanders in his book Fast Track Photographer: In the 1st year, 60% of photographers give up their business. Of that remaining 40%, another 25% will fail within the 2nd year. The ones that make it are the remaining 15% who endure through the 3rd year. That’s a staggering 85% turnover rate.
Being a creative entrepreneur can be competitive, challenging + difficult, but oh so rewarding. Owning a photography business is not easy. Hard work, understanding your strengths + learning from lots of mistakes, coupled with talent + good business skills are the recipe for long term survival.
All sorts of lessons have been learned with twenty plus years of doing this. We have had setbacks + successes but we wouldn’t change a thing. We have learned so much along the way, we understand our core strengths, we have stayed true to our style, we don’t worry about what everyone else is doing and we never stop trying to make ourselves better.
Our entire household is run on money generated from our photographic pursuits. If we don’t do this right, our kids don’t eat. And our kids like to eat!
In person mentoring
We can meet in our studio and discuss any aspect of your business that you want to work on. If you want us to critique your website or portfolio, answer unlimited Q&A, shoot in studio or on location, learn post processing techniques or discuss the business side of things – our goal is to help you make your photography business a success.
(skype or telephone consultations also available)