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What Works and What Doesn’t

Take notes as you gain practice and experience; learn from both mistakes and successes.

Maybe you’ve found that the blog you’re keeping for your budding photography business isn’t gaining traction, but your Instagram account is getting lots of attention; it might be time to refocus your strategy.

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A day job can help fund your new venture until you start making real money, which takes the pressure off your passion project.

There are plenty of cheap and easy ways to expand your circle and attract people who share your interests.

If you weren’t dealing with your job every day, what would you be doing instead?  Any activities you can dream of can be turned into a money-making venture.

Don’t get stuck in a rut just because it’s the path of least resistance. It’s okay to adjust and shift gears as you go.

Before charging people money, do what you love for free for quite a while. 

Spend some time researching the needs, interests, and preferences of your ideal client. Then brainstorm ways to help them.

In order to get the word out, refine your elevator pitch. Think about including not only what you do, but why you do it.

Figure out how to create your own success tool kit /secret sauce made up of all the different skills and experiences that only you have. This is what will make you stand out and keep your service unique.

When you reach out to paying clients, you’ll be able to present the free work that you did as a sample or a portfolio. For a job that’s service-based, make sure you get references to help you move into the paid arena.

Take a look at the people you admire who are doing the work you want to be doing. What’s their strategy? How do they do it?

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