Photography is a very lucrative profession, especially commercial photography. Commercial photography is set up to make a profit like any other business venture. If your dream is to make money, there are ways of becoming a successful commercial photographer.
Like any business, the first thing you have to do is to have a business plan. When you have a business plan, it means that you are taking your talent for photography to the next level. A business plan will help you break down the different parts of a business, such as cash flow, expenses, ownership, and competition.
Next is to assess how much it will cost you to start up the business. Photography equipment doesn’t come cheap. So, do a market survey of things you will need as well as what it will cost to get business licenses, insurance, a website, and accounting software which are the essentials of any modern business.
The next you have to do is to secure startup funds. You can access funds from your bank account or get a loan facility from a bank or family and friends. You can also make money from online casino games. Duelz offers bonuses to new customers. You can bet and make enough money to get yourself a camera or more. Roll that dice!
Make sure you invest in quality photography equipment. Get two cameras, two high-quality lenses, two flashes, and Photoshop and Lightroom to edit the images. The second camera will be the backup camera.
Every commercial photographer has a portfolio either as an album catalogue or an online portfolio showcasing their best work. So, put together a photography portfolio that demonstrates your skill. Endeavour to keep your portfolio updated. Potential customers want to see your latest and relevant photographs.
Take advantage of social media to promote yourself and your work. Anything or anyone that isn’t on social media these days are missing out.