Using Craigslist to Get Work
Welcome to this new lesson in this one. We want to talk about craigslist. Craigslist is probably a good way if you're just starting out to try to get some initial paying clients. So if you've kind of exhausted your family and friends and friends of friends and you don't see anything working out, you might want to go onto craigslist and post an ad. I will be honest though, a lot of the photography services that you'll find on craigslist are a little bit lower tier, lower quality, lower price, and so that's going to be the clientele that you find on craigslist that end up finding you. So, you want to be aware of that. Again, it's going to be something that you might want to do when you're just getting started out. So, I'm on the san luis Obispo page and you can see if I search for wedding photography that these are ads that photographers have posted. And just looking at here, I can see as a price point And that caught my eye. So maybe potentially having prices is good, but then it's als...
o, it's tough because you're starting to compete for the lowest price as you have a $275 package. Again, not the best place to make a full time living as a photographer, but to get build up your portfolio and to get started. Not a bad idea. You can go on, you can see the kinds of things people are posting this one is very simple. Just post some examples of the photos that they've done, let's look at another one, affordable, affordable wedding photography. Just one photo and people are on craigslist looking for wedding photographers. Let's just look at photography photographer, see this person posted that they're a professional portrait photographer but they don't have any images. So this is, this is something you could use as an example to do better from. And yeah, some of some of these I can tell are people that are getting started out and that's totally fine. And um just from the photos that I see on here already. But again, this one is pretty good though. Looks pretty good in terms of their quality. Yeah, it looks pretty good. Um, so again, just another place you can, you see that it shows them in kind of the most recent, but in the past month or so of listings. So put it on your calendar once a month. Just post an ad on craigslist, it's free to do. Um, I wouldn't go ahead and start paying for any sort of advertising. You can do that in some like local news papers and things that might work. But I would definitely recommend using all of the free services first and see if that works for you. And yeah, just put it on your calendar once a month, start doing it and see if you get any bites awesome. Thanks so much and we'll see you in another lesson