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Using Craigslist to Get Work

Lesson 42 from: Launch a Successful Photography Business

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

Using Craigslist to Get Work

Lesson 42 from: Launch a Successful Photography Business

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

42. Using Craigslist to Get Work

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction to Starting a Photography Business

1

Welcome

02:26
2

Why Do You Want to Start a Photography Business

04:40
3

What Kind of Photography Business Do You Want to Start

05:38
4

Important Personal Note from Instructor Will

02:25
5

Case Study Starting a Photography Business

07:43
6

Quiz - Chapter 1

Chapter 2: Basics of Starting a Photography Business

7

Introduction to Basics of Starting a Photography Business

00:52
8

Choose Your Business Name

05:29
9

Choose Your Business Structure

06:12
10

Register Your Business Name

01:47
11

Get Your Federal Tax ID

01:39
12

Get Your Business License

01:16
13

Get Your Business Bank Account

02:16
14

Register Your Online Accounts

02:17
15

Branding Your Business

02:18
16

Set Your Prices

12:56
17

The Photography Gear You Need to Start a Business

03:42
18

Case Study - Business Basics

24:42
19

Case Study - Equipment

10:05
20

Quiz - Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Get Your First Paying Clients

21

Intro to Getting Your First Paying Clients

00:44
22

You Need to Prove Yourself

01:30
23

The Best Place to Find Your First Clients

02:36
24

What to Charge for Your First Clients

02:44
25

On Set - Partnering with Other Creatives

01:57
26

On Set - Getting Work in a Competitive Environment

02:38
27

Use Your First Shoot Wisely

01:20
28

Case Study - Getting Your First Clients

07:55
29

Quiz - Chapter 3

Chapter 4: Create Your Photography Business Website

30

Introduction to Create Your Photography Business Website

01:05
31

Why You Need a Website and Platform Options

04:30
32

What Needs to Be On Your Website

07:32
33

Design the Perfect Portfolio

03:17
34

Case Study - Looking at Photography Websites

12:56
35

Quiz - Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Expanding Your Online Presence

36

Introduction to Expanding Your Online Presence

00:55
37

Use Instagram to Grow Your Business

02:29
38

Use Facebook to Grow Your Business

01:21
39

Get Listed on Google

03:53
40

Get Listed on Yelp

03:20
41

Get Listed on Review Sites

04:06
42

Using Craigslist to Get Work

03:01
43

Case Study - Expanding Your Online Presence

13:16
44

Quiz - Chapter 5

Chapter 6: The Photography Business Workflow

45

Introduction to the Photography Business Workflow

00:54
46

Step 1 - Meeting Your Client

03:32
47

Step 2 - Booking Your Client

05:53
48

Step 3 - The Shoot

02:28
49

Step 4 - Editing Your Photos

06:34
50

Step 5 - Delivering Your Photos

01:05
51

Case Study - Business Workflow

15:54
52

On Set - the Shoot

02:50
53

On Set - Backdrop Placement

01:13
54

On Set - Paper Backdrop Rolls

02:01
55

On Set - The Back Light

00:46
56

On Set - Interacting with Clients

04:58
57

Quiz - Chapter 6

Chapter 7:Scaling Your Business with Better Infrastructure

58

Intro to Business Infrastructure and Continued Growth

00:46
59

Productivity Tools to Make Your More Efficient

06:21
60

Get Business Insurance

03:55
61

Accounting Tools & Tips

04:20
62

Business Tax Tips

03:38
63

Scaling Your Prices Up

02:56
64

Use Conventions and Meet Ups to Grow Your Business

04:01
65

Case Study - Business Growth

11:04
66

Quiz - Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Selling Your Prints

67

Intro to the Selling Prints Section

00:56
68

Why Should You Sell Your Prints

02:18
69

Choose a Printer

02:59
70

How to Price Your Prints

05:33
71

Selling Your Prints Online

08:06
72

Selling Your Prints in Person

02:38
73

Wrapping up This Section

01:26
74

Quiz - Chapter 8

Chapter 9: Conclusion

75

Tips for Personal and Creative Well Being

04:38
76

Conclusion

01:45

Final Quiz

77

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

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

Class Materials

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15 Tips: How Your Photography Business can be Adapted to Online Services
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