I am comfortable in my photography at this point enough to start putting myself out there.This blog was a big step in doing that as well as getting over my writing phobia! I'm no Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz or my new found photog love Simon Powell...but I'd like to think I'm at least at the top of the bell curve, at least in my area!
It didn't take long to realize though that it isn't only talent you need in art to make anything at it or get recognition, you need business sense and marketing skills. You are selling you the artist as much as you are the art! I know I can be a great sales woman if I try.I could sell a lawn mover to a man with no grass if I tried hard enough!
I had been looking and looking for weeks for a free layout to design exactly what I needed for my business kit...it was just not to be found. I decided I was just going to have to buy one but the penny pincher that I am just kept getting turned off by the sticker shock of how expensive they were.
I decided to vent to a group of wonderful gals I know online about my frustration and one of them not only pointed me in the direction of one that was a fraction of what else I was seeing but was exactly what I was looking for style and color wise. She then surprised me with a coupon that made it even less than I had planed! I am indeed feeling blessed and am over the moon happy with my purchase.
This step probably seems so tiny to some but for me it is a big step in
laying the foundation for success! Buying something for myself is not
something I'm used to doing, but when that little bit of guilt creeps in
that I have, I'm going to swat it away with the mantra that I am make a
concentrated effort to investing in myself this year!
I'm not sure if these photos will stay,
but for the moment here is my reminder card!