Monday, March 19, 2012

Social Media Marketing for Photographers & The Business Side of Photography: April 10th Webinar


When I started out in the photo biz in 1979 as editor of Studio Photography, the buzz phrase for photographers was, "Publish or Perish." If a photographer did not get his or her name out there, they had a good chance of disappearing from the photo scene. I saw that happen more than a few times.


Today, the same philosophy holds true. A photographer must get his or her name out there or run the risk of falling by the wayside. I see that happening more and more . . . and more.

The photographers who are hurting - or not growing - have one thing in common: they have not embraced social media, using free tools like Google+ (the best social media tool), facebook and twitter to gain a following.

So my friends, you need to "Socialize or Succumb."



I'm doing a live webinar (a narrated Keynote show) on Social Media Marketing for Photographers on April 10th at 5 PM Eastern time. Cost for the one-hour webinar is $29.95. The download after the event is also $29.95. Durning the webinar, I will discuss the social media tools and techniques I use. I'll also give some business advice.

This webinar is designed for those just getting started in social media. Shoot me an email to get on the info list. Space is limited.


Until the webinar (and after the event), set aside some time each day to socialize your photography. The more you put in, the more you'll get out.


Sure, you can spend a lot of time with social media, but... never mistake motion for action.

Explore the light,
Rick

3 comments:

Jason L. Eldridge said...

I have taken some of your advice and have seen results already.!! I know that I have a good ways to go but now I have a path to walk. Thanks!

Thorstein Berg said...

This is how I generate my followings, and in december of last year I got a picture sold because the client found a picture they liked on my homepage. I have also got pictures entered into the image-archive of Getty Images through my Flickr-account. Also, I see more and more people either follow my Twitter account, Goggle+ and Facebookpage that I don't know personally. So I must say that I enjoyed reading your post here and I posted a link to it on both my Google+ and Facebook page.

seo reseller said...

Social media really has turned into one of the best and easiest ways to draw attention to yourself. Having said that, I have to wonder why there are still some people and organizations who haven't or refuse to be socialized.