Every once in a while I get an email from a reader or a student about how to take their photography passion and turn it into a business. These emails don’t always come from young photographers looking for a fun career. Lately they seem more from some who are unemployed or plan to retire and need to keep making some money.
For those with jobs my advice has been the same for decades and that is “don’t quit the day job” until your business is launched and making money. For those unemployed I suggest they get started right away while not expending any of their limited cash.
I have carefully answered those who have inquired with information I feel is relevant to the times and while some things have changed, much remains the same. So I have compiled these ideas into the 10 most important steps I believe are crucial to finding success in today’s market and here they are: