As much as I love photography... and that's a lot.. A LOT.. I hate the marketing side.. A LOT . A LOTTER? More A LOT? A LOTTEST? You get the point. I am really not good at it. Maybe because I have no interest in that part? Ok, ok.. so I definitely have no interest in that part. I'm having to make myself work harder at marketing. Sigh.. ok.. I'm having to make myself start to begin to work at marketing myself. See, I don't really like to talk about myself. I'd much rather talk about another photographer and their work. Great for them. HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure they aren't going to share with me the financial benefits of me marketing them. Pretty sure.
I also hate Twitter. Well I don't hate it but I can't keep up with it. At all. I tweet something and by the time I look at the next 10 tweets, 20 more have come in. Or I go to the bathroom and come back and 100 new tweets are there. 20 of them are from the same person. What? What do these people do all day? I have things to do. Sigh.... I have to learn to use Twitter more, I know. I know that it's good for business.
Facebook. FACEBOOK. I have a Facebook business page. Facebook hates me apparently. Along with every other small business owner. Playing hide and seek with my posts. Or just hide. And forget. I know I need to be more "personable" on my business page. Let people get to know me. BUT.. (if you've been reading and paying attention you'll know what comes next).. I don't like to talk about myself and every little thing I do. I'm a private person. I'll work on that, too. The talking more about nothing part on my Facebook page. I'm actually pretty good at writing and I have a very warped, but great, sense of humor. (oops now you know something about me). I guess I should put that to work for me in the marketing. Something to think about.
I have business cards. I do. They are beautiful. Made them myself. Well I designed them myself, the lovely printing company made them. I give them out. Sometimes. I'm better at that than I am at Twitter or Facebook.
Well, I feel better now. I have a plan. Ok so it's the same plan I've had all along, but I feel less frustrated with this little bit of venting. I know I have to work harder on the marketing. It's important. It's either that or get a "real" job. Hahahaha.... Look, every photographer I know and the ones I don't just got all defensive. "It IS a real job!". Yes it is, I agree whole heartedly. Which is why I need to get off of here and get back to work.
Have a wonderful rest of the day!