Have you ever thought about making money through your photography, either as a hobbyist or a professional? Then have a listen to my latest interview with Brenda Petrella with the Outdoor Photography Podcast on “How to Make Money as an Outdoor Photographer.”
Brenda and I covered a wide-range of topics in this quick 35-minute talk, including:
- Different revenue options for turning your photography passion into a business or side hustle
- How to research and approach new clients and/or media outlets
- The most important question you can ask when working with potential clients
- The AICA-S Sales Framework (yup, there’s an actual formula for sales, surprise, surprise!)
- Potential revenue sources for landscape and nature photographers
- Important questions to ask yourself before taking the leap
- And many more nuggets of advice and helpful tips!
Many of you have heard my back story: I never intended to become a full-time freelance photographer, writer, publisher, speaker, instructor, and more). I graduated with honors from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (the #1 undergraduate Business School during my school years) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus in Computer Information Systems. Straight out of college, I moved to Arizona to begin an almost 10-year project management career in software development at Intel Corporation.
I picked up photography as a hobby, as an escape from my job. After corporate life became overwhelmingly stressful and unfulfilling–and photography and the Great Outdoors became a insatiable passion–I left my job in 2007 to start a more meaningful life as a freelancer. I’ve run my own business–two actually!–for over 19 years now, 15 as a full-time freelancer. If I can do this, you can do this!
For a more visual presentation on the business of freelancing, in addition to Brenda’s podcast, you won’t want to miss the free one-hour webinar “Freelance U” I gave for the Outdoor Writers Association of America in 2020: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/owaa/561508690.
Nothing thrills me more than to help others achieve their goals and dreams with photography or other life pursuit. If you’d like in-depth, hands-on guidance with selling your work without selling your soul, sign up for a coaching session with me. Check out my coaching offerings at https://www.colleenminiuk.com/coaching.html.
Life is too short to do things you don’ t like to do. I’d love to help you create and sustain a life you love.
Here’s hoping my interview with Brenda sparks new ways to do just that!