I love photography, videography, editing and writing. I enjoy learning new things and never stop asking questions.
Earning Money with Photography
Have you ever wondered if your photography hobby could earn you money? Here are 9 ways you can start! Portraits Portrait photography can be a nice income. I started with High School Senior Portraits. Because I did not consider myself a professional at the time I did these for friends who were on a shoestring budget and only asked they cover my expenses. That was key for me because it provided experience AND it started the best marketing possible, referrals! Don’t frown at doing work for free—it pays off in the end. The defining moment for me, that validation I needed to begin charging, was the feedback from one of these free sessions. When my client posted his photos on social media his friend was upset that he paid several hundred for his photos and felt my clients' were much better.
No More Excuses
This is not a post that will promise success. It simply will help you understand that the reasons you say, “I can’t because,” are nothing more than an excuse. Do not let an excuse stand between you and your goal or dream. Educate yourself and run with your idea. I have given advice and helped many people launch their idea—not all were successful; however, they at least gave it an honest effort and tried. They were able to get past the “I can’t” and started doing what they dreamed. I am a firm believer that passion and effort will take you anywhere you want to be. That being said, let’s dive in and look at the biggest “excuses” for not chasing your dream.
5 Ways to Earn Money Freelancing
Earning extra money or a full-time living freelancing is definitely possible. But here is the thing: It is NOT easy or getting rich quick. All things in life (for most of us) take work.