One of the hardest parts of becoming a professional photographer is that initial jump from amateur work to being paid to create photos. This quick and helpful video will give you some tips on how to start making money as a photographer.
Coming to you from Jeff Rojas, this great video talks about different ways to start making money as a photographer. Of his tips, I think rewiring how you think of and speak about your photography is particularly important. The value of photography differs from genre to genre: it could be that you're documenting life's important moments, giving a client the confidence they need, etc. However, the point Rojas is making is that it's better to get away from selling products and services and start framing what you do by the value it offers your clients, which is more likely to resonate with them on a deeper level and encourage them to work with you. By doing that, they measure your work less by monetary standards and more by things that matter to them on a personal level.
And if you really want to dive into creating a successful photography business, check out "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography!"
Lead image by Bryan Schneider.