I don't know really why I photographed this Sea Skate. I just found it interesting.
So now the topic at hand. The other night out of boredom I sat in my favorite recliner turned on the TV. After I had scanned all the TV channels there was nothing of interest to watch. So I sat there reclined closed my eyes and started thinking about how can I market myself. I am a Fine Art Photographer. I sell my photos at Art Festival throughout New England, but mostly in Maine. My marketing in that respect is business card, sign up for emails for e-newsletter,brochures and word of mouth. When I am not at a show I use Facebook and Twitter and my Blog and I also have a Website with Photoshelter. Like alot of photographers out there they have side jobs either regular jobs if you will or they do portraiture, weddings, or commercial work to help pay the bills. I have nothing against those fields I just don't have equipment for them and renting in Maine is a little tough. Then I realized I have my cookie business The BlackHorse Cookie Company. That is my part time job. Helping to support my photography. I sell my cookies at local Farmers Markets in Maine. That is another venue for marketing my photography since I am allowed to sell some photography at these markets. Which is a good thing. So when I am not doing Festivals or Markets January through early May, how do I market my photography?
My goal with my photography is...I really love doing the festivals and traveling to them (photo opportunities on the way), I also would love to see sales from my website. My SEO for my website is around 80 which I understand is good, but I know could be better. I admit that last year was a tough year for me and marketing was minimum. This year I am adding more to my agenda. Which in turn should be more marketing. But I feel there is more. I just can't figure out what. I am a self taught business woman and I know I have tons more to learn, I am just having a hard time finding out where or who I need to market to.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!