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Jeff Bjune

6 Months Ago

Marketing Options

I want to get sales like everyone else, but I want to advertise outside in my local area. Where would be some great places for a photographer to post flyers to get interested customers?

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Delete Delete

6 Months Ago

No matter where you post, I would ASK first.

1. A lot of smaller coffee shops and cafes have community boards where you can post
2. Grocery stores have community boards
3. Churches have them
4. Community Centers
5. Private Clubs (usually have to be a member first)

These are a few I have used.

You can also print off PDF sales sheets (posters) straight from images in your gallery. (interesting that I can get sales sheets from you gallery)

http://fineartamerica.com/pdfartworkmenu.php?artworkid=10482060



 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

no idea. since i rather the world see it, rather than a couple. but i suppose you can make tickets for a grocery store, church etc. you would have to get permission from some. and check that it's still there weekly. handing out cards to people you know might help. i'm not a social person, so i don't know off hand other than to maybe buy ads in local papers and sending out that way.


---Mike Savad

 

Jeff Bjune

6 Months Ago

Thank you both for the replies. I have done all that was suggested. I was wondering if there were any other avenues? Have you guys had any sales from the site?

 

Alfred Ng

6 Months Ago

I wouldn't do that. you should use your network of friends, family numbers, co-workers. have them give them out to people they know than just hoping some strangers would pass by to noticed it and even buy it.

 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

i got sales just today, 3 of one image.

marketing takes a long time of constant exposure. it won't happen over night. you have to constantly build up people on all the sites you advertise on. and constantly make new things, always send things out to advertise. it takes a long time to build that up.


---Mike Savad

 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

though you still want to replace that avatar of yours, getting the top of your head cut off doesn't look that professional.


---Mike Savad

 

Jeff Bjune

6 Months Ago

To Mike: I have tried to change the avatar, but it won't let me.

 

Ryan Moore

6 Months Ago

In your profile your bio photo is not cropped off

 

Viktor Savchenko

6 Months Ago

The image to avatar must be a square to properly show.

 

Doubtful a prospective buyer is going to change their mind over an avatar. Like, "That guy is really good, but, man, his avatar sucks! I'd never put an image by him on my wall." LOL

Although I duly note my own head is cut off in mine as well.

 

Jeff Bjune

6 Months Ago

I was able to resize my photo.

 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

it's not about changing their mind, it's about the wanting to click on the avatar because it either looks good or interesting. if it's a dull image, something from vacation, a cat, cut off, sideways, etc - it's one less reason why people may click on it. i know of people who wanted to be my friend on facebook - just because of the avatar.

---Mike Savad

 

Jeffery Johnson

6 Months Ago

How about my baby avatar?

 

Just bend down a little, Joseph, and we will see you

 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

i don't care for babies. when was the last time you did professional business with a baby? your avatar is you in a store talking to a customer. and that's pretty much it.


---Mike Savad

 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

he can also sit on a chair. ...cut a hole in the floor.

---Mike Savad

 

Frank J Casella

6 Months Ago

I agree with, Mike, people want to see from your Avitar who they are buying from . As for outside marketing, I've been focusing on platforms that naturally get me to the top of search engines: LinkedIn, About.me, and Crevado.com seem to work best. Use detailed tagging and keywords on those platforms the type of photography you do. On about.me for example my stats show about 600 views per week, many click through to my artists website. If you want to know more DM me cuz I don't have these threads sent to my email ( unless it's my thread ).

 

Jeffery Johnson

6 Months Ago

Yeah I forget Mike you aren't any type of people person. Babies aren't too bad well unless you pick them up just after they have eaten and it can get a bit messy. Though I must confess I have yet to attempt to photograph a baby.

 

Mike Savad

6 Months Ago

babies in person for the most part, they are cute and playful... but otherwise its no different then pulling out your wallet full of baby pictures. not many like to see that except the really old... since they forgot what babies looked like. for me i use the mustache avatar, Michael Thadeus Savad, my alter ego, i dress up different each month set to a theme, the mustache stays the same in all of them.


---Mike Savad

 

Diana Angstadt

6 Months Ago

I have been trying the flyer route as well as business cards. If there is a "board" in a supermarket... just go ahead and post. Other places you probably will have to ask. I believe that it can't hurt to try ALL avenues one can in order to generate sales. I have to frequently go back to some of the supermarkets, though, cause other people take the flyers down so they can put their's up! So I constantly go back and check and then repost. Haven't gotten any calls with them yet, but you never know! I also try to sell "portrait" work, but the winter is a very bad time of year to do portraits. Waiting for the Spring and then I will be on full force to sell that venue.

 

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