- Hello this is Matthew Schonewille from the Making Business Simple podcast and this is episode 5, Welcome back it may have been a while of a quick as clicking the play button on next podcast
- I have had interview with bill Reilly from Wjphoto and first of all, bill is an awesome person.
- Bill has been a professional photographer for 11 years and has shot almost everything you can document with a camera.
- What is awesome is that we go over how to register your business, choosing a business name, how to work for someone else and how to prioritize the work in your business not to mention a host of bad jokes and real life experience.
- The first question you need to ask yourself is: do I really want to do this?
- The second question you need to ask yourself is: why do I want to be a professional photographer?
- The third question you need to ask yourself is: do I want to do this part time of full time?
- The fourth question you need to ask yourself is: am I a self motivated individual or do I needs to be motivated by others?
- The fifth question you need to ask yourself is: am I a life long learner or do I already know everything?
- The sixth question you need to ask yourself is: am I an optimistic person or pessimistic person?
- The seventh question you need to ask yourself is: can I handle failure over and over again?
- The eighth question you need to ask yourself is: am I a patient person or impatient person?
- The ninth question you need to ask yourself is: am I good at being uncomfortable and thinking outside of the box
- The last question you need to ask yourself is: what makes you think that you are going to be successful when the industry you are going into is extremely over saturated and that over 90% of businesses fail in the first 2 years?
This is episode 3, in todays exciting episode I am going to play some segments from my interview with Burlington professional photographer – Moussa Faddoul. Moussa has been shooting for well over 15 years and started out as a journalist and eventually followed a very winding path to his now very rewarding and successful Business called Fotoreflections. This interview was in front of my Entrepreneurship for Photographers class so the audio was a but subpar but the content is great regardless. Lets dive in and get an insider perspective from a very successful professional photographer.
Now I want you to think of you as a photographer, do you take your business seriously or more importantly believe that you can actually charge a client for your services, what about standing up against a client who has something bad to say about your product or if a client asks if they can get a break and not pay tax? These are some very important and real-life questions that I am going to guide you through so that when you are in one of those satiations, which you will be, you will know what to do and why you are doing it.
Sharing with you 5 critical things that I had no idea I had to master when becoming a professional photographer