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21-questions: estimating

From the Archives: 21 questions to accurately estimate a photography job

Q: We have a client that demands copyright. I understand this is bad business practice to comply with their demands, but what is a fair charge to ask for so we can begin negotiations and still land the job?

How to Market Cheaply – Without Looking Cheap

Question: How do you create a direct mail/email campaign with a low budget without coming off looking cheap or like you’re broke? Concept reigns! Creating an email campaign that rocks means creating a campaign that’s connected conceptually and stylistically. Make…

Are Your Financial Goals Standing in the Way of Your Personal Goals?

Question: I have monetary growth goals, but my business isn’t there yet. What do I do? I’m a huge believer in goal-setting in both your personal and business lives. Without goals, you’re just a ship adrift at sea: If you’re…

Making a Big Marketing Impact on a Small Budget

June 25, 2012 @ 11 a.m. in The Business Lab by Daniel Fishel | Daniel Fishel Illustration + Design View Comments Question: How can I move forward on a lower budget? Where should I invest my money to see the…

Paying For Your Personal Work (and Making it Pay, Too)

June 19, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. in The Creative Lab by Marc Scheff | Marc Scheff View Comments Question: What’s the best way to fund personal/inspiration work? The short answer: any way you can. The path to artistic growth is…

Considering New Equipment? Look Before You Leap!

June 8, 2012 @ 1 p.m. in The Business Lab by Jim Jordan | Jim Jordan Photography View Comments Question: What are your best suggestions for budgeting in new equipment, how do I know when to invest? There’s no question…

Want to Keep Up? Better Smarten Up First

May 23, 2012 @ 1 p.m. in The Business Lab by Lee Love | Lee Love Photography View Comments Question: How can I ever keep up? Not only educationally and skill-wise, but who can afford it? The photography industry, like…

4 Ways to Invest and Grow Your Photography or Illustration Business

March 12, 2012 @ 9:05 a.m. in The Business Lab by Judy Herrmann | Herrmann + StarkeView Comments Question: How can I properly finance my money to break into this field and invest my earnings wisely? To be honest, whether…

Fueling Your Creativity Grows Your Business

October 13, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. in The Creative Lab by Heather Lefort | Agency Access View Comments Question: What advice do you have for someone with a lot of time on their hands but not a lot of capital,…

Invest in Your Business First, Collateral Second

September 19, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. in The Marketing Lab by Jasmine DeFoore | Jasmine DeFoore | Photo Editor & Marketing Consultant View Comments Question: Is having the right collateral, such as business cards and thank you notes, as important…