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Potential Sources for Work


kaw1963 10 5 England
8 Mar 2017 10:06AM
Hello folks, I hope that this is permitted on the forum. I recently became a self employed freelancer and I have done work for estate agents photographing properties. This work isnít as regular as I had hoped, therefore I was wondering if anyone can suggest other potential avenues for freelance work? I am prepared to travel extensively if necessary.

Regards

Ken Wright
8 Mar 2017 5:46PM
Fancy a bit of roofing?
collywobles 17 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2017 6:13PM
Lawyer ?
8 Mar 2017 7:38PM
"Consultant" choose a topic or industry to "consult" on....bingo....money in the bank..Wink
8 Mar 2017 8:36PM

Quote:"Consultant" choose a topic or industry to "consult" on....bingo....money in the bank..Wink


Or play bingo
Philh04 Plus
15 2.3k United Kingdom
8 Mar 2017 8:38PM
We could do with a car and van washer....Tongue
Seriously if you are asking that question you need to forget earning a living from photography, sorry that is harsh but sadly true...
kaw1963 10 5 England
9 Mar 2017 9:50AM
Ask a silly question.
Snapper 16 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
9 Mar 2017 11:01AM
I'm guessing it doesn't pay very well, but I'm amazed at the number of car dealer websites I see with a standard message saying "awaiting photography" or something similar. Obviously I'm not familiar with how this works out in your local area, but there'll be more cars than houses coming on the market every week.
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
7 Jun 2017 8:22PM
join your local BNI group

it's like selling your soul a little bit - but you will get work

you do have to find other people work though - every week

LenShepherd 13 4.3k United Kingdom
22 Jun 2017 7:48AM

Quote:I recently became a self employed freelancer


Your profile shows you live in Hull, which is relatively remote from other large population centres.
I presume you did a business plan before setting up in business; setting out your strengths, weaknesses and where you expect to find customers.
There are weddings but these are usually booked months in advance. You could try standing outside the local registry office touting for business on the day from couples who turn up without an obvious photographer.
Provincial newspapers pay very little to the odd photographer they retain for specific events.
Product photography etc ideally requires studio space and professional lighting availability. I presume you have checked out what is available in Hull.
Getting established with a good portfolio of work to show potential customers takes time. Then you can knock on doors.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Jun 2017 6:25PM
He's an hour from both Sheffield, Leeds and York plus of course Hull has a 1/4m population in itself. He's only two hours from Manchester using one motorway
Nick_w 13 4.3k 99 England
22 Jun 2017 11:46PM

Quote: He's only two hours from Manchester using one motorway


Can tell you've lived down South too long Keith, more like 4 hours on the M62/60 with the ******* roadworks !!! Wink
thewilliam2 4 1.5k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2017 5:08PM

Quote:
Quote:I recently became a self employed freelancer


You could try standing outside the local registry office touting for business on the day from couples who turn up without an obvious photographer.



This is what I did back in the early 1970s when I started doing wedding photography. Does it still work?
LenShepherd 13 4.3k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2017 7:37AM

Quote:He's an hour from both Sheffield, Leeds and York

These are around 100 mile round trip. Costing a decent car at 60p per mile on a commercial basis is £60, plus maybe 2.5 hours travel time to get to high value residential location he has been specialising in is £100 in costs before opening the camera bag.
This is what I meant by relatively remote.
thewilliam2 4 1.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2017 12:14PM
Isn't real-estate photography best done by a local? That travel overhead is probably larger than the typical fee.

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