We are going out with a bang to end the celebration of my new Francypants Academy blogsite. The final give-away is from a new framing company that I ADORE! The Organic Bloom is giving away two 8×10 frames so that, not one but, two winners can each get a frame! I have some of their frames and ornaments and get SO many compliments on them! They are just so unique.
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I am a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook!
I have tried a boutique Model …didn’t work here LOL
Facebook Fan 🙂
France fan on facebook too
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I’m a fan of Francpants Academy on FB
I’m a fan of France Photography on FB also 🙂
I haven’t officially started a business yet but I have been pb’ing some. I offered a session to a few close friends for practice last holiday season. I realized how much time it really takes to put into starting a business. I also realized that I don’t want to do it unless I can do it right. Hope this counts as an ok answer even though I didn’t really answer your question.
And am a new fan of Chic Critique on FB – excited to see what this is about!
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I am a fan of CHic Critique forum on FB
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I’ve tried “You’ve been spotted” cards, but they haven’t worked as well as good ol’ referrals and WOM.
I tweeted your tweet.
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I’m already a fan of Fancy Pants Academy!
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I’ve tried giving clients referral cards to hand to friends. I get TONS of referrals but nobody ever passes out the cute little cards!
I’m a fan of Francypants academy on facebook~
I’m a fan of France Photography on Facebook~
I am just started so I am still waiting to see what works and doesnt but I have noticed that selling your services way to cheap just to get customers is not a good way to go!
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you know i’m a fan!
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i get the newsletter!
i referred a few friends to the past academy … does that count?! 🙂
Doing free photo sessions to get my name out have left me feeling over-worked! I don’t think people appreciate it unless they actually pay for it!
France Photography fan!
Chic Critique fan!
Haven’t tried much, since I’m new, but I tried the whole sepia look for a shoot once & the client wasn’t really a fan. Had to redo the post processing, but in the end it all worked out & the pics were so much cuter in a vintage color. =)
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1) I’m a fan of Francy Pants Academy on FB
2) I’m a new fan of France Photography on FB!
3) I’m a new fan of Chic Critique Forum on FB!
4) Tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/LittleBubblesPh
5) Posted about the giveaway on FB: http://www.facebook.com/LittleBubblesPhotography
I’ve tried advertising that costs lots of money. Word of mouth works best for me.
Already a fan of Francypants Academy on FB
Already a fan of France Photography on FB
Already a fan of Chic Critique Forum on FB
Tweeted about this giveaway
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I’m a fan of Fancypants Photography.
I also became a fan of Chic Critique. Can’t wait to find out what that’s about. 🙂
I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/echodannelle/status/100622467051175936
I signed up for the Francypants newsletter.(Sorry about the missing ‘r’s up there, my keyboard kind of spits them out when it wants to. :))
Giving stuff away! Nobody appreciates what they get for free, because they feel like it has no value. This just caused people to not value my services.
I am a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook.
I am a fan of France Photography on Facebook.
I am a fan of Chic Critique Forum on Facebook.
I tweeted about the giveaway: @cynfullgirl
I posted the link on my FB page.
I refered a photog friend.
What didn’t work for me: Free sessions for advertising. . . I offered free sitting just buy prints and I couldn’t keep up. And didn’t think I was giving my best quality of work so took some time off to reevaluate.
Signed up for the newsletter.
A strategy I tried was offering fall mini sessions. My client base wasn’t too interested, so I don’t think I’ll offer them again. It was good to try it, though!
handed out little business cards in trick or treat bags one halloween…fail! haha!
I am now a fan of Fancypants Academy on facebook!
I’m a fan on Fancypants Academny, France Photography, and Chic Critique Forum, also posted on my FB, and mentioned to a fellow photog!
A fan of France Photography on facebook!
Love The Organic Bloom frames!!! Thank you for the giveaway!
A fan of chic critique on facebook!
I am a Francypants Academy fan on facebook
Ha, this seems so obvious now, but I USED TO let clients pay for their prints when theypicked them up. Well, how about the prints that NO ONE EVER PICKED UP??? Duh!
I am a France Photography fan on facebook
I do not have a professional photography business, but my love for photography is so big that I wanted to share it with you. I take pictures on a regular basis and have so many pictures that I would love to frame. These frames are gorgeous and I have wanted them for a while now except they are too expensive for me to afford! I just love to take pictures because capturing memories are so rewarding. Thank you for this opportunity!
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Chic Critique Fan.
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I’m a fan of Fancypants Academy on Facebook! ^_^
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Mentioned giveaway on FB.
Mention this give-away on Facebook by saying: “Photogs: Francypants is giving away TWO Organic Bloom frames http://tinyurl.com/43hd24a” DONE
I’m a fan of France Photography on Facebook!
I am just starting out so I am really trying to avoid those strategies that fail!
I am a fan of you Facebook page! 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
FB fan of the Academy
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Tweeted the giveaway.
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When I first started I tried to schedule all of my appointments on Saturdays. I soon found out that this did not work for my clients or me 🙂 email@example.com
Im a new photographer, so im sure I”m doing a lot that doesnt work! ha. I attemped “back to school minis” that haven’t taken of. I thought the idea was really cute, but I probably need to grow and prove myself a little more!
Fan of “Francypants Academy” on FB!
Putting my business on Google Places after moving to a new city so people could search for photographers and find me. Only thing is that you have to search eleven pages before you even see my business page! Talk about frustrating!!
Tweeted. <3 http://twitter.com/#!/askerinstewart
I am a fan of France Photography on Facebook! firstname.lastname@example.org
Fan of France Photography!!
I think I signed up for the newsletter 😉 Would LOVE to win a frame 🙂
Referred a photog friend to you 🙂
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Posted on Facebook!
mentioned the giveaway on my facebook page!
New fan of Chic Critique on facebook!
I mentioned this give-away on Facebook by saying: Francypants is giving away TWO Organic Bloom frames! This is exciting! 😉 I would love to have these beautiful frames.
On my facebook page about the giveaway!
I would tweet this, however I do not have a twitter account!
Signed up for your newsletter.
Giving away freebies didn’t work so well. Thought I could generate referrals, but didn’t work out so much.
I’m a fan of Francypants Academy 🙂
Silent Auctions! Never have had good results and the client that wins them are never in my target market even though the area that I did it in should have attracted the right target marker for me. I hate paying the client to take their pictures!
I’m now a fan of France Photography 🙂
I think my first strategy that didn’t work, was trying to start business alone! It’s websites like these and other photogs as friends that really helped me get things rolling. I could’ve never done it alone so I’m sooo grateful for photographers that are willing to share ideas and things 🙂
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I am fan of y’all! and Organic Bloom frames are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!
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i am fan of y’all!! Organic bloom frames are the best!! Thanks for sharing!
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I’m a fan of CCF on fb too!
One strategy was to do mini’s during slower times and for holiday’s and for some reason they are unsuccessful.
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I am a fan of France Photography on FB!
I am a fan of Chic Critique on FB!
I let my clients choose when they will order prints. I don’t put a time limit or specific date on ordering. Definitely not working! They assume they can wait forever. Maybe someday I’ll get paid for them!
mentioned ”Photogs: Francypants is giving away TWO Organic Bloom frames http://tinyurl.com/43hd24a“ on my facebook page
I subscribed to your newsletter 🙂
referred a few a few photog friends to the website
subscribed to the newsletter
I “Like” Francypants Academy on Facebook!
subscribed to this blog
Posted giveaway on Facebook!
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I tweeted about this giveaway! @qwallen902
I tried to grow by only word of mouth. I quickly learned that I needed to think out my marketing strategy more to grow my business.
Fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook
Became a facebook fan of fancypants academy.
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I am not in business yet, so nothing yet, but I’m sure if/when I get there, there will be things that don’t work for me!
i am already a FB fan!
Love their frames! Let’s see, to answer your question, went to a photo shoot with a new camera that I wasn’t comfortable with yet. Yikes!!! Thanks for the opportunity!Linda
I am a new fan of France photography on FB
I became a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook!!
I became a fan of France Photography on Facebook!!
Trying a do a free session without making them work for it
I became a fan of Chic Critique Forum on Facebook!! 🙂
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I tweeted!!! ~~~~~~~ Photogs: Francypants is giving away TWO Organic Bloom frames http://tinyurl.com/43hd24a @eas423
picture parties have not worked
Having really low session fees and really high print prices didn’t work for me. I’m now charging what my time is worth in the photo session fee.
Tweeted Giveaway. CEasomPhoto
I mention this give-away on Facebook and posted the message above!!
I became a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook. Looks interesting & informative!
I became a fan of France Photography on Facebook. Gorgeous work!
I became a fan of C.C. on Facebook.
I tweeted! @purecaptures if you want to check, lol
Mentioned on FB!
Referred my friend at Picture Perfect Photography to you!
became a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook
became a Chic Critique fan on FB
Now a FB fan of France Photography
Mentioned giveaway on FB
i have tried to do free sessions to my friends at church. suddenly everyone wanted to be my good friend. didn’t work out so well. =( good luck everyone!
fan on fb! thanks!
Having packages listed on my webiste were useless.
became a fan.. Francypants Academy on Facebook.
became a fan… France Photography on Facebook
I have tried giveaways on my facebook fan page, but the winners never cash in on a free session.
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referred a couple friends to http://www.francypantsacademy.com
I have been trying to sign up for your newsletter by following the link at the bottom, but it just takes me right back to the blog post about the Organic Bloom giveaway. 🙁 I did sign up for the first chapter of the BonjOrganization e-book though! Please let me know how to sign up for the newsletter, though, because I’d like to get it.
The worse strategy I’ve tried thus far is to give away free sessions to try to earn new business. It worked great, until they all expected me to give them free sessions all the time. Never again will I work for free! Too much time goes into a custom photography session. Lesson learned!!
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Fan of Chic Critique Forum on Facebook!
Mentioned the giveaway on my Facebook Fanpage Facebook Fanpage
Subscribed to the newsletter! (I think)
Subscribed to the blog!!
Fingers crossed that ONE of these entries wins!! 🙂
I am a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook.
I am a fan of France Photography on FB
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referred TWO friends to http://www.francypantsacademy.com 🙂
mentioned the giveaway on FB
tweeted about the fab giveaway!
I am still in the process of opening my own business, but have found that you have to be confident in your skills or your clients will find someone who is.
I am a FB fan of Fancypants Academy!!
The strategies I have used that have not been successful is having a promo discounting the session fee. This attracted the wrong people and they wanted everything for nothing.
I am a FB fan of France Photography!!
I am now a fan of Fancypants Academy on Facebook. 🙂
I am a FB fan of Chic Critique Forum!!
I shared a link on my FB page!!
I’m pretty sure I signed up for the newsletter :o)
Love those BLOOM frames! Would love to get my hands on one but as im not a “PROFESSINAL”- cant order from them- would love the chance to snag one to show around! I “like” Fancypants Academy on Facebook!
LOVING The Bloom frames!!! I am a fan of France Photography on facebook!
Im a fan of chic critique forum on facebook!!!
I mentioned the giveaway on facebook!! REALLY WOULD LOVE ONE OF THESE FRAMES!!! Thanks for the chance!
I mentioned the giveaway on Facebook! Cant wait to find out! Thanks for the chance!!
New fan of your facebook France Photography page
I signed up for the newsletter! LOVE THIS OPPORTUNITY!
And I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/theDogsTuxedo
Word of mouth has not been a great way of advertising as I thought it might be.
Fan of fancypants academy on FB!:).
Good question! I did commercial work for a magazine and it didn’t worked. I had no idea how to price it, I got over exploded doing to much work, got taken advantage off and all that stuff that you don’t want to do or try again. I rather stick with families that truly value my job and have the emotional attachment.
Fan of France photog on FB. :). Thanks!!!
Chic critique fan on FB. Love these frames!!!:)
#1 Check! Became a fan of Francypants Academy (btw love it already!!!!)
#2 Check! Became a fan of France Photography, love it!
#3 Check! Became a fan of Chic Critique Forum (I already can feel it’ll be a great FB page for us)
#5 Check! Posted it on my FB so other photographers can see and participate too! yay
Fan on FB of francypants!
I referred a photog friend!!
Sometimes there is nothing you can do to please a baby at a photo shoot…. 🙂
I have tried print advertising but wasn’t worth the investment – Word of mouth/referrals is the best!
I am a facebook fan of Francypants Academy
I am a facebook fan of France Photography
I am a facebook fan of Chic Critique
I also tweeted the giveaway
My business is brand new so I’m not sure yet what strategies are working or not working. Hoping that my referral program will help
also signed up for the newsletter. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂
I am a a fan of Fancypants Academy on FaceBook
I am a fan of France Photography on FaceBook
I am a fan of Chic Critique Forum on FaceBook
I subscribed to the Fancy Pants newsletter
I subscribed to the blog!
What strategies have you tried with your photography business that have not worked?I have tried to advertise on facebook. Advertising is one of the biggest problems I have. creating a facebook and a twitter and then “friending” everyone and their dog doesn’t seem to work.
I am also now a fan on facebook.
I tweeted the comment.
I posted the comment on my facebook page… Elle Bea Photography (by the way)
Became a fan on chic critique.
subscribed to the blog
also signed up for a newsletter.
Having a large group to close their eyes and then open on the count of three. Some just dont want to listen at all!
I have tried to refer all my friends to francypants on my fb page! 🙂
Not having a website, or a brand, or even a logo is not working out! I’m not sure if this is the answer you were looking for but this is definately what is not working for me. I feel like the sooner i get that section of this show on the road then the sooner I can be a business and make money doing what i sooooo passionately love!
I’m a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook!
I am a fan of France Photography on Facebook!
I am a fan of Chic Critique Forum on Facebook!
I subscribe to The Francypants Academy newsletter!
I subscribe to this blog!
Business mistakes? Well, I’m fairly new at this, but I don’t recommend trying to get your business off the ground with friends and acquaintances who all expect a deal or free products.
I am a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook!
I am subscribed to your Academy newsletter.
I also referred a fellow photog to http://www.francypantsacademy.com.
Lastly, I mentioned this give-away on Facebook in the quoted text.
Spending more on supplies than you actually make from taking photos!!
I have become a fan of Francypants Academy on Facebook.
I have become a fan of France Photography on Facebook
I have become a fan of Chic Critique Forum on Facebook
I shared the giveaway on facebook
New Fan! Would LOVE to win one of these great frames!!
I am a fan of the Chic Critique Forum on facebook! Just watched your video and it is spectacular. Congrats on your 4th baby due! 🙂
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