There’s no denying that we are in a new year, obviously, lol. Many are (or already have) making New Years Resolutions and some have even started meeting those resolutions, which is awesome and I commend you by the way. I have been trying to make my own resolutions, personally and business related for 2013 and so far, I’m doing pretty well.
I’ve told myself that I would blog more (at least once a week). I will not downgrade myself and my pricing just because people want cheap prices (I will not stoop to your level!). I will find ways to market myself more and better to gain my ideal bookings and clients.
I had a couple more, but those are my main ones. And so far, I think I’m doing pretty well. I’ve completely revamped my website and I’m currently still making renovations to it. I think everyone will be very pleased with the clean and more professional look of JMP. But honestly, if I’m not pleased with it, NOBODY WILL BE. I’m so OCD about my business and the way things are organized that it’s insane, lol.
I have been finding myself to be blogging more and I find it more enjoyable than not blogging at all, honestly. I feel like it helps me connect with my fans and clients so much better and I can also squeeze in a little venting here and there =P
My biggest thing for this year is building my business and marketing MYSELF more than anything. People can look at my work and collections all that they want, but if they don’t like me, will they still book? Most likely not.
I’ve been so stressed about myself here lately. About where I want to be and how far I am from that destination. I mean, coming from where I started, I’ve made it such a long way. But, I’ve been wondering to myself, at times, if I am getting as noticed as I think I am or as much as I want to be. But then I start thinking about the fact that I’m doubting myself and by doing so, doesn’t solve any of my problems or ease any of my stress. Sitting, thinking, and worrying about the stress that I feel won’t do anything, but actually DOING something about it, will. Or it will at least help me get there, which is what I am doing currently. I am working on getting my name out there for engaged couples and possible clients in the future. It also helps having the most supportive family there ever was and friends who feel my pain and want to vent with me on a weekly basis 😛 South Carolina will eventually know my name and I can’t wait to get there! 🙂
Overall, I’m still in the process of creating the photography business that I really want to have. It will not happen immediately, and I don’t expect it to, but I’m working my butt off to get there, no matter how long it takes.