Whenever I do anything day in and day out, I tend to reflect on what I’m working towards. As an artist, I’m constantly asking myself why I do what I do. What do I want to say with my work? What’s my message?
After being in the photography business for one year now, the most important thing I’ve learned about achieving success is this: If you want a lot of business, you’ve got to do what others aren’t willing to do.
It’s easy to feel dissatisfied with our progress in life. But too often we feel dissatisfied not because we fail to meet our own expectations, but because we feel a longing to validate our success with the world.
My last income report got a great response, so I decided to write one for the month of September. Below is a breakdown for my income and expenses with my photography business. Though I didn’t keep a strict time log of hours worked, I’d estimate that I worked about 15-20 hours a week, including driving time, location scouting, outbound marketing (direct messages on Instagram), shooting, and editing time.
It’s been a little over a week since I launched my ebook. As promised, I wanted to share all of my results with you, including sales, profit, total number of email subscribers, lessons learned, and things to look forward to. So here goes!