Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Growing Pains: Free Marketing For Your Photography Business



A great thread on the Digital Photography School forum tipped me off about a free marketing services we can use for our businesses.

In the thread, people talked about whether or not networking organizations such as Facebook or Myspace helped their online business presence. One poster mentioned creating a free ad with Google Maps Local Business Center; so I decided to give it a try.

It was incredibly easy to create a listing for my business. I love that it allows you to upload samples of images as well. Plus, I got to create coupons to run with my listing, which will be especially helpful in my efforts to secure new clients during the upcoming holiday season. Be sure to check it out!

As far as Facebook and Myspace goes...well, I prefer Facebook for social networking because I don't get spammed as bad as I did when I frequented Myspace. But I'm not sure yet how helpful this application will be for my business. I was able to create a group specifically for my business. Hopefully, I will be able to gain some "fans" and see if those contacts lead to some booked sessions.

2 comments:

ukreal1 said...

Thanks for that info, I just did it, although a bit more difficult being in Okinawa, Japan trying to work out the kanji symbols!!!
I'll have to check some more of your blog, just found it via DPS!
Pam

Sheba Wheeler said...

Hi Pam, that's cool! Good luck and I hope it brings business you way.

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