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Welcome to the wordpress photography. Podcast the podcast for photographers. Who want to learn how to get the most out of wordpress to grow their photography business. You don't need to be a geek to understand wordpress settled back and listen as we show you how. Now here's your host scott widen kipah wits. Welcome to episode one hundred twenty three. My name is scott wide giveaway. Today is another pivot and shift episode but instead of talking to a guest. I thought i would share some of my advice about what you could do if you are a photographer in a situation where you just aren't getting clients right now where you're not getting the photography work that you would normally get in person because of everything going up now. Of course the vaccines are out there. Slowly dripping out to the world and eventually a lot of the population of the world will be vaccined hopefully Of course there's always going to be people who are anti vaccine but that's a whole other ballgame so things are slowly getting back to normal Or some sort of normalcy. I mean we're seeing restaurants reopened in all these different things. Schools are starting to reopen in-person. Now i want to get to this topic though. Because it's it's hard you know as photographers. We rely on looking through a camera pushing that button editing those photos and delivering them to clients in other print or digital former. Whatever but we need to start looking at alternative streams. So i wanna share some things that you could consider for your photography business and of course. Hopefully this inspires you to find something that might work more. You know more suitable to your needs Depending on your jonah photography or niche things like that so the first would be private lessons to customers for example either. Virtually or in person but distant. If you're in person you could provide to tori -als lessons no private one on one sessions where you're Offering advice teaching your clients. Let's parents for example to make better photos of their kids. This is something you can easily do through zoom. This is something you can easily do through facetime or skype or a facebook room or whatever doesn't make a difference you could do it in person but but yeah that's that's what you can do. Another would be private lessons again but on photo album or photo book creation. How do you shudder fly to create a book. of course. this isn't something that you would probably use for your own photography business. But it's a consumer-friendly model that you can offer advice on layouts and what works best. And which photos should you use a with the other photos on the page and things like that another might be photo scanning now. You could do this with your camera. You can get a set up a station and scan photos for your clients. Of course if you have the technology could also you could also do You know film scanning and you could even do Eight millimeter film. Reels of video. Old footage you can. You can scan that digitize that rather but photo scanning you can do with your camera and if you wanna use your phone. There's even a fantastic app called photo minus m. Why any photo mine. And they have a great a great system for digitally scanning photos with your phone and even restores it and can even colorized old photos. So that's another great service that you could offer and photo mine does charge. But you're charging your clients for the service you're gonna pay that back very fast. Another would be family tree chretien. A lot of families one have a family tree. And you could do that. You could assist them with that process and in fact the sort of ties into photo scanning because you could actually include that bundle that in two to service and and you know scan old photos and and create a family tree and again photo. Mine has a great family tree app. that is really good Really impressive Probably the most impressive family tree app. I've seen anywhere. So there's that by the way if you are going to be scanning photos for clients quarantine the photos for. Let's say four five days before you actually touch them so like bring them into your house or your studio wherever leave him in whatever box that in for even a week and then work on it a week later the next thing would be doing now if your if your clients are business people if you do head shots if you do personal branding is to branding advice to do business advice for your clients right. So for example you could aid in their zoom calls. They are now doing zoom meetings like you're doing zoom meetings so you can aid in that process and help them lay out the room which you could even do virtually by the way. You don't actually have to go there. You could aid in that process or you can charge extra to actually go in and do it for them including lighting and things like that and you just obviously at the mass and and where people eager wherever you can and even request that. You're the only one in the room and in that kind of stuff. So that's another thing you can do is use your skills as a photographer videographer Who is an expert in lighting and cameras and to make the the your clients look good on camera now. Something else is something. Like what i'm doing right now. And that is photographer education. You as a photographer have knowledge. You have expertise. You have skills on something. You could teach to newcomers to the industry so you can use your skills to teach photographers about photography and the photography business. You can do this through courses on your website through private lessons resume or whatever through books e books and videos you can put it on youtube. You can make them private views. Whatever it is the last alternative revenue stream. I want to talk about is stock photography now some photographers. Stock photography is their business. So you don't have to worry about this as much but for photographers who are still struggling to use their camera to make revenue their stock photography. And you could do this and put it up on ice doc or getty or wherever stock see places like that and and earn money. You could if you want to go the alternative route and make it free stock that you then try to upsell Ah like a personal licence. You can sell commercial license something like that or you could just try selling stock on her own and next and gallery next to pro products that we at image we make is actually perfect for selling stock on your wordpress website. So if you want to sell stock photography on wordpress checkout next pro. You could do that quite easily. Actually now i want to hear from you. If you have an alternative revenue stream that you would like to share. Please go to image dot com slash podcast slash one hundred twenty three and share with us. Leave a comment and share your suggestions for alternative revenue streams photographers can do right now to make more money in their. Thanks for listening. And we'll see you in the neck. Then you've been listening to the word press photography podcast to listen to other episodes and to subscribe to the podcast by tuned. Stitcher google play and more. Please visit image. Lee dot com forward slash podcast..