To enhance your professionalism
It is clear that if you decide to offer your services as a professional photographer, we are sure that your level is high enough. Not have to wait for flow of clients, if the first customers will be disappointed with the result of your work.
So even if you don't direct to order, shoot constantly, looking for ways to improve the quality of your work, make them original and memorable.
To determine the topics
Before you begin to photograph to order, you need to determine what subject will be povedeny your photos. Of course, this theme should inspire you, and photographs in this area should be the most professional and flawless.
It may be portrait or genre pictures, production photos. Popular photography special events, primarily weddings. Popular photo shoots of children and family photo shoot.
Use "word of mouth"
Maybe the first orders will have to perform for free or for a nominal reward. Let this be the wedding of your friends or walk the neighbor's kid. The main thing that people saw your work, showed them to their friends and acquaintances. The effect of "word of mouth" works flawlessly! Looking at pictures of talented, someone will want to order something similar and contact you.
Not just possible but necessary to use the opportunities of self-promotion that the Internet provides. To get started is to create your professional portfolio website or a business card. To do this you can start on a free platform. Importantly, the website contain samples of your work, in all their diversity, as well as information about you as a professional photographer: contact, conditions of work and payment.
Potential customers should be clear about what they will pay money what kind of result they can expect, and the site provides ample opportunities for this. Constantly take care of the update, put back the most good your photos inspire and amaze the most demanding customers.
Social network – another good opportunity to advertise. Tell about the work on the pages of social networks, communicate in various communities, demonstrate the results of their labors. Perhaps some of your first clients will learn about you that way.
It is also useful communication in special professional and Amateur forums and in photo communities where you can not only find customers, but get professional advice from "colleagues in the shop" that will allow you to improve your professional and business skills.