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Choose Who You Work With!

Many of us don’t get the luxury of deciding who we work with. Generally you end up working for those that need your service and can pay.

People want to socialise with the person behind the fancy logo or strapline.

One of the keys to an effective business is to pick and choose your customers. A lot of businesses make the mistake of working with anyone. They then end up with a mixed client list, ranging from wonderful clients to really odd ones.

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If you are confident in your own ability and stick to a strict selection guideline it’s a lot easier to pick and choose who you work with. Only accept clients after you’ve spoken with them and are satisfied they fit your guidelines.

There are lots of strategies to get new clients but personally I don’t actively drum up business for my photography services. I just keep a solid relationship with my regular clients who continually highlight opportunities for new projects.

The National Asian Wedding Show 2012

Commercial Word of Mouth is King!

It is very important to stay professional with all your dealings regardless of the outcome. A relaxed approach and a solid online presence will secure the clients expectations. They can “vet” your online work anytime and decide if they like your style. This approach has helped me get many new ventures with little to no actual advertising or marketing.

Pakistan Fashion Week

One last thing to remember stick to your field; if you’re a Fashion Photographer limit your scope accordingly. I have had countless requests to shoot weddings and other areas but I forward these to fellow photographers that specialise in those areas. Don’t tread on other professionals toes, we all have our unique talents and a mutual respect is necessary for keeping everyone ticking along.

Remember Money isn’t Everything and you should choose who you work with. Not the other way around.

ZulfPhotography

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Don’t get lost in the Social Network World

The only thing common among pretty much all of the teenagers I’ve met recently was their addiction to social networking. Some might think that addiction is a harsh word but research proves that the word is apt in this case. 15-19 year olds spend an average of 3 hours per day on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And 18% of all media users can’t go a few hours without checking their social network accounts. Sometimes even I tend to behave like that, but the people who are addicted to these sites must have a harder time than we may perceive. In my opinion, the ‘Social Networkholics’ must be told how to enjoy life without constant shots of these platforms.

There’s a life outside the bounds of likes, status updates and picture uploads. Wouldn’t it be better if we can just see the world in its true form and not just through the eyes of soil networks? If we do manage to do that, so much good can come into our lives.Zulf_Photography-1028318592

No more comparing ourselves to others

Firstly, we wouldn’t always be comparing ourselves with the bunch of friends that keep announcing their achievements. For once, we’d be able to concentrate on our self.

Zulf_Photography-1028302208We’ll become more social in real life

It’s quite ironic how the social networks have made us less social in real life. People have a long list of friends on the social networks, but when it comes to real life socializing, they back off. Some of the perks of using the social media…

Do away with the procrastination

Besides all these things, the best thing that’ll happen is that we’ll procrastinate less. Social networking sites can be quite a time waster if you are not working. Spend a minute on them and before we know it, it has been hours and we’re still there

It’s just that life can be so much better if we don’t let social networks govern our lives, becoming the center of our world. Do give it a thought.

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