It’s so hard to market your own business. I mean if you hire someone to do it, they will objectively go through your work and pick out the images and start writing what is right to bring clients to your site and to pick you as their representative. But when you do it your own, everything gets harder.
First of all, you’ve got to pick out the images, which is probably the most difficult thing for an artist! I love my images while I’m shooting, but when I start going through them, to actually pick my favorites, only a few go through…
Then comes the design, the colors, the word search to make sure you write the right things, and the printing/posting… All these stages take time and accuracy when all you want to do is share your work.
But, the feeling you get, when you click that “Post” or “Place order” is soooooo accomplishing…. All those hours spent shooting, editing, designing end up in one product that makes you feel proud of your work.
I definetely know that this is how I feel. The freedom of exposing your point of view, which is frightening when you think that it will be judged and relieving because, in the end, liked or not , you decided to go for it!