Attending meetings of the main photographic bodies can be a depressing affair. Many are struggling in the current economic climate. In spite of this there are more training courses being offered than ever before, often by photographers who are desperate to make up for their declining income.
When choosing a photography course that claims to teach you wedding and portrait photography skills that can earn you money, ask to see the proof of their past student achievements. Many claim to be leaders in the field of training cannot back this up with a proven track record.
One of our ex students finished his course in July 2012 and began his new life as a professional photographer in August. His performance to date makes for interesting reading:
Total sales to date: £28,610
Number of sittings: 91
Average order value: £314.40
Baby sales to date: £4,580
Number of sittings: 27
Average order value: £169.63
• Averaged £7152.50 in sales per month over the last 4 months which is above budget
• Break-even point is £4,500, so the photographer has made a profit
• Baby average needs work but is a good base for someone who has just started
• Family average is excellent for someone who has just started
• Family volume is excellent and has come mostly from Activity Superstore with an average of £385. The remainder have been self-generated from local marketing.
Barrett & Coe photography courses are designed to give you the knowledge to start a successful photographic business. Click here to request more information on our January 2013 courses.
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