Last week was the best week ever for franchisees with more than ever before taking over £1000 in Portrait sales during last week. Our gift cards which resemble a plastic credit card are proving particularly successful.
One of our newest franchisees reported:
“I thought you might like to know that I have my first family portrait request via the voucher system and I am not yet even open yet! This guy has taken 100 vouchers as a gift for his customers(see nice letter sent out with them attached).
Today I have seen someone from the Gloucester area. A very pleasant and nice guy who I did my best to help.
He was made redundant last September and used the redundancy payment to set up a Wedding and Portrait business from home. He went on a wedding course with a photographer nearby who got in models for three intensive days and the wedding album of just the couple (models) is good.
He has booked virtually no weddings, very few portraits and used up all the redundancy money on advertising that did not work. He has no money left and is going for job interviews but still wants to be a photographer.
Intensive courses do not work if you want to have a proper business from the start, from which you are able to earn a living. There is just so much involved and wedding photography is so much more than just photographing the couple.
Hopefully I was of some help, and he left saying he was absolutely gutted that he had not found us last September. Knowing now how difficult it is to set up a wedding and portrait photography business, and realising he has spent his money in all the wrong ways, he realises how different things could have been.
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