• Janet G.

9 Skills that set me apart from other photographers

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I was listening to a podcast - Business Bites Podcast with Rachel Brenke. The host and the guest are both photographers. They were talking about how 2020 affect photographers and small business and how to overcome the challenges. 2020 is full of lessons, and we need to leverage those lessons for 2021 success!


In this episode, the guest asks the following question: "what skills do you have?" And he wasn't just talking about photography. Photography isn't a skill. Need to be more specific, what skills help you be a better photographer? What skills set you apart from other photographers?


What skills set me apart from other photographers?

That question got me thinking...


When I was updating my LinkedIn profile in July, I realize what I have to offer. And these skills WILL make me a better photographer and more successful in 2021.

  1. Portrait Photography

  2. Outdoor Photography

  3. Real Estate Photography

  4. Live streaming on Social Media

  5. Planning and Scheduling Social Media Content

  6. Webdesign and SEO

  7. Filmmaking

  8. Customer Service

  9. Management Experience

I know! I didn't even realize what I have to offer until I was updating my LinkedIn and resume. Sometimes we have to take a step back and reflect on how much knowledge and experience we have gained. Then, giving ourselves a pad in the back!


What skills do you have within your industry that helps you be great in it?


My 2021 Success Goals - Create Income Revenue Streams Wish-List


Here's the thing, I have no idea how I'm going to implement all of my skills to become more successful. But I'm going to try. And I'm going to fail and fall flat on my face. And I'm going to get up and try again or try something new.


With that being said, here's my Create Strong Income Revenue Streams Wish-List:

  1. Offer brand photography to vendors. Network and collaborate with quinceañera boutiques, receptions, bakeries, and event planners.

  2. Consult with family-own businesses and entrepreneurs with social media content. I want to help farmer's market vendors build their online presence

  3. Move up within the real estate media company I work with. I'm a full-time real estate photographer with a local media company in Mesa, and I want to see what else I can do for them. I want to learn more and do more. Gain more experience with them.

  4. Learn more about portraiture and portrait photography lighting. The goal is to become a better portrait photographer and seek out studios to rent or collaborate with. That way I can offer Studio Photography.

  5. Learn how to invest my money. I want to invest in real estate and learn how to make my money work!

What goals do you have for 2021?


And if you would like to listen to the podcast episode, click the following link: Using 2020 Lessons for 2021 Success with Bryan Caporicci.

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