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How I Earn $200,000+ a Year from Photography
Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 9:18 AM on 05.13.17
->> After reading this photographer's take on how to make money I can say I pretty much agree with most of the content.

Now the key ingredient which is missing is talent. Talent doesn't have to be only natural, but I believe it can be learned over time. I do think your photography, your communications skills and people skills all need to be pretty good to make it as well.

However, I think most of the points are pretty valid.

What do you think?

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/12/earn-200000a-year-photography/
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 2:20 PM on 05.16.17
->> It doesn't seem as though he's making $200K/year from photography. He's making it from teaching and Amazon commissions.
Then there are the inconsistencies, his piece is riddled with them. At one point he says, "...let’s say I have 90,000 Facebook fans..."and " also recommend you to start your own blog" and then says, "...social media is overrated."
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 2:52 PM on 05.20.17
->> Actually Jim the authors commentary on that is not inconsistent. The author may have 90,0000 Facebook followers, but his revenue is not via Facebook, the author ended up using diversified digital media and eCommerce to generate his revenue. His social media is not engagement focused, it is content focused and that content drives you off social media and on to his owned digital portals. Those owned digital portals have direct and ancillary ecommerce revenue streams.

A blog, where the author drives his content, builds his brand and loyalty , and then uses all that to drive SEO, capitalizing on social-SEO, is not social media. A blog is often considered social media where it is actually digital media. The thing is social media lives within digital media, but digital media can entirely exist without social media. That is not semantics, that is how it works. Unless you're using tools for direct conversion off of Instagram or Facebook for sales, and very few are or can effectively do so, your focus in eCommerce should be generating revenue through ancillary streams.
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