But ultimately in the end I got in trouble with my email account and learning about the CAN-SPAM Act. But its really what helped get my first dozen of clients.
Fast forward to now and I'm wanting to expand my clientele and make more. But struggling to find the best internet marketing avenue to do so.
Here's a list of what I'm currently doing, keep in mind I'm coming out of my slow season with not a lot to invest in. But will be willing to save up money to invest in the right method.
1) Website with a great portfolio, contact page, about page and 5 blog posts. I hire someone to write content for me. (My grammar sucks) My goal here is to gain more organic visitors to the website with SEO keywords for my niche. I believe I have around 109 post views. Not sure if that's just my friends viewing them or not...
2) Recently this month I'm doing a monthly budget of $300 in adwords. Targeting specific keywords, having a decent landing page. Haven't really had the ad's run long enough to see if its working or not. Had another photographer call me and say my photos are amazing and to raise my pricing, LOL. No realtors yet.
3) Being somewhat active on my fb page. Not investing a lot with facebook ads. Currently sitting at 119 likes, I believe 95% of those are just my friends. I've done little FB ads before and haven't really had good results in gaining followers. I've thought about joining and being active in realtor groups. But with realtors, they have strict rules with there groups on restricting other business soliciting there services.
4) I have a profile and my high quality photos put up on Linkedin, Houzz, Zillow Certified Photographer, Angies List, Google +, instagram and Google businesses. Not really active on those other then having my business information listed. Also have a listing on local classifieds.
I believe that my high quality photos is great content to get realtors attention. Especially if they're of a big million dollar home captured during twilight. I can create videos of me editing photos and put them up on youtube and syndicate that across all my accounts. I feel that I have great contact to share, but I'm not getting it in front of my niche organically, I would have to resort to paid methods. Which sounds like I need to save up a crap ton to do so...
I'm ready to be active on all accounts, create and syndicate my content, but would like some advice or tips before I do so, or maybe I'm coming at things wrong and need to go a different route.
Any type of advice that you have for me would be greatly appreciated. I love to research on what to do and apply that to my small business. With this being my main source of income, I have a lot of free time to research and work on the different marketing avenues when I'm slow.