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25-09-09, 10:56 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
To be fair until very recently I didn't. I tried a website but it didn't work and then one day I thought I'd mount some prints, put them in their own plastic bags, make it look nice and professional, take it to work and see what people thought. I wish I'd done it sooner because people knew I was a photographer, they'd seen my stuff online and had been impressed but I still didn't get any buyers. But as soon as they could see the prints they were almost lining up with the cash and these were the 'expensive' A4 prints in the A3 mounts, one couple bought three, most bought two.
I made £125 in the first week so then I decided to go to car boot sales and that worked as well. Now I'm setting up a stall at my first craft fair in December where I want to launch a new website and I've started selling smaller prints to those who didn't want to pay £15 for the big limited edition ones. These are A5s in A4 mounts, they are unlimited so I can keep making cash from them and they are going for £7.50, they cost me about £2.50 to put together. Honestly I'm even selling stuff I didn't think was much cop but people like what they like, you don't get many pixel peepers looking for something to hang on walls and I've also discovered that photography forums aren't the best places to get critique for work you want to sell. The best critics are the buyers, photographers can see the mistakes and look at it too technically. It's not a criticism, it's just they way we think.
Oh look I've got keeptypingitis again.
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