Running A Business:: Business vs Hobby

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Creative Business, Personal

Are you running a business or is it an amazing hobby?

This is something I had to ask myself recently. I had to have a real honest heart to heart with myself.

I love photographing people. I adore being able to capture moments in people’s lives. It’s an amazing experience having people share a part of their lives with you.

But I had to think about the experience I offer and then cost of offering it. When I really looked at the numbers it was obvious that I had a hobby that I was head over heels in love with. I loved this hobby so much that I would do it for very little just to be behind the camera. The problem was I was trying to run a business.

I came up with three steps to remedy this problem.

  1. Step one get super honest with yourself. Honesty is the best policy
  2. Be in the know about your business. What makes makes this business awesome? What makes the services worth while?
  3. Price what you’re worth.