Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
Welcome, Destin! You have some lovely photographs on your site. Yes, you're right, any business is required to be run as a business, which of course means advertising. You can't stay in business long giving money away!
Yes, welcome!

Brian is exactly right. Even commercial photography, where one has better, although still long odds, of doing well financially, is dominated by shrewd businessmen who happen to be photographers. Myself, I was a photographer first, and had to learn several things the hard way, first, I had to learn the business part, and then, finally, I learned the thing that put me over the hump, which is to be able to firmly yet kindly utter the magic word, "No".

If I hadn't learned that word, I would quite seriously work seven days a week year in and year out for almost no money.