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Are you an amateur photographer or someone who wishes to turn a hobby into a professional career? Perhaps, you have studied and earned a degree in photography, but you have yet to find a job that allows you to make a full time income? If this sounds like you, then you have found the right book to help you generate income from your photography skills. What galleries and professional photographers want is to see an established portfolio and online presence. They want to know you are capable of gaining attention from your target audience. Things have also changed in the industry, where anyone can start to publish their work online and make a little income from it. Your goal to make a full time income is admirable and possible, even if there is someone with better artistic skills. Selling any product is about marketing. If you truly want to generate income, then you need a marketing tactic that will get you noticed, have a good call to action, and ensure that you can make the sale final. Think of your photography business as needing to make sales, which means you need people, and people want truth in advertising, with an interesting gimmick that gets their attention. It doesn't matter if the product or service is brand name, when you have a decent product or service to sell. In this book, you are going to learn about the top ways you can make money full time with your photography skills. You will also learn the following: The four main markets you should choose from in starting a photography business A list of the investments you should make, including tips and tricks; this includes camera, lighting, backdrops, etc. How do you legalize your business? What about licenses? Permits? Taxes? What is LLC? A step-by-step guide on how you can promote your business Should you declare copyright on your photos? Best printers according to reviewers Wha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terrence Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070477/bk_acx0_070477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.