How Much Money Do Photographers Make?

Almost two weeks ago, I posted a poll on Twitter asking photographers if their photography business was their sole source of income. Not surprisingly, many said no (the details are below). On the same day, Jack Hollingsworth, posted a similar poll and asked photographers how much their photography business grossed last year. Similar results (see his poll below as well).

Interestingly, Jack’s poll showed that over 65% of the responders made less than $20,000 in 2008. My poll showed that 65% of photographers have to supplement their income with something other than photography.

These results beg the question, “Why do so many photographers struggle to make money?” I suppose there are many answers. Some photographers just aren’t any good (sorry, but its true). Others have no idea how to run a business so they end up spending money in the wrong places, they’re disorganized, and things just slip through the cracks. And a big chunk of photographers have no idea how to market their work and create desire in their target market (if they’ve even defined a target market).

I’d love to hear your comments below. Let me know why you think so many photographers struggle. If you’ve figured out how to be successful, share your success with the community.

Thanks.

Tyler

How Much Did Your Photography Business Gross Last Year

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Written by Tyler in: business planning,marketing,photography | on Sep 07 2009
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  • builder says:

    Yet, there are grants that are made for equipment and training.
    Make the process pain-free with debt collection software for a
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  • Ada says:

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    you can get professional advice on various financial matters.
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    As with everything else, it is only the mindset of the
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    increase your income.

  • Kaley says:

    Yet, there are grants that are made for equipment and training.
    As with everything else, it is only the mindset of the entrepreneur
    that dictates the success and failure of a company.
    Always choose a new account, and look for a specialized bank
    whenever possible.

  • Look into their years of experience in managing small business accounts so that you can get professional advice on various financial matters.

    Make the process pain-free with debt collection software for a small
    business that automates this tedious process and adds
    to your company’s bottom line. Clients do not look no matter whether you’ve a
    small or big budgeted communication service.

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    25,000 per borrower for purchase of machinery or equipment etc, and meeting working capital requirement of one
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    files a claim for indemnity.

  • Claribel says:

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    big budgeted communication service.

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    Without enough traffic, you will never have enough customers and
    this means you won’t be making enough money. Two:
    Increase in income – When you are able to increase
    your traffic to the business, you will easily be able to also increase your income.

  • Yet, there are grants that are made for equipment and training.
    As with everything else, it is only the mindset of the entrepreneur that dictates the success and failure
    of a company. For clients, you can target neighborhoods,
    communities or even companies.

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