Late one night in college, I sent an email. You see I had this idea in my head, that after nine months of owning a camera, that maybe, just maybe, I could be a photographer. So I did the only thing I knew how and I emailed a photographer who’s work I had looked up to for the last year – the one who’s blog I read and re-read to learn everything I could about becoming a photographer. In (probably a somewhat crazy) stream of conscious email, I explained that I had this dream of being a photographer, and could she possibly tell me how to run a business! Guys, I kid you not, the email headline said:
“A crazy probably incredibly unrealistic request prompted by last night’s dream!”
Sent at 12am on April 4, 2012
Well bless her heart, she didn’t laugh in my face and instead we booked a coaching session together for June and we broke down the basics of business and how to get started with a strategy. This served as the push I need to get started and her advise helped lay the framework for where my business is today. Katelyn, I’m forever grateful for you! I shared this story because I wanted to remember exactly what it was like to be in your shoes – chasing a dream!
Recently I’ve gotten quite a few emails asking me about how I got started and so I figured I would share a few tangible tips and tricks here for those of y’all that are in the beginning stages of wanting to pursue a business.
Just Start Talking About It!
Make an Online Home for Your Work
Join Local Facebook Groups
And just for kicks and giggles, here are my first headshots ever from my coaching session with Katelyn.
No make-up, crimped hair, and a belted dress. We all start somewhere, folks.
Friends who are just getting started – I can’t wait to cheer you on! When you get your online presence up and running, leave it in the comments below!