Today’s episode my special guest is Clay Cook. He’s an amazing commercial and editorial photographer from Louisville, Kentucky. Today, we run through how to be a big fish in a small pond; meaning how do you make it big in a very small market or in a very small town. And Clay has done this; he’s gone from picking up a camera then 2 years later becoming a fulltime photographer working for himself and 4 years later being financially secure. So, how did he do it?
We also run through his beginnings as a rock star in a band and how that actually helped him get his photography career up and running. We also run through how to not burnout which is quite important. He’s got a 3 step formula for how to not burnout. Then I also asked him about how to get started from scratch if he’s starting from scratch in a new town and he wants to get into the industry the way he has, what would he do? And he gives us 6 steps that he would do to get going in a small town and a lot of it revolves around building relationship with people. And we also run through his giving back, what he’s doing Africa to help out people in need in Africa.
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PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.