My Consulting & Mentoring Programs
I offer two options for Consulting and Mentoring:
First, One on One Consulting over the phone:
Second, One on 1One Consulting In my studio:
After the first consulting call with a student I always pause and ask myself if I want to continue working with each student. My decision to continue or not is based on the student’s motivation, on the quality of their work and on whether their work is marketable or not. I know you are committed, that you strive for high quality, and that your work is sellable. This is why I am making this recommendation.
Let me know if you want to join the consulting program. The money you spend on consulting will be more than recouped through sales that would otherwise not happen and with the satisfaction of selling your work to people who appreciate it and are willing to pay adequate prices for it.
I must also point out that just revising your price list, which is what we did during the first session, is not enough to guarantee success. While important, a price list is not a marketing vehicle and will not, by itself, generate sales, as I mentioned during our call.
We can go session by session if you want to focus on printing, processing or have specific questions about selling your work that I can answer quickly. However, if you want me to prepare a marketing plan for you, you need to enroll in the 7 sessions program. The reason being that we need to do follow up calls to implement and fine tune the program. It’s not something that can be done in 1 session. If you enroll within a month, then we can count the session we just did as part of the 7, leaving 6 to be billed. After 30 days too much time has gone by and it is best to start all over again.
Needless to say, I strongly recommend the Marketing Plan approach. It’s what you need and what will give you the most return both in terms of income and of personal satisfaction. The other approach is ‘touch and go’ and not as effective because it goes from one thing to another without having a pre-defined goal. The marketing plan on the other hand starts with a specific goal then charts the way to reach this goal. This is why we need 7 sessions. If you go that way we will focus on setting specific goals during the next session, work out a marketing plan, set deadlines, then use the remaining 5 sessions to implement and fine tune this plan.
About Alain Briot
I create fine art photographs, teach workshops and offer DVD tutorials on composition, image conversion, optimization, printing and marketing. I am the author of Mastering Landscape Photography, Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity and Personal Style and Marketing Fine Art Photography. All 3 books are available as printed books on Amazon.com and as eBooks on my website.
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