Sorry I`ve not been too active on here or elsewhere lately due to trying to get back top full fitness and trying to develpop my part time self employed photography business on a level that works for me. I`ve worked where I can on tips given re: websiote elsewhere and appreciate your comments. Just started a blog linked to my website and promoted on facebook trying to develop a presence. I know I need a better website at some stage and my Yell free listing led to me being bombarded with advertisers all aiming to get some of my money and all rebuffed.
It`s alright I`m not asking for free busieness advice as such Jonathan. One question I have currently is around facebook. I did set up a business page that has all of 26 people liking it
. No surprise as up to this time I have spent most of my life avoiding facebook, twitter and the like and even my personal page only shows 65 friends - which is about 55 more than I thought I had
Anyway Facebook have spent the last hour trying to sell me a new business page which they will build as per my instructions and add 1000 names to from the local area that have said they are looking for photographers in the next 6-18 months which they will add the social plug in to me to build up my facebook presence. This would be for a one off fee of £175 and I`d only pay again if I wanted to add more names / tie in to new surveys etc which they will obviously keep coming back to me for each 6 months. The facebook page I can add to / change as I go along . Example cited was this Audi page:http://www.facebook.com/audi?ref=ts
They say that my current business page is "static" as it has not got the social plug in and effectively revising it with it attached would mean a building in likes / contacts/ additions of reveiws etc and maybe more dynamic than my website can be at this time.
I am tempted but has anyone any experience of this or warnings?
I am beginning to fear that my decision to try and get some paid work form my photography is getting in the way of me enjoying it! Done a couple of commercial shoots and some events stuff thus far but it`s how to get out there! Trying to put together some wedding sample books at the moment but so many to choose from!