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    Default Working like a Dog?

    Does a photographer have to work like a dog to earn a decent living?

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    Default Re: Working like a Dog?

    In recent times, all jobs need to work like dogs for a decent living
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    Default Re: Working like a Dog?

    Some already work like a dog still cannot earn a decent living

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    Alot of domestic dog do not need to work like a dog to earn a decent meal.


    But seriously,
    Most jobs need to work like a "dog" , not only photographer.
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    I work like a cat and earn a decent enough to get me by the month.

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    Depends on your definition of a dog. You can work like a dog and still be a happy dog. And depends on how you spend your money and responsiblities. Do you need a luxury/sports car, a 500K condo, 3 children, travel 2 times a year, sustain 2-3 expensive hobbies (ie mod car, hifi, photography)? Or just get by with public transport, 180K HDB, 2 children, BKK holidays and no hobbies?

    Can't say for full-timers photographers but part-timers are happy to work like a dog. I am happy with both my day job as well as photographer job, i'm a happy dog. I and quite a number of others only diploma holders, but at least we are happy that we have the skills and most importantly opportunity to use this to make supplementary income. At least I now earn more than my sis per annum, who is an honours student. You know, in poly I always failed my papers, i was a nobody.

    Like all business, a biz sense, ability to develop good contacts/networks, ability to use the least amount of capital to reduce sunken cost to make the most amt of $$, is key to success. Working your arse off doesn't make things happen. And thanks to my Indonesian wife and in-laws who encouraged me to take risks and do investments, which at least got me somewhere. My SG family discouraged me, asking me to stick to my day job and climb the corp ladder.

    Good luck!

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    Working like a dog is a common ailment these days. Being treated like a dog is something else. Boss say go fetch this, I need that now etc. But at least a dog gets a pat on the back.

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