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    Default You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    hi all,

    we all have heard about focusing on our core competency. you may be a really good photographer but without right marketing tools, network and contacts, you won't make a lot of money. would like your opinion of whether you'll like an agency to take care of business development for you at a small cut (10-20%).

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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    How exactly would you plan on marketing photographers and their respective companies in a unique and refreshing way, especially if you get many requests?

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    Sounds good but too brief...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnurbart22 View Post
    hi all,

    we all have heard about focusing on our core competency. you may be a really good photographer but without right marketing tools, network and contacts, you won't make a lot of money. would like your opinion of whether you'll like an agency to take care of business development for you at a small cut (10-20%).

    I think that's a fair deal but the agent has to have a good history of soliciting work for photographers to start

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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurbart22 View Post
    hi all,

    we all have heard about focusing on our core competency. you may be a really good photographer but without right marketing tools, network and contacts, you won't make a lot of money. would like your opinion of whether you'll like an agency to take care of business development for you at a small cut (10-20%).

    Sound interesting.

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    sounds good.

    why not? if the agent only takes a cut when he manages to get jobs for us? No loopholes as far as i can see, unless you say there's registration fee and other miscellaneous fees.

    saves me the hassle of finding jobs. more like an additional channel for work
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnurbart22 View Post
    hi all,

    we all have heard about focusing on our core competency. you may be a really good photographer but without right marketing tools, network and contacts, you won't make a lot of money. would like your opinion of whether you'll like an agency to take care of business development for you at a small cut (10-20%).

    Sure, count me in.

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    Sounds interesting. I sure would like to know more about this biz concept.

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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    the same way that it is being done in the states?

    where photographers have agents/reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    the same way that it is being done in the states?

    where photographers have agents/reps
    EXACTLY. the same way as how it is in States and Europe.

    Am asking on behalf of my friend who brewed this idea. he's not in the photography line but definitely a good businessman.

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    I am rather interested.

    Count me in if it gets going

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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    interesting..but would like to know more
    how are you going to market the photographers?

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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    If this deal gets going, the rate of commissions should be clearly written in a signed agreeement with clauses for channels for auditing thrown in. We all know what happened when modelling agencies started the whole taking commissions for finding jobs for models.

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    it would also be good to be sure about legal obligations..ie if (touch wood) somethings happens to you and /or your equipment thereby affecting your photo shoot, where lies the accountability and legal protection ...etc..insurance?

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    It sure sounds good.
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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurbart22 View Post
    EXACTLY. the same way as how it is in States and Europe.

    Am asking on behalf of my friend who brewed this idea. he's not in the photography line but definitely a good businessman.

    So it is a market survey before your friend launch the idea?

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    yes! somewhat a market research. from what i see, the thread responses are positive. for now will close the thread and update if there's some concrete plans. thank you everyone for your time!

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    Default Re: You focus on shooting while agency solicits business for you

    Nothing really new. The idea of a rep has been around, but will probably not serve the good ones since they already have their own base/niche.

    You can try searching "Photo-Rep"....

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