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Ask the Photo Business Coach: To Cold Call or Not to Cold Call?

Posted By Beate Chelette On December 9, 2009 @ 12:03 am In Video Blog Posts | 6 Comments

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In this month’s post, I answer the following question submitted by a Black Star Rising reader: “As a freelance photographer, should I be cold-calling prospective clients in this economy — and if so, how should I go about it?”

Do you have a question for “Ask the Photo Business Coach”? Please send it to [email protected] [2].

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6 Comments To "Ask the Photo Business Coach: To Cold Call or Not to Cold Call?"

#1 Comment By Denver Engagement Photographer On December 10, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

I like the funnel analogy, its a good thing to keep in mind when you're building up your photography business. I also like the "ask advice" angle that makes the cold calling not seem so daunting, or marketing ish.

-Dave

#2 Comment By gary s chapman On December 10, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

Beate,

I just wanted to let you know that your posts are very much appreciated. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

gary

#3 Comment By life coach NYC On December 11, 2009 @ 1:13 am

Cold call can also help for marketing your business. But sometimes is not good, make cold call at good hours not on the point that you will disturbed those prospecting clients.

#4 Comment By Beate On December 14, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

So glad you find these videos helpful :) Don't forget to ask me more questions! Send them to [3]

#5 Comment By Martha Retallick On December 16, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

You bet your sweet bippy it's a good time to cold call. It's *always* a good time to cold call.

I work primarily in website development, and I blend photography into the job when the client requires it. What I've gotten through cold calling are the most lucrative clients I've ever had.

#6 Comment By Ashton Boni On February 5, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

Love this post. Maybe another post about the steps on what to say on a cold call?

If I may be so bold to say, your more engaging when you smile :) Maybe you had a long day?

Ashton Boni


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