7 ways to lose photography clients

Feb 19, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

7 ways to lose photography clients

Feb 19, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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7 ways to lose clients

As much as your photography career relies on your work, more than most people acknowledge, it’s also about creating relationships with your clients. Not only are they the ones currently providing you a source of income, their connections can be future clients and their referrals can be gold in a business where who you know is as important as what you know.

To help ensure you keep as many clients as possible, photographer Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens has shared a video titled 7 Ways to Lose Clients. In it, he walks through seven things you shouldn’t do if you want to keep your clients happy.

Below is a list of the seven ways to lose clients as laid out by Morgan in the below video:

  1. You don’t know what your clients are looking for
  2. There’s no reason to take into account how your client is feeling during a shoot
  3. When things start going downhill technically, you need to address the problem and only that problem
  4. Only give your client what they want and nothing more
  5. Don’t share your photos with anyone else, keep them to yourself
  6. Don’t worry about handing over the images until your clients call you multiple times
  7. No need to follow up with clients once the project is complete.

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Remember not to do these things and you should be seven steps closer to not losing a client. A little common sense goes a long way too.

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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