Goal for 2019
The month of January really flew by as has most of February already. I had planned to post sooner but with holidays, travel, work, and the person I was collaborating with things took a little longer than originally planned. If you follow me on social media you may notice things have a new look. This is the new logo for Dragonfly Photo. I'm really, really pleased with it. The original logo I did myself and it seemed a bit dated and not as professional as I would have liked. Let me know what you think of the new logo and look. I'd love the feedback!
Aside from an updated look and logo I have made myself a goal for this year. I haven't sold a print in almost four years now. So my goal for 2019 is to sell one print, *one print*, to someone I don't know. So that means if you're a friend of mine, a co-worker, a relative, etc. and you decided to buy a print it wouldn't count. But, if you are so inclined, you can help me out. Follow me on , , and/or follow my . The Facebook page would probably really help me out. If you want to help further I would certainly appreciate it (but you don't have to). Share my posts (blogs and/or photos) with your friends on social media. It will help me build a network and hopefully a following. Even if I end up selling a digital print for $15 that would be a win in terms of the goal. If I achieve my goal for this year, then I'll have to step it up for 2020 -- maybe something much more bold. I would truly appreciate the help and the boost in morale selling a print would provide. I haven't really put much effort into marketing the site and photos because I suck at it (if I'm going to be honest) and time has been at a premium anyway. In fact, if anyone helps me sell a photo through a referral I'm willing to give away a print, of your choice, up to a 24"x36" version. While I would like for it to be something "fancy", it would be a print only, I'm afraid. I don't have the funds to have it mounted, printed on steel, etc.
If you have experience with marketing and/or social media I'd be all ears as well. I do have a plan beyond asking for help through social media. Later this year (spring), I will be ordering work for a portfolio to take to local businesses in downtown Raleigh to see if they would be amenable to having some prints hung (for sale) in their place of business. If, later in the year, I don't seem to have traction then I will start looking at GroupOn (or other ads) for doing action shots of kids for their parents or discounts on prints if they use a GroupOn. There might be some other ideas I haven't considered so I'm open to feedback there. I just want to illustrate that my plan is a little more in depth than this blog post.
In other news, I'm about to wrap up the last of the Yellowstone photos and just have a few other photos to post before I really have to start working on new content (which will need to be soon). I'll have an upcoming blog post on working with graphic designers (logo related) and some other interesting things which may or may not be related directly to my photography but, I hope, still interesting.
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