How I Started Teaching Photography

How to Earn Money with Photography by Teaching Photography Workshops

By teaching basic photography classes to hobbyists, kids and moms you can earn extra income for your photography business and bring in a steady stream of clients throughout the year.

Let’s face it, all photographers have down time, no matter what niche you’re in. For 90% of photographers they will have photography clients 9 months out of the year and then they will have some slow seasons the other months out of the year. For example I live in Arizona and it gets really hot during the summer up to 119 degrees and so my slow wedding season is always June, July and August because no one wants to have a wedding in the heat. 

How I got started Teaching Photography

I started my photography business almost 15 years ago I experienced what a lot of photographers experience… some months would be great and I would have clients and income coming in and then other months there would be hardly any clients at all.  During the months that I had no clients sometimes I panic which would lead me to offering deep discounts on my wedding photography packages just to get that deposit so I could have money coming in that month. But that wasn’t good because by the time their wedding came around I was getting paid even less than what I normally would.  It was like a vicious cycle. 

The financial inconsistency was stressful. Then when I really hit the bottom was when I was injured in a car accident and not physically able to shoot weddings for a while. I realized I couldn’t always rely on my ability to shoot and that I needed to look for other ways to make a living with my photography and be able to reach my financial goals in my photography business.

I often had people asking me to show them how to use their DSLR camera, so I thought maybe I can make money doing this. I began teaching basic photography classes. I started teaching an after school photography club at my daughters school and then started teaching basic photography classes to photography hobbyists, moms and retired people who love to travel and wanted to learn how to use their DSLR to take better photos on their trips. 

The very first month I made almost $1500 and that was from teaching only 3 classes!  So I continued teaching more classes during my slow months to supplement my income so that I would have consistent income coming in throughout the year.

I realized a lot of other photographers were in my same situation so I decided to create the basic digital photography curriculum bundles to help photographers just like myself.  If you want to supplement your photography business and want to reach your financial goals, if you want to be seen as the expert in your area, teaching basic photography classes is the key. 

I realized a lot of other photographers were in my same situation so I decided to create the basic digital photography curriculum bundles to help photographers just like myself.  If you want to earn money with photography and supplement your photography business and you want to reach your financial goals, if you want to be seen as the expert in your area, teaching basic photography classes is the key. 

So if you’re ready to stop having the stress of inconsistent income and ready to start making money teaching photography classes, I’d like to invite you to sign up for my FREE guide where I show you the exact steps I took to get started making money teaching photography.

 

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