Advertising Your Boudoir Photography Business on a Zero Dollar Budget

 Ok, Advertising on a 0$ budget. Here are a few ideas…

1.Befriended everyone especial local business owners, join community clubs and business clubs. People always say “it’s who you know that counts” I say “then go out and meet them”!

2.Get to know other Boudoir Photographers ask marketing question and give you ideas. Since few of us over lap in area. There’s no reason to worry about competition. Honestly unless you go ‘huge’ and hire a bunch of photographers, no one can take on everyone. There’s plenty of work to go around and as BP becomes more popular and more widely excepted the demand will go up.

3.Find companies in you area that might like to recommend you. Hair and makeup are obvious. Think all things related to beauty R&R and pampering ones self. Sports clubs, spas, massage salon, mobile hair and makeup artists, local hotels with day spas, perfume and make up shops, fetish & sex shops, sun tanning shops, weight watchers, and day care or play date clubs, small specialty clothing shops like lingerie shops… the list is endless when you start to think about it. Once you have a list of companies in mind go out and meet them. Then you can do one of the following things.

4.First swap clients: I promote you, you promote me. Or I send my people to you ….

5. Second prepare some gift certificates for the shops to give as gifts to their customers this is a win-win situation. (Because the gifts are for the shop’s clients and from the shop as far their clients know, it makes both the shop owner and their client happy. This equals good news for you)

6.Third decorate the shops walls with a small art show featuring your studios work. Bring the stand and frames and of course business cards and set up a small show. This is best when done with the above. This is also great when done in a mall!

7. Work with malls: find the person in charge and explain your small just starting out but you have a BIG DREAM! Some times you can get the space for free or for very little. Malls like to promote local talent and customers love to see what’s new at the mall. The mall wants to fill the empty spaces with new things. Think of this as a help to your local mall.

8. Direct mailing or to keep it really cheep hand delivered advertising. Create a sales concept like Valentines Day special: ‘Give your man the gift of you’ book by (date) and get 20% off the price and a free 8×20 print. Have it printed or again to save money on printing and spend it on your own ink costs print the small flyers at home. (Remember the look and feel of the paper and print quality, this is your reputation on the line) Then go for a walk! You could put them in your neighbor’s mailboxes or go to another nice area of town and play mailman for a day. I suggest getting friends and family to help with this one (for free of course) better yet print them on your FRIENDS printer.

~Scarlett

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4 Responses to “Advertising Your Boudoir Photography Business on a Zero Dollar Budget”
  1. Got my says:

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  2. Some really useful tips here, especially point no. 3. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I would like to know more about business advertising ideas.

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