What's the hardest part of running a photography business?

6 days 21 hours ago #651221 by Alfonso Camil
I have a big vision for my photography once I get good enough.  So I've been working on my craft and looking at one day starting a photography business.  You can say I'm doing my homework right now.  

So for you, what do you feel has been the hardest part of running a photography  business?  


Anything you would have done differently?  

Thanks in advance!


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6 days 21 hours ago #651225 by Nikon Shooter
I love to tackle all the aspects of the trade… except
the book keeping that I find so extremely boring.

Doing your homework now is very wise, chapeau!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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6 days 17 hours ago #651255 by Alfonso Camil
Yeah, thank you.  I know I have a ways to go.  But people on this board have been so helpful, I decided to throw this out there and see if I can get some nuggets that would help lay out my future.  

:) 


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6 days 9 hours ago #651285 by garyrhook
Understanding that it's about business, not photography.

Delivering a product, meeting customer expectations, working with people, handling people. The photograph is typically about 10% of the work, even if it's the most fun part.


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6 days 9 hours ago #651288 by Peter Nunez
Definitely marketing and expanding awareness 


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5 days 18 hours ago #651376 by Ian Stone
+always marketing and managing back end


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5 days 15 hours ago #651406 by fmw
Photography is easy.  Finding people to pay you for it is hard.


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5 days 13 hours ago #651419 by Moe
Time management and finding new clients


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