Apr 16 2019
Pure talent and passion can’t find recognization alone, there is a struggle to shine through social media algorithms. Here is a success story ON HOW A Photographer CAN finD new clients through Unsplash.
Today the growth is setting new speed records. We have artificial intelligence, machine learning and automated bots to take your business to the next level. The market is volatile like never before. The world is a small place, thanks to technology and communication advancements. You might be a sole freelancer and still be competing for digital attention with corporate giants.
The online world is an approachable place, all you have to do is to be seen or discoverable.
HOW PHOTOGRAPHER CAN FIND NEW CLIENTS
Getting new customers (the growth) is a tricky task. If you think deep, it is actually “buying” new customers. There is a price you’re paying to add more shoppers, it can be in terms of time or money.
If you search on internet ‘How can I get more clients for my business’, you will find the following tips:
- Network and bring referrals
- Collaborations and associations
- Invest in SEO, social media presence and email lists
Those 21 or 100 ways lists to get new clients are basically an expansion of above points. The work is endless and here you need to make a better decision – how, where to spend your resources.
How a photographer can find new clients through Unsplash – Case Study
For artists and photographers, like Samuel Zeller, whose creative capabilities and innovative vision gave inspirational photography shots, a glance of which almost everyone on the planet could appreciate, the story his success can explain it all.
Samuel is a Swiss freelance photographer currently based in Geneva. His work of photography in the genre of art, urban, architecture, and minimalism, speaks excellence.
Pure talent and passion can’t find recognization alone, there is a struggle to shine through social media algorithms.
It is time to discover more platforms to build your audience which can work as lead magnets. Instagram is exploding all boundaries, one goes there to discover new content and find new talent. The talent doesn’t get easily discoverable. Stock photo sites are where prospective clients are looking for product or work.
Samuel Zeller makes use of Unsplash and uploaded his best work for free. The portfolio was displayed to millions of views. Some of them were used for commercial purposes which could otherwise be sold for top dollar.
Feedback from businesses which require and desire services of this nature would approach the artist with better knowledge of his work direction and calibre. This transparency and clarity, over a free platform, invites the clients to form alliances with, or even hire artists that may suit their needs.
Samuel Zellar profile Stats on Unsplash.
1. He started in 2014 and uploaded a total of 460 images on Unsplash.
2. Total 255 million views on his pictures on Unsplash (stats available till 2018)
3. Total 1.7 million downloads for his pictures stats available till 2018)
4. He got 21 million views per month (677’000 per day) and 93’000 downloads (3000 per day).
5. He got 1 or 2 mentions on Twitter, where people gave him the credit.
6. He regularly gets emails and new backlinks to his website.
7. His first client the biggest bank in Switzerland found him on Unsplash.
8. He worked for many magazines and been an editorial photographer for Fuji-Film X.
Here is a blog by Samuel Zellar on his Unsplash approach on medium.
Average Unsplash photo receives over 600,000 views and 4000 downloads. This is the potential to marketing and scope of self advertisements.
Working on social media accounts daily to gain followers is not going to beat the system and bring clients. As a business, you have to work on a marketing strategy that brings revenue.
The world is a small place and like Samuel, many more uplift their presence and recognition in the market through the means of several social media portals at their disposal. The AAA strategy becomes critical to follow.
What is the AAA strategy?
The AAA strategy is – Advertise, Advocating and Announcing.
If you are putting efforts to be online and desire to “buy” new clients, you need to be more discoverable.
Share this with your photographer friend.
Want to learn more, suggest case studies / ask questions in comments.
Jan 18 2019
This was not so Cool with Amul
Imagine coming across your fake account.
Angry, are you?
Now imagine that fake account asking people money lakhs of rupees, in tour name.
This won’t look as much scary as it is for Amul.
Yes, our own beloved Amul, Taste of India is under stress for a fraud case happened due to identity theft.
Thankfully you haven’t seen such nightmare, unlike those people who were trapped in the web of Fake Amul Distributorship. What was it? Let’s explore.
Amul is a popular trusted brand, a successful business represented and adored by the girl who refuses to age. Some malicious minded people took the advantage and allegedly planned a fraud against Amul.
According to Amul, a disturbing element, which has still not been found out whether an individual or any company, had a thought to run a paid advertisement on Google based on keywords like, ‘Amul Franchisee’, ‘Amul Parlor’ and ‘Amul Distributor’. Many people fell in this trap, assuming that the ad shown was running by our own trusted Amul. When a person clicks on the ad, the link takes them to a fake website claiming to be Amul. The website has a sale page that asks people to fill a registration form.
Once the ‘lead was generated’ by the scammers, they give a call to the person and ask to deposit amount ranging from 25,000/- to 3 Lakh/- in various bank accounts. Believing this was Amul and it will be a good investment, people did. Not one but many fell in this trap.
Amul has sent a legal notice to Google stating this issue of Fraudulent Amul Franchise Advertisements. Seeking a full stop on this fraud. Apart from contacting Google India Amul also filed a complaint in the Police Department. According to the news reported by Economic Times, Amul has reported their concern to Google back in September 2018.
The Internet is powerful and so is the art of disguise. We at SillySense will request you to be aware of frauds happening and suggest to do your due diligence before paying or committing to anyone on the internet.
Feb 26 2016
Case Study: Twitter Customer Service by British Airways, we love.
When you are providing services, you are prone to people asking for weird and almost absurd requests. Sometimes they come up with genuine questions that are nowhere related to your line of business but for the humanity sake, you so want to reply them.
Talking about the digital world and digital marketing, Twitter is a social media platform that no service company can think to ignore. The prompt replies and being humble on twitter is important. British Airways showed that being a little funny yet concerned about people (or their customers) doesn’t hurt a bit and might help them with their doubts.
It all happens when a woman asked a question to Britsih Airways about carrying some baggage.
Do I have to pay extra for all the emotional baggage? @British_Airways
— sosadRNAF (@romstah) July 7, 2015
And Britsih Airways questioned them back, sticking to their baggage policy.
The conversation kick started and she came back with this
@British_Airways I’m afraid it does, Helen. Help me.
— sosadRNAF (@romstah) July 7, 2015
Looking at some seriousness of the tweet, BA come back and really helped her in unpacking some her not required baggage.
@British_Airways how do you unpack years of emotional baggage? Don’t put me in a cargo, Helen. 🙁
— sosadRNAF (@romstah) July 8, 2015
BA made an effort to make her feel better
She appreciated their effort, just like us. js
@British_Airways you’ve been too kind to me, Helen. Appreciate! xo
— sosadRNAF (@romstah) July 8, 2015
Isn’t sweet? British Airways well done !!