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Jun 06, 2012 16:26 |  #1

What marketing tools are you wedding photographers using to market your small business and get a following? My fb page is struggling haha


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Jun 06, 2012 17:19 |  #2

I have an anemic facebook page with <20 likes. Oh, and I've booked 16 weddings for this season. Some are able to really play the facebook game, but this seriously has to be 1 of dozens of strategies you have to get your name out. What are your strategies ?



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Jun 06, 2012 17:57 |  #3

I shot a few weddings as an intern with my cousin and his friend's company but from trying to build up my own facebook page. I would say tag the people you are taking pictures of and leave you company name in the caption so their friends can see it and maybe like your page? But it is quite hard though. Hope I help if not I tried.




  
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Jun 06, 2012 20:50 |  #4

We have only a handful of Facebook likes...however, none of our weddings have come from FB.


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Jun 06, 2012 22:58 |  #5

I can't stand that Facebook feel, sorry.


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Jun 07, 2012 00:59 |  #6

I have got a lot of bookings from facebook including some overseas trip :)
Love facebook and use it a lot.

I put teaser pics up as soon as I get back from a wedding.. comment about what im going to do or done... etc etc..

For me facebook is a big part of my business.


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Jun 07, 2012 04:41 |  #7

Love the mixed answers. I asked this because so many other photographers talk about how Facebook brings then so much business. I'm so struggling with that tool. Maybe I'll keep trying with it. Nice to know many of you are thrivin without facebook. :)


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Jun 07, 2012 09:20 |  #8

If you use it on a regular basis and do it properly it will work for you.


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Jun 07, 2012 11:02 |  #9

I have said this before. If I post something on my website no one sees it unless they go looking for it. If I post something on Facebook, everyone sees it. After each event that I shoot, I usually gain another "like" or two. Facebook has brought me business and when someone is interested they click the link from Facebook to my website.


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Jun 09, 2012 00:24 |  #10

I use Facebook but not, I fear, as well as I should. Could someone explain the best method for tagging clients images. BTW, I have a personal page and a business page so does that mean potential and existing clients need to be friends with me (on my personal page) before I can tag them on my biz page???

OOPS! Sorry is this a Hijack or is it relevant to the OP's question?
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Jun 09, 2012 00:40 |  #11

Facebook is where I book everything, literally.

I've booked 10 weddings, and shot 2 already for this year, Im on a good path IMO. I've got 355 likes, and slowly building with new ikes daily (atleast 1-2 likes a day) which is awesome.

But I so also post flyers in local shops to get my name out, it works, but most people who see the flyers just get on facebook, and message me, lol




  
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Jun 09, 2012 10:20 as a reply to  @ Austin.P's post |  #12

I use Facebook fairly frequently...it can be a really great marketing tool if used properly.

However, there has been a lot of buzz lately about Facebook changing how they handle business pages and charging for page views. ($15 for 100 people to see your post, $25 for 200 people to see you post, etc)...and I am already feeling that my visibility has dropped. I am only getting a portion of the post views that I would have had previously. Call me spoiled or cheap...but I really can't get onboard with Facebooks new direction. I'll just delete the business page entirely and just use my personal account to post work.


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Jun 09, 2012 14:16 as a reply to  @ helloagain36's post |  #13

Call me spoiled or cheap...but I really can't get onboard with Facebooks new direction. I'll just delete the business page entirely and just use my personal account to post work.

My thoughts exactly - still it was good while it lasted.


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Jun 10, 2012 14:13 |  #14

G.. wrote in post #14555400 (external link)
My thoughts exactly - still it was good while it lasted.

Pretty cose to being in agreement as well. Facebook is starting to be a PITA. I think they are getting ready to do a number on photographers. We take up a lot of space. But if it gest to the point where its going to costs you 50-100.00 to maintain a photography business page on FB so people can see your work, I will go to google or someplace else. People see what we do, but im not convinced its getting any business.......Its become a necessary evil as far as im concerned.


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Jun 10, 2012 14:27 |  #15

I think I will just look again at how I want to use it and maybe just re-organise my personal page.


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