Launching a business with the end goal of just making money would most likely result in failure. When you add passion as the main ingredient in your business, it will take you further than your bottom line. When the going in business gets tough, your passion will sustain and motivate you to weather down various business challenges.
Richard Branson once said, “When you believe in something, the force of your convictions will spark other people’s interest and motivate them to help you achieve your goals. This is essential to success.”
David McCammon, who is passionate with his photography business and a professional photographer with 30 years of photography experience, revealed in his podcast interview with The Business Power Hour Podcast what made him pick up his camera and make a living out of his passion.
The Business Power Hour Podcast is hosted by Deb Krier who talks with experts in a variety of business fields, as they share the latest trends, up and coming changes as well as best practices. Her guests – and listeners – are from around the world that get tactical and strategic action items that they can immediately implement in their own businesses.
Successfully combining his passion to make profits, David endearingly relayed his experiences, challenges, and the rewards of working in the photography industry. In the same podcast, he emphasizes the importance of seeking mentors and help from other professionals on some areas of business that you are not proficient at or have difficulty in doing. In David’s case, it is marketing that he needs to work on. Likewise, he stressed the importance of reaching out to other people and building business relationships and networking to ensure business success.
Being passionate in helping photographers put value in themselves and in what they are doing, David penned Image Power: Balancing Passion and Profit in Business, a book that offers advice to new photographers on how to pursue what they love to do while still seeking compensation for their valuable work.
As indicated by David, “Many photographers struggle to value their own work and to charge accordingly. In Image Power, I can offer help to artists in such practical matters as how to price their products, how to seek the right photography jobs, and how to explore alternative areas of photography.”
Check out David’s full interview HERE.
David McCammon’s business acumen genuinely exemplifies that passion and profit will build a strong business. Cheers, David!
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