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December 21, 2006
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Well, this is my final ezine in 2006. Christmas this year is at our house, so we'll be wall to wall people through the 26th. And I can't wait - what could be better than celebrating with family and friends!
 
My wish for you is that you have a happy and healthy holiday season, and may all of your dreams come true.
 
Take time off to enjoy the sites and sounds of the holiday - and reenergize yourself for a strong, profitable 2007. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you next year!
 
Lori
 
VPS News
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Have you entered your site for December? We'll be picking a new winner January 1st -
it could be you!
 
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QUOTE TO LIVE BY
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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
 
IN THE NEWS
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The No. 1 online site during October was Yahoo with
130 million unique visitors.
 
What does that mean for you? Being listed in the search engines can bring you opportunity. Don't just concentrate on Google and Yahoo. There are thousands of directories and search engines online.
 
What Does A Directory Mean To You?
 
Directories are the connecting point between sellers and buyers. If you ever want points of contact for a particular product or service, finding a specialized directory should be your first stop. Think about when you go to the mall and are looking for a particular store. You head for the nearest directory because it can provide you with quick information.
 
Another major directory that people use almost daily is the phone book. Whether you are trying to find an old friend, or a plumber to fix a broken pipe, it's the first place many people turn to.
 
Online, a directory provides an additional benefit. By being in a directory, you have the opportunity to get your information in front of more buyers simply by being on the list. But if your website is also linked and connected to it, you have an immediate advertisement (often for free) that directs people back into your site.
 
Our goal with our VirtualPhotographyStudio site is to help you become better at the business side of photography. And part of that is to help you find new clients so you can grow your business! Which is why we created our Photographers Directory when we first started out on this journey.
 
Are you in our directory? The easiest way to find out is to click over and take a look at your State. If you're not there, it's an easy process to add your business into the directory.
 
Do you know of any other photographer that would benefit from having a listing? Forward them this message and invite them to add their own information.
 
 
What's On Your Mind?
Q: I often have large portrait groups contact me to photograph them. But I work out of my home, and my shooting space can't handle more than a family of 4 or 5. I hate turning these away; is there something else I can do?
 
A: The greatest thing about photography is you have the whole world as your backdrop.
 
Depending on where you live, you probably have access to some great outdoor locations. How about a park? Or a library? Office buildings? how about a college campus? Take a "tour day" and head out to find a variety of locations in your community that would allow you to photograph large groups.
 
If your location is just too cold to photograph outside right now, head indoors. How about an office building entryway? Or a hotel lobby? How about a shopping mall? You may need to speak with the manager for liability purposes, but you can usually find some type of option, especially if its a one time thing.
 
Once you get good at finding alternative locations, your home shooting space may not look good to you anymore!
 
Do you have a question? Let me know, and maybe your question will be in a future edition.
 
Are You Ready For 2007?
  • Photographer Coaching
    To grow your own expertise, sometimes it takes more than just focus. It takes dedication on the items that will truly make a difference to your business.
  • Six Figure Photographer
    What if you could follow in the footsteps of someone who'e been there - done that? Isn't it easier to follow a plan, then to create that plan yourself?