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September 28, 2006
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It's been an exciting month! A special thanks to everyone who read our report on Flash websites, and who attended our teleclass yesterday. We'll be offering more teleclasses in the future - make plans to join us soon.
 
***Three more days to submit your site for our new VPS Award (Very Professional Site! Award). If you have a website that you're proud of, we'd like to see it. We'll be announcing one winner every month (your chance of winning depends on how many entries for the month), and we guarantee you're going to love the prizes you'll win if you are our VPS Award winner! Learn more, and Submit your site today.
 
 
QUICK BITS
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The World's Fair Of Photography, the Photokina, started this week in Cologne, Germany. Over 160,000 visitors from 140 countries are expected.
 

QUOTE TO LIVE BY
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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."

~Lewis Hine
 
IN THE NEWS
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HP has launched the Designjet Z Photo Printer Series, two large format printers capable of making 24 and 44 inch wide museum quality prints.
 
How To Communicate As A Virtual Photographer
 
Have you ever considered taking your photography business virtual, and traveling around the world to photograph your clients? Learn how to change the way you speak to your clients, and begin attracting those that want you to travel to them.
 
Tips For Getting Leads Into Your Photography Business
The one thing all business owners need to survive is leads. The more you have, the choosier you can become when selecting which leads to follow up on. Discover tips for gaining the highest quality leads possible.
 
 
 
What's On Your Mind?
Q: I was invited to have a booth at a home show for a reduced cost. How do I know if it's a good deal?
 
A: Booths at any type of event is just another way of marketing. As with any marketing technique, you have to determine if you can easily make your money back. If you feel the answer is yes, go for it!
 
The first thing to look at is to determine if your type of photography matches the clientele at the home show. If you photograph families and babies, a home show may be a good choice, as most homeowners have families. Next, determine how many portrait sittings you would need to cover your costs. Costs would include the cost of the booth, your labor charges, plus lost costs of portraits you may have done during the show itself. Finally, determine if you can reasonably expect to book that many new clients from this show. If there's expected to be over 50,000 in attendance, and you only need 3 sittings to cover your cost, it's probably a good deal.
 
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