Whew, what a busy two weeks. I spoke at the Global Business Opportunity workshop here in Denver, and enjoyed meeting many wonderful people from all over the world. And of course we celebrated Thanksgiving this past Thursday.  I actually took 4 days off without turning on the computer. And we spent the entire weekend with family and friends, enjoying the sites of the holidays.
One of the things that I consistently brought up in the workshop was how to look beyond the obvious, and find hidden opportunities everywhere. So I've decided to make that the focus of today's article, "Look Beyond The Obvious".  Enjoy!
- Lori Osterberg
Marketing Specialist

November 27, 2007

Issue #57
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In This Issue
  • Success: Look Beyond The Obvious
  • Get Known:  10 Ways To Be Better At Networking     
  • You Said?: Resources: 3 Sites Photographers Will Love

Look Beyond The Obvious
So, you're a photographer. What is your specialty? What do you enjoy taking photographs of? Do you make money at it?
Now let me ask you another question. Do you make money one time from each photo shoot, or do you make money two or three times, or even on a continual basis?
Let me explain.
Let's say you've been hired by a client to photograph a portrait. They decide on an outdoor location at a nearby park. You pack up your equipment, head out to the park, and spend an hour photographing the client.
The average photographer would take the images back to the studio, and show them to the client for potential sales. She would work with the client for an initial sale - however big or small it may be - and then move on to the next client.
But the extraordinary photographer would see the hidden potential.
Just because the client has concluded the sale doesn't mean that's all she'll buy. When she picks up an order, show her how her images can be made into notecards, calendars, holiday cards or even products like bags and jewelry. Send her out a notice before the holidays showing her images as gift products. Grandmas and grandpas love photographs!
While you're at the park, why not spend an extra 30 minutes photographing just for you? Maybe a photograph of a babbling brook. Or a giant oak tree against the sunset sky. Or maybe a crooked fence. The possibilities are endless. Why not turn those into fine art? Maybe a coffee table book? Or what about stock photography?
There's dozens of possibilities - all from one shoot.
Start with your next shoot. How can you turn it from an ordinary experience to an extraordinary one?
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"Start 2008 Out In A Good Way!"

What are your goals for the New Year? Where do you want to be one year from today?
If you're not happy with where you are today, the only way to be someplace different next year is to make a change. Now.
By using a mentor, you can shave years off of your learning curve.

"I've purchased 10USD reports, and 5,000USD classes. Each had their own purpose, and each made a huge impact on the way I ran my business."
Now you have two choices. If you love to read and study, and walk through an easy to follow guide, there's a choice for you. And if you like the easy to follow guide, but would like some one-on-one coaching as well, there's a choice for you.
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- Lori Osterberg
10 Ways To Be Better At Networking     

1. Join one networking group with the intent of helping someone else.

2. Networking is a reciprocal process, in which you share ideas, leads and referrals. Give as much as you can, and it will come back to you.

3. Build at least one strong relationship. When you meet someone you connect well with, invite him or her to lunch or out for coffee. Find out all you can about them, and share your experiences. Build the relationship.
 Ready for more?
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Resources: 3 Sites Photographers Will Love
I used to hate scrapbooking - until I realized the potential for my own albums. Use a site like this to come up with digital layouts for your own albums. Chock full of ideas, this can be a fun site to brainstorm on right before your next family portrait.

Color Scheme Generator
This tool allows you to see colors in a new way. Choose complimentary colors, warm or cold colors, and look for compliments. It also gives you the hex values of each color to enter into your digital files.

Travel Photographer of the Year
If you love to travel, maybe its time you made money with it too. Find the rules and start shooting to enter some of your favorite photos, and have fun in one of the most fun fields of photography.
- Lori
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Lori Osterberg
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