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Old 07-01-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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So I moved to Burlington, NC in January of this year.

Nice area, nice people, great weather...can't complain about anything but the JOB MARKET!
I'm an HR Professional with over 6 years of experience and a Bachelors degree and still can't find a job.

As sad as it is, it's not why I'm writing this post. Besides working I do have other hobbies such as photography. Now I know what some might say "Here we go, another photographer wanna be" which may or may not be true.

So let me get to the point, I was thinking of turning my hobby into a part time job. I don't expect to make millions but would be nice to have a small income while I'm searching for a full time job.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to actually market yourself and obtain small photography jobs?
I tried Craigslist, no it did not work...looking for other suggestions

In case you are interested to see my work: kristinasphotographs.zenfolio.com
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southport
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I think you'd get better responses on this C-D Forum:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/business/

You might also want to talk to your local small business assistance center (usually found at community colleges), SBA or SCORE.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I'd suggest contacting Alamance Community College's Small Business Center.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:11 PM
 
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So I moved to Burlington, NC in January of this year.

Nice area, nice people, great weather...can't complain about anything but the JOB MARKET!
I'm an HR Professional with over 6 years of experience and a Bachelors degree and still can't find a job.

As sad as it is, it's not why I'm writing this post. Besides working I do have other hobbies such as photography. Now I know what some might say "Here we go, another photographer wanna be" which may or may not be true.

So let me get to the point, I was thinking of turning my hobby into a part time job. I don't expect to make millions but would be nice to have a small income while I'm searching for a full time job.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to actually market yourself and obtain small photography jobs?
I tried Craigslist, no it did not work...looking for other suggestions

In case you are interested to see my work: kristinasphotographs.zenfolio.com
You might want to pop over the photography forum as well. I checked out your landscape photos. Awesome!
I recognized some Utah mountains. Correct?
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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So I moved to Burlington, NC in January of this year.

Nice area, nice people, great weather...can't complain about anything but the JOB MARKET!
I'm an HR Professional with over 6 years of experience and a Bachelors degree and still can't find a job.
And your reason for moving here without a job was...??

(and "they say" nobody ever, EVER would do such a thing)
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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And your reason for moving here without a job was...??

(and "they say" nobody ever, EVER would do such a thing)
And that helps her now, how?
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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And that helps her now, how?
It helps know whether she is available to seek employment elsewhere, or whether she is "tied" here, for one.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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And your reason for moving here without a job was...??

(and "they say" nobody ever, EVER would do such a thing)
It would be great if you actually tried to provide as much help as you do useless "why" questions and general snark.
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Default Here's an idea

Here's one I've always wanted to do myself.

There's plenty of Farmers Markets, festivals, and sporting events like Rodeos.

You can easily obtain a small table and sell prints of your work.
You can buy new frames at dollar stores cheaper than at most used thrift stores (... but there's often some "finds" at the thrift stores too.)

A buddy of mine lost his job and got into horse photography. His wife had a couple of horses and they started going around to equestrian events and made good money just charging $15 to $25 dollars a pic.

If you have a decent printer setup, you can photograph some digital photos and sell them on the spot.

It was so good that they ended up traveling around the country for ... I think it was 7 years.

Like they say: "Every problem is an opportunity in work clothes."
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Durm
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It would be great if you actually tried to provide as much help as you do useless "why" questions and general snark.
Yep.
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