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Podcast: How to Make Money in Your Basement

October 15, 2013

If you’ve ever considered opening your own photo studio for your clients, this month’s SmugMug podcast is just for you.

Studio photography offers a ton of convenience in a compact space.  You’re in total control, leaving nothing to the weather, light, temperature, or anything else that could complicate your interaction with your clients. But renting a commercial space can be expensive. Why not use the extra space you’ve already have?

New Podcast: Having a Home Studio

We talked with family and senior photographer Steve Harrington about how his booming business began right in his basement. He answered questions that you may have wondered about having a home studio, like:

  • How did your family react to this decision?
  • Do you need special insurance?
  • How do you handle marketing of your address on social media?
  • Have you ever had a customer just arrive at your door?
  • Did anyone pass on your services because you were working out of your home?

Photo by Steve Harrington Photography

Listen to the podcast now on our new podcast site! And we hope that those you considering the move to studio photography learns a bit more about the options available to you.

PS. If you’re hungry for more, don’t forget to visit SmugMug’s education site for more podcasts, video tutorials, our live events calendar and tons of articles about photography, running a business, and how to get the most out of your SmugMug site. See you there!

  1. November 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I had a studio once, but decided that my garage was more cost effective, I converted that and don’t feel under the same pressure to make sales to cover rent.. its the best thing I ever did..

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