If you just follow you’ll never lead
This website’s goal is to promote a skilled professional photographer; you.
Promoting can be done in several ways, both off- and online. However, in today’s market online is the most effective manner of promotion.
I do this by promoting your work with the use of two different plans, basic and advanced.
(Members only: When you are not selected yet let me know that you exist.)
You probably have a website at Photoshelter, Imagekind, Redbubble, Fine art America, or another similar site and make use of their tools to sell your pictures. However, your pictures are hidden in galleries and sometimes these galleries are put in collections. All of these things are also sitting on the internet amongst millions of other pictures. A potential customer simply cannot find you easily. So he goes to an agency, where he is always confronted by the same kind of pictures and really does not know who the photographer is behind the picture. When a customer wants something different or more exclusive he wants to contact the photographer to give him/her an assignment. However, it can be difficult to find a photographer, and that is what I will do with this website; make you findable.
You can do a lot yourself by investing time in setting up a blog and being present on several social pages such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and so on, and you can also learn everything you need to about SEO (Search Engine Optimatization) techniques with a lot of trial and error. After all this work, you may very well have more visitors on your website, but do you have more customers? A day consists of 24 hours. You are probably not a computer expert, and so everything you do will potentially be more time-consuming than necessary.
What I can do for you is to explain those marketing techniques here on this website, and you can do them yourselves or you can decide to allow a professional marketing company, which can be very expensive, to do them on your behalf.
However, the goal of this site is to buy those kinds of services in a group, meaning that you pay only a fraction of the normal price. I explain this on the page “To clarify what I intend to do”
So on this website you can find tutorials of the SEO techniques that are necessary in order to have a successful business. All of these techniques can be done by yourself or can be done for you by several SEO companies in an all-in-one package.
The basic plan is to use this website to publish your profile, articles, pictures, galleries and collections, all free of any charges. The window to your website that you can create in this manner is very good. Of course, it is also somewhat limited because the links you create are from one domain only and from the social pages that this website is connected with. The benefit you will have is certainly a slight increase in visitors. However, when your goal is an extreme increase of high related visitors to your site over time, it is best to work with professionals.
The advanced plan is an affordable way to implement SEO techniques with a subscribtion for the all-in-one deal for a selection of photographers.
Additional to both plans is the possibility, free of any charges, to connect your galleries on Photoshelter with the Virtual Agency of Photographers’ Selection. The benefit of this is that you make use of the vistors of this website in full. (Virtual Agency is a free service of Photoshelter for their members.)
If you do not have a Photoshelter account yet but want to be part of our Virtual Agency, click here to create a photoshelter account. There are different plans available, and all of them are able to connect with Virtual Agencies. To be very clear, the Photographers’selection is NOT a part of Photoshelter. The ability to create a Virtual Agency is due to the fact that most of our members have a Photoshelter account.
Click the link below to read everything about our plans
Photographers' Selection has currently 291 professional photographers as a member. They are using the plans to get more visitors to their websites.
See here the list of Actual Members