To help you find your photography foothold, we asked three professional photographers who started their own businesses to share their tips for success.

Home-Based Businesses

Guide: How to Start a Successful Photography Business

As camera gear has become more affordable and consumer-friendly, and almost every smartphone now features a great camera, everyone’s a photographer. But, that doesn’t mean you should toss your dreams of owning a photography business aside. It just means you may have to work a little harder to set yourself apart from the flock of amateur shooters. To help you find your photography foothold, we asked three professional photographers who started their own businesses to share their tips for success.

By Lisa Furgison |

Hobby or Career? How to Decide

If you have a talent, there is a great chance that someone out there is willing to pay for it. Still, making the switch from employee to entrepreneur requires a bit of planning. Here's how to figure out if you should make a career out of your hobby.

By Maria Cannon |

4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Shop

Thinking about starting an Etsy business? Here's why one entrepreneur's first Etsy business failed, and what she changed to make it a success.

By Lisa Furgison |

5 Things My Daughter Taught Me as a Freelancer

Having a small child and working an office job can be hectic, but there are other options. Here's how you can manage working at home while being a parent.

By Luisa Brenton |

How to Use Patreon to Start a Business From Home

Simply put, Patreon is an ongoing Kickstarter campaign with one key difference: rather than getting paid once off, per project, artists or creators are paid by their patrons (you, me, or whoever signs up as a patron) to continue creating on an ongoing basis.

By Candice Landau |

How to Start an Etsy Shop

Wondering how to start an Etsy shop? We spoke to Etsy sellers and did the research, so you can put your best foot forward when starting an Etsy shop.

By Angelique O'Rourke |

Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business

Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots. For example, in 1994 Jeff Bezos founded Amazon from his garage in Washington, and Harley-Davidson started out of a home—and a shed—in Wisconsin. In fact, statistics show that 69 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their business at home....

By Lisa Furgison |

Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

If you own your own business and find that you simply don’t have enough time on your hands to be able to do all the things you need to do, you may be asking yourself should you hire an employee?  If you’ve already got employees, your question will be similar, when is the right time...

By Lisa Furgison |

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To help you find your photography foothold, we asked three professional photographers who started their own businesses to share their tips for success.