In the post 2 days ago, Chris O’Byrne (www.onlineartsmarketing.com made suggestions about starting and promoting a website for my Enhanced Animal Images. His ideas got my creative juices going!
Stella in Butterflies, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Here is part of his comment “Give something away for free in exchange for a name and email address (yup that again). The freebie could be a five step mini-course on how to photograph your pet. After you get that information and the potential customer has received the mini-course, send them an offer to take one of their pet photos and enhance it for $9 to $19.”
I am not a photographer – I am a designer and artist. But it helped me realize what I could give away that would be very unusual. As far as I know, no one else makes these kinds of enhanced animal images. I have shared in my past posts how to do this. But I could put together 5 steps (I guess 5 – I would have to see how it came out) on how to make your own enhanced animal images.
Once people tried it themselves, I might well have more customers! I certainly could not take someone else’s photo and make one of my paintings for $9 to $19. It usually takes me between one and two hours – even with all my setup. Getting an animal companion cut out correctly takes me quite a bit of time. I usually end up using several different masking programs to see which one gives the best result.
But this feels like a great idea for what I have that is unique to give away! I can also offer some more personal insight into me and my journey (also suggested by Chris – he is very insightful). People could choose either or both and then I would feel I was offering something of value. More progress!
~ Diane Clancy