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Old 12-09-2012, 08:58 PM
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How do I get more retouching clients

Hi everyone,

I've recently started a retouch site - www.abicus.co
While its going O.k I'm not getting as many clients as I need.
I've tried online ads with google adwords and Facebook, I saw hardly any results.

I've started a model mayhem account and an Istudio account, despite being very active, I haven't received much work from these sites. Can any retouch businesses or freelancers out there help and give some advice?

How do you gain most of your clients?

Who are your clients? Amateur photographers? Pro Photographers? Studios? Models?

What do you recommend I do to gain more business?

Thanks for any tips or advice you can offer.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:12 AM
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Re: How do I get more retouching clients

What is your targetgroup/which clients do you want?
Where do they hang out? What are there fora?
That will be the place to show your work.

You must be unique in order to get clients form the mentioned sites ike MM ...they are used by the majority of members to discuss techniques and compare images, offer solutions for questions ect. Getting jobs will be very limited.
Your work is stunning so that is not the problem....How long are you in the business? Or advertising on the internet..? Youtube shows only a few months so not long.......... It takes a while to get noticed and in case you are living in another world.....there is a crisis going on...
Pick your targetgroup....photographers/companies/advertisement agencies and go from there
Hope some of this can be of help
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:14 AM
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Re: How do I get more retouching clients

the business is still slow, customers are hard to come by. I found networking is the only way, asking people I know if they need work and the business slowly builds up. Unfortunately it seems to be a "who you know" business now.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:21 AM
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Re: How do I get more retouching clients

fully agree with Heretic...but don't underestimate facebook.
Take Calvin Hollywoods page....this guy understands marketing, through his blog and facebook http://www.facebook.com/CalvinHollywood
Very structured and showing a great deal of discipline, he is posting every day another image/video or whatever to keep followers interested and talking about him...see what I am doing.. but he proved it works.
Shoot him an email, he is mostlikely willing to give some tips
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:46 PM
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Re: How do I get more retouching clients

A few things to read that I wrote might help you.

http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/po...ited-advice-ii

http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/po...440832/charles

http://nataliataffarel.tumblr.com/po...2158547/client

http://www.exposingfashion.com/2011/...ics-mkt-style/


Also an article by Solstice: http://solsticevisuals.com/post/1017...onal-retoucher

Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:49 AM
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Re: How do I get more retouching clients

Thanks guys. Brilliant advice its really helped me.
Thanks so much Natalia, your articles have been really insightful. I'm a big fan, Series 2 has helped me immensely!

Thank you all!
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