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    I'm am a junior freelance retoucher looking for work. I have experience mostly in facial/beauty retouching, but also architectural/interior retouching. I have a few clients now but work is not steady as I would like. Just wondering how all you freelancers established your name as senior retouchers and how you found most of your work.

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    I think the first step is to tell everyone that you are a senior retoucher....lol.

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    • #3
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      Thanks. I suppose I'm not quite comfortable calling myself that yet but I think you're right.

      My intention in this post was finding out what is best source for finding new clients.

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        Originally posted by jadams007 View Post
        Thanks. I suppose I'm not quite comfortable calling myself that yet but I think you're right.

        My intention in this post was finding out what is best source for finding new clients.
        First: drop the junior, senior thing. You are either a retoucher worth charging for your services or you are not.

        Second: Advertise to those who need your services. This can be done multiple ways, depending on your location.

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          Location is midwest. Being freelance , do I really need to be at their office location? What wrong with just working from my home? Otherwise closest larger cities would KC or Saint Louis.

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            Originally posted by jadams007 View Post
            Location is midwest. Being freelance , do I really need to be at their office location? What wrong with just working from my home? Otherwise closest larger cities would KC or Saint Louis.
            Sorry, but, that's a problem. Think NYC or SF. Dallas, even.

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              unfortunately I am unable to relocate

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by jadams007 View Post
                unfortunately I am unable to relocate
                I am sure there are plenty of photographers in the midwest who need good retouchers. They may not be NY or SF high rollers, but good retouching does help their business. Look for wedding, portrait, and commercial photographers in your area. Find out what they need.

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                  ......and then be prepared to compete with the world thru the internet over pricing.

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                    Hi

                    I am interested in this thread.

                    Benny profane, but you said he has to be at their office location and then you posted that he has to compete thru internet...Sorry but english is not my native language and maybe I am not understanding properly. Is it possible to be a freelance retoucher working with photographers around the world? What is the limitation?

                    Thank you!

                    Regards

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                    • #11
                      Re: a little help

                      You could start by creating relationships with all of the photographers in your area. Contact them and maybe retouch a photo for free so they can see your quality of work. Even if they don't hire you, perhaps they can refer you to someone who needs your help...

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