Do what I say not what I do. lol

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  1. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    I always tell wildlife photographers if you want to make money at it, host tours or do speaking engagement but whatever you do. Do not try to make a living selling them.

    Now here I am either about to eat my words or prove my theory to be correct.

    This is my gallery booth and it's a test bench to see what the chances are to make anything at selling wildlife photos.

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    I have an assortment of Jr's and my photos in 5x7, 8x10 framed and unframed as well as a 24" metal print and some calendars.

    The booth was offered free for the weekend with the option to rent for Nov-Dec.
    I'll test this weekend and make a call by Monday if I intend to try the pre holiday sales. If I do go for it Jr. and Mrs. Zombie have agreed to help out when needed.

    I still wonder sometimes what the heck I'm doing.


     
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  2. Designer

    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Where is the gallery?
    How many visitors are expected?
    Do people buy from other vendors here?
    What other items are for sale here?
    Please keep us posted, especially after the weekend.
    Good luck!
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Where is the gallery?
    Just off of a major 6-8 lane highway one hour north of Toronto.
    The 400 Market at 2207 Industrial Park Rd Innisfil Ontario.

    How many visitors are expected?
    Average a few thousand every day.

    Do people buy from other vendors here? What other items are for sale here?
    400 Market has a few hundred vendors selling a wide variety of products.
    My booth is within 30' of the bathrooms and the ATM as well as being within 50' of concession stands.

    Please keep us posted, especially after the weekend.
    Good luck!

    I will thank you.
     
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  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very cool! I like the fact that you've not jammed every square inch of the walls with prints, but have left enough room so that people can see each image on its own. Good luck!
     
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    Good selling. I am believing you will sell 100%
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Thank you. That was kind of the idea. More of a gallery feel than just jam as much stuff in as possible.

    Thank you. Mr.s Zombie would be ecstatic with 100%. I'd be happy to be in the black at all at the end of this trial.
     
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    This is great! Best of luck with the sales. Looking forward to reading about your success.
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    Good luck! Both of you do great work.
     
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    What sort of wildlife pics do you take? I think that you possible need some sort of picture sales to help promote your overall image. Do you sell to magazines,etc?
     
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    I think your next endeavor should be portraits with live animals in your booth! :biglaugh: Seriously, good luck, you need at least one sign somewhere that says "Makes a Perfect Christmas Gift" some folks will be swayed by this. Nothing wrong with the product, now to test your salesmanship. ;)
     
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    I wish you the very best of luck, please keep us informed....
     

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