Where do I start, I notice people talk about getting an area to work on that you like, I can't decide, is it good to offer a variety of services. I understand that as soon as you get more and more work, it could be hard to juggle say Portrait shoots, and Business photography together for example. I've established, if I want to reach my goals, I must start my own business and not to work for someone else. I am about one month away from registering my business. I know what is important to start with. Business Cards Professional looking website word of mouth My main area of interst is sports, I'm aware that I need at least $20,000 to even start doing this properly. I'm taking photos at events, but I need to contact these clubs and start taking photos for them, building a name for myself. I love shooting photos of people at events, portraits, anything but weddings. I've also been considering business photos. One idea and I've no idea how it would go. I would contact businesses around my area, after viewing their websites, seeing the potential for professional looking photographs, convince them that the photographs could mean extra business. I thought I could then refer them to a web developer to design a website for them and grab a comission for the effort. Would this be worth it? When I look at things, I don't know exactly what direction to go, how much money to borrow? If I borrow money I need money in the bank. can anyone offer advice into how I can get moving, without getting myself into trouble. One question I'd like to know, is how does one get into sporting events with a pass.