Wait, and I interviewing myself? Not exactly… I recently got an email from a guy named Mike Brewer who had a lot of questions about the world of freelance photography and my personal career—specifically about shifting my focus from the BMX industry to the CrossFit industry.
Instead of writing a half-assed email back to him or chatting with Mike on the phone I decided to have an in-depth conversation and record it for this interim episode of the podcast. Don’t worry, you’ll still get a full interview next Tuesday! Just consider this a little bonus episode!
Mike asked me about how I started my career, why I left a full-time job with Transworld’s Ride BMX Magazine to pursue freelance work, how I secure clients, how I structure prices, and a handful of other specific questions that he wanted to know. I also talked about avenues I pursued that didn’t work out in the end.
If you’ve ever wanted a little insight as to what it’s like hustling as a freelancer, I think you’ve come to the right place!
Resource Links & Show Notes:
– Wonderful Machine – Pricing & Negotiating Photography Rates
(Web site that shows various freelance photographer’s estimates and invoices for bidding and billing commercial work.)
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I took this photo about a year ago of @fuzzyhall shredding a full pipe off the side of the freeway in Beaver Utah. One of my favs of Fuzzy. #Bmx #Utah #migrationmike #keepitsimple #ridebmx #fuzzyhall #beaver #pipe #lifebehindbars #jaybird #poweryourpassion #bike #Bicyclemotorcross @jaybirdsport