Do You Need an Agent for Your Photography Business?
I would have to answer yes to this question. Enlisting the services of an agent may be an additional overhead cost for you, but you can weigh this to the potential of getting more photography gigs. Agents are business-minded individuals whose main purpose is to sell a product or service. They do it better than anyone of us. If photography is your business, selling that is the agent's business.
If you're still not convinced that having an agent for your photography business is essential, here are three reasons why you should get yourself an agent for your photography business:
Why You Should Get an Agent Reason #1: Agents know the ins and outs of club events and, within those club events, agents know individual people who, at some point in time, will need the services of a photographer. Agents are your sole contact to these people.
Why You Should Get an Agent Reason #2: Agents are well known in the circle. Your potential customers know them either personally, through peer recommendations or through professional associations. They are the first person whom your potential customers will approach when they need the services of a photographer.
Why You Should Get an Agent Reason #3: Agents are business-minded individuals who can effectively get you the best pay for photography gigs. They know how to negotiate. They've mastered the art of business bargaining and they work with one purpose in mind, to get as many gigs as they can. Of course, chances are you are not the only photographer in an agent's red book of contacts. So, the more customers they can get the more profitable it is for them, as well as yourself.