I was listening to Leo Laportes Triangulation Podcast the other day when Leo was interviewing French Entrepreneur Loic Le Meur. The discussion covered many topics, but the common theme was the different ways that new start-ups and businesses could be encouraged.
What appealed to me was a phrase Loic used,
"Its a lot better to make your own job than look for one."
In my world, most people work for somebody else, more likely than not a large company. I myself have always worked for large retail organisations - Halfords, Woolworths, Jessops and Machine Mart.
I've never even considered starting up on my own, and always dreamed that if I ever managed to make my living from photography, it would probably be working for someone else.
Loics statement got me thinking. If I really want to make photography my job, why don't I start thinking about how I could make that job myself. How could I create a company that would earn its revenue from streams related to photography.
This is the first of a series of posts where I consider that issue. What should my job be? What's the business plan? What are the alternatives? How can I make a career of my love of photography?
Watch this space.