SOME OF MY CLIENTELE
SOME OF MY CLIENTELE
WHAT'S IN THE MASTERCLASS?
Here are the ways that I create an income from photography, and I think it's appropriate to share because I would be the one mentoring/teaching you. HERE IT GOES:
I am paid by capturing beautiful imagery for commercial products, individuals, record cover & books covers, political campaigns and family portraits for celebrity families. I am paid to create branded content commercials, to provide copyrights and consult for companies looking to rebrand their image. My images are on T-shirts, magazines, record covers, and are face of many brands (skincare, clothing, haircare, cars, etc...)
Yes, photography has also lead me down the path of providing creative direction for record labels, startups, and even established firms wanting an easier pathway to the new market of everything-being-online! Speaking of online, I have a contract with a publishing company to provide monthly content for them. That is a monthly contract of guaranteed income. Guess what? I feel THIS is the future of photography.
Can we please get you on that path too?
I know we're mostly talking photography, but I cannot skip directing. When I photograph recording artists, they sometimes comeback and want me to keep creating. One example is Tamar Braxton. I photographed her record cover, and she fell in love with the work. They asked me to direct her first music video "love and war" and that was nominated for Music Video of the Year. It started from the path of photography.
I cannot think of a reason why you cannot duplicate what I've done, especially when I'm giving you the path that worked for me.
Fair question! I can help you grow your business because I've already done it for myself (and countless others). I started photographing weddings and family portraits. I worked my way up to celebrities, magazines and record covers. I then jumped to video and was recognized for that with a Video of the Year Nomination, plus had the chance to direc for The NFL, Mariah Carey, HP Computers, Volkswagen, etc...
so, then I must be super connected, financially stable and this was easy??!
NOOOOO! I don't often like to reveal much of my background but I'm a refugee from Afghanistan and we struggled to make ends meet. I come from a humble and hardworking family, who believe in the value of a decent life. They wanted me to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer (typical immigrant family requests). I knew there was something else for me and I worked my behind off every single day. I started my career with basically little to no connections, and because I promised to be 100% transparent with you: I started my career with people who made sure I went down the wrong path. I'm sure you've met a couple of those types already. Don't worry, in the long run they fail and I'm going to teach you how to work around them.
So when you ask me if I can help grow your photography business, the answer is YES!
Yes I will share all that I know in the winning order. I will tell you all that's necessary, what to avoid and how to stand out. I'll tell you how to do that with every aspect of your business. Here's the thing though... I can show you what to do. You'll need to do the work! You do your part, I'll do mine and together we all win.
At first it took me some time realize the importance of investing in myself. It is unbelievably simply to neglect yourself and put yourself last. While that's selfless, it is not a smart business decision and here's why. I'm going to give a made up scenario, although very common:
A photographer spends about $2000 on the body of a camera, another $400 for a prime lens and then a big investment of $1500 for that great lens! The same photographer will probably spend $180 on a tripod, $35 online for a cheaper backpack and another $400 on accessories just to have the bare minimum! That's about $4500 on the gear without a single tool to create the business, to build the business and to profit from the business. And because they don't have a clear and mapped out path for their photography career, they try one thing...only to find out it's not what works. They watch a few more Youtube videos and try a different path. That also does not work. The photographer watches a marathon of videos, much of which ends up being click-bait ... so they get desperate and start offering their services with the thousands of dollars spent on gear for free. They're hoping that working for free will ignite that career. On average, a year has passed but gear isn't even the biggest loss! They lost time! That's is a VERY COMMON scenario. Know anyone in this situation?
What if the same photographer invested in a program designed to maximize their potential, taught by someone who went through every obstacle already. What if the course offered guidance on everything from starting your business, to social media, marketing, networking, lighting, retouching, RAW files from the photo shoot in the course, contract examples and email templates for most every situation.
What if the course also offered vendor discounts, a private FB group to connect you to others in the community who have also gone through the course, and even gave the option of talking to the teacher/mentor on the phone about their business. Oh and it was less than the price of that beautiful lens!
Time is money and as you know, wasted time is money wasted. Simply put, this program gives you over a decade worth of knowledge in 40 days. It's an investment in your career which will pay for itself after the first client.
However, wasting years makes no business sense. My masterclass also connects you to a community of people who follow the same course and have the same questions. It builds your network around the world to exchange ideas and tips.
YES! Just because it's a 6-week course doesn't mean you must finish it that fast. You can take your time or you can even take each course over and over unlimited times. Go on your schedule! You will be joining a private FB group of others who took this very course. As a community we will help you get through it all.
You will learn through DRIP CONTENT - which is content coming to you section at a time. Once you finish one module, the system will automatically release the next section for you. Then it will do that week after week until you are done. This is becase you will have the highest rate of retention. It works better this way and it will not overwhelm you.
You will learn through video, screen shares, audio and downloadable PDFs. You will also get many templates to help you sell and manage a business. In addition, you have access to a private FB group - which gives you the community many lack. There is no spam and no negativity, only people willing to help each other.
Finally, you will have the option of booking a one-on-one call with me to answer your individual questions about your pricing, portfolio review, website, marketing, etc... This is true mentorship.
Super fair question! Sometimes you can get parts of it on youtube. But you’ll probably have to sort through 5-10 videos to answer just one question. With youtube the goal is to get views and that’s how people get paid. They’ll clickbait you to watch the video, wasting your time and that’s something you can never get back.
Yes, you can get a lot from youtube but to get most of this content would take you months, if not years of work. I stand by that claim. Youtube is a jungle and it's not a smart use of time if you truly want to build a successful photography business.
First, you have a 14-day return policy. Don’t like the way I teach? Get a full refund - no questions asked if you’re not satisfied within 14-days. Guess what though? There’s nothing to lose. Your best option is to try the course now, and get it below the retail price. I'm confident you'll love it, but in the rare case you don't...it's refundable for up to 14 days.
The second point: The less time you waste searching hundreds of videos, the sooner you’re out here making money.
MARKETING IN A FLASH is the perfect addition to this masterclass. It's a monthly subscription that you get free for ONE YEAR. It's probably the best friend any photographer can have because:
1. It comes with a monthly content calendar. Imagine getting a content calendar each month that tells you which days to offer a promo, which promos to prep for, and even gives you the promo templates pre-made! It's your own marketing director holding your hand month after month.
2. It's also ACCESS TO A MENTOR. Imagine having office hours like a professor that you can go and ask questions from. Ask about your business, your pricing, your photography, your anything...office hours are first come and first served but incredible for a growing business. Imagine a photographer with a mentor and one with out a mentor...Office Hours come in a weekly format. Walid is on FB LIVE and inside a private FB group you have access to. Come in, type your question and Walid will answer it on camera. BOOM!
3. It's your monthly education on top of the masterclass you're about to get. It's like continued education with all the latest trends and holidays. For example if it's back-to-school season we learn portrait photography that month. But that's not all! You learn how to market the portrait photography, how to price it and how to sell it. Yes, MARKETING IN A FLASH handles all that for you and it's FREE with your masterclass membership.
4. MARKETING IN A FLASH is also a mastermind. Once a month you're invited to join Walid and a group of other photographers to talk about that month's goals, accomplishments and obstacles. We exchange ideas, wins and even help photographers cope with small defeats. It's truly everything that I wish was around for me but it wasn't and I created it for you! If you're camera shy, don't worry because you can watch the mastermind and even watch the replay. This is also part of MARKETING IN A FLASH, which you get for free for ONE YEAR.
When you see a little later on this page that you get 1 year free of this amazing program, that's what it is!
IT'S A FREE GIFT FOR YOU, WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS ONE-TIME-OFFER.
It's Walid going through your entire portfolio and giving critique. Imagine how help that is, a professional photographer tells you which images to keep, which ones to discard, how to rearrange your site, which galleries to move around, what to shoot more of and what your best chances of booking are. Imagine that kind of insight! This is a $745 offer given as a free gift for you...until the clock below runs out...then it's forever gone.
BTW...you get this as a downloadable video link. You can download this video and study it over and over. These videos are usually very comprehensive and anywhere from 15-30 minutes long! That's the second free gift, a free professional portfolio review when you enroll in the masterclass below.