March Newsletter - PhotoShelter
October 2010 Newsletter

We've got lots to tell you about this month including, the launch of our PhotoShelter Certified Consultant program, how to get a complimentary X-Rite Colorchecker Classic Mini, appearances at the Vision10 event in London and PDN PhotoPlus Expo, and more!

- The PhotoShelter Team

In this issue:
We're coming to London
PhotoShelter Certified Consultant Program
The Creative Freelancer Blog
Get ready for holiday promotions
PDN PhotoPlus Expo
• New features and tools
From the blog
Refer friends, get an X-Rite Colorchecker Classic Mini
Get featured in Friday Shoutouts

We're coming to London!

Join PhotoShelter CEO, Allen Murabayashi in London on Friday, November 19 for British Journal of Photography's annual Vision10 event. Catch Allen's knock out, always updated, presentation on SEO for Photographers in the main exhibition hall throughout the day or stop by the PhotoShelter booth to chat about getting the most out of your PhotoShelter account. Spectrum Photographic will also be on hand to talk about our new integrated printing partnership. For complete details or to register for the event visit the British Journal of Photography Vision10 event page.

*UK based photographers - we'll be in touch soon with the details on a special member appreciation event during our visit!

Need help? Consult with the pros.

Ever wish you could just hire someone to set up your PhotoShelter website? Create your galleries? Price your images? Well, now you can. PhotoShelter's Certified Consultant program takes the work out of establishing your online presence. Literally. We're piloting this new program starting now, and based on feedback, we'll look to add more consultants over time.

» Learn more

Advice and inspiration for the creatively self employed...

Check out the Creative Freelancer Blog, which aims to be the one-stop business resource for freelance creative professionals. It features expert advice from Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, the blog's lead author, plus from-the-trenches success (and horror) stories from a growing group of contributors. It covers key areas of interest to creative solopreneurs, including client relationships, business development, marketing, money, time management and work/life balance. PhotoShelter will also be contributing.

Check it out, bookmark it for a daily dose of wisdom, and spread the word: http://www.creativefreelancerblog.com

Get ready for holiday promotions!

The holidays are right around the corner and chances are your clients are planning gifts for family, friends and co-workers. This is a great opportunity to step up your marketing efforts by using special promotions to drive more sales.

Use PhotoShelter coupons to offer percentage discounts or an exact dollar discount on everything from prints to photographic services.

» Create coupons

To learn to use social media to connect with new and existing clients, check out our guide Social Media for Photographers.

Will your printer be closed for the holidays?
Make sure your orders are delivered on time. Check the PhotoShelter forum in the coming weeks for a complete list of printing deadlines.

PDN PhotoPlus Expo

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Join us in New York at PDN PhotoPlus Expo as PhotoShelter co-founder Grover Sanschagrin presents Extreme Web Site Makeover: Putting Your Web Site to Work for You, a seminar that teaches photographers how to optimize their websites to attract more visitors and do more business online. This is a whole new, updated presentation with dozens of real life examples.

We're not hosting a booth this year - instead we've cooked up a special way to recognize our loyal members. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook for news!

Get a free pass to PDN PhotoPlus Expo from PhotoShelter with the registration code - FREMEL

» Register now

More PhotoShelter, same price.

Save the date - on October 28th, we'll be releasing a bunch of juicy new features and tools for your account - the upgrades will be available to all PhotoShelter members and provide dozens of new ways to make your website and photos stand out. Stay tuned!

From the blog:

8 Best Business Practices for Event Photographers
» Read more

What's Does Your 'About' Page Say About You?
» Read more

6 Real-Life Stories Where Photographers Were Expected To Work For Free
» Read more

 

Refer two friends, get an X-Rite ColorChecker Classic Mini

We're always grateful for the amazing support you provide. Your word-of-mouth recommendations to friends and colleagues keep our company growing and allow us to constantly improve.

From now until October 31, when you refer two friends, we'll send you an X-Rite ColorChecker Classic Mini. As always, your friends will recieve up to $30 off PhotoShelter and you'll receive an account credit of up to $40.

Referring people is simple - just visit your refer-a-friend page, grab your code and email your friends. There's no limit, so invite them all!

» Get your Refer-a-Friend code

Referrals will be tallied on November 1. Qualifing members will be asked for mailing addresses via e-mail. Delivery in 4-6 weeks.

Get featured in Friday Shoutouts

Every week, we feature the new work and accomplishments of PhotoShelter photographers on the blog in the form of Friday Shoutouts. If you'd like us to send a shoutout, bro hug, longwinded goal yell, high five, or an oh-yeah your way just drop us a note with a link to your new work or a recent accomplishment.

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