As a photographer that is just starting out professionally, and still trying to get my name "out there", I cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars for advertisement. Let's face it, people talk, whether you want them to or not! Word of mouth has literally been THE best advertisement for me, and I didn't really have to spend a dime on that. I love my clients and love booking new clients...
So, I got to thinking...what about more incentive to talk about my business and art, than perhaps, a referral program??
I don't care if you are a past client, someone who has been wanting to book with me for a long time, but just don't have the funds to book, or a future client that has yet to hear about me...this applies to ALL of you.
Example A: My name is Susie and I live in New York. I saw one of Natalie Bee Photography's blog posts from Pinterest, from my sister in law, who lives in Washington. She had cute stuff! Soooo...I told all my family from Washington to go to her website. A month later, they book Natalie Bee for a wedding! Can you believe, that just by mentioning her, they got 15% off the entire package? Well, I went to the wedding and stayed in Washington for a few days, and decided to get a boudoir session done by Natalie Bee, which I received $50 off that session.
Example B: My name is Tara and I have been following Natalie Bee's Facebook page for a long time and would LOVE to book with her, but I only work part time and go to school full time, so I don't have money to spend on anything else, but life. So, I tell ALL my friends how great she is, and dream of the day I could have my own done. Guess what I got in the mail today? A gift certificate for a 1 hour FREE session, all because I told my friends...and they got a discount because of me too!!
Okay, okay...you get the picture, I'm sure. So, it's worth it to tell your friends about Natalie Bee Photography!
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Natalie Bee is a Spokane, Washington-based Birth Doula and Photographer, a mother of four willings, and a PNW native.