1. It’s the people who ask the most questions, that almost never buy.
Is it possible to get this print in a slightly larger size?
2. If you put NO I DON’T DO FRAMING in header everywhere, you will get phone calls and email asking whether you do framing.
3. Nobody (except maybe one person) wants pictures that have a human face in it unless that face is famous or someone they know.
4. No matter how many images you offer of Central Park, someone always asks whether you have a picture of X which you don’t.
5. The actual customers of these photographs are fantastic people. They write thank you notes, and even call just to say thank you for the photograph and how much so-and-so liked it. You can go through 10 years in the corporate world without ever being genuinely thanked for something you did.
6. As soon as you say that a picture is out-of-stock because it’s sold out (limited edition) you will get requests for it. Do you have anymore?
7. The best customers come from Texas. I don’t know why. I can’t explain it. But I sell more to Texas residents than any other state; and the same Texas residents continue to buy, year after year.
I only have one more print to do and get out by Christmas, and I decided to pay off bills rather than buy any new equipment; going on the assumption that the economy is here to stay for a while. Maybe for a long while. People are showing up in soup kitchens wearing suits. That’s a bad omen.
Thanks to every one of you – just for keeping my spirits up – making fun of me – and giving me a sense of everyone that’s out there. Now I’ve decided to publish all of my blog entries on WikiPhotoBlogs … just kidding.