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Freedom From the Grind Found in the Skies

Posted on July 5, 2011

Starting My Own Business

Doing anything for the first time is hard and scary, especially something non-traditional like aerial photography. I had never had my own business before, but I had worked in truck sales. I had my own plane, liked taking photos and thought "if I can sell a truck, I can sell an aerial photograph!" I used my sales skills as a base and built my business from there. I'm lucky that I had knowledgeable friends and family available for help, like when I needed to make a panoramic photo for the first time or to get advise on the best way to back up my pictures.

"[get] comfortable with being uncomfortable"

Gwen Moran - Entrepreneur

For anyone who is interested in going off on their own, my advice would be to start slow and build your business from a part-time hobby to a full-time business. There will be bumps along the way and you have to be open to learning new things. Don't be afraid to reach out to friends and family for help in learning a new skill -- we can't all be good at everything. It was great speaking with Gwen Moran for this piece and it really brought back a lot of memories. It is amazing to see how far I've come and how fast time flies.

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