You want to take your photography business to the next level but there’s not enough hours in the day to get it all done?
The way I see it you’ve got 2 options: [ordered_list]
- Get in your DeLorean, complete with working flux capacitor, hit 88 and burn rubber to earlier in the day.
- Support and encourage a student while you get help with your business.
[/ordered_list] Who knows maybe you could even become a mentor to them!
PLEASE NOTE: The rules to the mentor/mentee relationship dictate that at some point the student may become the master and you may in fact die by their hand!
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What to do:
Find a student that you jive with. Maybe they remind you of a younger you, perhaps they’re your exact opposite. I’m not going to get into the art of picking a student worker here but I will suggest you go with your gut(duh).
Where to look:
List of art colleges:
Questions to keep in mind: [unordered_list style=’dot’]
- How many hours do you need/ can afford help?
- How flexible are you in scheduling?
- Do you have a physical studio/place for a student to work?
- How much are you willing to pay for a student employee?
- Who will do the orientation, training, and supervising?
- Can you provide “hands-on” experience with equipment or processes used in the photography industry?
- Are you providing value to the student?
Please remember you are not getting “free labor”, it will do nothing for either of you to have your student not doing anything.