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A mobile photography business can go a long way if you know where you're going.
July 1, 2004
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/71364

Q: My husband and I want to start a mobile photography business by traveling in a studio on wheels to events such as dog and cat shows and motorcycle rallies. How do we find out if there's a market for this and if it will be profitable?

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A: You'll likely be investing tens of thousands of dollars in a van for your mobile studio and photography equipment. So you'll want to know if you can produce enough income from primarily weekend events to cover your investment plus provide yourselves with a decent living.

We know from our own experience at dog shows that there is a market for professional photographers at these kinds of events. Because dog breeds are judged simultaneously in different rings, there is often a need for multiple photographers. Before you get started, however, you should:


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