EP61: How to Build a Business by Giving Things Away for Free with David Sherry & Allie Lehman (@deathtostock)
Episode 61 of the Empowered Podcast features photographers and entrepreneurs, David Sherry and Allie Lehman. Together David and Allie started the photography site DeathtotheStockPhoto.com where I get many of the images I use here on my blog.
Today we talk about free, and why Death to the Stock Photo has chosen the freemium model for building their business. With so many photographers out there, you'll want to hear how David and Allie have distinguished themselves, built a business, and are loving life at the same time.
David & Allie's Mission:
To help more brands create rich digital experiences to elevate their visual aesthetic
How David & Allie define empowerment:
David: It's about coming from a place of abundance and being willing to share and be open. I feel empowered when I'm not trying to hide, I'm just trying to share my work and continue producing that work.
Allie: The word empower has come across to me with blogging and feeling like you have a community behind you. You can connect through something as standard as a hashtag or you could connect with someone across the country through blogging.
What we talked about:
Are comments critical to building a brand, business or blog?
What was the last movie you saw?
David: Lost in Translation
Allie: Dead Poets Society
The EPIC Final Question: What is one tip, or one piece of advice you can give people who are just starting?
David: I like the idea of always testing things and seeing what the response is.
Allie: It's really helpful to talk about what your goals are.
Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode:
- Read: Ashley's latest blog post
- Gumroad payment system
- Photo editing with Lightroom5
Take back the freedom in your life! Now is the perfect time to build a business online.
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Connect with David and Allie!
- Web – deathtothestockphoto.com
- Twitter – @davidsherry36; @alliepal; @deathtostock
- Instagram- instagram.com/deathtostock
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