I just want to thank you again for the phone consult. I have followed your recommendation to jettison the local commission business to focus on stock photo work. This couldn’t have come at a better time. September was an incredibly frustrating month for local business, and I ended up working very hard to produce bids for jobs and got absolutely nothing from it.
Meanwhile, my stock sales seem to be slowly coming back to life and shutting down all attempts to get local business has been quite liberating. Your assessment of my being “all over the place” with my business efforts was right on the money. I’m confident that the minor loss of a couple of thousand dollars of local commissions will be met in short time by rising stock sales. Thank you for helping me achieve some clarity!