Middlemen like Thumbtack is Hurting Photographers

Today we have a phenomenon going on that is horrible for the consumer.  It is the constant clogging of the internet searches by companies who are acting in their own behalf by charging for referral services.  They are doing this as sounding as being your friend but in reality charge the business for referring you to them all the while making it difficult for the customer to find the actual companies.   This is what these “lawyer referral” companies are doing as well as Angies List and in photographers way are Creative Finder and Thumbtack and now a new one called Localgrapher.  These companies charge the photographer who then in turn will charge you the fees to you.  I’m informing you of this since they are making it increasingly difficult, in many industries, to find the people who are really the talent and who do the work.  Please refrain from using these services since they keep muddying the internet searches and keeping us from being found by you.  Also they are pushing your fees higher as well as keeping you from finding the best fit for your needs. 

One of My Favorite Sayings About Individuality

Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, or gorgeous or talented or fabulous?

Actually, who are you NOT to be?

You are a child of God.

You playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in every one of us.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear of our own excellence, our presence automatically liberates others.

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