Thank you @jamesstaddon! Will do that for sure! I may be having some specific needs as the new year rolls around, so I will keep you and everyone else posted. 🙂
Also, @tashavk, I agree with James that who you know is important. And as you get to brainstorming, it’s amazing how many potential possibilities can come up, even in your own friends circles, that align with your interests and specific niche. For example, if still-life compositions are your thing, maybe a mom in your church could use some quality pics for her website or Facebook page for her home-based handmade lotion business. Or if portraits are your interest, maybe you could tell your homeschool group that you can do senior picture close to graduation time. And remember, as said above, word of mouth “advertising” is very effective!
Wishing you all the best as you embark into the wonderful world of photography! 🙂