Brian Wilcock always wanted to be a professional photographer. But, for much of his life, fate led him down a different path.
He was inspired to enter the charity sector when his son became disabled, and spent 12 years working for the learning disabilities charity, Mencap. So it wasn’t until 2005 that he finally had the opportunity to fulfil his lifetime ambition and become a full time wedding photographer.
Today, his company Imagination Creative is one of the most popular wedding photography services on Bark – and he’s booked over £17,000 in new business in his first eight months with us.
“I have booked 17 jobs worth a total of £17,237”
Brian first discovered Bark in February this year. Although he was initially wary because of bad experiences with lead generation companies in the past, he eventually decided to give us a try.
“When I realised that Bark had a different system that involved detailed information for individual clients I decided to give it a go,” he explains. “I’m certainly glad I did.”
He adds: “At the time of writing I have booked and collected deposits for 17 jobs worth a total of £17,237.”
When he secured his first job through Bark, Brian was pleased our service had succeeded where so many others fail.
Having worked in sales most of his adult life, he says he can appreciate the value of a system that finds genuine customers looking for your services.
“It was refreshing and encouraging to feel that I may finally have found a viable source of lead production,” he explains. “I think my favourite thing about Bark is the quality of the information received for each potential client.
“As the requests are obviously completed by the client individually, it tends to be more accurate than other agencies I have tried.”
Brian currently still uses traditional methods to find new photography clients. But, if his current rate of success continues, he says he can foresee a time when Bark becomes his sole source of business leads.
As such, he highly recommends Bark to any wedding photographer who might be thinking about giving us a try.
“Any established photographer will have tried a number of ways to find that Holy Grail – a lead producing system that works,” he says. “My advice would be to forget all the failed methods you’ve tried in the past and give Bark a try, because this one actually does work and you won’t regret it.”
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