Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sharing and Scaling....

Selling digital products is crazy fascinating. It's 10am and to think that already this morning two photographers have ordered from the U.K. and two orders from Singapore and photographers from the Virgin Islands, Michigan, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Texas have all ordered Showit apps and I was having breakfast!

The thing that I love the most about this is that it all started with years and years of sharing knowledge and now my software company allows me to do what I'm really passionate about and that is sharing knowledge and encouraging photographers to find more ways to create freedom in their life. Many of you know that most of the speaking gigs I do are done completely for free. Not all of them of course but over 80% of the gigs I do I get paid zippo for and the reason is because I really believe that these principles will help people. Knowledge scales so well and by sharing it we elevate others and ourselves and my software company helps provide a way for me to do that.

Try it out today - if you haven't already - go out and share something that you've learned with somebody. You can do it on a blog or a forum or over email. You can call somebody or even better get together with someone and start sharing your knowledge...I think you'll find that by doing this you can grow your network and as Tim Sanders says, "Your Network is Your Networth" - Also, read on Tim Sanders blog about Comparing notes with a Competitor.

Rock on!
DJ

11 comments:

KENT said...

You're awesome DJ, and the showit suite is crazy awesome too. i've been looking at picking it up once i start getting better at photography, and i get more gigs. knowledge is power, and it is our job as people to go out and share it with others. :-)

keep up the good work. maybe one day if you ever shoot a wedding in hawaii again we can chat and what not. take it easy!

Lawrence K said...

I shared the concept of a blog to my church we've started one. IWe are starting to see the effects of it after only 1 month. It's a total blessing to help with people the God via a blog.

Keep up the good job, DJ!!

Trina said...
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Trina said...

I love this attitude! Sharing knowledge is powerful. I love the thought (paraphrase)--A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where his influence stops.

mike Carpenter said...

When are you coming to the Portland Or area?

Christian said...

Hi David Jay!
Your advice sharing is great! I shoot with a photographer in LA as a 2ndary shooter, but my daytime job is search engine marketing. I'd love to offer some free advice to photographers on how to better their site.

Would you get in contact with me if a guest post would be of interest?

- christian

Christian said...

i forgot to mention my email... christian.vuong[at]gmail.com

Anna Costa said...

Love it!

p.s - Tony Robbins is in LA the week after WPPI if you want to go. Let me know!

xo

Kevin Sturm said...

I agree 100%! On that note though since you are back in town when are we meeting for breakfast. I can grab burritos again and meet at your place or we can meet someplace. Deyl should come, too.

Ginger Murray said...

I'm finding this to be so so true.
It's really great to be open about things.. it absolutely does benefit both parties!

Deyl said...

you rock buddy. you're an inspiration to so many people