How photographer Paul
Nguyen grows his SMB
in a snap


Scientist turned nature photographer and co-founder of BlueHour Photo Ventures, Paul Nguyen teaches others how to take great snaps. See how he uses GetResponse to share his passion and grow his business.

From lab to lens

After 10 years spent in science labs, Paul turned to a more creative career. The fine art photographer now sells his images at art shows – and together with fellow snapper Allie Richards, he offers photography workshops and trips.

Success means being able to go to bed every day feeling proud of what I’ve accomplished, and then being able to wake up the next morning excited about what’s to come.

His secret to success? Email marketing with GetResponse.

The big picture

Paul initially chose GetResponse for its huge storage space for images. He stayed for its simplicity and support – tweaking the same email template as his business grew.

After meeting people at art shows and his camera club lectures, Paul manually imports contacts (if he can read their handwriting!) He then uses autoresponders to send a monthly newsletter.

The result? A higher-than-average open rate – and many more new customers.

My email campaigns bring in more business than any other form of marketing. Every time a monthly email goes out, I get multiple signups for my photo workshops, and it continues into the following weeks.

I would give up any other form of marketing, as long as I could keep my email campaigns going!

For Paul, email marketing gets far better results than Facebook or Instagram – in less time. He uses the simple drag-and-drop editor to design his emails, and sets up autoresponders in minutes.

He also finds it easy to add new contacts to his list using manual imports and online forms.

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Any time I’ve encountered a challenge, there’s always been a customer service assistant on the online chat – and the problem is always taken care of.

Less overwhelm,
more living

Less time marketing means more time doing what you love. But for Paul, business is pleasure.

Whatever I do – whether it’s work, play, or doing the laundry – is just stuff I need to do, without a real division between business and pleasure.

It’s all for the same cause: to support my life and make myself happy. I don’t find myself overwhelmed at all, so it must be working!

Paul Nguyen

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