I am curious as to how many people regularly get bookings via mywed. I have had several people contact me but their budgets were laughable.
I'm interested too
Mywed it's a great place where you can have all the full season of bookings only from here or zero bookings. All depends of your portfolio, if you update regularly photos and stories, and of course give the benefits to the community, there are high chance your rankings are going to increase as well your bookings.
Yess, interested too! Cero booking through MyWed..
I get bookings via Mywed. Not all of them send messages here, most of the times they send requests via my personal site or e-mail. But initially they found me here on Mywed.
I just mostly use it as a separate wedding platform for my portfolio
My experience and honest opinion: until some years ago it was good, I had more bookings each year, then they merged the .ru website and the .com website together and the bookings dropped. Suddenly in every main city of Europe in the top positions there were listed photographers from the very eastern countries willing to go there to work for laughable rates compared to the average rates of those cities, not enough they also often advertise free services. Probably that's the main reason, or at least I have that impression because objectively that coincidence was very effective since that moment.
It takes some time, but if you have quality and don't give up, eventually you start having bookings.Probably get a message a week these days and book almost all of them.
Because you are listed in Funchal, and I see there are only locals, but especially in the first positions they are all charging decent rates, at least. But try to have a look in Vienna, Venice, Rome, Paris, London, Berlin, etc. and look carefully at the names listed there, and check how little rates they are charging many of them.
I get that. But I am lucky enough to be n. 1 in Portugal and thats probably one of the reasons why I still get a good average of bookings. From time to time we get a rush of eastern photographers popping in the portuguese list but as long as you are still n. 1 or in the top 10 you still get bookings, in spite of the lower prices.
Of course, being in top positions helps. But in my case I am still number 6 in Vienna, and compared to 2-3 years ago I receive much less requests, and mostly disappear after they get the offer, only few book. I can't get how certain people can travel until here from their countries for so cheap, how is that worth for them, if they also pay the taxes on it, etc.Luckily I have clients from other sources too.