Press Kit – Marina Barayeva

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Marina Barayeva is an international portrait photographer based in Beijing, China. She is also a host of the Marketing for Creatives show. Interviewing the experts from all over the world she brings the business and marketing knowledge to other creative people and small business owners.

Marina likes to be involved in the creative projects. She organized and hosted an online conference Lady-Photographer in Russia, a charity fashion show New Year Queen in the USA and was a part of the DaShiLan Art Project for Beijing Design Week.

She has been featured in such media as ArtPeople, SolisMagazine, Rising Tide, China Radio International and others.

Her mission is to inspire people to do what they love and help to grow it as a business.

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Marina Barayeva is an international portrait photographer based in Beijing, China. She is also a host of the Marketing for Creatives show where she talks with the experts about how to market a creative business, so you can do the work you love and grow it as a business.

A fan of the creative projects, she organized and hosted an online conference Lady-Photographer, a charity fashion show New Year Queen and was a part of the Art Project for Beijing Design Week.

Official title/Byline:

Marina Barayeva is an international photographer, host of the Marketing for Creatives show and creative project’s enthusiast.


  • 2013 – Participated in the photography exhibition “Time Standing Still” in Beijing, China
  • 2014 – Organized and hosted the online conference for women photographers Lady-Photographer in Russia
  • 2014 – Organized and hosted the charity fashion show “New Year Queen” in Miami, USA
  • 2014 – Held solo photography exhibition “The Art of Beauty” in Miami, USA
  • 2015 – Participated in the DaShiLan Art Project for Beijing Design Week 2015 by Open Heart Design in Beijing, China
  • 2016 – Was a model for the International Competition at “Premiere Orlando.” With her friend Leyla Kapieva, they won the 3rd place at the nomination “The Night Before Oscar” for her stunning hairstyle in Orlando, USA
  • 2017 – Launched the Marketing for Creatives show


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Why you need to book Marina Barayeva as your guest:

  • The value comes first

I believe in serving people with quality content and bringing value to the audience. I test a lot of things before sharing with people. It’s not just a theory that you read online, but practical tips. Knowing how difficult it can be for people to apply something new to the business, so I try to simplify the process, adjust it to the audience I work with and put it into the strategy.

  • Get everything you need for your show

As a podcaster myself I know how busy you are. Hosting and managing a podcast takes a lot of time and effort. And probably you have much other stuff to do besides of searching for more info about the guest. No worry. You need a BIO, grab one of the versions above. Pick the photos you need. Thinking about the topics to talk about and questions to ask? Find everything on this page.

  • I’ll help to promote an episode

Once an episode is live, it will be shared with my followers, not only when it published, but also after it. As much as we’ll share value with your audience, we’ll share it with my audience too. So it will be Win-Win for both of us.

  • Fully equipped for the great audio sound

People don’t like a bad audio even when the content is good. I use Blue Yeti mic to make sure that you get the good quality audio. I can also record a copy on my side and send you the audio file if you want.


Suggested interview topics (feel free to come up with your ideas)



How to become well-known with the WOW-projects

You can be a master in what you do, but if nobody knows about you then you can be unknown for years. A luck of clients, a lot of competitors, getting to every gig you can do trying to keep up with business is tough. At the same time, you see other people sell their work which isn’t always good, but everyone knows and talks about them.

Be constantly on top of people’s mind with the projects you work on: events, collaborations with other businesses, magazine publications, media appearance, etc.


How to fast build a stunning creative portfolio

Did you just start building your creative business? Do you want to start working with the new niche? Do you want to upgrade to the premium service and show the higher level of your work? You need to have a remarkable portfolio of work.

You will know how to find the team, models, venue, wardrobe, how to reach those people and get them involved in your project. There are also the little tricks on the stage of building a portfolio that will later help your marketing. And you can do all of these even on a budget.


How to easily create an interesting online content for a month

Often people share only their work online, but there are many more opportunities to engage with your audience on social media and share valuable content on your blog.

You will get more ideas about what content to create, how to leverage your testimonials and reviews, how to create content with other people to get exposure to the new audience, and we’ll talk about the opportunities to use your existing content without creating the new one.


How to get more clients focusing on the specific niche

People often get confused with what’s a niche and what’s an audience. The problem is even if they pick the niche (as they think) when it’s too wide they may end up selling everything to everyone.

You will know how to narrow down your niche, how to find your audience and design a service specifically for those people. That will help you to create the experience for your clients that they will remember.


Some questions you could ask me:

  • What creative projects can people work on that will help to market their business?
  • How did you organize the fashion show in the US when you were new in the city and country and knew only a few people there?
  • How to organize a creative photo shoot on a budget?
  • How to get connected with the influencers and well-known people in your niche?
  • How to find the makeup artist, hairstylist and other members of your team? Where to look for them and what to tell them?
  • What’s the difference between niche and audience?
  • How to define a niche so it will be easy to market to them?
  • How to overcome a fear of selling?
  • Why do people need to print a portfolio of their work and what to include in your promo magazine?
  • When to shoot for free?
  • How to get a testimonial from people?
  • Where to find your audience?