Jeremy Womack – Living Inspired In Las Vegas For 20+ Years
About Jeremy Womack
Jeremy Womack is a photographer and blogger. He has been living in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, for 20+ years.
Jeremy started JeremyWomack.com in 2004, as a way to promote his photography and to promote Las Vegas. Long-time readers of his blog have seen a lot of changes over the years, including the length of his hair.
He always knew that a much-needed rebirth was on the horizon. So, he left the comfort of a personal blog and launched a new website and brand, Travelivery. A site that combines a Business Directory with Entertainment & Travel News. Delivering the Best in Travel.
How did Jeremy get started and why did he start his own Dotcom?
Both are great questions! Jeremy Womack’s journey started in Las Vegas, back in 2000. As a new photographer in Las Vegas, with ZERO connections, one of his first objectives was to try and get his name out there.
He kept seeing the Las Vegas Weekly magazine everywhere he went. In the magazine, they had a page called the Vegas Scene. The Vegas Scene was a gallery of images, typically from a nightclub. He concluded that people enjoyed seeing themselves in print and that the photographer who took their photos would be remembered. Plus, he would get a photo credit in the magazine.
Even though nightclubs weren’t really his scene at the time, he saw shooting in them as an opportunity to put his name in front of many people in Las Vegas. Sometimes, diving headfirst into something new is the best thing you can do.
So, he reached out to the Las Vegas Weekly, to see if they could use or wanted more photographers for the Vegas Scene page. They said yes and he eventually became the sole photographer for the Vegas Scene page, for several years.
What prompted him to start JeremyWomack.com in 2004? Well, the Vegas Scene page only fit about 12 images or so. Given that Jeremy submitted more than 12 images to the magazine, he discovered that the other people he took photos of were sad when they didn’t see themselves in the magazine.
Having his own website allowed Jeremy to publish all of the photos online, so they would at least get to see their photos somewhere. Things were great until the 2008 recession disrupted everything. His business took a huge hit, he stopped working with the Las Vegas Weekly, and he decided he need to pivot.
“Life is like a chess move. You need to make your next move your best move.” – Why You Wanna, T.I.
During the recession, businesses may not have needed a photographer, but what they did need, was marketing. With the connections Jeremy Womack made in nightclubs, he tapped into his PR sources and started to blog about Las Vegas. At the time, blogging about Las Vegas wasn’t really a thing. The majority of people doing any sort of marketing would simply email out newsletters.
With his nightclub connections, Jeremy also became the only photographer to shoot for their own website, in a sea of nightclub photography websites. It was a very cool and unique thing Jeremy was doing. Not only did he get to do what he loved, but he also got to meet a lot of awesome people, including celebrities.
Jeremy Womack hasn’t shot in nightclubs for quite some time, but he has thought about doing it again someday. If you are interested in seeing some of the nightclub shots he took back then, click here to view some of his photo galleries. As you scroll further down, you’ll see photos of Jeremy and his friends from that era.
Oh yeah. And why did he decide to name the website after himself? Well, people already knew Jeremy in the Las Vegas nightlife scene, so the domain being his name made it easy for them to remember. Even though this was WAY before the influencer era of today, something told him that branding your own name as a dotcom and as your user name on social media, would be a wise idea.
Nightlife & Daylife Photos of Jeremy Womack & Friends
What Is Jeremy Womack Doing now?
After several years of shooting in Las Vegas nightclubs and writing about it here, Jeremy Womack decided to pivot again and launched the website Travelivery.com in 2013. He was at a bit of a crossroads at the time.
Does he keep being one-dimensional with his blog, or does he venture out and do more? Venturing out and doing more meant that his competition would no longer be smaller niche websites about Las Vegas. The competition would be much bigger websites, with a lot more money. More money meant they also had a larger staff, allowing them able to cover a lot more ground.
Even though Jeremy is just one dude, he felt he was up for the challenge. If nothing else, he was curious to see what would happen. If he were to fail, he would always know that he had tried, and couldn’t ever say, what if?
Well, after almost 10 years and a pandemic that shut down the entire world, Travelivery still managed to survive. Apparently, it ended up being helpful to have a smaller staff and a tighter budget. Who knew?
Over the course of those years, the concept of Travelivery has evolved into more of an Entertainment and News magazine, combined with a Business Directory. Currently, there is the main website, along with a Las Vegas website. He looks forward to adding additional cities in the future.
Well, that brings us to today. Jeremy Womack has spent many years in the forefront and several years behind the scenes. Now, he’s excited to be back at the forefront. He wants to continue to take all of the knowledge he’s learned about travel and share it with you. Jeremy thanks you for ALL of your support!