How I spent 50K

Author Recent Posts Nicole BegleyNicole Begley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, is a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer and educator. She created Hair of the Dog in 2012 to empower pet photographers to turn their dreams into reality by helping them improve their craft and grow their pet photography business.Nicole has authored a book “Pet and Equine […]

Written By Nicole Begley

On October 5, 2017

It’s no secret that running a photography business requires us to wear MANY hats.  We need to know the craft of photography and post-processing, animal behavior, website design, accounting and pricing, sales strategies, customer service, and so…much…more. 

With so much to learn, it is next to impossible for us to learn it all ourselves.  Yes, we can google as needed but I’ve found that nothing works as well as an investment in an educational program that is going to lay the steps out for you one-by-one to give you the best chances for success. 

I’ve invested in a few, and I’m still investing in my continuing education today.  I’m sharing with you my actual education line item since the start of my business. 

  • 2017 – 4,725
  • 2016 – 10,600
  • 2015 – 14,600
  • 2014 – 6,700
  • 2013 – 4,250
  • 2012 – 8,160
  • 2011 – 1,170

Total… $50,205

As you can see, I’ve spent a pretty penny on my education…but you know what?  That has come back to me more than 10 fold.  I know for a fact that my business would not be where it is today without making investments in my education. 

If your education goals include improving your craft or growing your business – consider the return that Hair of the Dog Academy might be able to give you.

Looking for some more pricing training?  Forget what every other pet photographer is charging -- the best thing you can do for your business is set your prices based on YOUR business and YOUR goals. It’s time to stop following the pack and let your rates lead you to a sustainable business!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The #1 thing you need to know BEFORE setting your prices
  • My simple formula to set up your pricing structure for success 
  • How to increase your prices without losing customers

Oh, and did I mention this is a free training?  Grab it below.

Nicole Begley

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  1. Kimberly Buccheri

    The most impact was your “The Business of Pet Photography”. To this day I still refer back to your videos and continually find helpful information.
    You have laid out all the ground work and held nothing back! Thank you many times over!

    • Nicole

      I love to hear that! Thank you Kim!!

  2. Clare O'Neill

    So glad to see Brand Brilliantly on this list. It’s a great course. I think Kim Hartz is great.


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