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Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

If you’ve looked at any number of photographer’s investment pages I bet you’ve seen the term “time and talent” on many occasions.  I’m not going to mince words here….I hate that phrase.   Why? A. Your “time and talent” is worth a heck of a lot more...

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Using Todoist for a Photography Workflow

Using Todoist for a Photography Workflow

Last week I shared how I use Dubsado to manage my client inquiries and booking processes, this week I want to share how I use Todoist to manage my workflow AFTER the sales session. My brain is like the bin that they draw the lottery numbers out...

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Using Dubsado as a Portrait Photographer

Using Dubsado as a Portrait Photographer

When you started your photography business did you think that you would spend so much time working on the admin side of your business?  Contracts, invoices, and emails…oh my!   I’ve tried many strategies over the years to streamline my admin tasks...

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Photography Business Growth = Leads and Sales

Photography Business Growth = Leads and Sales

I hear it all of the time... "I don't have enough clients." "My calendar is empty." "I keep posting on Instagram, but I don't have any inquiries." I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is NO SINGLE thing that you can do to magically fill...

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Trade Show Action Plan

Trade Show Action Plan

It’s that time again…trade show time! Two of the photography industry’s biggest events are happening over the next two months - Imaging USA in Nashville and WPPI in Vegas.  These are events in which over 10,000 photographers descend to attend...

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Navigating gift certificates and Black Friday offers

Navigating gift certificates and Black Friday offers

The holidays are almost upon us and that means a flurry of gift purchasing and holiday discounts from companies large and small.  It also means that photographers want in on a piece of this holiday purchasing mayhem…but be careful as there are some...

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How I spent 50K

How I spent 50K

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...

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The $59 Photography Session

The $59 Photography Session

The title of this post may be a little harsh, but it doesn't make it any less true.  Have you heard of Snappr?  It started in Australia but has now moved to San Francisco, it's the Uber of photography.  They are advertising hand-picked pros showing...

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Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Business

Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Business

#1 - It doesn't have to be perfect. Oh my goodness.  I should get this tattooed on my forearm.  Fellow perfectionists, raise your hands.  The amount of time that I have lost stressing over minutia and tiny details that no one will ever notice is...

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Should I lower my pricing?

Should I lower my pricing?

“I’m second guessing my pricing.  I was very successful last fall, grossing $17,000 in just two months, since then all I have heard is “I love your work but it is not in my budget.”  I’m considering lowering my prices, but not sure if that is the...

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Do you need more profit in your business?

Do you need more profit in your business?

You know the drill.  You log into your bank account to check the balance and it’s low…too low for comfort.  By contrast, hopefully, you’ve also experienced the feeling of logging into your account to see it busting at the seams with cash.  That...

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What is Success?

What is Success?

The official definition is “accomplishing an aim or purpose” and “ having achieved popularity, profit, or distinction.”  I feel that both of these are missing the point, especially the second one.  Success should not be measured by the dollars in...

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Business

Starting up, workflow, copyright and more

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How to find clients and get your calendar booked

Mindset

Mindset strategies for a successful business

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