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New Payment Option Feature!

New Payment Option Feature!

We have a a new payment option! This feature will make charging your clients and receiving funds supremely easy. The new payment option allows you to create a payment link which can then be sent to your client via a customised email. All you have to do is input the payment information – what the payment ...
Saying Goodbye To…Java

Saying Goodbye To…Java

As more browsers lock down the use of Java, or even restrict the use of it totally, it seems that the days of having Java as an easy to use upload method are numbered. Our own Java Uploader will be supported for another year but from the beginning of November 2017 will no longer be ...
The Ultimate Christmas Checklist For Your Business

The Ultimate Christmas Checklist For Your Business

There are only seven Fridays left before Christmas…terrifying, I know! Christmas is a hectic time of year, even for the list-aholics amongst us. It can be tricky to keep track of customer orders and enquiries, as well as all the jobs we need to do for our own festive plans.  Want to do some planning ...
Christmas Deadlines 2016!

Christmas Deadlines 2016!

  It’s not many weeks until Christmas which means that the festive season is almost upon us. While old Saint Nick’s sleigh is getting cleaned and ready for the big day we thought we’d give out a little bit of information about the Christmas closing dates for our partner labs. So make sure all your ...
Think global, act local

Think global, act local

Think global, act local! The spread of digital has been a blessing and a curse. We are now very aware of global trends whilst also being very defined from a local community aspect. How does one affect the other and how should a photography business place itself? It is in your interests to know what ...
10 Simple Ways To Ensure You Have A Successful Black Friday

10 Simple Ways To Ensure You Have A Successful Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fantastic opportunities for your business to make money. Previously, Black Friday has been one of the biggest days of the year for spending on the Internet. Running a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday campaign can be overwhelming and stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 ...
How To Create An Editorial Calendar For Your Business

How To Create An Editorial Calendar For Your Business

By now I’m sure you will have heard the phrase “content is king”. Although the phrase has now become, somewhat cliche it is still largely true. Well-written, targeted and engaging content can really make your small business stand out from the crowd and entice new and past customers to work with you. That’s why it’s ...

A Quick Notice For Realex Payment Customers

If you are a Realex payment customer then you will have received an email from them explaining that an update will occur on the 1 November 2016. The scheduled update says that it “requires a system check” and will result in the discontinuation of SHA-1. We just wanted to let you know that this is ...
Selling online

Selling online

Selling online can no longer be ignored. The relentless march of the Internet continues unabated and digital methods have disrupted virtually every industry and market. The online path to selling your photography and services is no different. Basic rules still apply and the checklist of how to represent yourself remains true. Fundamentally you won’t survive ...
Why Client Communication Is So Important

Why Client Communication Is So Important

Good client communication is so important to the long term success of any business. In the early stages of a client relationship, good and effective communication is key to ensuring your product and service will meet clients needs and expectations. As the relationship develops regular communication with your customer base, allows you to grow and ...
Facebook Round Up!

Facebook Round Up!

Over the past couple of weeks we have been talking about using Facebook for business and making Facebook working with you. I hope you found these Facebook posts inspiring and feel encouraged to get cracking on certain aspects of your business! If you missed any part of these posts then here is a round up of ...
New Christmas Social Media Downloads!

New Christmas Social Media Downloads!

For the past couple of years we have been creating Christmas page sets as a ready-made way for you to create Christmas offers and market to your clients at this busy time of year. But this year we have also created brand new Christmas themed social media. This is a great way of not only ...
New Timers Update

New Timers Update

So when you are out and about – things just carry on working! Timers can save time by doing regular tasks within your collections for you or remind you to do specific tasks. As an example; let’s say I am a wedding photographer. Every weekend, on my return I go through the images and prepare ...
Christmas Page Sets 2016!

Christmas Page Sets 2016!

Last year we created some Christmas inspired page sets, and this year we have done just the same. The new page sets display a selection of Christmas gift sessions you could be offering your clients that can be easily downloaded and displayed on your website. Related posts: Preparing Your Business For Father’s Day The Ultimate ...
Video

Video

Video and film are evolved and prevalent on social media. It might seem like madness to offer this as a service. With so many people directly exposed to this medium and using it directly, they need guidance. Who better to provide it than your expert photographic studio and all-round lens professional? As a photographer it follows that you ...
5 Tips For Including Siblings In A Newborn Session

5 Tips For Including Siblings In A Newborn Session

When it comes to newborn photography, the baby is generally the main focus. However there is another aspect of newborn photography which is the current family unit. This unit often includes siblings. Here are five tips for including siblings in a newborn session. Related posts: So You Want To Be A Newborn Photographer… Focus On: ...
Supersize Your Client Area Photos!

Supersize Your Client Area Photos!

You can now double the size of the photos shown on the client area page. The client area is the page that shows one gallery image per client image collection.  The visitor clicks the photo to access, either requiring a password or not, the complete collection of images and video you have made available to your ...
Facebook Advertising Part 2

Facebook Advertising Part 2

Recently, we brought you three Facebook advertising tips. So here are the final three tips that will help you create a successful Facebook advertising strategy. Related posts: Facebook Advertising – Part 1 10 Facebook Post Ideas For When You’re Stuck In A Rut How To Use Facebook For Business A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating A ...
16 Steps To A Better Blog

16 Steps To A Better Blog

If you already have a blog then you will know about the benefits of blogging for business (if you haven’t then here is why you should). It’s a great marketing and promotion tool as well as a fantastic platform to show off your personality to clients. However many people, with or without a blog, feel ...

Acquiring clients

Acquiring clients is a key task to master. Not all customers are hard won or expensively marketed to. Some will walk right through your door, know exactly what they want and be prepared to meet a reasonable cost without too much negotiation. Happy days! First impressions count. Much is riding on that very first customer interaction. ...
Facebook Advertising – Part 1

Facebook Advertising – Part 1

Facebook is one of the biggest and most popular social media networks, boasting over one billion active users. Thousands of businesses use Facebook to not only build and grow their client following, but to also promote and advertise their business. One of the most popular ways is through Facebook advertising. There are lots of opinions on ...