If you are a family portrait photographer, this blog post is for you. Father’s Day is coming up so now is the time to get your business ready for the influx of orders and bookings. If you’re not sure where to start, here are three things you can start doing right now to maximise the sales potential of Father’s Day.
Traditional and new platforms for networking follow the belief that meeting and connecting on this basis will generate leads and, eventually, business. The other school of thought is that if you believe in your product strongly enough, go about your business and innovate, then the right people and companies will be drawn to your activity anyway. Certainly there are many successful businesses past and present that operate this way.
…people buy people and you’ve got to put yourself out there to help sell your sizzle.
Either way, in the field you operate in, people buy people and you’ve got to put yourself out there to help sell your sizzle.
When it comes to managing your business, income can be a tricky thing to master. Some of you may have heard others make comments such as “I keep everything in my business account and then when I need to pay for something, like my mortgage, I transfer the money.” Or perhaps; “I just booked a wedding, so there’s another deposit I can use this month.”
There are two problems with these statements:
- Your “Business” and “Personal” earnings should be kept separate.
- Deposits are for future events. Not income…yet!
Here are two tips to solve these two issues.
Happy Monday everyone! As the first daffodils start to rear their heads we can’t help but turn our minds to spring. And what does spring mean? The start of wedding season. It has now become popular amongst wedding photographers to work with a second photographer, also known as a ‘second shooter’, at almost every wedding they photograph. So is working with a second shooter for you? And how should you handle working together?
As a wedding or event photographer, you have an amazing opportunity to use your skills and talent to help other business owners. Every business, regardless of industry or size, needs professional images. On a wedding day or at a corporate event there are dozens of vendors who have played a role. Often vendors take a few images of their hard work themselves, either with a basic camera or a phone but their images couldn’t match the quality yours could provide for them.