If you are thinking about starting out as a photographer or maybe you have just started your photography business, this blog is for you. After reading this you will know where to spend your precious time and energy for the best results.
Starting a photography business can be overwhelming. So many skills to master since you basically are an entrepreneur and you have to do all the things, like dealing with taxes, bookkeeping, contracts, sales, marketing, ordering and delivering products and last but not least learning to work with your clients and capturing them or their wishes in an amazing way. When you start out it’s difficult to know where to start learning since everything is pretty new.
One of the biggest mistakes I see a lot of starting photographers make is focus 80% of their time on their photography skills and 20% of their time on things that are not that urgent, like their logo or their business cards or the look and feel of their website.
They forget to do marketing or sales since it can be a bit scary to get yourself out there when you are brand new in your business and so they ‘play’ business for a while. They have all the parts but no clients.
This blog focusses on the three things that will help you move the needle in terms of booking clients so you will quickly have a serious business.
After that, you can focus more on your bookkeeping, website, logo and all the other things that require your attention.
Booking clients is about making connections. Connecting with people is the most powerful way to get bookings. People are booking people and they usually stick with a certain photographer over the years too.
Here are three things that will boost your number of bookings in your first year:
Useful when you are starting out as a photographer: The definitive guide to starting your photography business
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