Have you ever tried to organize 11 things at once? That just seems crazy! Do you have 11 cameras? How do you organize your photography materials? Do you have 11 clients? How do you organize your beautiful subjects? Do you have 11 different elements to your photography business? How do you organize to make each and every piece fruitful and easy? The trick is simple, but before I give away the answers, here are 11 different ways you could organize the elements of your business.
If one thing is true about photographers, it’s that each photographer has a unique way of doing things. It is your style. It is your art. It is your business. Which of these 11 speaks to you?
When it comes to capturing adorable Easter and spring photos, you really can’t go wrong with little ducklings. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to raise your own ducks to use during photoshoots, but it’s just not that simple. Instead of fussing through these steps to raise ducks to get cute, yellow ducklings, try downloading this Little Duckling animal overlay to add to your photography materials. If, however, you are ready for the challenge, you better start now so you can have your ducks in a row just in time for spring photos!
A key aspect to any type of growth is setting and achieving goals, and your photography business should be no different. There are good things that come to people who plan, especially when you surround yourself with good information and helpful tools.
A hurdle I encountered as I was initially organizing my finances was determining monthly income goals. Here are three simple tips you can use to create strong, realistic financial goals for your photography business.
Start with the big picture.
Let yourself dream the big dreams! Don’t hold back on this step. What type of life do you want to live? Where do you want to go? Consider looking as far out as five years...
Owning and managing a photography business is not an easy feat. There are so many things to track! One client can take up a majority of your brain power if you aren’t fully organized, and chances are you have more than one client. The truth of the matter is that staying organized is a chore - unless you have the right tools.
My goal at Modern Market is to make your life easier when it comes to running your photography business. You can use the 11-in-1 studio planner to organize client and session information, and you can use this business planner to track everything else about your business.
Social media is blowing up our culture - in a viral sort of way. Facebook was originally created to connect college peers with each other, but today Facebook is used to connect friends and family from near and far, share what’s going on in life, and advertise business. It’s truly amazing the amount of business return that can come from a social media presence and social media advertising. You’ll find that your photography materials are shared through your circle of friends, their circle of friends, and beyond. All you have to do to start? Post...
Do you struggle to keep your photography business competitive and profitable? Both portrait and wedding photographers can benefit from using this slick tool that tells you exactly what you should charge per session or wedding.
It is easily calculated - with the help of handy Excel formulas, that is. Modern Market has figured out a way to triangulate the numbers, taking your profit goals, business expenses, and number of sessions into account to create the perfect amount for you to charge your clients.
Many photographers struggle to find the light in the deep sea of business competition. But we are light chasers, so I know you want to succeed. While our photographs speak words we cannot, there’s another aspect to creating a truly successful photography business that seemingly helps you create something unique. Organization is a characteristic that turns a fine business into a great business. Organization makes clients feel comfortable because it builds trust. With so many different photography materials, there’s always room to improve with organization. I’ve fought this battle for quite some time until I decided that enough was enough! I am staying organized because it’s the right thing to do for my business, my family, and my life.
A tough aspect to owning a photography business is managing the legal aspect of client contracts. I am so thankful to have a helping hand when it comes to the contracts portion of Modern Market’s photography materials. I partnered with Rebecca, a woman who is an awesome, combo photographer-lawyer extraordinaire, to help create a standard for legal forms that specifically target the photography industry. She created amazing forms that nail down the nitty gritty legal jargon with such detail without blowing past the creative aspects of a photographer. They are perfect.
Take the opportunity NOW to make 2016 the most fruitful year in both your photography business and “real life” opportunities. I love the fresh start of a new year. It gives me the excuse to crack open a brand new calendar, set my goals, and get to work. But I know that it can be absolutely troublesome if I try and get anything accomplished without first laying out my plan. There’s always something else to do, and if I’m not organized then I spread myself too thin and end up slacking in executing excellence or wasting time. So I’ve taken it upon myself to create tools that make it impossible to become unorganized, and now I want to share my photography materials with you!
The Essential Studio Manager gathers all necessary parts of running a successful business into one place. There will be no more searching for the client’s wedding date you wrote down on a gum wrapper or struggling to remember your expenses and budget; well, at least hopefully these scatterbrained tactics come to an end! The manager includes 11
Let’s be honest. When it comes to running a photography business, photographers tend to enjoy the photography more than the business. Am I right? I think so. It’s our passion; it’s what we love. I’m also thankful that I can turn my passion into my business, and now I’m here to help you transform your passion into a business with this very, very helpful tool.
There’s no better way to gain the trust of new clients than with the common adage, seeing is believing. As a professional photographer, we trust that you believe all photos are worth 1,000 words. That’s why this Client Photography Welcome Packet is the perfect way for you to showcase your professionalism. Using these photography materials allows you to properly introduce the client to your business, highlight your favorite services, pricing, and much more.