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1 Mistake All Beginner Photographers Make | #57 Apr 24, 2023

Getting your first photography clients is exciting.

You’ve convinced someone to pay you for your work. That’s something worth celebrating.

After a few clients, you begin to realize it’s a lot of work getting client after client for only a few hundred bucks each....

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Being Good At Photography Won’t Make You Money | #56 Apr 22, 2023

You take incredible photos.

Congratulations. That is something most people only dream of.

But just because you can take incredible photos doesn’t mean you’ll get paid for it.

You need to acquire other skills to actually monetize your craft. We’ll be walking through the concept...

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How To Market Your Photography In 2023 | #55 Apr 20, 2023

What comes to mind when I say photography marketing?

I bet you’re picturing a big portfolio within a single niche. That’s good. That’s the basics of photography marketing. But it can go so much farther than that.

Yes, it’s very important to have plenty of photos within...

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7 Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting A Business | #54 Apr 18, 2023

 

Most photographers that start a business are great at photography.

But they still struggle to get clients.

These are the 7 mistakes I see over and over:

1/ Scattered portfolio

A new client doesn't want to see every photo you've taken.

They only care about the photos relevant to their...

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Stop Calling Yourself a Freelancer | #53 Apr 16, 2023

A lot of clients perceive freelancers as cheap, replaceable, and low-quality.

Embrace what you actually are. You are a creative business. You are a business owner.

A lot of you reading this might call yourself a photographer or videographer. And that is the bulk of the service that you...

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Learn these skills to make more | #52 Apr 14, 2023

 

In this week’s YouTube video, I talked about an essential concept that creative entrepreneurs need to grasp. Learning new skills will make you more money.

Entrepreneurship is about growth. You’re leveling up as a person. There are skills that you learn over time, and those...

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The Biggest Mistake When Scaling Your Creative Biz | #51 Apr 12, 2023

It’s no secret that if you want to scale, you need to hire some help.

For photographers, filmmakers, and YouTubers, this is usually an editor. Maybe it’s a Virtual Assistant that helps with mundane tasks like scraping company emails. It could be a sales rep that gets clients for you.

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Broken Promises | #50 Apr 10, 2023

Broken Promises

Let’s talk about doing what you say you’re going to do.

While this sounds simple and a no brainer, there will be times when you fail to deliver.

You could have projects piling up with no way to find balance. Your gear might have broken after years of use. Or maybe you...

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Don’t Do This When Pricing Your Service | #49 Apr 08, 2023

 

Don’t Do This When Pricing Your Service

This is going to be a bit of a rant. I’ve seen too many of these types of posts, and I need to address them.

Does this post sound familiar?

“This is why photographers charge so much:

Camera 3k

Computer 2.5k

Lenses 5k

Software...

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Talent Is A Myth | #48 Apr 06, 2023

Born With Talent vs Hard Work

3 years into doing photography, I started getting called talented.

I hated that.

No one called me talented when I first picked up a camera or even a year into taking photos. I sucked. I didn’t understand lighting or composition. It didn’t come naturally...

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Stop Wasting Money On This | #47 Apr 04, 2023

Limited Resources Will Make You Better

You don’t need that new camera. You don’t need a big studio space. You don’t need that new laptop.

It’s easy to blame outside circumstances on why you’re not successful.

“I’d have a successful photography business...

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How To Turn $1,000 Projects Into $10,000 With Retainers | #46 Apr 02, 2023

How To Turn $1,000 Projects Into $10,000 With Retainers

The client acquisition process can be long and frustrating.

You send hundreds of emails, book dozens of calls, and send handfuls of proposals, only to end up booking a project for a grand.

It’s a great feeling when you book your first...

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