Really Bad Advice I See Given to Photographers

As an educator and photographer, over the past 13 years, I have had a lot of access to coaches, education, mentors, and courses that ALL promise photographers HUGE success in their business as long as they follow this framework, success path, or proven method to create a great business. Whatever...

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How to transition All Inclusive Clients to IPS

Here are some tips for when you are making the change to IPS but you still have some clients that you are finishing up with on an All-Inclusive Business Model.

This can be a tough spot, especially if you want to offer products to All-Inclusive clients because you know they will love...

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Don't Do This in Your Business

Are you doing things in your business that are turning people away without even realizing it?

In our town, we have a small consignment shop that has been in business forever.  It is the kind of store that looks more like a graveyard for people’s junk vs. a hiding spot for...

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Are You Making These Mistakes in Your Client Communication?

How many times have you seen in a Facebook group someone complaining that they sent an important piece of information to their client via e-mail or even in their contract and then come to find out the client didn't read that piece of information? And now you have a problem because you assumed...

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Is Fear Really the Best Motivator?

The idea that "fear is the best motivator" has been around for a long time. This may be true in some cases, but it can also cause more harm than good when not managed properly. I have coached thousands of photographers worldwide in the art of running a successful business and I can say that...

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Treat Your Business as a Business

We get so upset when we fail to get the respect we deserve as a business owner, especially when we are first starting out.  It can be offensive and frustrating when we hear people refer to our business as a hobby or something to just pass the time.

Here is the secret though: We can't expect...

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You are the EXPERT!!

Many times in our businesses we are scared to suggest awesome ways for our clients to display their images because we don't want to be considered pushy.  But people come to us for our expertise and if we have a great idea, we should share it with them.   After all, they hired YOU,...

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When Can I Open a Retail Studio?

The short answer that many people don't want to hear when I am asked about opening a retail location is, "when you have enough money in the bank."

Retail are a wonderful thing to have but they are expensive. Many say that business increased when they secured their retail spot. BUT be aware of how...

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"Sales" is not a dirty word

NO ONE wants to be considered a pushy salesman or saleswoman, NO ONE. But the word sales has such a bad reputation because we all have been on the receiving end of a sales situation that didn't feel right to us. We may have felt taken advantage of, pushed into a decision we weren't ready to make,...

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Coach or Mentor? What one do you need?

What is the difference between a business mentor and a business coach and how do you know you are hiring a great one?  

EVERYONE needs a coach or a mentor.  There is no professional athlete, musician, artist, or business person who has gotten to where they are in their career on...

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Practice Makes Permanent

Has anyone ever told you that practice makes perfect? Well, they lied! Practice doesn't make perfect, it makes it permanent. You can practice something over and over and over and if you are doing it wrong, it will never be right.

So when it comes to some of the stickier things we need to...

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Fear of Success

Many times people don't realize that they can be just as scared of success as they are of failure.  We can stop ourselves from seeing the success we want because once we get a taste of things, and our world starts to change, we pull back.   That is just the time we need to push...

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