Last minute cancellations can seriously affect the cash flow in your photography business. What's worse is if you have multiple people wanting the same date, and if you don't have the capacity to photograph more than one session at a time, it adds a lot of stress when someone cancels a session and you struggle to fill the spot. You can limit client cancellations by … [Read more...] about What should I do if a client cancels at the last minute?
Anyone looking to earn extra money, has at some point wondered can photography be a side job? There are many types of photography that you can do as a side job. Such as stock photography, event photography and headshot photography to name a few. For a detailed list of photography side jobs, the equipment needed and when you are expected to work, keep on … [Read more...] about Can photography be a side job
Today we are going to be discussing, as photographers, should we work for free? Maxwell sent an email saying, The forums he is a member of have had a lot of talk about working for free and how this can negatively impact you and your business. The post was directed at new photographers, giving away their services for free just to portfolio build, while making it hard … [Read more...] about Should photographers ever work for free?
Working out how much to charge can be confusing if you don’t know your numbers or the customers you’re servicing. First you need to know your cost of doing business, cost of goods, then you need to work out if people are willing to pay for the work you're offering, because your local market will also play a part on how much you can charge. I received a question from Alex … [Read more...] about What Should I Charge For A Photo Shoot?
So you decided to start a photography business and you're going through the necessary steps to set up your new business. One of those steps should be working out your cost of doing business to see if it's a viable venture you should pursue. In fact if you have been in business for a while It's also a good way to cut costs by looking at a high level view of your spending … [Read more...] about Cost of Doing Business Calculator for Photographers
I've been a professional photographer since 2004 and predominantly work from home to keep my expenses down. Before becoming a professional photographer I was in a corporate role for many years. I firmly believe that my time as a corporate employee has set me up for a successful professional career as a photographer. As a result I can work from home and have the … [Read more...] about How to work from home as a professional photographer
I was fortunate that when I first started a photography business, it was a partnership. The advantages being that I could bounce ideas off someone else and we could also half our my costs. Today, I'm going to list some things that we sorted out early on. Which I believe gave us a a good foundation for the future. As a result, we gained confidence and the peace of … [Read more...] about 19 Tasks When Starting A New Photography Business
Given the bond that some pet owners have with their pets, I would say absolutely, you can make money with pet photography. I have a friend that she looks after animals that have been neglected that she gets from the pound and looks after them for a few weeks or even months, and then gives them back so they can find a permanent home, which I think is absolutely … [Read more...] about Pet Photography: Can You Make Money From Photographing Pets?
After a couple of years in business I have saved up a small amount of money. Should I invest the money back into my photography business or buying new equipment to update aging cameras and computer equipment. Where you can spend money in your business to get someone kind of return. either by reinvesting or upgrading your current equipment. 9 Pros & Cons to upgrading … [Read more...] about Upgrade camera equipment or reinvest back into the business?
Should I use ads in my photography business? I’ve been in business for just over two years. Word of mouth has worked very well for me. But I was wondering will online advertising work for my photography business to get more customers ? How to use ads in your photography business? Attracting more customersWhat happens to referrals when you raise your prices?Brand … [Read more...] about Should I Use Ads In My Photography Business?
Is a website for my photography business necessary? I've just started out in photography and have a following on Facebook where I have been getting some work. What's the point of a website if I'm already getting work from Facebook? The Pros to having a Business website? Somewhere to send prospective clients.You control what your customers see.A website is the modern … [Read more...] about I Have A Facebook page, Do I need a Business website?