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As the saying goes, “closed mouths don’t get fed.” Could gaining referrals be as simple as asking? In this blog post I wanted to explore the various ways implementing a referral problem could benefit to your business
Do you know what photographers who earn more than $250,000 a year do? They create ways to work ON their business and not IN their business. When it comes to scaling your photography business, this is a crucial concept that is easily overlooked yet vital to your success.  
Burnout can sometimes creep up on you and throw you off your game before you even realize it. This can greatly affect your productivity and that spells trouble for the growth and success of your business. This is why I’ve found that being proactive and finding ways to cope with stress is crucial to preventing the onset of a slump. Here are a few ways that I’ve found to be helpful in combatting the dreaded slump. 
Early on in my career I came to the realization that creating a successful business means being a lifelong learner. Simply relying on the knowledge, you already have is a surefire way to get left behind in this everchanging market. With the constant flow of new equipment, technology, marketing, and technique, it is important to stay relevant by keeping yourself up to date. In order to keep your competitive edge, you must constantly be learning.
Procrastination, in simple terms can be defined as putting off till tomorrow what you should be doing today. Sound familiar? We all have had our own personal struggles with overcoming procrastination and it can be the differentiating factor between thriving and struggling to survive. 
"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

Failing to establish a plan is like embarking on a journey without a road map, and it's a recipe for failure. With minor effort you can create a plan (road map) that can help you achieve your goals.
We all know that consistency is key. In the photography industry, a great way to earn a bad reputation is by being inconsistent and we all know that reputation is everything to a business. In part three of this series I tackle why being inconsistent will guarantee your failure as a photographer. 

In the crazy world that we live in, we all seem to juggle an endless variety of tasks and “to-do lists.” This inevitably causes tasks to only be partially completed or fall through the cracks. In order to combat this, learning the art of following through is absolutely essential. I’ve learned that doing too many things at once, and none of them well, is a recipe for disaster. In my latest blog post, I discuss how doing things half way is a great way to sabotage your business. 

There are endless resources that focus on helping you to create success in your photography business. What isn’t talked about…are the things that will almost certainly guarantee your failure. 

In the first segment of this 5-part series I delve into why you must avoid analysis paralysis at any cost. For new photographers it’s easy to get hung up on not wanting to make a mistake. However, this could be a death sentence for your business.

Clients can be fickle if they get even the slightest whiff of fear in your pricing or they think some ‘new kid on the block’ can give them a better price than what you are charging.

Here’s what you need to remember about the Live By Price, Die By Price approach:
You have beautiful cameras and lenses, you’ve reached a point where you can create images that you are proud of, and you receive excellent feedback from your clients and acquaintances when they view your work.

But how do any of those things set you apart from the hundreds or thousands of other photographers in your region?
You have beautiful cameras and lenses, you’ve reached a point where you can create images that you are proud of, and you receive excellent feedback from your clients and acquaintances when they view your work.

But how do any of those things set you apart from the hundreds or thousands of other photographers in your region?
For more than 10 years, I have been serving brides in the photography industry. My company has photographed more than 600 weddings in a little over 10 years. I choose the word “serve” very intentionally because that is exactly what we have been doing. The photography industry is a business that revolves around the service of our amazing clients...
Grab Your Copy Of My New Book
8 Steps To Your First $800,000 As A Photographer
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Join me for a Full Week of Behind-the-Scenes Tactics to Help You Find the Perfect Market, Target Your Ideal Customers & Scale Your Photography Business to 6-Figures and Beyond
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About Andrea
Photographer - Social Shaming Survivor - Coach Author - Mother - Wife  
Lover of Pink Lipstick
Andrea has photographed more than 600 weddings over the past 14 years as a photographer.  During that time, Andrea built one of the most successful independent photography studios in the U.S.
Do you know what photographers who earn more than $250,000 a year do? They create ways to work ON their business and not IN their business. When it comes to scaling your photography business, this is a crucial concept that is easily overlooked yet vital to your success.  
Burnout can sometimes creep up on you and throw you off your game before you even realize it. This can greatly affect your productivity and that spells trouble for the growth and success of your business. This is why I’ve found that being proactive and finding ways to cope with stress is crucial to preventing the onset of a slump. Here are a few ways that I’ve found to be helpful in combatting the dreaded slump. 
Early on in my career I came to the realization that creating a successful business means being a lifelong learner. Simply relying on the knowledge, you already have is a surefire way to get left behind in this everchanging market. With the constant flow of new equipment, technology, marketing, and technique, it is important to stay relevant by keeping yourself up to date. In order to keep your competitive edge, you must constantly be learning.
Procrastination, in simple terms can be defined as putting off till tomorrow what you should be doing today. Sound familiar? We all have had our own personal struggles with overcoming procrastination and it can be the differentiating factor between thriving and struggling to survive. 
"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

Failing to establish a plan is like embarking on a journey without a road map, and it's a recipe for failure. With minor effort you can create a plan (road map) that can help you achieve your goals.
We all know that consistency is key. In the photography industry, a great way to earn a bad reputation is by being inconsistent and we all know that reputation is everything to a business. In part three of this series I tackle why being inconsistent will guarantee your failure as a photographer. 

In the crazy world that we live in, we all seem to juggle an endless variety of tasks and “to-do lists.” This inevitably causes tasks to only be partially completed or fall through the cracks. In order to combat this, learning the art of following through is absolutely essential. I’ve learned that doing too many things at once, and none of them well, is a recipe for disaster. In my latest blog post, I discuss how doing things half way is a great way to sabotage your business. 

There are endless resources that focus on helping you to create success in your photography business. What isn’t talked about…are the things that will almost certainly guarantee your failure. 

In the first segment of this 5-part series I delve into why you must avoid analysis paralysis at any cost. For new photographers it’s easy to get hung up on not wanting to make a mistake. However, this could be a death sentence for your business.

Clients can be fickle if they get even the slightest whiff of fear in your pricing or they think some ‘new kid on the block’ can give them a better price than what you are charging.

Here’s what you need to remember about the Live By Price, Die By Price approach:
You have beautiful cameras and lenses, you’ve reached a point where you can create images that you are proud of, and you receive excellent feedback from your clients and acquaintances when they view your work.

But how do any of those things set you apart from the hundreds or thousands of other photographers in your region?
You have beautiful cameras and lenses, you’ve reached a point where you can create images that you are proud of, and you receive excellent feedback from your clients and acquaintances when they view your work.

But how do any of those things set you apart from the hundreds or thousands of other photographers in your region?
For more than 10 years, I have been serving brides in the photography industry. My company has photographed more than 600 weddings in a little over 10 years. I choose the word “serve” very intentionally because that is exactly what we have been doing. The photography industry is a business that revolves around the service of our amazing clients...
Grab Your Copy Of My New Book
8 Steps To Your First $800,000 As A Photographer
Want Me To Help You Grow Your Photography Business?
Register For The FREE:
Join me for a Full Week of Behind-the-Scenes Tactics to Help You Find the Perfect Market, Target Your Ideal Customers & Scale Your Photography Business to 6-Figures and Beyond
 Your Information Will Not Be Shared or Sold
About Andrea
Photographer - Social Shaming Survivor - Coach Author - Mother - Wife  
Lover of Pink Lipstick
Andrea has photographed more than 600 weddings over the past 14 years as a photographer.  During that time, Andrea built one of the most successful independent photography studios in the U.S.