It's all fun and games until you have to figure out how to make a living at it, am I right?
Trust me, I have made my fair share of business mistakes….
I got to the point where I wanted to burn it ALL DOWN.
I mean, I was making like $2/hour when averaged out!
I started with NO money, NO training, NO clarity. 100% bootstrapped
And now I make over 200k/year
The truth is that most photographers do NOT know how to run a business.
Heck, MOST photographers feel sick to their stomach just thinking about charging actual money for their work.
Can you relate?
I want you to hear me when I say that you deserve to have a thriving business and a balanced life.
Nobody other than YOU should be calling the shots on how you decide to run your business.
Not your mom, your husband, your wife, your kids, your sister, your friend - NOBODY.
YOU decided to start this journey.
ONLY YOU can navigate it.
But WHO you choose to learn from matters - a LOT.
Facebook groups are fun and sometimes informative, but it is not the most effective place to ask for help - because you have no idea if those photographers answering you actually make money at this. Sadly, many do not.
You can be a great photographer and still be making little to no money.
Conversely, you can be an okay photographer and make a TON of money.
The thing that moves the needle is UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS.
✅ WHO you are talking to (target client)
✅ WHAT kind of biz you want to run (how many clients/year + how much do you WANT to make? CLARITY, CLARITY, CLARITY
✅ HOW to implement marketing based on these things so you aren't chasing your tail
This formula will keep you booked months and even years in advance.
This is what I teach inside of Level Up - along with everything I do in my business to ensure I am not only booked out but also priced right to average $3500 per client and shoot 40 or so per year. (that means some clients are spending well over $7/8K with me - and are repeat clients)
I don't tell you this to brag or make you feel less than.
I tell you so you can SEE THE POSSIBILITY.
See you in class, friend!
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