Dealing with Rejection as a Creative Business Owner

On today’s episode, I’m talking about a topic that any photographer and creative business owner can relate to—dealing with rejection. Resources from today’s show: Jia Jiang: What I learned from 100 days of rejection (TEDxMtHood) The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) (you can use this affiliate link to support the show)…

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What I’m Changing in my Photography Business This Year

Today on the podcast, I’m going over a few key changes that I’ve made in my business over the past year. Key Topics Include: No more studio (online sales, no IPS) How to price weddings How to get wedding guests to buy prints How to set up a wedding photography registry (and how much people bought) Should I give away…

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Analyzing Your Photography Business

Get quick tips for tracking and analyzing your business numbers so you can set yourself up for a successful photography business this year. Learn the top three things that Allie looks at when reflecting on the past year (important numbers and other tips).

Growing Your Photography Business with Ashton Songer Ferguson

Ashton Songer Ferguson graduated with a degree in photojournalism in 2013 thinking that she would never be a wedding photographer, but she was also discouraged by her prospects in the media industry. She always had photo jobs, but none of them were fulfilling. It wasn’t until her own wedding in 2014 that her idea of wedding photography completely changed. Her wedding photographer encouraged her to walk out the door from her day job and never look back. And she did it.

In today’s episode, Ashton talks about how she got her business off the ground.

Marketing Your Photography Business Through Partnerships with Zara Ashby

Zara Ashby has a thriving photography business and a new boudoir photography brand that’s on track to be just as successful. On the podcast today, we’re chatting about finding your ideal clients—truly understanding where they are and where they shop, and then how to go out and set up strategic partnerships with other businesses that reach the same clients.

Replay: Creating a Profitable Photography Business with Justin and Mary Marantz

I interviewed Justin and Mary Marantz years ago, but their words are still just as relevant and inspirational today. Recommended Reading for Photographers: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach (more geared toward women) Your Best Life Now by Joel…

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