The calendar strikes November 1 and stress levels jump. At work, you have to juggle your shoots, editing, marketing, selling, client management, and all the hours for backend work. At home, you have family responsibilities and the addition of holiday events, shopping, and family visits. It’s a real recipe for burnout.
We hear you! And that is why we created this guide for you. We’re diving in and breaking down some of the biggest tasks you need to tackle right now and giving you tips and resources to help you survive the busy season!
Stuck on something and can’t figure out what your next move should be? Struggling to find an answer to how to deal with a client situation? It can be rough out there while you are building your business! There is a lot of information- and misinformation- and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what is the next best step to take.
Picsello’s business coaching is always right at your fingertips to help guide you with helpful tips, instant business advice from industry pros, and one-on-one coaching -all right at your fingertips. Wherever you are in your photography career, reach your next goals with our business coaching.
A lot goes into pricing. Accurate pricing needs to take into consideration things like where you live, the type of photography you do, how many years you have been a photographer, and the types of shoots you offer.
Misinformation on how to properly price photography services is all over the internet, making it difficult and confusing to figure out where you should land with pricing. It also misleads potential clients who then end up expecting to pay less than what you are worth.
Picsello helps you set your prices so they will be profitable in two ways. Our proprietary calculator was built on years of experience and research and helps you enter the information that matters into our calculator. And, as you set your pricing, you will be backed by our support team every step of the way if you need extra support or have questions.
No one wants to leave money on the table. Unfortunately, with other galleries and product sales platforms, you might have dealt with clients downloading more images than they paid for, or missed profits from product sales because clients had to go elsewhere to order.
When you are busier than Target the day after Thanksgiving it's easy to forget to turn on a setting or follow a bunch of steps that protect your downloads. Picsello solves this problem in a few different ways. You can set the number of digital images included in your package, and then offer the opportunity to upsell on a per digital image or "buy them all" price- right when you are setting up.
Our gallery also lets your clients order custom products right from inside their gallery and you get to keep 100% of the profits from every purchase they make.
Especially during busy season, we find ourselves amidst a neverending list of to-dos at work and at home.
Here are a few ways that Picselo can help you manage your list.
Marketing is essential- and time-consuming. Here are a few tips on breaking down your marketing tasks so they are more manageable.
No matter how you manage your to-do list, there will be days that you just can’t get everything done. Maybe your energy levels are dragging, something that was not on your list pops up, or you simply run out of hours in the day. Remember you have the power to say when you are finished for the day.
When you run a business you are never going to have an empty to-do list, there will always be something more to do, so take a moment throughout the day to check in with yourself. Ask yourself what can wait, and what can be delegated. Be comfortable saying to yourself that you are done for the day, even when some tasks still remain on your list.
Here are a few more ways Picsello’s features can help you get things done easier when you are tackling that list.
Our studio manager keeps all of your emails, proposals, questionnaires, and contracts in one place so you can easily take care of all of your backend business tasks and get back to doing more of what you love about being a photographer. The business-y parts of your business are way easier to manage when you can see them all in one place.
There are a lot of pieces and parts involved with client booking. From creating packages and letting clients know your availability to the actual booking, signing contracts, collecting payments, and client questionnaires- there are a lot of moving parts involved. When you use our client booking system, you and your clients will navigate the client booking system with ease. Easily set up events and availability, and clients go from looking to booking in under 10 minutes. And mini-sessions? They practically sell themselves.
Here are a few tips for managing your time as a photographer to maximize what you get done, while still leaving time for your personal life.
Learning the best way to manage your time is key to running a successful photography business and creating harmony between work and life. Don’t be afraid to try different things until you find a time management method that works best for you.
We’ve curated a list of some of Picsello’s most popular free resources that will help you navigate your busy season.
Picsello exists to help photographers build a profitable business they love- we’re more than just software, we’re at your service. Sometimes things don’t always go right- (seemingly during your busiest times, right?!) but we’re always here to help get everything back on track. As always, if you have any questions about using Picsello to manage your photography business, please reach out- we’re here to help you succeed.
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