Tips for a Successful Start-Up Business

Here are a few tips for a successful start-up business submitted by one of our Guest Contributors You hear a lot of stories about people starting their own business and making their dream as an Entrepreneur happen and it going under just as fast as it started. This can make a lot of people

Photoshelter's Guide to Photography Contests is Out!


In case you missed it I want all my PhotoBizCoach followers to know that this comprehensive  photography contest guide is out and available for download. Just click the image to get yours! Learn the pros & cons of 25+ photo contests worldwide With literally hundreds of photo contests

Do What You Love AND Make Money

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Do what you love and make money, wouldn't that be nice if  that a.) it was true and b.) it also meant that money comes flowing in automatically? It is possible and it can, but obviously not when we are sitting on the couch and do nothing. A few extra steps are needed. Money comes flowing in when

Tip Sheet On Miscommunication Between Man and Woman Posted

Miscommunication between man and woman, are you listening

This month I am covering one of my favorite topics. Communication or better miscommunication between man and woman. Follow this link and download the TipSheet, here is a quick excerpt: Last month I shared with you that I just published my book Happy Woman Happy World (available on Amazon

Marketing Strategies: Portraying the Right Message at the Right Time

Marketing for your photography business

By Guest Blogger Stephen Craig Have you ever wondered how companies seem to almost read your mind? One minute you are thinking of a specific product and the next you see an ad for it. Don’t worry you are not alone. No, you have not lost your mind either. Many of us have gone through this

Do You Take Things Too Personally?

We have heard it hundreds of times: Don’t take it personally. It’s just business. Your boss criticizes your performance or a client decides not to book you again, or dislikes the images you provided. Maybe a colleague gossips behind your back or makes an angry comment on something you said on

How Long Does It Take To Be Successful?

Success in your photography business

You are asking the million-dollar question.  All the blood, sweat, tears, doubts, and tons of time and money—and for what?  It took me 13 years to become “an overnight success” but when I finally did, the rewards were extraordinary. The popular TV show Shark Tank gives entrepreneurs the

Facebook Image Policy

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This is an announcement about the amended Facebook image policy because we have to do something about losing the rights to our images. If you are not on Facebook you can disregard this post. Here's the scoop and forgive me if I am too outspoken. I just read the ASMP and APP warning about the

5 Simple Strategies To Stay Focused

PhotoBizCoach Stay Focused

A client of mine calls it spinning.  I call it helicopter brain. Our lives seem almost manic at times, and I’m guessing you feel it, too. Between coaching, editing my new book, event speaking, interviews, consulting and being the mom of an aspiring and talented young woman, my ability to focus

Has Your Passion Turned Into A Dreaded Job?

PhotoBizCoach photography tips

Have you ever heard someone saying that they feel they never worked a day in their life? This is because they are brimming with passion and love their job so much that it's not work. Luckily I feel pretty much the same way about what I do. In the mornings, I want to get up and work. It’s

TipSheet Posted - Branding Secrets

Branding for your photography business

This month's Photography Business TipSheet about Branding just posted. If you want to know what you need to know to build a strong brand go there and download it now. Photography is the ultimate visual business. It should be easy for everyone in our industry to look good. Why is it then, that we

Sailing the Sea of Adobe and Photoshop


By guest blogger Michael Albany As a professional photographer I am asked all the time about what camera, and occasionally what software, I use. Of course like any good tradesman that has the right tool for the job, a good photographer has good tools. I personally am a Nikon guy, but other

Content is King

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A few days back I made an announcement about the launch of my involvement with Gerber Global Media Content in Switzerland. I've answered a flood of questions as to the why and how and what,  both,  privately and my LinkedIn Group Photography Business what it is and why I think this is a big

How To Deal With Difficult Clients

Haven't we all our fair share of difficult clients in your photography business? They want this and that, not to mention more different set-ups, a last minute change, additional props, and nothing ever seems to be right. Here is the trick how to deal with difficult clients...  

Final Invitation To Free Video Bootcamp

We just did a shoot at Aesthesia Studio's in Culver City with Michael Grecco and recorded this video invite for you to join the Free Video Bootcamp. We are closing enrollment on Wednesday. This is it. Miss it and you have to wait till fall. Enroll now

How To Be Your Best Rep

How To Be Your Own Best Rep

Here is an announcement from friend and colleague Debra Weiss who is facilitating an event in Chicago on May 22nd. Please take a look at the announcement below. It is extremely affordable so it is a no-brainer to go. Debra knows what she is talking about, she has a long record in the industry.

Is It Time To Quit The Photography Business?

Just a few days ago I found out that a well-known photographer (in his niche) who is on the board of a major organization doesn't like me. There was an incident over 20 years ago that I don't even remember but apologized for, but he seems determined to hold onto it for whatever reasons he may

Photography Business Success Through Social Media


In our LinkedIn Group Photography Business, we asked our members what they need the most help with. Social Media had the most requests after Word of Mouth Marketing, which I just covered in our last TipSheet. Even some of the most successful Internet Marketers and Businesses struggle to get their

How To Reconnect With Clients That You Haven't Been In Touch With

Victoria from the UK asked what could be done to reconnect with clients that your Photography Business hasn't been in touch with for a while. Here are some of my ideas how to warm up clients that you've 'forgotten' for a while. If you have any tips on how you handle how to reconnect with clients

Do You Want To Find More Clients (and how that really works...)

Happy Photography Business Clients

Earlier this week I examined what many photography professionals commonly do when they want to find more clients. They license the rights to use a list and send things to people they don't know. Most likely these people don't want to get what you send them and the whole thing more often than not is