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One Photographers Journey

Here is an email I received last week.
 In 2014 I was really busy (not much in the way of marketing got done) everyone that came to my door 90% were booking me, however at the end of the year I made nothing and my wage was below minimum.I was advised to put my prices up, so I revamped, did the number crunching and worked out what I needed to charge. I worked out what I needed each person to spend and created a package that would make people spend there.

What is really depressing is the people who are now enquiring are walking away saying they can’t afford it.

It is a very competitive market here with lots of photographers charging very little and giving files away practically for free.

This year has been extremely difficult trying to get money out of people. This is a case scenario I had recently.

I set up an Ordering and Viewing appointment for my clients and gave them an awesome deal because it was for two sessions. They came into the viewing and ordering session (they had already been to two prior so they knew the drill) they chose the photos they wanted and when it came to asking how they would like to pay for their order they both didn’t bring their wallets. They then asked if they could Internet bank it. Sure no problem, only they never paid. When sending them and email, I had no reply, text, no reply, fb message no reply. What can you do?

I’m at my wits end not sure what direction to go and how can I make this work, that is why I am writing to you because I am exhausted from trying.

I’ve learned from other successful photographers, and have taken on board some of their ways that sit right with me and don’t cost an arm and leg every month, however, nothing really has worked.

Regards
Pam

PS There is no full time photographers here as we all have other incomes.
Look forward to hearing from you.

PS I would like to keep getting your emails.“

What Is It?
What is it that is stopping you from growing your photography business?
I talk to photographers everyday who are all at different stages in their business.

Many of the photographers I coach are Master Photographers who have been in business for many years, while others are just beginning their business journey.

But we all have “blockers”.

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There are many obstacles or excuses that get in our way……

1.FEAR
-Failing
-Not being liked
-Losing money
-Being seen
-Getting too busy
-Rejection

2.CHANGE
-Don’t like
-Happy in comfort zone

3.ANALYSIS PARALYSIS
-Too much on mind
-Don’t know what to do first

4.TIME
-Not enough

5.LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
-Don’t know what to do

6.WANTING EVERYTHING PERFECT
-Having everything right

7.LACK OF SUPPORT
-Friends and family not on your wavelength

8.NO SELF ESTEEM
-Don’t believe in yourself

Pam’s main problem was 5. LACK OF KNOWLEDGE…she just didn’t know what to do.

We don’t know what we don’t know!

I will keep you informed about Pam’s journey, as she has made the decision to sign up for one of my 12 month Coaching Programs.

Changing Photographers Lives
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help this year.
We had another record month for December with 32 sessions booked in for next year.
I also wanted to tell you, I used your suggestion of a baby plan with newborn clients. I charged them $25 to add a 6 month and 1 year session after doing the newborn session. One family today came in and spent $3,090 for the 6 month session, so it is definitely working.” Kate & Chris Beuchner Uber Photography

http://www.berniegriffiths.com

Enquiries….info@aswpp.com.au Bernie +61418509228

 

 

I will keep you informed about Pam’s journey, as she has made the decision to sign up for one of my 12 month Coaching Programs.

Photography Business coach

Changing Photographers Lives
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help this year.
We had another record month for December with 32 sessions booked in for next year.
I also wanted to tell you, I used your suggestion of a baby plan with newborn clients. I charged them $25 to add a 6 month and 1 year session after doing the newborn session. One family today came in and spent $3,090 for the 6 month session, so it is definitely working.” Kate & Chris Beuchner Uber Photography

Photography Business coach
http://www.berniegriffiths.com

Enquiries….info@aswpp.com.au Bernie +61418509228

Photography Business Coach

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