Are You Looking To Grow Your Photography Business?

You may be thinking of getting a business coach for your photography business, or perhaps even a mentor, and there is a distinction between the two.

Most Photographers that have not found a business coach or a mentor haven’t done so because they believe is something that they can’t afford.

The reality is (and those who have a coach understand) that you can’t afford to do without one.

Are you like most other small business owners and being driven by your vision, and it’s got you working your backside off to keep the business bringing in money.

You are doing this with a “ flying by the seat of your pants” approach, making many mistakes, but at the end of the day, only YOU know what’s best for YOUR business because it’s YOUR baby.

But is this “do it myself” approach always result in giving the best outcome for your business?

The next question of course, if you decide to look for a Business Coach, is, are you Coachable?

Answer the questionnaire below to find out the answer.

Do you?

1. Listen to instruction?

2. Act easily doing new tasks?

3. Have a really strong passion to succeed?

4. Embrace getting out of your Comfort Zone?

5. Strive to improve all aspects of your life and business?

6. Have patience and persistence?

7. Want financial success?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, CONGRATULATIONS, you will work well with a mentor or coach.

My creed has always been – Don’t tell me how good I am, tell me how I can be better.

Is this a creed that you follow?

Are You Ready?

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A report by Infusionsoft and Emergent Research, Defining and Achieving Small Business Success, found that 94 percent of small business owners surveyed identify specific financial goals for their business, but only 65 percent are confident they will achieve them.
So over a quarter of small business owners have set specific financial goals for their business, but who can’t see how they can achieve them.
This is where Business Coaches and Mentors come in.

Difference Between A Business Coach And A Mentor

A mentor is more a relationship-oriented, and could be a friend or family member, and they don’t charge a fee.

Mentors generally are more concerned about the success of the business owner as an individual.

A Mentor is not a substitute for a business coach, as each accomplish very different objectives for your business.

A business coach helps your business tackle specific tasks and helps set the objectives, and has a commitment for growth both in the Business and the business owner.

The relationship with a business coach is most often over a twelve month period, and you could more than one coach over the life of your business.

Many Photographers cringe, when they see what some coaches charge, so their normal reaction is to try to do it all by themselves.

Rather than worry about how you can’t afford a business coach, think how a coach could help, guide and motivate you to grow your photography business.

How Does A Coach Help?

A coach will show you up to date Marketing strategies, and help you to think differently, to understand more about Marketing, Lead Capture, and Customer Targeting.

You have certain expectations of your business, but to bounce your dreams and hopes off someone who’s walked the road before, who can point out pitfalls, and strengthen areas that need it.

A coach is someone with a good insight and understanding, of proven, business strategies that will push you harder, while also keeping you focussed

Marketing Advice

In any stage of your photography business, the entire marketing strategy efforts fall on the shoulders of you, the business owner.

A good business coach who has experienced branding, and proven marketing strategies, can dramatically lift the number of customers and sales, and grow your business

Probably the most important factor is that a coach will keep you focussed, and can help you stay on track.

Having someone to be accountable is very important as it is easy to let yourself off the hook. A coach serves as an accountability partner, to give you a friendly kick up the butt, and push you through the challenges.

Your business should be continuously growing, but keep in mind that as your business moves through stages of growth, you will have new challenges that will require changes in how you run your business.

In staying competitive and profitable with growth and change, don’t forget that it is ok to ask for help along the way.

 

Coaches who have never hired a coach shouldn’t be coaching.

Agree?

Disagree?

In his book, “The Prosperous Coach,” Steve Chandler says ……..

“If you don’t have a coach who is working with you, if you don’t have that ongoing growth and continued improvement in your own world, if you do not believe in coaching enough to have a coach, how can you go to someone and tell them coaching is vital?

It’s really a total contradiction.”

Coaches tell me their biggest problem is they don’t have much income. And at the same time they’re trying to sell their coaching based on this idea, ‘If you hire me as a coach I will help you improve whatever you want, including your income.’

So I say, ‘Well, why don’t you hire a coach?’ and they say, ‘I can’t afford one.’

Anyway, can you see my point here?

They expect others to invest in their service while refusing to invest in the same such service themselves.

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 TESTIMONIAL

“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 have now had over 60 people apply to be part of the book since launching in last Wednesday.

I have 40 leads that fit the criteria I am looking for

I have 15 confirmed bookings, and working on getting the others booked in..

I also wanted to tell you, I used your suggestion of a baby plan with newborn clients. One family today came in and spent $3090 for the 6 month session, so it is definitely working.

We appreciate all the ideas you have put forward, and the way you have challenged us to drive our business to the next level.” Kate & Chris Beuchner from Uber Photography Sydney

 

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