From Struggle To A Million Dollar Turnover.

 

 

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What an amazing success my clients Jenn and Jim have achieved. With some guidance and direction through my coaching their portrait studio went from financially struggling, to a million dollar turnover last year. 😊

A new interview just went live on Photobizx and features the talented Jenn Lindberg and her incredible story of success.
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The email from Jenn that led to this episode is below…

My dream of getting eight qualified clients a month still seemed so far off.

Fast forward to today…my husband, Jim, and I have turned over 1 million USD gross in the last 12 months. We live in a small Texas town, population 14k, and specialize in B&W family portraits.

Listening to several of your podcasts literally changed our lives for beyond the better. It still honestly feels unreal at times!

So please know what you are doing is bringing so much value to people’s lives every day, even the quiet ones who don’t often say much.

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Join a small group of super successful portrait photographers at the portrait conference of the year.

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Just up…brand new Blog….Moving forward with your photography business.

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This is how you make money quickly as a portrait photographer
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1. Join my Facebook Group The Working Portrait Photographers Clique
2. Join the Membership Group which includes “one on one” coaching.
3. Work with me with ”one on one” to grow your photography business to $200,000 plus
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In this interview, John shares the BIG downfall before his new success and how he’s built the photography business he has.
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What others in the Membership have said……
“With every customer that walks through the door, my average sales are over $2,000 and I could not be happier.” John Glaser, Texas

“My business has grown about 80% in income”. Kelli Wilke, Delaware

“Best decision that I have ever made for my business was consulting with Bernie”. Brian Kellogg, Ohio

Questions?
Email me info@berniegriffiths.com

This is how you make money quickly as a portrait photographer
https://photobizx.com/398-richard-hill-the-coaching-diaries-with-bernie-griffiths

1. Join my Facebook Group The Working Portrait Photographers Clique
2. Join the Membership Group which includes “one on one” coaching.
3. Work with me with ”one on one” to grow your photography business to $200,000 plus
www.berniegriffiths.com
+61418509228        

Looking For The Best Portrait Photography Business Coaching

I have been a photographer for over 20  years, I had a steady, decent income but realized I never actually gave myself a raise in those 20 years until I started the “5 Steps To Freedom Coaching Program” with Bernie Griffiths www.berniegriffiths.co

Why do I believe this coaching program for portrait photographers is the best there is.


I had specialized in commercial and editorial photography for most of my career but in the past few years I had decided that wedding photography was a good option and went full in. I was winning awards, and quickly becoming one of the most expensive photographers in my area but still not making the kind of money I felt I should be making.


I was burning out, exhausted from weekend weddings, not seeing my family and honestly, spreading myself “too thin”. I was shooting real estate, weddings, headshots, commercial and basically whatever came my way.


I was good at all of it but not focusing on any one thing. I was working my tail off but really not getting ahead. I was working 7 days a week and running myself ragged.  I had no time for my family, leisure or basically anything fun. Each year when I reflected on the money I had earned it really wasn’t that significant to warrant being away every weekend from my young children.


I believed that by diversifying I would weather the storms and keep myself busy. Oh boy was I wrong! Bernie really showed me how becoming a specialist could change my entire business. It did take a serious leap of faith but I will never regret committing to Bernie’s method, not for a second.


Everything changed when I found Bernie’s Coaching, which was during the pandemic. I found time to catch up on my favorite podcast, Photobizx and had heard of Bernie in the group and heard him speak so I decided to give him a call just to see what he thought about my situation and if he thought he could help elevate my business.

Andrew Hellmich from Photobizx had this to say about Bernie’s coaching…….

“Ok, let’s get stuck into this Facebook (FB) ad tactic that saw me book 23 shoots in a week!


BTW, this isn’t my strategy, it’s straight from the Bernie Griffith’s play book.

Bernie’s a photography business coach – he teaches his clients how to stay booked, charge for their work, be accountable and generally have a profitable photography business. I interviewed him in episode 136 and it was pure gold!

PBX136: Bernie Griffiths – A Challenge for You to Book More Portrait Photography Sessions


Bernie’s ‘5 Steps to Freedom’ Signature Coaching Program has enabled me to focus in on my business, streamline my processes and show me how to get clients  are willing to pay $2-$6k+ for a session. I know it seems unreal, it did to me too , I was shocked at first but now I don’t really even think twice when someone drops 4 to 5k at a session.

In Bernie’s Coaching program, which unlike other programs is one on one, and includes regular personalised  Zoom Sessions. 


Bernie is personally there for me when I need him, he’s like having a guru on my shoulder leading me to learn a new way of thinking and running a business. The funny thing is, I actually thought I ran a decent business, but I was wrong!


There are many online resources in addition to unlimited personal contact with Bernie. This includes numerous videos as well as inclusion Bernie’s closed Facebook Group of like-minded photographers who are on the same journey and who are incredibly supportive and sharing and who thrive on the successes of others in the group.


The Facebook group has been extremely valuable in connecting to other photographers who are going through the same changes I am and have been so supportive and helpful in so many areas. I now consider many of them friends and I look forward to meeting them in person this year at Bernies group meetup in Texas.


Bernie advocates increasing your profile within your community to become known as the go-to portrait photographer in your area. He can help you to increase your profile within your own area so that you are a trusted provider.


Setting a solid pricing structure has been pivotal in increasing average sales and Bernie’s constant monitoring of studio processes and the product pricing is invaluable.

Bernie’s Facebook Marketing is famous among the photography community is still creating millions of dollars revenue for photographers worldwide. He helps in creating the best possible outcomes from Facebook marketing.


As well as help with all of the business side of the portrait photography industry, Bernie’s knowledge of the consumer and what they are looking for together with his technical advice is a great resource.


He taught me about products that will sell by appealing to todays consumer and relating to photography and pricing, and which gives a profitable outcome. That is Bernie’s aim in bringing a portrait photography business to the next level.


Bernie’s Coaching has given me the confidence to move forward with my portrait photography business knowing that I have his support and knowledge, as well as the support and knowledge of others in the exclusive Signature Coaching Inner Circle Facebook Group.


This is the best portrait photography business coaching program in the world, and no online program can be as effective. I know because I have spent hundreds of dollars on online courses that became dated information, simply did not work.


Great “one on one” coaching will take your business to the next level and beyond., as it did with me…..Kelli Wilke  www.kelliwilke.com

Selling Your Photography

The Art of Selling

 

We all hate salespeople! Why? Because they are pushy, aggressive, annoying, untrustworthy, and will try to rip us off. Not all sales people of course, but maybe that’s the perception.

 

But, of course, you don’t want to be like that, do you? I hope not, for if you are that type of person, you will have a very short business life. One of your goals should be to develop into a better photography sales person. 

 

Most photographers hate the thought of being a salesperson. Their perception is that sales people are pushy, unethical and not trustworthy. 

 

I suppose that we have all had those bad experiences with salespeople who were pushy, and use all those clever salesperson type questions that lead you to say yes, when you meant no! 

 

I didn’t want to be like that. I had one of those experiences, and from that day I vowed that I would never be that type of sales person with the selling of my photography. So I came up with a fantastic sales system that I call my “retail sales system”.

 

No pressure on the customer, and no pressure on me. A system that anyone can implement in their photography business, to maximize the sales, and leave the customer feeling happy with their purchase.

 

You need to be successful at selling your photography, but at the same time you do not want to put your customers under pressure, or make them feel uncomfortable in any way about purchasing your images.

 

You must always build trust with your customer. This can be done by being open with your pricing, and having knowledge in your product.

 

 It is amazing how many photographers that I have spoken to, do not sound convincing when I ask them their prices or to describe their various photography products.

 

By asking emotive questions like “How do you feel about that?”, will also help the customer to mentally evaluate what they really like.

 

For my FREE ebook on Selling Your Portrait Photography email me info@berniegriffiths.com

Photography Business Coaching

Why do you want to have your own photography business? Do you like the thought of having more spare time? How about just working the hours that you want? Having a holiday whenever you feel like it? Having freedom? Making a great income? Working the hours that you want?

When you become a professional photographer, you are no longer just a photographer! You are a marketer, salesperson, accountant, Photoshop and Lightroom expert, copywriter, customer relations person and business owner.

Your destiny is well and truly in your hands!

Photography is becoming increasingly competitive, so it’s essential to be savvy with your marketing to keep a constant flow of customers coming in the door.

Many people think they’re a professional photographer, but they cannot manage to maintain a steady flow of income.

Having creative talent is just not enough – there are too many struggling photographers, because photography can be a tough and competitive business.

Photography, like any business, requires a good marketing plan, expertise in handling customers and have good sales skills.

I have owned a photography studio specialising in weddings and portraits, for over 40 years, and now I am an International Photography Business Coach.

I feel that today’s photographers trying to break into the industry, do so without learning the basic business principles needed to succeed.

So many people pick up a camera and with little or no experience in the photography industry call themselves professional photographers, simply because someone commented on Facebook that they take amazing photos and could make money from it.

To experienced professionals, this is one of the leading causes of frustration as it creates a lack of respect for the industry.

There are many different ways that photographers operate their businesses. It may be from a commercial property or from home, but the principles for business success remains the same.

A solid business foundation is vital if you are starting a photography business if it’s to be successful in the long run.

So what are the materials that we have to gather to build that foundation for a successful business in photography?

You should have a simple structured price list that leads the customer to buy your core products, which in turn will help maximise your sales.

Forget what you would like the customer to buy. Let them decide on what they want based on the information that you have given them.

Do not prejudge what the customer can or cannot afford. Don’t think that the customer doesn’t have the money to invest a lot in photography. This is a big mistake. I have known a customer deprive themselves of a new car, choosing rather to spend thousands with me, on family photographs.

By not prejudging a customer, you can open your mind to the possibility that this customer will come back again and again over the years. Let your presentation be carried by this excitement, enthusiasm, and belief.

If you dress for success, the customer is more likely to take your higher prices seriously. I don’t mean over the top, but I do mean that you should dress professionally. Whether you are male or female dress appropriately at all times. It will have a positive effect on you, your business and your value.

You must practice your selling system. I used to role-play with friends or staff members, to perfect my presentation, right up to getting the money. You must build your confidence before you present yourself to your customers.

In my own business I developed a very effective yet simple Soft Sell System, which I now as a photography business coach, I teach my clients around the world with fantastic sales results.

A holistic approach is necessary because a photographers success depends on a multitude of factors all being present at the same time.

So what constitutes a solid foundation? There are four key areas to focus on to give your photography business base it needs to facilitate growth.


Positioning

You are trying to sell something intangible…something that doesn’t exist until you press the shutter and take the photographs, so you have to build trust.

What is positioning, and why is it so important?

It’s about Defining yourself and your business.

It’s about being professional in every aspect of your photography business.

We live in a world where we are exposed almost every minute with thousands of images, messages, ideas, and other people’s opinions.

You need to define yourself and your business so that you will feel more comfortable in your business and will have a clearer direction.

What is special about what you do, how you do it, what you believe in, and what you produce?

What makes you different from everyone else?

Do you offer a special service, or have a unique way of taking the photographs that give all of your images a different look.

I know in the good old film days I used to use a square format Hasselblad camera but so did lots of other photographers, so I bought a Hasselblad X Pan camera, and I used to shoot panoramic images throughout a wedding.

In my advertising material and all of my displays, I used these photographs to give me a point of difference.

Do you have a specific genre that you photograph?

Maybe you have an unusual studio location like in a church, or maybe you are on a large acreage in the country.

The general public is more and more feeling that they don’t need a professional photographer.

Maybe it’s because of all the “selfies” and such being taken with phones – the style of photography people are looking for has changed.


Products

Once you have your positioning in place, it is easier to choose the right products you want to sell.

With so many products available, like prints on fine art paper, framed collages of wall portraiture, boxes of matted prints, or silk canvas, you may find it overwhelming to try and pick the right products for your business.

Try to select Products that suit your Positioning and your Branding. In considering the types of products you should offer to your clients, it is also important to keep in mind the profit that you want to achieve. Could you maybe sacrifice a little bit of quality in buying a slightly cheaper product, for more profit?

You just need to source a product that your particular target customer wants.

When of the best suppliers I have found is Global Image Products. Their products stand out from the competition because they are price competitive, and also because of their uniqueness and quality. The Signature Portrait Box is the top best selling product for my clients, and the white gloss lacquer finish which radiates a rich quality is the most popular choice of the many portrait boxes available.

A lot of hard work needs to go into finding out what customers want, and this can be done by simply keeping a record of what each customer purchases, and then seeing what are the most popular products.


Pricing

Are your customers price- sensitive?

So the big question is ….

How do you set your prices?

Well, now that we have Positioned our business in the marketplace, chosen the Products that suit that positioning, we can now go about Pricing the products that suit your positioning.

Your pricing should be an evolving thing – just like the rest of your business.

At present, you probably aren’t charging enough.

OK there you go again saying but Bernie my customers are already whinging about my prices, how do you expect me to put them up.

Put your Positioning up, which will put your perceived Value up, which will start to get you a different client that values your photography.

If you simply don’t charge enough, it is unlikely that you will ever be able to make a profit.

Another reason photographers are hesitant to increase prices is their lack of confidence when setting their prices.

They don’t believe that they are worth it.

And let’s be honest.

Some photographers are not worth what they are charging.

It is all about balance.

Be realistic in fulfilling the needs of prospective customers and don’t fall into the trap of charging a little less than your competitors.

It is not a very strong business strategy and can lead to disaster.

The key to charging what you are worth is to make sure you deliver on your offering, because If you charge a lot and under deliver, your business probably won’t be around for long.

Don’t compete on price but rather start separating yourself from the pack.

If you can create a Point of Difference, your odds of converting your leads and getting good sales are way higher.

Getting your prices right is a key component in making money in your photography business.

I am often asked if you should put your prices on your website, and I personally don’t think that you should. Not a full price list anyway.

I would have a products page with images of your products in situ, and a starting price for each of those products.

Give more value (whether perceived or otherwise) than price, and the customer will pay the price.


Photography

Your photography needs to be compelling and fresh and to stand out in the crowded marketplace.

The state of photographic art is under fire right now – and many photographers are wondering what to do about it.

The art of taking photographs is changing, and photographers are asking me what’s going on. It seems that clients are looking for VERY specific things, and it’s causing some concern in the photographic industry.

To run a successful business in today’s competitive environment, you have to acquire skills in all areas of your business. You have to be not only a photographer, but a psychologist, accountant, time management expert, Photoshop wizard, an advertising expert, and an advertising executive, to name just a few. That’s a lot of hats!

It took me a few years to realise that my photography was only a small part of my business, and that to create a comfortable income, I had to get customers. Then I had to learn what sort of photographs to take, that my customers found irresistible and that they would buy.


Working from Home

Many photographers starting out, are choosing to work from home, and this trend is set to continue into the future, as more and more photographers take control of their passion for photography to create a profitable small business.

Photographers are willing to juggle their business and family life for a more simplified lifestyle that can bring rich rewards.

In making your decision to work from home, you have to realise that your personal or home life could intrude on your work, and vice versa.

The fact is that operating a photography business from home does need some know-how and discipline is needed to push you to focus on your work.

The good news is that working from home can provide you with a fulfilling career while being constantly around the family.

There are many other benefits, of course, and the best one is that if carefully planned and executed, your business can give you a high income.

Sure it’s a competitive market.

Of course, we’re dealing with budget brides and price shoppers.

And yes it will require hard work and solid commitment.

I have learnt so much over my many years of running a photography studio, that I was motivated to write a book. the book is called “Success Secrets of a Professional Photographer.” In the book, I reveal my strategies and secrets on how I sustained my own successful photography business for such a long period of time.


Final Words

If you are a passionate photographer, simply having creative talent may not be enough for you to build the photography business of your dreams.

Photography can be a tough and competitive business, and like any business requires a good marketing plan, expertise in handling customers and having good sales skills.

Having owned a photography studio specialising in weddings and portraits, for over 40 years, and now as an International Photography Business Coach, I feel the challenge for today’s photographers in trying to earn a good income from their photography is to learn the business principles that are needed to succeed.

Despite all the doom and gloom that lies around the photography industry at present, I believe that there has never been a better time than now, to build a Successful Portrait Business.

There are great financial and satisfying career rewards for those who persist, get the right advice, and follow their dreams.

Bernie Griffiths Photography Business Coach

Over 40 years of owning three successful wedding/portrait photography studios, Bernie Griffiths educates, coaches and mentors photographers  around the world to help grow their businesses and create a better life.

For more information on coaching services email info@berniegriffiths.com

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Get Your Photography Business Mind Right For 2022.

I want to talk about something really IMPORTANT…

I want to talk about how you can IMPACT your future.

Your success comes down to two things:

1.     The COURAGE  to push through any fears that come along on your business journey?

YOU have to believe in YOU.

You need to step up. You need to find a way to realize your full potential.

2.     You need to TAKE ACTION…

Even when things are a little scary and uncertain.

Don’t give up on your visions and goals and the challenge of fulfilling your ambitions.

Push through….no matter what.

GO ALL IN.

Commit to NO EXCUSES.

Beneath every excuse is a FEAR.

But beneath every successful photographer is the strength to PERSEVERE .

Start believing in YOURSELF.

Because you give yourself what you feel you deserve.

If you don’t feel you deserve success, you’ll find ways to sabotage yourself, and may regret it for the rest of your life.

Are you getting in your own way?

Are you struggling to be and do what you’re made to do?

Are you spinning your wheels?

Maybe it’s time to give yourself what you deserve.

Be better.

Be amazing.

Be the best you can be.

Stop waiting for the perfect time, the “perfect” website., the perfect price list, the perfect photography.

Start with a Mindset change. I CAN DO THIS!

Create your own success story.

You were made for this.

Step up to the plate. It’s your time.

And I would love to help.

Get my FREE E-Book MINDSET for Photographers…email info@berniegriffiths.com

 

12 Things Millionaire Photographers Don’t Do That You May Be Doing.

 

1. You over think everything

You make lists and great plans. You re-write those plans and use the latest app to capture them a second time. You discuss your plans for your photography business, visualize your plans, criticize your plans. You do everything but act on them. Your first step, as imperfect as it may be, will be much more useful than all the plans in the world. Your first step might actually change all the plans you made in the first place, so spend most of your time on acting, not planning, if you want to get somewhere.

2. You compare yourself to others.

Whether it’s starting a photography business or learning a new skill, you will look at others who are much further down the road from you and expect your results to be similar to theirs, today. Since you cannot see the struggle, the mistakes and the hundreds of little improvements they made every single day, you assume these never existed. By comparison you feel inadequate, incapable and discouraged. Shift your focus instead to where you are today compared to yesterday to get a more accurate picture of the progress you’re making.

3. You ask yourself the wrong questions.

You spend your time and energy wondering “if”—if what you’re doing is possible, if you’re good enough to achieve it, if it’s the right thing to do. These questions are unhelpful and suck all the energy and motivation out of you. Change these questions to how, who and what, such as, “How will I make this happen?” “What’s the first step?” “Who can help me with this?” and spend your energy finding answers that will help you move closer to success.

4. You wait for others’ permission.

You want those you care about to approve. You create a story that their approval means you’re on the right path. You don’t want to disappoint. You end up stuck and paralysed by a flippant comment, or an unenthusiastic reaction. YOU know what’s best for you. Trust your gut and your heart, live by YOUR standards, and you’re much more likely to create a life that makes you happy.

5. You wait for the “right” time.

You keep putting something off because it’s not the “right” time yet. You need to make a few more improvements, get more experience, learn a few more skills. You wait for the economy to improve, the weather to get better or for a sign that you should start. This is just your mind playing delay tactics and winning. The right time is now. Only by starting will you discover what else needs to be done or improved, never before.

6. You expect instant results.

“What?!” your mind tells you. “You’ve put so much effort into this and no one has noticed?!! This is a waste of time, might as well stop now.” Be patient, be persistent and give yourself a realistic timeline to achieve the results you want.

7. You create fake busyness.

This is my favourite one by far. Have you spent hours tweaking your website, reading other blogs “for research purposes,” buying new equipment, retouching, playing with new apps. Days have gone by that you have  sat at your desk for hours being very busy at doing nothing? Take a step back and ask yourself where your actions are leading to. If they’re not leading to tangible results, then you know you need to be spending your time doing something else.

8. You listen to everyone but yourself.

You’re new at this. You seek advice. The world and her mother have an opinion on the subject. You sit and you listen. You assume everyone, including those on social media forums knows what they’re talking about, that you have to follow what you read unless you want to fail miserably. The problem is, the advice is taking you in so many different directions that you’re paralysed. By all means read and learn, and then let your own heart and instinct guide you and get the right advice from a professional. Trust that you will find your own best way of doing this, and it will be just right for you.

9. You assume talent and not persistence in the secret to success.

“If I had any talent, this would be much easier. I’m not cut out for this.” When you start your business, you discover it’s a steep uphill struggle to get where you want. You might start to feel like you’re lacking in some way, that maybe you should aim a little lower or try something easier. Don’t buy into this mindset. Anything you do will get easier the more you do it. Persistence and not talent is the secret to success, so stick to it, keep working at it and eventually you’ll find yourself climbing to the top of that hill. Practice makes perfect.

10. You’re not flexible.

You’ve got your plan and you want to stick to it no matter what. You assume this is the only way you can succeed. For years, I assumed that the only way to get fit was to join a gym. For years I paid huge yearly fees for a gym I never used. The goal is still there but my tactics have changed. Cycling and walking have replaced the gym to much better effect. What’s your proverbial unvisited gym? And what could you replace it with?

11. You do it alone.

You see asking for help as a sign of weakness, or maybe it doesn’t occur to you that you can reach out to others. You want to succeed on your own. You build an imaginary fortress around you as you work on your project. STOP right there. List 3 things you’re struggling with right now. Next to each one list at least one person who’s experienced something similar. Write one question you would love to ask that person. Now reach out and ask someone who has walked that path. Asking the right person for help is the most important thing.

12. You don’t know when to let go.

You’ve tried your best, you’ve changed tactics a hundred times, you’ve worked endless hours on this business for the last few months, yet you’re not seeing the results you were hoping for. So you work harder and faster hoping that somehow, someday, you will get there. Your project has become this dark cloud following you wherever you go. Any excitement or joy you felt about working on it has since long gone. You’ve invested so much in this project that you don’t want to let it go. Consider this, how do you feel about spending the next 12 months working on the same project? If you had to let it go, what else could you do with your time? Sometimes it’s OK to let go. What happens? For one, you’ll still be perfectly okay.

Fixing The Problems

So what’s the secret to growing your photography business despite the tough economy, and the challenges? A good start would be to solve the day to day problems, which include getting more clients, increasing sales, learning new photographer strategies, lowering overheads, and maximizing your retouching speed and efficiency. Your challenge is to spend the time fixing the twelve things above that may be holding you back.

Can I help? info@berniegriffiths.com

World’s Number One Photography Business Coach

Below is my LinkedIn profile. If you haven’t set up your LinkedIn profile properly you could be missing out on a really easy way to increase your SEO traffic. Go to your profile now and populate all of the fields.You will be amazed how effective it is to get you onto the first page of Google.

 

In the meantime listen to Episode 231 on the Photobizx podcast, and you will learn how to go from part time to Pro Photographer.

 

https://photobizx.com/How+to+Make+the+Successful+Leap+to+Pro+Photographer+Bernie+Griffiths

 

 

World’s Number One Photography Business Coach, Author, Speaker, Business Strategist

International Photography Business Coach and Consultant.

Bernie Griffiths has many years experience running a successful photography Business.

He started his career in England, as a photographer on a local newspaper. Bernie photographed his first wedding when he was only 15 years old.

He then spent a two years as chief photographer with P & O Lines travelling the world.He opened his own small business in Melbourne when only 23 years old.

 

Bernie has conducted business courses and seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand over many years, mentoring Micro Business owners.

Bernie is dedicated to help out frustrated small business owners, motivate and guide them, with seminars, workshops, mentoring, consultancy, and with the sole aim of helping financial success, both with their business, and to live a better life.

 

Bernie is a “down to earth“ person who can relate to all areas of business. He has walked the path as a as ca small business owner, and knows the short cuts that can lead you to accelerate your success, as a business owner.

 

He is now regarded as the world’s number one photography business coach.

 

Phone Bernie on +61 418 509 228

 

 

Photographers Need Help.

Calling photographers doing Newborn, Pets, Children, Families, Boudoir, and Glamor.

I have loved photography and the life that my photography business has given me over a forty year period.
Many photographers around the world are doing really well, but so many photographers struggle because of the below statements …….
They don’t have enough customers in their photography business.

Very few new customers are contacting them by phone or email.

They don’t have the money to do any marketing to get more customers.
Sometimes they are losing sleep at night wondering what to do.
There are so many photographers and educators out there who claim to know what to do, but how do they know that what they say will work for them?
How do you choose who to believe and trust in giving advice?”

What you need is a step by step instruction on exactly what to do to bring in clients.

Why does your photography business exist at all? What do you hope to achieve?
Besides the passionate love of photography, what do you want to gain from your business?
Do you want to make really good money and create wonderful memories for your clients?

Then we are on the same wavelength.

There’s a sense of freedom unlike anything you can imagine when you have a successful photography business.
If you’re feeling one or more of the above, then I have a solution to help you get to that freedom stage.
Photography is a really great industry to be in because the mark up on product is so high, but we have to balance our photography as a profession, with our home life.

You take great photographs, and the few clients that you have had have been thrilled with the results.
But you just aren’t making enough money.

Let me tell you that it’s not about working harder, it’s about worker smarter, and taking advice from people who have been where you want to be!

There is only ONE thing you need to have in order to have the photography business that you want.

It Is my Membership Program!

A proven membership, with my personal guidance, to help you through your business journey.

Stop trying to work out what to do, and how to do it.

Here’s The Reality.
We know that times are tough in this pandemic, but I know many photographers realize that, if they keep doing what they’re doing now, they will get the same results, and may even be losing money instead of making it.

Personal step-by-step instructions that will lead you to where you want to be.
As a BONUS, you’ll also become get TWO FULL LIVE ONE ZOOM SESSIONS with a photography business coach Bernie Griffiths.

Sign up now, you have nothing to lose.

Then, after your 7days of access, if you decide to cancel your membership, I will refund your first month’s payment. You can also opt-out of your monthly membership at any time.

Whether you’re an experienced photographer or just want to start a photography business, this powerful membership program will show you exactly what you need to do to become the most sought after photographer in your area!

Let me show you how to build a Portrait Photography Business, and how to bank $10,000 to $30,000+ per month in your Business.

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 This is how you make money quickly as a portrait photographer
https://photobizx.com/398-richard-hill-the-coaching-diaries-with-bernie-griffiths

1. Join my Free Facebook Group The Working Portrait Photographers Clique 
2. Join the Membership Group which includes “one on one” coaching.
3. Work with me with ”one on one” to grow your photography business to $200,000 plus
www.berniegriffiths.com
+61418509228        

Photography Business Coaching..Simply the Best

Looking For The Best Portrait Photography Business Coaching

I have been a photographer for over 10 years and struggled to make money for most of those years, until I started the “5 Steps To Freedom Coaching Program” with Bernie Griffiths www.berniegriffiths.com

Why do I believe this coaching program for portrait photographers is the best there is.

I was a shoot and burn type of photographer working for very little or charging a very low session fee, when I first started with Bernie.

I was working hard to make my business profitable. I had no time for my family. Each year when I reflected on the money I had earned and looked at the real numbers I found that I was losing money, and not making a single cent.

Everything changed when I found Bernie’s Coaching. I came across Bernie on Photobizx, a popular podcast for photographers.

Andrew Hellmich from Photobizx had this to say about Bernie’s coaching…….

“Ok, let’s get stuck into this Facebook (FB) ad tactic that saw me book 23 shoots in a week!
BTW, this isn’t my strategy, it’s straight from the Bernie Griffith’s play book.
Bernie’s a photography business coach – he teaches his clients how to stay booked, charge for their work, be accountable and generally have a profitable photography business. I interviewed him in episode 136 and it was pure gold!
[PBX136: Bernie Griffiths – A Challenge for You to Book More Portrait Photography Sessions]
Here’s the gist of what he taught in that episode when Bernie launched his now famous Facebook ad challenge, which has now created hundreds of thousands of dollars for photographers like myself over just a few months. You gotta try this yourself!”

Bernie’s ‘5 Steps to Freedom’ Signature Coaching Program has enabled me to run my portrait business profitably, keeping track of all aspects of my business while having the time to spend with my young family.

In Bernie’s Coaching program, which unlike other programs is one on one, and includes regular ”one on one” personalised Zoom Sessions.

There are many online resources in addition to unlimited personal contact with Bernie. This includes numerous videos as well as inclusion Bernie’s closed Facebook Signature Group of like-minded photographers who are on the same journey and who are incredibly supportive and sharing and who thrive on the successes of others in the group.

Setting a solid pricing structure has been pivotal in increasing average sales and Bernie’s constant monitoring of studio processes and the product pricing is invaluable.

Bernie’s Facebook Marketing is famous among the photography community is still creating millions of dollars revenue for photographers worldwide. He helps in creating the best possible outcomes from Facebook marketing.

As well as help with all of the business side of the portrait photography industry, Bernie’s knowledge of the consumer and what they are looking for together with his technical advice is a great resource.

Bernie advocates increasing your profile within your community to become known as the go-to portrait photographer in your area. He can help you to increase your profile within your own area so that you are a trusted provider.

He taught me about products that will sell by appealing to today’s consumer and relating to photography and pricing, and which gives a profitable outcome. That is Bernie’s aim in bringing a portrait photography business to the next level.

Bernie’s Coaching has given me the confidence to move forward with my portrait photography business knowing that I have his support and knowledge, as well as the support and knowledge of others in the exclusive Signature Coaching Inner Circle Facebook Group.

This is the best portrait photography business coaching program in the world, and no online program can be as effective. I know because I have spent hundreds of dollars on online courses that became dated information, simply did not work.

Great “one on one” coaching will take your business to the next level and beyond, as it did with me.

www.berniegrifiths.com

Business Coaching Wedding Photographers

Running a wedding photography business is a risky business, and I am talking from experience.

A lot of experience!

I had over 40 years of running a very successful Wedding/Portrait studio.

The main problem with photographing weddings is that you take a large deposit when a couple book their wedding for up to 2 years in advance.

Nice.

But did you know that you are supposed to keep that money in a trust account until you DO THE JOB.

This just does not happen. The photographer spends the deposits.

So by the time the wedding date comes, the photographer has spent the PROFIT for the job, months before.

Not a very good business model I am thinking.

Which is why many wedding photographers go broke.

Of course a pandemic doesn’t help either.

My wedding business thrived over many years, even through a recession, as I had implemented strong business practices.

Check out this VIDEO

Your thoughts? info@berniegriffiths.com

Sorry….I don’t have a free Facebook Group, as I only work with serious portrait photographers wanting to make a great income.
If you own a failing Photography Business, or are starting a new one….
1. Grab a FREE copy of my book “Success Secrets of a Professional Photographer”
Email me bernie@berniegriffiths.com
2. Join the Membership Group which includes “one on one” coaching.
3 Work with me with ”one on one” to grow your photography business to $100,000+
www.berniegriffiths.com
+61418509228

What Texas photographer John Glaser had to say……
“In 2013 I started a little side business doing video which turned into doing photography for sports. I love doing photography so I started dabbling in using lighting with the dream of having a portrait studio someday. I honestly thought it was a long shot dream that would never come true. It has been a long road and I have had my ups and downs.
WATCH VIDEO https://photobizx.com/interviews/
In June of last year I decided to take a big leap and open a studio. Yes I opened a studio in the middle of a pandemic!!!. I got a business coach, Bernie, who specializes in helping people build their studio photography business. Bernie has been a lifesaver!!! He has helped me transform my business and make the dream reality. In October I opened the doors to my own studio which has exploded!!! I am not going to lie it is pretty cool seeing your business name in lights on a marque.”

Looking For The Best Portrait Photography Business Coaching

Looking For The Best Portrait Photography Business Coaching

I have been a photographer for over 20 years, I had a steady, decent income but realized I never actually gave myself a raise in those 20 years until I started the “5 Steps To Freedom Coaching Program” with Bernie Griffiths www.berniegriffiths.com

Why do I believe this coaching program for portrait photographers is the best there is.

I had specialized in commercial and editorial photography for most of my career but in the past few years I had decided that wedding photography was a good option and went full in. I was winning awards, and quickly becoming one of the most expensive photographers in my area but still not making the kind of money I felt I should be making. I was burning out, exhausted from weekend weddings, not seeing my family and honestly, spreading myself “too thin”. I was shooting real estate, weddings, headshots, commercial and basically whatever came my way.. I was good at all of it but not focusing on any one thing. I was working my tail off but really not getting ahead. I was working 7 days a week and running myself ragged. I had no time for my family, leisure or basically anything fun. Each year when I reflected on the money I had earned it really wasn’t that significant to warrant being away every weekend from my young children.

I believed that by diversifying I would weather the storms and keep myself busy. Oh boy was I wrong! Bernie really showed me how becoming a specialist could change my entire business. It did take a serious leap of faith but I will never regret committing to Bernie’s method, not for a second.

Everything changed when I found Bernie’s Coaching, which was during the pandemic. I found time to catch up on my favorite podcast, Photobizx and had heard of Bernie in the group and heard him speak so I decided to give him a call just to see what he thought about my situation and if he thought he could help elevate my business.
Andrew Hellmich from Photobizx had this to say about Bernie’s coaching…….

“Ok, let’s get stuck into this Facebook (FB) ad tactic that saw me book 23 shoots in a week!
BTW, this isn’t my strategy, it’s straight from the Bernie Griffith’s play book.
Bernie’s a photography business coach – he teaches his clients how to stay booked, charge for their work, be accountable and generally have a profitable photography business. I interviewed him in episode 136 and it was pure gold!
[PBX136: Bernie Griffiths – A Challenge for You to Book More Portrait Photography Sessions]

Bernie’s ‘5 Steps to Freedom’ Signature Coaching Program has enabled me to focus in on my business, streamline my processes and show me how to get clients are willing to pay $2-$6k+ for a session. I know it seems unreal, it did to me too , I was shocked at first but now I don’t really even think twice when someone drops 4 to 5k at a session.

In Bernie’s Coaching program, which unlike other programs is one on one, and includes regular personalised Zoom Sessions. Bernie is personally there for me when I need him, he’s like having a guru on my shoulder leading me to learn a new way of thinking and running a business. The funny thing is, I actually thought I ran a decent business, but I was wrong!

There are many online resources in addition to unlimited personal contact with Bernie. This includes numerous videos as well as inclusion Bernie’s closed Facebook Group of like-minded photographers who are on the same journey and who are incredibly supportive and sharing and who thrive on the successes of others in the group.
The Facebook group has been extremely valuable in connecting to other photographers who are going through the same changes I am and have been so supportive and helpful in so many areas. I now consider many of them friends and I look forward to meeting them in person this year at Bernies group meetup in Texas.

Bernie advocates increasing your profile within your community to become known as the go-to portrait photographer in your area. He can help you to increase your profile within your own area so that you are a trusted provider.

Setting a solid pricing structure has been pivotal in increasing average sales and Bernie’s constant monitoring of studio processes and the product pricing is invaluable.

Bernie’s Facebook Marketing is famous among the photography community is still creating millions of dollars revenue for photographers worldwide. He helps in creating the best possible outcomes from Facebook marketing.

As well as help with all of the business side of the portrait photography industry, Bernie’s knowledge of the consumer and what they are looking for together with his technical advice is a great resource.

He taught me about products that will sell by appealing to todays consumer and relating to photography and pricing, and which gives a profitable outcome. That is Bernie’s aim in bringing a portrait photography business to the next level.

Bernie’s Coaching has given me the confidence to move forward with my portrait photography business knowing that I have his support and knowledge, as well as the support and knowledge of others in the exclusive Signature Coaching Inner Circle Facebook Group.

This is the best portrait photography business coaching program in the world, and no online program can be as effective. I know because I have spent hundreds of dollars on online courses that became dated information, simply did not work.

Great “one on one” coaching will take your business to the next level and beyond., as it did with me.

www.berniegrifiths.com

Kelli Wilke
www.kelliwilke.com

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