As a professional photographer I know very well the challenges and rewards of running a successful business in the photography industry.
I’m excited to finally offer business coaching for photographers.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced photographer looking to take your business to the next level, business coaching can be an invaluable tool for achieving your goals.
In this blog post, we’ll explore how I offer business coaching for photographers and why it’s essential for your success.
How I started
In the summer of 2018 I was struggling. I had taken a year off of working (which was the first time I didn’t work in my whole working aged life) to adjust to having two kids.
I loved being a stay at home mom, but I also missed working. I was going back and forth…do I go back to teaching full time?! Do I just go back to teaching night classes? Do I get some online job?…I was torn.
One night as I was verbally processing all of this, and my husband asked me “well if you could do anything in the world, anything…what would it be?”. I’m a bit of a realist, and I couldn’t even answer the question. I kept saying “it doesn’t matter what I would want to do if I could do ANYTHING…that’s not real life”.
He pressed me to give an answer. Finally I blurted out…
“I would run a full time photography business!”
I felt so silly saying that out loud. I was a teacher. I had a degree for it. In fact I have TWO degrees for it. I felt tethered to that profession.
My husband encouraged me and basically said that my excuses were bologna and breathed life into my suppressed dream. If you know me at all, you know I get things done. So immediately I legitimized my hobby and began building Amanda Rai Photography as we all know it today.
I have built this 6 figure photography business from scratch. Absolutely no experience in business and very little in photography.
I’m excited and ready to teach what I learned along the way as a photography business coach and share the secrets of success with you!
Why Business Coaching for Photographers?
Photographers often focus on the creative side of their work, leaving the business side to chance. However, running a successful photography business requires much more than just talent and technical skills.
You need to be able to market yourself effectively, build a strong brand, set prices that reflect the value of your work, and manage your finances. You also need to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry.
Business coaching for photographers helps you develop the skills and strategies you need to achieve your business goals. It provides you with personalized guidance, support, and accountability, enabling you to overcome obstacles, make informed decisions, and stay on track.
How I Offer Business Coaching for Photographers
My business coaching services for photographers are tailored to your specific needs and goals. Whether you’re a new photographer just starting out or an established professional looking to grow your business, I can help you achieve your objectives.
I have two levels of coaching to choose from. The first is a one time coaching call where we take a deep dive into a specific issue that you are running into. We brainstorm solutions and strategies to help you solve any sticking points.
The second level of business coaching I offer is a more in depth quarter long program. This includes 3 one and one coaching calls as well as follow accountability after the calls. You will also enjoy exclusive access to me every week on Marco Polo to ask any questions that you have along the way.
Here’s how I offer business coaching for photographers:
The first step is to fill out an initial questionnaire before any payment is made. You tell me all about your business goals, challenges, and needs. This questionnaire enables me to assess your situation and determine if I am the right coach for you!
If all lights are green, and we are a perfect match, I will send over a more in depth coaching questionnaire. This asks specific questions about your struggles and questions and helps me tailor a program just for you!
I learn how I can best support you and your dreams.
Once we’ve identified your needs and goals, we’ll schedule personalized coaching sessions to address them. These sessions can be conducted in person, over the phone, or via video conference, depending on your preferences and location.
During each coaching session, we’ll work together to develop tailored strategies and action plans to help you achieve your goals. These plans will be based on your unique circumstances, strengths, and weaknesses.
If the quarter long program is selected, I provide ongoing support and accountability to help you stay on track and make progress toward your goals. This includes regular check-ins, progress reviews, and adjustments to your action plans as needed.
Business coaching for photographers is an essential tool for achieving your business goals and growing your photography business.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for specifically a wedding photography business coach, or a business coach in any other niche, my tried and true systems will work for any small business.
It provides personalized guidance, support, and accountability, enabling you to overcome obstacles, make informed decisions, and stay on track. Whether you’re a new photographer just starting out or an established professional looking to take your business to the next level, business coaching can help you succeed.
Head over to my investment page and scroll to the bottom. Fill out the inquiry and learn more about how I can support you on your journey to success.
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