Listen, I know starting your own photography business can be scary and overwhelming, but there are some practical steps you can take to get things off the ground! Not only do you want to do it right, but you want to do it well. Today I’ll talk about some key things I would do to start a photography business in 2022. You can turn your hobby into a thriving business. Utilize others’ tips and experience so you don’t make the same mistakes they did. Here’s a few business pointers I would do right away…
Start an Email List
Email marketing is not dead. In fact, I think this is probably the first thing that you should do! When I began I wish I started this sooner. It’s the easiest way to reach people. You are guaranteed to land in their inbox unlike frustrating algorithms on social media. If you don’t know which software to go with, I suggest Flodesk. It’s my FAVE for multiple reasons. It’s easy to use and it’s been called the “canva” of email platforms. Basically that means it’s beautiful, convenient and professional!
In order for you to be taking paying clients you should be an LLC or a Sole Proprietor! This makes you a legal business and hey if we’re talking about what the first steps to start a business in 2022 this is a big one. While we’re talking about “getting legit” you ought to have a contract in place as well. This protects you and your clients through the entire process of photography. There are quite a few out there if you don’t have one and I’ve got one in my shop as well. It was approved by a lawyer and combed through so you don’t have to do the work of figuring out what’s needed. I use it for every session I shoot. You can grab that contract HERE!
I’ve got more business pointers in the video below so be sure to check it out. I’ve also included some resources to help you and your photography business including free resources, discount links to my favorite softwares and a FREE class: 5 Steps to Launching Your Photography Side-Gig! 2022 is the year to make things official and I’d love to help you along the way.
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