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Discover how to use creative marketing techniques to book more wedding photography clients and explode your profits...

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Discover how to use creative marketing techniques to book more wedding photography clients and explode your profits...

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Looking for info? Looking for encouragement? Looking for brilliant ideas?here it is.

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Just rolling and so informative for any stage of photographer

iTunes Ratings

230 Ratings
Average Ratings
214
7
5
2
2

The Best

By spokebomb31 - Oct 06 2019
Read more
Looking for info? Looking for encouragement? Looking for brilliant ideas?here it is.

Amazing

By theprairiewoman - Aug 28 2019
Read more
Just rolling and so informative for any stage of photographer

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The Six Figure Photography Podcast With Ben Hartley

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Discover how to use creative marketing techniques to book more wedding photography clients and explode your profits...

SFPP 105: How To Build A Six Figure Photography Business (Part 1 of 7)

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For the next 7 weeks, I'm going to be going over how to scale your photography business to six figures. We're kicking off part 1 with how to get clients, the lifeblood of any business.
Resources Mentioned
Wedding Wire or The Knot?
Get the phone script I use to book $10,000 clients
Join my free 7 day crash course

Sponsors
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

Apr 03 2019

52mins

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SFPP 03: How To Make Your Photography Business Stand Out With Luke and Cat

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Have you ever felt limited in how much you could charge because of where you live?

Luke and Cat are two wedding photographers from Texas who are earning over six figures a year from their photography business, despite the fact that they live in a small town.

Discover how these two went from photographing cattle to booking $10,000 weddings.
What You'll Learn

When to quit your day job and go full time with photography
How to make your photography business stand out from your competition
How Luke and Cat reward their clients for spending more
Why you shouldn't make concessions for your clients
Weird facts about cattle
I highly recommend you check out Luke and Cat’s free ebook on Golden Hour Portraits and join their newsletter. They release a ton of great info every other week and it’s one of the few photography newsletters I subscribe to.

Resources Mentioned
Richard Photo Lab
Cheryls Cookies
Smart Albums
Kiss Wedding Books
Red Flag Video
Life and Craft Workshop

Aug 19 2015

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SFPP 18: 8 Business Mistakes I Made (and what you can learn from them)

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"Knowing where the trap is -- that's the first step in evading it." ― Frank Herbert, Dune

Today's episode is a personal one as I take a look back at the evolution of my photography business and all the mistakes I made along the way.

I'll be covering my top 8 biggest business blunders in the hopes that you'll learn from my missteps.
Resources Mentioned
Kimberly Houston Episode
Google Voice
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight
Magmod

Sponsors
Fundy Software
Photo Booth Supply Co.

Apr 20 2016

43mins

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SFPP 40: Talking Social Media With Jasmine Star

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Joining me on the podcast today is Jasmine Star!

Jasmine has built a name for herself not only in the photography industry but also as a world-class marketer. She's been the keynote speaker for almost every major industry conference and an instructor on Creative Live.

On today's show, Jasmine and I talk about the future of social media, what most photographers are doing wrong on social, and where things are headed.
Resources Mentioned
Jasmine Star Website
Jasmine Star Facebook
Jasmine Star Instagram
Jasmine Star Twitter

The Path To Profitability Insider

Mar 08 2017

32mins

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SFPP 77: How Brandon Stiles Went From Earning $5,000 Per Year To $100,000 In 13 Months

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In this episode, Brandon and I talk about education, our experiences in college and the amount that is out there for anyone to just go take.

Brandon discusses what he learned in his failures to motivate him to read 100 books in 13 months and hundreds of hours of mentors which lead to his digital marketing business that produced his first $100,000 of revenue. Brandon shares some of his favorite books and why they were so important to him in building his business.
Resources Mentioned
Brandon Stiles Website
100 Books

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Gifyyy Booth
Freedom Edits -   I have covered your first order…yep, it's FREE.

Jun 18 2018

46mins

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SFPP 124: How To Fill Your Calendar With Amazing Dream Clients Featuring Erin Youngren

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Erin Youngren is on a mission to transform the hearts and minds of burned out wedding photographers and teach them how to create life-giving businesses they absolutely love.

In today's episode, Erin and I discuss

The 3 levels of weird that will help you understand your ideal client
The “Picture of Happiness” technique and how to implement it
What the PCR system is (and how it can help you identify your ideal client)
The questions you must ask in order to deeper understand what your clients care about
Resources Mentioned
Dreamie Class
Creative Rising

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Sep 25 2019

58mins

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SFPP 126: Getting Started With Personal Brand Photography Featuring Meg McMillan

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Before Meg figured out how to make a cushy career out of taking photos, she felt like she was failing.

Meg knew she was meant for more than a 9-5 job, but her dream of being an entrepreneur seemed impossible.

Desperate for change, she moved abroad to teach English, travel and purchased her first DSLR camera.

It was love at first click.

Meg initially thought she was going to be a wedding photographer, but then she found brand photography and in less than a year after her first client session she was able to go full time as a photographer!

Now that she's created a thriving business that not only fills her wallet but also her heart, she wants to help other photographers achieve the same.

In today's episode, Meg and I talk about...

How personal brand photography different from brand photography
The power of creating a niche within your niche (niche-ception)
How to get started with personal brand photography
The best way to acquire your FIRST personal brand photography client
Resources Mentioned
Abundance Workshop
Free brand photography guide
megmariephoto.com
Instagram (@meg_marie_photo)
Facebook (@MagnetizeYourPhotographyBrand)

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 09 2019

55mins

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SFPP 05: From Zero To Six Figures With Cole Humphus

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I'm super excited about today's podcast guest.

This week I sat down with Cole from Cole's Classroom.

Cole is a self taught wedding photographer who hustled his way to the top of one of the most crowded wedding photography markets in the country.

In this episode we talk about how Cole went from having zero experience to building a massively successful wedding photography business and what it took to get there.

But what's interesting about Cole is that he doesn't have just one success story, he has two.

After Cole created a thriving wedding photography company he transitioned to education to help other photographers do the same.

In two years Cole has grown his website from nothing to one of the largest photography communities online and has attracted over 100k+ fans.
What You'll Learn

How Cole went from not owning a camera to having a thriving photography business
How to compete in a saturated market
Why most photographers fail
How to use automation to earn more
The secret to rapid growth
Make sure you check out Cole’s Classroom, there’s a ton of great resources on there including free Lightroom presets, tutorials and expert training.

Resources Mentioned
Cole's Classroom
Cole's Classroom Free Lightroom presets
17 Hats
Shoot Flow

Sep 30 2015

50mins

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SFPP 58: How To Make It In Photography With Marc Silber

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Joining me on the show today is Marc Silber!

Marc has been a photographer for most of his life and turned pro at the age of 13 when he sold one of his images to a teacher.

In 2009, Marc began a video series called Advancing Your Photography where he’s had the great fortune of interviewing some of the worlds top photographers.

In this episode, Marc shares what he's learned from a lifetime in the photography industry.
Resources Mentioned
Advancing Your Photography Website
Advancing Your Photography Book

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Freshbooks - Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless

Feb 09 2018

58mins

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SFPP 93: How To Market Your Photography Business With Pinterest Featuring Abbey Kyhl

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Abbey Kyhl returns!

Pinterest master Abbey Kyhl rejoins me on the show today to talk about how she's getting over half a million views PER MONTH on Pinterest and why you need to be incorporating this often forgotten about social network into your marketing mix.

You're going to learn:

Why Pinterest should be a massive part of your marketing strategy for 2018
How Abbey gets over half a million views... PER MONTH!
How to pin every day every month (without losing your mind)
The art of repurposing your content
Resources Mentioned
The 24 Hour Work Week
Seven Summers Creative
TheBlueprint - Get $200 off Abbey Kyhl's jam-packed comprehensive course on coming up with a business plan, implementing marketing strategies like her Pinterest strategy and helping get everything in your business set up.

Sponsors
Gifyyy Booth
Freedom Edits -   I have covered your first order…yep, it's FREE.

Sep 19 2018

48mins

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SFPP 125: How To Automate Your Social Media Workflow Featuring Scott Wyden

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Scott Wyden is the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the author of numerous books, and a regular YouTuber. He can be found teaching photographers about photography, WordPress and online marketing on his website, the Imagely website, and other venues like Photofocus and Digital Photography School.

In today's episode, Scott and I talk about...

How to link your blog posts to your social media accounts and drip out content
The one thing you MUST do if you run a FB community
Two resources that will tell you exactly what to hashtag on Instagram
Did you know Google My Business has a social media component? Yeah, me either. We talk about what it is and how to use it.
Resources Mentioned
scottwyden.com
Imagely

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 02 2019

51mins

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SFPP 55: Turning Your Hobby Into Your Profession With Magnus Bogucki

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Joining me today on the podcast is Magnus Bogucki!

Magnus is a Swedish photographer who started out taking pictures of landscapes as a hobby... until his friend asked him to photograph his wedding and his entire life changed.

In this episode, Magnus and I talk about his journey from being a hobbyist photographer to going full time as well as different strategies on how to maximize your print and album sales.
Resources Mentioned
Magnus Bogucki's Website
Album Parrot

Sponsors
Freshbooks - Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless

Dec 15 2017

42mins

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SFPP 63: Designing Your Own Life With Alex Strohl

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Joining me on today's episode is Alex Strohl!

Alex is a travel photographer who instead of creating contrived scenes, creates authentic moments and captures them as they unfold before him, blurring the lines between work and life. 

Strohl's photography has been featured in such prestigious publications as Forbes, Vanity Fair, and Gentleman's Journal. He is based in Whitefish, Montana but spends the vast majority of his time on the road with his life partner Andrea Dabene as they journey to the most remote reaches of the world.
Resources Mentioned
Alex Strohl Website
Alex Strohl Instagram
The Adventure Photography Workshop - SFP listeners get $100 off with discount code "SFP"

Apr 20 2018

43mins

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SFPP 24: How Ryan Gandee Built A Successful Photography Business In Under Two Years

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On this week's episode of the Six Figure Photography podcast, we're going to be taking a realistic look at what it takes to build a successful photography business.

Joining me today is Ryan Gandee of Gandee Photography.

Ryan is a straight hustler.

In under two years he completely self-taught himself wedding photography and went from charging nothing to consistently booking weddings for over $4,000.

His intense work ethic and drive are truly inspiring and I'm excited to share his story because he is a great example of what you can accomplish when you want something bad enough.
What You'll Learn

The simple change Ryan made to his branding to start attracting the clients he wanted
How Ryan was able to TRIPLE his rates since last year
The shortcut Ryan took to leap ahead of his competition and grow faster
Resources Mentioned
Gandee Photography
Tonic
SFPP 21: Success Starts Here With Jen Rozenbaum
Sigma 35 Art
Sam Hurd Workshop
Abundance Workshop

Sponsors
Táve Studio Manager - Use code "SIXFIGUREPHOTOGRAPHY" to get 20% off
Millers Lab - Use the code "SFP25" to receive 25% off Miller’s Signature Albums

Aug 10 2016

1hr 4mins

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SFPP 14: Mastering Off-Camera Flash With Zach Gray

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One of the best ways to differentiate yourself in your market is by mastering off-camera flash. It sets your work apart from your competition and allows you to charge premium prices.

That's why I invited Zach Gray on this week's show.

Zach Gray needs no introduction. In the wedding photography world, you'd be hard pressed to find a photographer more knowledgeable about off-camera flash than Zach.

He's a member of the exclusive Sandisk extreme team, has personally instructed over 1200+ photographers through his live workshops, been a regular on CreativeLive, is one of Wescott's top endorsed pros and his work has been featured everywhere from People Magazine to Rangefinder.

In this episode of the SFP podcast, we'll be discussing how to actually go about learning off-camera flash as well as a ton of other valuable advice from one of the best wedding photographers in the world.
What You'll Learn

Why it's not enough to be a natural light photographer
How to set up off-camera lighting in a time crunch (i.e receptions)
What the "experience" based economy is
The "marketing machine" Zach uses to get clients
The #1 piece of gear Zach thinks is undervalued
The lighting system that gets him world class results
Want to learn all of Zach and Jody’s behind the scenes tricks to nail your flash shots with ease? Sign up for Zach & Jody’s free “3 Simple Steps To Off-Camera Flash” webinar.

Resources Mentioned
Zach and Jody's Website
Inverse Square Law Example
Cheetah Stand
Westcott Rapid Box
Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight
Love Is The Killer App by Tim Sanders
Luke and Cat Podcast Interview
Profoto B1
Vagabond Mini
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
Westcott Rapid Box Octa XL
Westcott Rapid Box Octa XXL
Sekonic L-358 Flash Master Light Meter
Sekonic L-478D LiteMaster Pro
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Off-Camera Lighting Portrait System
Zach and Jody Client Questionnaire

Sponsors
Fundy Software
Photo Booth Supply Co.

Mar 08 2016

48mins

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SFPP 28: How To Think Like A $10,000 Wedding Photographer With Scott Robert Lim

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Want to hear what pure charisma sounds like?

Then look no further than the personality of today's SFP podcast guest, Scott Robert Lim.

Scott is one of the warmest people I've ever gotten the opportunity to talk with.

He has an infectious enthusiasm that makes it easy to see why he's been so successful throughout his career.

Scott is a member of the WPPI Society of Excellence, has been an instructor on CreativeLive, and is regarded as one of the top photography educators in the country.

In this episode, we cover a range of topics including how Scott transitioned his company into a luxury brand, how Scott gained confidence in his work when just starting out, and what it takes to achieve at a high level.
What You'll Learn

The first step Scott took to establish himself as a luxury brand
Why the hardest obstacle to charging 10k per wedding has nothing to do with photography
The hidden factors potential clients judge you by
Resources Mentioned
Scott Robert Lim Facebook
Scott Robert Lim Instagram
Sponsors
Tave Studio Manager - Use code "SIXFIGUREPHOTOGRAPHY" to get 20% off your first year + an extra month added to your free trial if you use my referral link
Miller's Professional Imaging - Use code "SFP25" to get 25% off signature albums

Sep 21 2016

57mins

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SFPP 92: Why Marketing Needs To Be A Priority With Nick Jordan

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Nick Jordan joins me on the show today!

Nick is the co-founder + CMO of Logic Inbound, a Seattle based digital marketing agency, and has been featured on Inc.comInfluencerMagazine.com, GeekWire.com.

Big takeaways from this episode:

Why Marketing needs to be a priority in your photography studio
What a "channel partnership" is (and how you can leverage it to scale your photography business)
Why channel partnerships are 100X more valuable then booking your next client
How to create a massive community quickly
The power of hosting your own meetup
Resources Mentioned
Logic Inbound

Sponsors
Gifyyy Booth
Freedom Edits -   I have covered your first order…yep, it's FREE.

Sep 05 2018

51mins

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SFPP 32: Balancing A Full Time Job And Photography Business With Zach Prez

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Joining me this week is Zach Prez from Photography Spark!

Zach has a family of 5, a full time job and runs a website on the side that teaches photographers how to get more clients.

Oh, did I mention he's also written over 12 eBooks for photographers?

Mr. Prez and I talk about how to manage a  9-5  job while also trying to grow your photography business side hustle.
What You'll Learn

Why people actually hire you (hint: it's not the quality of your work)
How to develop an exit plan from your day job
What you need to have in place before going full time
Resources Mentioned
Google Keep
Google Docs
Business Planning Cookbook For Photographers
Wedding Photography Pricing Calculator
Photography Spark

Sponsors
Táve Studio Manager - Use code "SIXFIGUREPHOTOGRAPHY" to get 20% off
Miller's Professional Imaging - Use code "SFP25" to get 25% off signature albums

Oct 26 2016

51mins

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SFPP 116: Becoming A More Efficient Photographer With David Buck

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So many photographers are trying to accomplish success while sacrificing things that are important to them.

It is possible to be profitable and still have a life, and my guest today is going to share some tips on how to do just that!

David Buck is the owner + head photographer at David & Sherry Photograph as well as an efficiency expert at the Efficient Squirrel where he coaches photographers on how to make their photo business run stress-free.

On today's episode, David and I talk about how to take back control of your time and create a healthy work/life balance.
Resources Mentioned
Efficient Squirrel
David Buck Weddings
Efficient Squirrel Facebook Page
David Buck Facebook Page
Speed Editing Video

Sponsors
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

Jul 10 2019

47mins

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SFPP 43: Fighting Fear With Natalie Franke

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Joining me on this week's episode is Natalie Franke!

Natalie is neuroscience nerd and the founder of the Rising Tide Society, a group of creative professionals focused on community over competition.

In today's episode, Natalie and I talk about overcoming fear, dealing with self-doubt, and why it's important to embrace community.
Resources Mentioned
Natalie Franke Website
Rising tide Society
The Rise Summit

Apr 19 2017

47mins

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SFPP 131: SEM Marketing For Photographers Featuring Deirdre Andrews

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Deirdre Andrews joins me on the show today!

In this episode, Deirdre and I talk all about SEM marketing and how it can help you book more clients.

You'll learn:

What SEM is and how it differs from Facebook Ads
The dire importance of local traffic
How retargeting actually works (and how to use it to increase your bookings)
How to finesse your ad campaigns to make them more effective
Resources Mentioned
SixFigurePhotography.com/Mastermind
Define Marketing Cheat Sheet
Google Ads Workshop
Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Nov 13 2019

50mins

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SFPP 130: How To Write Great Copy For Your Photography Website Featuring Rachel Greiman

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Rachel Greiman is a professional copywriter and photographer.

After years of doing them separately, she realized they went together like cookies and breakfast.

In this episode, Rachel and I talk all about copywriting and why the words you show your clients are just as important as your images.

You'll learn:

What is a story loop, and how do you can leverage it on your website
Why your words are just as important as your images
How to identify and develop your unique value proposition
The four questions to ask past clients that will tell you exactly what your copywriting should be
How to create consistency across your entire website
Resources Mentioned
greenchairstories.com - Use code SIXFIGURE15 for 15% off!

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Nov 06 2019

48mins

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SFPP 129: How To Become An Elopement Photographer Featuring Maddie Mae

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This week's guest is Maddie Mae!

Maddie started shooting when she was 17 years old and for the past 10 years has built up her photography brand, Adventure Instead, to over 100 elopements per year and employs three full-time photographers (who only shoot elopements).

Today, Maddie is focused on helping other photographers find fulfillment by stepping into the world of elopements themselves.

In this episode, Maddie and I talk about

The difference between traditional big weddings and elopements
The 3 things you must be aware of before you book your first elopement
Why you should charge just as much (if not MORE) for elopements
Why Maddie believes in all-day & multi-day elopement coverage
How you can be an elopement photographer (even if you live in non-destination location)
Resources Mentioned
Adventure Instead

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 30 2019

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SFPP 128: Why This Is The Best Time Ever To Be A Photographer Featuring Vanessa Joy

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Vanessa Joy has been an influential speaker in the community for over a decade.

Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since branched into public speaking, earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, been named a WeddingWire Education Expert, sponsored by Canon, Profoto, and Animoto.

Vanessa has spoken at almost every major convention and platform in the event industry such as CreativeLIVE, The Wedding School, Clickin' Moms, WPPI, ShutterFest, Imaging USA, Wedding MBA, WeddingWire World, MobileBeat, in addition to hosting personal workshops and numerous small business and photography conventions around the globe. Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her tangible, informative and open-book style of teaching.

In today's episode, Vanessa and I talk about the state of the industry and why it's the best time ever to be a photographer.
Resources Mentioned
BreatheYourPassion.com VanessaJoy.com
Instagram: @VanessaJoy
Twitter: @Vanessa__Joy
Facebook: @vjoyphoto
Youtube Channel
The Off-Camera Flash Handbook: 32 Scenarios for Creating Beautiful Light and Stunning Photographs

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 23 2019

55mins

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SFPP 127: Let’s Talk About Money

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Do any of the following statements resonate with you?

"I don't make enough money"
"How do I raise my prices?"
"I feel guilty charging my clients for something they could get cheaper"

"Why would they pay me more!? I’m not doing anything any differently than anyone else"

In today's episode, I tackle the various limiting beliefs surrounding money + provide other possibilities to consider when the weight of MONEY comes crashing down around us.
Resources Mentioned
Abundance Workshop
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 16 2019

55mins

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SFPP 126: Getting Started With Personal Brand Photography Featuring Meg McMillan

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Before Meg figured out how to make a cushy career out of taking photos, she felt like she was failing.

Meg knew she was meant for more than a 9-5 job, but her dream of being an entrepreneur seemed impossible.

Desperate for change, she moved abroad to teach English, travel and purchased her first DSLR camera.

It was love at first click.

Meg initially thought she was going to be a wedding photographer, but then she found brand photography and in less than a year after her first client session she was able to go full time as a photographer!

Now that she's created a thriving business that not only fills her wallet but also her heart, she wants to help other photographers achieve the same.

In today's episode, Meg and I talk about...

How personal brand photography different from brand photography
The power of creating a niche within your niche (niche-ception)
How to get started with personal brand photography
The best way to acquire your FIRST personal brand photography client
Resources Mentioned
Abundance Workshop
Free brand photography guide
megmariephoto.com
Instagram (@meg_marie_photo)
Facebook (@MagnetizeYourPhotographyBrand)

Sponsors
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 09 2019

55mins

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SFPP 125: How To Automate Your Social Media Workflow Featuring Scott Wyden

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Scott Wyden is the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the author of numerous books, and a regular YouTuber. He can be found teaching photographers about photography, WordPress and online marketing on his website, the Imagely website, and other venues like Photofocus and Digital Photography School.

In today's episode, Scott and I talk about...

How to link your blog posts to your social media accounts and drip out content
The one thing you MUST do if you run a FB community
Two resources that will tell you exactly what to hashtag on Instagram
Did you know Google My Business has a social media component? Yeah, me either. We talk about what it is and how to use it.
Resources Mentioned
scottwyden.com
Imagely

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Oct 02 2019

51mins

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SFPP 124: How To Fill Your Calendar With Amazing Dream Clients Featuring Erin Youngren

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Erin Youngren is on a mission to transform the hearts and minds of burned out wedding photographers and teach them how to create life-giving businesses they absolutely love.

In today's episode, Erin and I discuss

The 3 levels of weird that will help you understand your ideal client
The “Picture of Happiness” technique and how to implement it
What the PCR system is (and how it can help you identify your ideal client)
The questions you must ask in order to deeper understand what your clients care about
Resources Mentioned
Dreamie Class
Creative Rising

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Sep 25 2019

58mins

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SFPP 123: Maximizing Profits With Kim Dawson

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Kim Dawson is the producer of The Sassy Strategist Podcast and a no-nonsense business strategist specializing in helping creatives connect their ambition to their desired results.

In today's episode, Kim and I talk about how to best price photography services, how to identify the right niche market for your business, and how to design your packages + service offerings to maximize profitability.
Resources Mentioned
The Sassy Strategist Podcast
Free Pricing Template

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Sep 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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SFPP 122: Why Hourly Billing Is Nuts Featuring Jonathan Stark

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Joining me this week is Jonathan Stark!

Jonathan is a former software developer who is now on a mission to rid the world of hourly billing! He is the author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts, the host of Ditching Hourly, and writes a daily newsletter on pricing for independent professionals.

In today's episode, Jonathan and I talk about the best ways to price your services to get the maximum return on your time.
Resources Mentioned
jonathanstark.com

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.

Sep 11 2019

50mins

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SFPP 121: Building A Brand On Youtube Featuring Aaron Nace

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Joining me this week is Aaron Nace!

Aaron is the founder of PHLEARN, a creative education site dedicated to helping people learn Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography.

In today's episode, Aaron and I talk about how to build a brand on Youtube.
Resources Mentioned
PHLEARN – Use the promo code “BEN20” @ checkout to get 20% off your subscription!

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Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
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Sep 04 2019

59mins

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SFPP 120: Unleash Your Creative Life With Marc Silber

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Joining me this week is Marc Silber!

Marcs's an author of 4 books, an award-winning professional video producer, photographer, and educator who's been successfully working in this industry for decades.

In this weeks episode, Marc and I talk about the powerful concept of creativity.
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Marc Silber's Website
Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life Book
Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters Book

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Aug 28 2019

48mins

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SFPP 119: Using Virtual Assistants To Grow Your Business Featuring Stacey Krolow

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Stacey Krolow is a badass photographer who found herself experiencing the inevitable burnout creeping in when her photography business started getting successful.
When she went on the hunt for a virtual assistant, she couldn't find one that was geared specifically towards photographers and creative entrepreneurs.
Then Stacey had a lightbulb moment and realized if she had this problem, other creatives probably did too.
Which is why she started Pepper.
Pepper is a North American team of virtual assistants who handle the BS (errrr...business stuff) so the creatives can create.
They do email management, contracts and invoices, public relations, client touchpoints, blogging, newsletters, social media, and more!
Pepper believes success is freedom from the 24/7 hustle and that work/life balance is the new black.
Resources MentionedMeet Pepper
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Aug 21 2019

46mins

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SFPP 118: Bookkeeping Basics For Photographers Featuring Emma Ball

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It's 2 am.
Taxes are due tomorrow...
...and you're combing through your bank statements trying to figure out your business expenses for the year.
It's 3:30 am.
Now you're going month by month in your Google cal trying to calculate how many miles you can deduct.
Sound familiar?
That was my wife and I the first two years of our business until we hired a bookkeeper + accountant.
It doesn't have to be like that though!
On today's episode, Emma Ball joins me to discuss how financial organization can help you make better decisions for your business and more importantly, give you peace of mind.
Resources MentionedBig Picture Website
The Hip Handmade Market
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Aug 19 2019

50mins

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SFPP 117: Generating Leads Using FB Ads Featuring Chip Dizard

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In today's episode, Facebook ads expert Chip Dizard and I get practical about how to generate leads using Facebook's advertising platform!
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Chip Dizard FB Ads Training

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Jul 17 2019

52mins

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SFPP 116: Becoming A More Efficient Photographer With David Buck

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So many photographers are trying to accomplish success while sacrificing things that are important to them.

It is possible to be profitable and still have a life, and my guest today is going to share some tips on how to do just that!

David Buck is the owner + head photographer at David & Sherry Photograph as well as an efficiency expert at the Efficient Squirrel where he coaches photographers on how to make their photo business run stress-free.

On today's episode, David and I talk about how to take back control of your time and create a healthy work/life balance.
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Efficient Squirrel
David Buck Weddings
Efficient Squirrel Facebook Page
David Buck Facebook Page
Speed Editing Video

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Jul 10 2019

47mins

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SFPP 115: Jeff Brown Shows Me The Power Of LinkedIn Marketing

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Jeff Brown hops on the podcast with me to discuss the untapped potential of LinkedIn marketing for photographers.
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Focus On Marketing Website
The Photographers Missing "Link"edIn Book

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Jun 26 2019

56mins

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SFPP 114: How Molly Keyser Built Her Six Figure Boudoir Business Using Same Day Sales

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Today we're going to be talking with Molly Keyser about how she built a multi six figure Boudoir business using same day sales.
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Boudie Shorts
Join my free 7 day crash course

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Jun 12 2019

45mins

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SFPP 113: What Photographers Need To Know About Copyrights And Trademarks Featuring Andrea Sager

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Andrea is a serial entrepreneur that left a big law firm after realizing her true passion was assisting small business owners.

While in law school, she started her first business, a women’s clothing boutique. After she sold her store and began her career as a lawyer, she quickly realized she wouldn’t be able to assist fellow small business owners, which is why she started Andrea Sager Law PLLC, a virtual law firm.

After just 9 months in business, Andrea has quickly become the go-to IP attorney for small business entrepreneurs. Andrea brings a unique experience to the legal industry with a flat fee and subscription-based services.

On the show today, Andrea shares everything photographers need to know about copyrights, trademarks, and how to properly protect your brand.
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Website
Small Biz Attorney Facebook Group

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Jun 05 2019

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SFPP 112: How To Build A Six Figure Photography Business (BONUS EPISODE)

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SURPRISE! There's one final episode to wrap up our series on how to build a six figure photography business.
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Join my free 7 day crash course

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May 29 2019

35mins

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