Cover image of The Six Figure Photography Podcast With Ben Hartley
(229)

Rank #31 in Visual Arts category

Arts
Business
Visual Arts

The Six Figure Photography Podcast With Ben Hartley

Updated 3 days ago

Rank #31 in Visual Arts category

Arts
Business
Visual Arts
Read more

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

Read more

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

iTunes Ratings

229 Ratings
Average Ratings
213
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

iTunes Ratings

229 Ratings
Average Ratings
213
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
Cover image of The Six Figure Photography Podcast With Ben Hartley

The Six Figure Photography Podcast With Ben Hartley

Updated 3 days ago

Read more

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

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

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #2: SFPP 03: How To Make Your Photography Business Stand Out With Luke and Cat

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #3: SFPP 124: How To Fill Your Calendar With Amazing Dream Clients Featuring Erin Youngren

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #4: SFPP 77: How Brandon Stiles Went From Earning $5,000 Per Year To $100,000 In 13 Months

Podcast cover
Read more
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

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

Jun 18 2018

46mins

Play

Rank #5: SFPP 44: Planning For Success With Kristy Dickerson

Podcast cover
Read more
Joining me on this week's episode is Kristy Dickerson!

Kristy is the founder of START Planner, a company that creates products to help you to stay focused on your goals.

In today's episode, Kristy and I talk about how to accomplish your dreams by setting goals and why most people approach goal setting the wrong way.
Want some help staying focused on your goals? Kristy has a free goal setting worksheet that will give you a taste of what START Planner is all about. Download here.

Resources Mentioned
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
START Planner

May 25 2017

40mins

Play

Rank #6: SFPP 05: From Zero To Six Figures With Cole Humphus

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #7: SFPP 126: Getting Started With Personal Brand Photography Featuring Meg McMillan

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more
"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

Play

Rank #9: SFPP 45: You Can Do It

Podcast cover
Read more
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"

In today's episode, I talk about why you're closer to achieving your dreams than you think + what it takes to be successful.

Jul 24 2017

11mins

Play

Rank #10: SFPP 41: Talking Online Photo Delivery With Gavin Wade

Podcast cover
Read more
Joining me on the podcast today is Gavin Wade!

Gavin is a wedding photographer based out of Orange County California and the founder of Cloud Spot, an online photo delivery platform for photographers.

In this episode, Gavin and I talk about how he went from being a fitness consultant at Taco Bell, to a successful photographer in less than 18 months. Gavin shares how he was able to make the transition to full time so rapidly, as well as how he uses online photo delivery to form relationships with vendors and grow his business.
Resources Mentioned
Gavin Wade Photo
Gavin Wade Blog
Cloud Spot

Six Figure LIVE

Mar 22 2017

37mins

Play

Rank #11: SFPP 58: How To Make It In Photography With Marc Silber

Podcast cover
Read more
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

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

Feb 09 2018

58mins

Play

Rank #12: SFPP 55: Turning Your Hobby Into Your Profession With Magnus Bogucki

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #13: SFPP 87: Building A Marketable Brand With James Patrick

Podcast cover
Read more
James Patrick is an Arizona-based photographer with a specialty in marketing. He has his own podcast on iTunes called, “FITposium" and has been interviewed + featured on numerous other outlets including podcasts, magazines, TV, and radio.

In this episode,  James and I discuss the intricacies of how a photographer can build a brand that is marketable and how they can profit from that brand. James also discusses relationship marketing and how to get published!
Resources Mentioned
James Patrick Photography
James Patrick Workshops

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

Jul 30 2018

51mins

Play

Rank #14: SFPP 35: Getting Started With Off-Camera Flash Featuring Justin & Mary

Podcast cover
Read more
Have you ever wanted to incorporate off-camera flash into your photography, but felt it was just too overwhelming?

Or maybe you just didn't like the "artificial" look you got when you tried it?

Joining me today on the Six Figure Photography podcast to talk about off-camera flash is Justin & Mary.

Justin & Mary are icons in the wedding photography world.

Throw out the name of a conference and they've probably keynoted at it.

We'll be discussing how to blend ambient light with off-camera flash to make OFC look more natural + provide some practical tips on how to get started learning this skill.
What You'll Learn

How Justin & Mary prioritize which marketing activities they pursue
Justin & Mary's #1 rule for capturing photos for their clients
What the "Alternate Story" of a photo is (and why it's so important to Justin & Mary)
The first question you should ask yourself when lighting any scene
Why spending 3 minutes on your lighting setup will save you hours of editing
The two biggest factors to making your flash look like window light
Resources Mentioned
Justin & Mary Weddings
Justin & Mary Blog
Justin & Mary Resource Gallery
Justin & Mary Lighting Course
How to get bright & air detail shots in any room
Mixed light blog post
Quick Reference Flash Guide

Avenger Lightstands
Manfrotto Light Stands
Profoto Umbrellas

Six Figure LIVE

Sponsors
Miller's Professional Imaging - Use code "SFP25" to get 25% off signature albums

Nov 16 2016

Play

Rank #15: SFPP 106: How To Build A Six Figure Photography Business (Part 2 of 7)

Podcast cover
Read more
This week's episode is part 2 of our series on how to build a six figure photography business.

In this episode, we're going to be talking all about how to optimize your website to make a beautiful first impression + generate leads for your studio.
Resources Mentioned
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 09 2019

40mins

Play

Rank #16: SFPP 28: How To Think Like A $10,000 Wedding Photographer With Scott Robert Lim

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #17: SFPP 32: Balancing A Full Time Job And Photography Business With Zach Prez

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #18: SFPP 63: Designing Your Own Life With Alex Strohl

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #19: SFPP 24: How Ryan Gandee Built A Successful Photography Business In Under Two Years

Podcast cover
Read more
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

Play

Rank #20: SFPP 34: The Art Of Selling With GE Masana

Podcast cover
Read more
Today's podcast episode is about a 4 letter word in the photography industry, Sales.

I guess that's 5 letters.

Regardless, most photographers shy away from learning how to sell...

...and that's a huge mistake.

Not only are you doing yourself a disservice, but you're doing a disservice to your clients as well.

Joining me to explore this topic further is GE Masana!

GE has written two books on the topic of how to sell photography and we'll be discussing why you have a responsibility to sell to your clients as well as provide some practical tips on how to increase the sales in your photography business.
What You'll Learn

The weird thing photographers do when emailing potential clients (stop this immediately)
The "jiu jitsu method" GE uses to overcome objections before they even come up
What to do when a potential client says "We'll think about it"
Resources Mentioned
Boost Wedding Photography Sales
When They Say That, You Say This!
How to advertise and sell your wedding photography the easy way
Fundy Software
Elavon

Sponsors
Miller's Professional Imaging - Use code "SFP25" to get 25% off signature albums
Tave - Use code “SIXFIGUREPHOTOGRAPHY” to get 20% off

Nov 12 2016

1hr 2mins

Play