Rank #1: 70: A Chat With Dylan Howell About SEO for photography websites
Meet Dylan Howell a photographer based in Oregon with a passion for search engine optimization (SEO). In this episode I had the chance to talk with Dylan about SEO for photography websites and how you can improve your ranking.
Rank #2: 24: A Chat With Dana Pugh About Pricing
Meet the amazing Dana Pugh, she's a family, wedding, and commercial photographer based in Calgary, Canada.
In addition to her fantastic work, Dana is on a mission to help photographers price themselves correctly!
Make sure you listen to today's episode so you can get a better idea on how to start making a profit on your photography business.
You can find out more info on the show's notes page http://thetogrepublic.com/podcast/24
Rank #3: 51: How To Set Goals & Smash Them!
Friends, this is the last week of the year and it’s the perfect time to get your business (and personal) goals ready for 2019.
Setting goals can be intimidating! I know this first hand. I ran my business for almost 9 years without setting goals and I must admit, it was a miracle anything got done around here. In today’s episode I chat about how to set goals and smash them. Believe me, you need more than just a nice vision board and a few day dreams to achieve them.
Listen to this podcast to learn about the method I now use to both set goals and smash them!
Rank #4: 02: Defining Your Brand
Rank #5: 21: The Difference Between the $100 & $1000 photographer
Hello Friend! On today's podcast I chat about the difference between photographers that are charging little money and the ones that are making a good living with their craft. Hint, this has nothing to do with location, experience, or even the quality of their work.
You can find out more info on the show's notes page http://thetogrepublic.com/podcast/21
Rank #6: 28: 5 Steps I take After Receiving An Inquiry
I love when I get an inquiry email! It's exciting to see that people are engaging with my brand and looking at the possibility of doing business together!
But if you are not keeping track of your inquiries things can get out of hand easily. You can loose focus on what you are doing and possibly miss a client; and of course you don't want that!
So listen to today's podcast where I share 5 simple steps I take once I receive an inquiry! I also chat about contact forms and why you need to have a good one on your site :)
Rank #7: 37: The Do's & Don'ts of Mini Sessions
It's been almost 3 months since the last time I posted an episode and I'm happy to jump right in the routine of things!
Since Fall it's just around the corner, I wanted to break the radio silence with an episode about MINI SESSIONS!
Yes, yes yes! I don't like mini sessions, but that doesn't mean that you don't have to like them either.
If you are planning to run a mini sessions here are some tips to have a successful season!
Rank #8: 45: The Easiest Marketing Tip Most Photographers Overlook
When you hear the word marketing you probably think of something complicated and expensive. And although some marketing strategies require money and planning, some others are easy to implement and 100% free!
In today’s episode I share with you a tip that it’s so easy to apply, yet 99% of the vendors and photography professionals I have worked with are not using it (so it led me to believe that many people out there are missing out on it).
Rank #9: 54: 4 Tips On How To Network In Person
Networking in person can be scary! But I want you to to focus on the positive and build on the opportunities that come from it!
Meeting new people that can help your business grow is the goal, and after all, you can’t do that from your office or living room as well as making a good in person impression.
In today’s episode I share with you four tips on how to network in person. How to find networking events, how to get ready for it, and what to do after you have met new people( this being the most important part of networking!)
Rank #10: 01: Welcome To The Tog Republic
Welcome! I'm so excited you are here today. It has been an honored to help photographers with their marketing needs and to make things even easier for you, today we are launching our podcast!
My goal is to share weekly with you some tips and marketing strategies that you can implement on your business. I will be also inviting industry leaders to share their knowledge and experiences with all of us.
You can find out more info on the show's notes page http://thetogrepublic.com/podcast/1
Rank #11: 36: A Chat With Courtney Ortiz About Meditation & Manifestation
Meet Courtney Ortiz, she is an amazing family & children photographer and today she is sharing with us some of her morning rituals.
Courtney meditates daily and she also visualizes what she wants for her personal life as well as for her business.
Visualization is a very powerful practice that you can implement into your business right away!
The power or the mind is great, so why not use it to create a prosperous and life and business.
Find out more in the show notes:
Rank #12: 06: A Chat With Nadia Meli About Instagram
Today let's chat with the talented Nadia Meli about Instagram and how to curate content that is remarkable.
If you don't know who Nadia Meli is, let me introduce you to a photographer that brings a lot of soul to her work; she is also an educator and a hugger!
You can find out more info on the show's notes page http://thetogrepublic.com/podcast/6
Rank #13: 52: The One Question Your Contact Form Must Include
Today’s episode is short and to the point. I hope it really makes you think about your contact form and how to improve it, so you can connect with your future clients.
In all honesty a contact form is a very straight forward thing to have in your website. I mean you are asking for information about your future clients. But what if I tell you there is a MUST question 99% of photographers are not including in their forms! What if that question could put you ahead of the rest?
In today’s chat I talk about that ONE question the majority of people are missing and why it’s so important!
Rank #14: 04: Using Slideshows to Market Your Business.
Today let's chat about slideshows and why I love them so much!
Currently I'm obsessed with SmartSlides a company that allows photographers to create beautiful slideshows to showcase their images, get viewers excited about the work their seeing, and grow your brand recognition.
You can find out more info on the show's notes page http://thetogrepublic.com/podcast/4
Rank #15: 59: A Chat With Taylor Jackson About How To Book More Weddings
This seems to be the million dollar question: “how can I book more weddings?” and although there isn’t one magic answer, there are many things you can do to achieve your ideal number of bookings. Let me save you some time and say that all the things you can do implied work.
On today’s episode I had the opportunity to chat with Taylor Jackson, a wedding photographer based in Canada. He shoots over 60 weddings a year, so he knows a thing or two about booking clients :)
Listen to today’s episode and learn a couple of strategies you can implement into your business to reach more couples and book more weddings.
Rank #16: 34: How To Market Your Photography Business Like Cardi B
Love it or hate it Cardi B is EVERYWHERE! Her marketing game is on point and there are so many lessons we can learn from her and apply to our photography business!
In todays' chat I had the opportunity to talk with the fabulous Stephanie Sonju ( Perhaps your remember her from her episode about Documentary Family Sessions) about Cardi B and how to find inspiration in other industries that we can apply to our own photography business.
Rank #17: 64: A Chat With Sianne Chong Sprague About How Branding
Meet Sianne! She’s an amazing brand strategist that helps creatives tell their story, attract their ideal clients, grow a strong brand, and make more money.
I knew a chat with Sianne was going to be very useful for my fellow photographers as we very often get caught up in creating beautiful photos and forget to build a brand around our business.In this chat, Sianne shared with us some amazing knowledge plus the difference between brand, brand identity, and branding.
Rank #18: 68: The Dos and Don'ts of Instagram
Instagram is a fantastic platform, and if used correctly it can really help your business!
But the algorithm can make you do desperate things in the name of engagement and this is what this episode is all about.
Listen now to find out the biggest “marketing strategy” that you need to avoid at all cost and what to do instead!
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Rank #19: 33: A Chat With Annemie Tonken About The Business of Family Photography
Meet Annemie Tonken, the photographer behind Megapixie Photography a fine art child & family photography studio in Chapel Hill, NC.
Annemie is also one of the founders of The Family Narrative, a retreat for family photographers.
During our chat we talked about the importance of running a sustainable family photography business, how to say no to things you don't want to do in your business, and the importance of community to succeed in this industry.
Rank #20: 69: A Chat With Henry Jimenez About How To Create a Strong IG Community
Meet Henry Jimenez! He's only 21 years old and already he is one of the most sought after photographers in Mexico. In the last year, he's traveled to Japan, Bali, Iceland, Holland, Spain and the US photographing celebrities and IG influencers.
His IG account continues to grow while he engages with his audience in a casual and fun way.
Henry has cracked the IG code and he knows that in order to grow your audience and attract clients you need to be yourself and have a lot of fun!
Listen to this chat now :)