108 episodes

Are you a pet photographer hoping to start or grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography. - Your host is Nicole Begley, a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer. Nicole has been running a successful pet photography business since 2010 and is also the founder of Hair of the Dog Academy where she has helped people just like you build profitable pet photography businesses all around the world. - In this show, you will learn about photographing animals, starting your pet photography business, working with clients, pricing your photography, selling your photographic art, marketing your photography business, and creating an incredible client experience.

Hair of the Dog Podcast Nicole Begley

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Are you a pet photographer hoping to start or grow your business so that you can finally live the life of YOUR design? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, actionable strategies, detailed case studies, interviews with industry leaders, and everything else you need to start making money in pet photography. - Your host is Nicole Begley, a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer. Nicole has been running a successful pet photography business since 2010 and is also the founder of Hair of the Dog Academy where she has helped people just like you build profitable pet photography businesses all around the world. - In this show, you will learn about photographing animals, starting your pet photography business, working with clients, pricing your photography, selling your photographic art, marketing your photography business, and creating an incredible client experience.

    $2k vs $300 a night - Biz Tip Thursday

    $2k vs $300 a night - Biz Tip Thursday

    108 -  Welcome to Biz Tip Thursday!  These are short actionable episodes in which Nicole takes something that's going on in her life or business and relates that to something that you can do NOW in your business!

     We all have things that we value enough to have a little spending "splurge" now and then. For me, it's never shoes - but often travel. However, even I might run into some money blocks with today's BizTip Thursday comparison. What would be required for you to spend $2000/night on something that could be had for only $300? What would be required for your clients to want to spend $2000 with you vs. $300 with someone else? Let's discuss.

    If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us, @hairofthedogacademy.
    Haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to www.hairofthedogacademy.com/apple, and thanks for your support of this show!

    LINKS:
    Check out the Hair of the Dog Academy.
    https://hairofthedogacademy.com/academy/
    Grab your FREE Editing 101  or Pricing 101 masterclass!
    https://www.hairofthedogacademy.com/editing
    https://www.hairofthedogacademy.com/pricing
    Connect with us on Instragram - @hairofthedogacademy
    https://www.instagram.com/hairofthedogacademy/
    The Hair of the Dog Online Summit is returning this November and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! REGISTER HERE! 

    • 8 min
    The Journey to Your Life's Purpose

    The Journey to Your Life's Purpose

    107 - This week, a short and celebratory podcast. Now that the Hair of the Dog Conservation Fund is officially a 501(c)3 non-profit, I want to talk about finding my life's purpose—and what it might look like for you to find yours. 
    What To Listen For: 
    The limiting misconception about "finding your purpose"What it feels like to be in alignmentHow to get closer to your core purposeA homework exercise to help bring you clarityExamples of other pet photographers' passionsI'm just guessing here, but if you're cueing up this podcast, your purpose might have something to do with pet photography. And if that's the case, you'll definitely want to join the Hair of the Dog Summit this November. For a teensy $10 donation to the HOD Conservation Fund, you'll get live access to an entire lineup of awesome educators. Get on the waitlist here! 
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Hair of the Dog Summit Hair of the Dog Academy Hair of the Dog Facebook groupHair of the Dog Elevate coaching programThe Hair of the Dog Online Summit is returning this November and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! REGISTER HERE! 

    • 20 min
    Biz Tip Thursday - The Great Pivot

    Biz Tip Thursday - The Great Pivot

    106 - Welcome to Biz Tip Thursday!  These are short actionable episodes in which Nicole takes something that's going on in her life or business and relates that to something that you can do NOW in your business!

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you had everything planned out, dare I say perfectly, and then something happens to make it all go COMPLETELY off the rails? I'm not talking a little blip but a full-on March 16th, 2020 level off the rails event. Well, I had to deal with one lately and in this BizTip Thursday I'm sharing that experience. In the end? It turned out even better than I could have imagined!

    If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us, @hairofthedogacademy.
    Haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to www.hairofthedogacademy.com/apple, and thanks for your support of this show!
    LINKS:
    Check out the Hair of the Dog Academy.
    https://hairofthedogacademy.com/academy/
    Grab your FREE Editing 101  or Pricing 101 masterclass!
    https://www.hairofthedogacademy.com/editing
    https://www.hairofthedogacademy.com/pricing
    Connect with us on Instragram - @hairofthedogacademy
    https://www.instagram.com/hairofthedogacademy/
    The Hair of the Dog Online Summit is returning this November and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! REGISTER HERE! 

    • 10 min
    When Do I Start Charging with Heather Lahtinen

    When Do I Start Charging with Heather Lahtinen

    105 - Deciding when to start charging for your work is like having a baby: You're never going to feel completely ready. If you're a human—and I assume that you are—you'll always make mistakes and have room for improvement. Regardless, this week Heather and I hope to convince you that if someone in your market is willing to pay you for photography, then forpetessake LET THEM PAY YOU!!! Have a listen, and hear us out. 
    What To Listen For: 
    The components of an MVP (that's 'Minimum Viable Product')   How to set appropriate client expectations if you're newThe "dead zone" of photography pricing What to say when you need to re-shoot a sessionHow to Malcolm Gladwell your way into better imagesStill don't feel like you're ready to charge? Try running your reasons through Heather's BS Detector—it's the surefire way to know if they're legit, or just excuses protecting your ego from bumps and bruises.  
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Episode 95 - Upgrading Your Life, with Heather LahtinenEpisode 101 - Money Triggers with Heather LahtinenHoundvision: Lake Tahoe pet photography workshopsFlourish AcademyFlourish Academy on FacebookFlourish Academy on InstagramHair of the Dog Academy Hair of the Dog Facebook groupHair of the Dog Elevate coaching program

    The Hair of the Dog Online Summit is returning this November and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! REGISTER HERE! 

    • 44 min
    Biz Tip Thursday - The Great Lobby Search

    Biz Tip Thursday - The Great Lobby Search

    104 - Welcome to Biz Tip Thursday!  These are short actionable episodes in which Nicole takes something that's going on in her life or business and relates that to something that you can do NOW in your business!

    Creating beautiful images and high-end products aren't always enough to truly offer your clients a high-end service. Join me on the Great Lobby Search of 2021.

    If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us, @hairofthedogacademy.
    Haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to www.hairofthedogacademy.com/apple, and thanks for your support of this show!
    LINKS:
    Check out the Hair of the Dog Academy.
    https://hairofthedogacademy.com/academy/
    Grab your FREE Editing 101  or Pricing 101 masterclass!
    https://www.hairofthedogacademy.com/editing
    https://www.hairofthedogacademy.com/pricing
    Connect with us on Instragram - @hairofthedogacademy
    https://www.instagram.com/hairofthedogacademy/
    The Hair of the Dog Online Summit is returning this November and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! REGISTER HERE! 

    • 9 min
    Heather's Money Mayhem

    Heather's Money Mayhem

    103 - As I sneak off to Iceland this week with the hubs, I'm turning the reins over to podcast regular and mindset maven Heather Lahtinen. And...Heather has a question for you.
    All these principles and personal growth strategies we talk about on the podcast—are you putting them into practice in real life? Do you even notice when your emotions are hijacking your thought process? (That's two questions, oy.) 
    This week, Heather walks you through a recent real-life example of putting mindset principles into action—so we can all learn some valuable lessons from her crazy-brain train.  
    What To Listen For: 
    The rotten rear-end news that sent Heather spiraling into tearsWhat our financial decisions actually come down toHow even small loose ends can have an oversized impactThe brilliant business move Mercedes makes for its customersWhy overcoming your ego is good for your bottom lineEnjoy your one-on-one time with Heather, and I'll catch you in next week's episode!   
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Episode 95 - Upgrading Your Life, with Heather LahtinenEpisode 101 - Money Triggers with Heather LahtinenDave Ramsey's personal finance blogBlink, by Malcom GladwellFlourish AcademyFlourish Academy on FacebookFlourish Academy on InstagramHair of the Dog Academy Hair of the Dog Facebook groupHair of the Dog Elevate coaching programThe Hair of the Dog Online Summit is returning this November and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! REGISTER HERE! 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jo@YDP ,

Joanne from Your Dog’s Photographer

I look so forward to every podcast. I learn something new and useful from every session - so much info - great guests - best podcast ever!

Veronica@wags&kisses ,

Brilliant!!!

I look forward to this podcast every week! There are so many amazing guests and so much actionable advice, not to mention the down to earth humour! Thanks for this Podcast, Nicole. Every episode inspires me to move the needle on my pet photography business a little further towards my ultimate goal...you guessed it...freedom😁

CanadaGirl64 ,

Episode 48 - How Looking Back Helps Us Look Forward

What a great episode! Taking time to reflect on 2020 in such an open-minded way helped to find the wins and the lessons learned in 2020 rather than focusing on what was “bad” or a “fail”. Heather and Nicole continue to inspire.

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