Welcome to “From nothing to Profit, a photographers podcast”. Every week Matt Hoaglin and Kia Bondurant interview successful photographers that own profitable portrait studios. The goal is to find out what is working in their business now and see what is making them so profitable. From marketing tips to business secrets, Matt and Kia will ask all the difficult questions so you can take your business from nothing to profit. If you listen to this every week, not only will you have an action plan to grow your business but you will know what the best photographers in the world are thinking about right now. Your competition will have no idea what hit them. You will steal market share and have a list of amazing marketing ideas to use all year long. If you want your portrait studio to supply for your family this is the podcast for you. Stay tuned as we interview the very best photographers in the industry so you can swipe their marketing ideas and business practices.
Bo Nelson - An Entrepreneur Podcast
We invited Bo Nelson on as our first ever guest who is not involved in the photography industry. As a local business owner and entrepreneur in the Kansas City area, Bo has been pioneering new ways of selling coffee. His philosophical and creative concepts are an inspiration to any business. Listen in to Bo's thoughts on the next economy that encompasses memory, vibe and experience. Get ideas from the concepts he is using in his business as a living laboratory to get immediate feedback and figure out how to create the Heartbeat and SOUL that your brand needs!
More about Josiah "Bo" Nelson:
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters is at the heart of a Kansas City movement driven by innovation and craft. Every day, artists, entrepreneurs, government leaders, non-profit and startup leaders connect over coffee at Thou Mayest, fueling their passion to advance their city. Co-owner/majority stakeholder Bo Nelson is a big reason why.
Bo is a homegrown Kansas Citian, whose blend of rural and urban life experience reflects the city he serves. Bo grew up on a farm, working his family’s 10-acre nursery where he honed horticultural skills, learned business basics, and developed a hard work ethic that is evident in everything he does.
Bo traveled the world, but felt the call back home, inspired to put his mark on the culture of the city he loves. Bo started Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in 2012, built upon the idea that communities grow through connections and conversations over a good drink.
Thou Mayest is named in reference to a passage from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, and the shop’s design/atmosphere is equal parts Jacques Cousteau, Frank Zappa and the Boy Scouts of America. One visit and it’s evident that Bo has created a magnetic space that is itself alive, gathering people of all backgrounds and interests to have a drink and foster collaboration.
https://thoumayest.com/ (Thou Mayest)
https://www.cafeequinox.com/ (Cafe Equinox)
Tara Rochelle - A Photographer Interview
You'll love our interview with Tara Rochelle! Follow along as we uncover the surprising journey of Tara Rochelle's senior imagery. When you see Tara Rochelle’s work, there is nuance and depth that is unusual in senior portraits - even senior portraits with such a fashion influence. After talking with Tara, it all begins to make sense. The layers of her experience - from her classical training to photographing weddings for years, time shooting model portfolios and now, senior portraits.
More about Tara:
Tara Rochelle is a senior photographer who infused fashion and editorial elements into her photography and has established a signature style that is known throughout the industry. She is located outside of Los Angeles, CA and has been photographing since high school. She has photographed celebrity weddings and celebrities, but now focuses on the high school senior market. Tara also loves to teach other photographers and has been a speaker at workshops and is always highly requested to be a keynote speaker at industry conferences!
https://tararochelle.com/ (Tara's Website)
https://www.instagram.com/tararochellephoto/ (Tara's Instagram)
https://tara-rochelle-photography-design.myshopify.com/ (Tara for Photographers)
Emil Rodgriguez-Powell - A Photography Interview
You'll love the energy and inspiration from this interview with Emil! Before her career as a photographer, Emil Rodriguez-Powell was a social worker in child welfare. It was great to be able to talk through some tough issues with Emil with her viewpoint as a photographer and a woman of color. You can see her creative work on https://www.instagram.com/sliceoflimephoto (@sliceoflimephoto) (lime - Emil) get it? And her new businesses at https://www.instagram.com/sourcethespace/ (@sourcethespace) ad https://www.instagram.com/sourcecreativehouse/ (@sourcecreativehouse). With only 3 years in the business full time, Emil has skyrocketed to success. Can’t wait to see where she takes her penchant for GROWTH next!
A little more about Emil:
Emil is the Lime in Slice of Lime (no really, it’s her name, backwards!) Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Emil has built a senior photography brand on the belief that “We all Shine Differently” and pushes herself to create images for her seniors that capture the spirit of who they are while giving them a memorable experience that they want to shout about from the rooftops. When not behind the lens, Emil can be found adding to her plant collection, listening to records with her hubby, Jason, and cuddling with her rescue dogs
PODCAST: http://certifiedmadness.com/ (http://certifiedmadness.com)
Carissa Davis - A Photographer Interview
Getting to do an interview with Carissa has been on Kia's list for a while now because Carissa's work is so bright and energetic. The great thing is that Carissa adds in so much meaning to her work with the charities and special projects that she supports with her business. If you are wanting to add more creativity and meaning to your photography and your business, this podcast episode is for you!
Carissa Davis is a High School/Tween and Kids photographer and national educator. She is known for her bright, bold, fun imagery and her rep team known as the "Flamingos". As a mom of two girls , and working with a predominantly female client base , promoting “girl power” is top priority. Her business empowers young girls to be strong contributing members of society and encourages breaking barriers of competition amongst other women, all while building self confidence and growth. She is also an animal rights and Special Needs advocate pairing with organizations such as Emily’s Legacy and Night to Shine.
Ronan Ryle - A Photography Interview
What a fantastic interview with Ronan Ryle of https://3xmsolution.com/#welcome (3xm Solutions) and https://paykstrt.com/20230/73405 (BSA Academy)! Ronan is a certified business coach with Profit First and Storybrand - both of which we love and have adopted for our business. He had so much wisdom to share about how to look at your business from a philosophical and a profit viewpoint. The best way to find out more is to join the https://paykstrt.com/20230/73405 (Business Success Academy 14 day Challenge.) Kia has done it, loved it and booked lots of sessions during the slow time of her year. When you click on the link, you’ll get 30 days membership for free! It’s an affiliate link so if you use it, Kia will get helped out as well!
A little more about Ronan:
Ronan as CEO of Infinity Group (3XM, Business Success Academy and Photovalue) has made it his mission to help Photographers Realize the difference their work makes to creating a healthy society in mind, body and spirit. By doing so, Photographers start to Respect themselves which is an essential first step to bridging the value gap with consumers. Only when these two pillars are achieved will Photographers get properly Rewarded for the important work they do.
Ronan’s mission is to help photographers Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Understood by the consumer not for what they do but for the difference they make to the consumers life. That is how we bridge the value gap with the consumer. That is how we amplify the creation of a healthier society through photography.
Photographers who become BSA Online Marketing Wizards are filing their studios all year round with higher paying clients while amplifying the creation of a healthier society through photography.
Looking into 2021
Even though we are already well into the first quarter of 2021, there is still a lot of time to make things happen. Listen in as Matt and Kia discuss their personal and professional plans for this unprecedented year. And find out Kia's word of the year. It's only 2 letters. Can you guess it?
ABLE TO BE FULL TIME because of Sarah!
I've listened to Sarah's podcast for a long time now and am OBSESSED. I've bought the book worth every penny and her advice on the podcast and the book has honestly changed my business to the "boutique business" that it's worth. My insta is @lexifosterphotography and I was finally able to make this my full time job with her advice so thank you so much sarah!
Must Listen To!
Awesome podcast to listen to! Actionable pieces of information every episode and such a diverse group of photographers and topics. Keeps me coming back!
Such a great lineup of amazing teacher/photographers
I have been in the biz full time for 38 years so I know a lot of these awesome guests. Matt and Kia...you are doing a great job pulling out such great tips from each one.