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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 • 87 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.

    Money Trigger SOS with Heather Lahtinen

    Money Trigger SOS with Heather Lahtinen

    123 - This week, Heather's in a prison of her own making, and I attempt to help with her jailbreak. The topic of discussion is a $35,000 Hermès purse, but the implications go far beyond that.  
    Join us for an emotion-packed episode on judgment, shame spirals, and why 2022 Heather is having a good laugh at 2018 Heather's expense. 
    What To Listen For: 
    Why I diagnose Heather with a "value conflict"...…and why she told me I'm completely insaneWhat prompted Heather to pace like a caged lion……and decide she'd rather be a robot than a humanAnd, a $100,000 challenge for you, dear listenerIn other news, have you made the move yet to our new Hair of the Dog community? The party's over on Circle now, and by all accounts it's a rager! (But not in the sense of, like, raging about a wildly overpriced handbag, à la Heather.) 
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry HicksFlourish Academy podcastFlourish Academy on FacebookNEW Hair of the Dog community hub (!!) 🎉🎉🎉Hair of the Dog Academy Hair of the Dog Elevate coaching programJoin our new and FREE COMMUNITY now!

    • 51 min
    New Year Planning with Heather Lahtinen

    New Year Planning with Heather Lahtinen

    122 - Forget the classic Andy Williams Christmas song. This, right now, is the most wonderful time of the year! A new year, a fresh Trello board, resolutions unsullied by the siren song of Crumbl Cookies—there's nothing better than January's promise and potential!! 
    And this week, Heather and I discuss how to make the most of the opportunity. Now's the time to set yourself up for success, but you need to be intentional with your annual-planning process. Join us this week to find out how.  
    What To Listen For: 
    Where to start your annual goal-setting sessionHow to make sense of the Be, Do, Have modelThe sneaky trick our brains play on us, when it comes to looking backwardsIf you set just one goal for 2022, this is Heather's recommendationThe "WWHPD" bracelet Nicole needs—and the app she needs to ditch!Guys. If you're tempted to sail off into the seductive seas of 2022 without going through a review-and-planning process, YOUR SHIP WILL SINK. Or at the very least, it's not gonna get you where you're hoping to go. 
     
    So download the Year-in-Review worksheet below, and set aside time for some serious reflection and goal-setting. Your future self will thank you!  
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Year-in-Review worksheetTrello & Todoist productivity apps Episode 118 - Small Town Success, with Tracy MunsonThe High 5 Habit, by Mel RobbinsFlourish Academy podcastFlourish Academy on FacebookNEW Hair of the Dog community hub (!!) 🎉🎉🎉Hair of the Dog Academy Hair of the Dog Elevate coaching programJoin our new and FREE COMMUNITY now!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Best Of - Find your Style with Alicja Zmysłowska

    Best Of - Find your Style with Alicja Zmysłowska

    121 -  Looking at Alicja Zmysłowska's soft, otherworldly pet portraits, you'd never guess that her signature style was born from a lack of transportation. 
    This week, Alicja joins me to talk about artistic influences, the power of personal projects, and how she parlayed her early limitations into the 2020 Portrait of the Year in the Pet Photographers Club awards. It's a must-listen episode!
     What To Listen For: 
    How so-called limitations can help develop your style, and your skillsTwo ways of assessing your body of workThe unique, autonomous life of creative ideasWhy you should stop looking at other pet photographers' work......And where to turn instead to find artistic inspirationHow are you maximizing your surroundings? The light where you live? The lenses you own? Is it all coming together into a cohesive body of work? Whether you're at the beginning of your pet photography journey or you've been at it for years, you'll want to tune in to this week's episode. 
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Alicja Zmysłowska PhotographyAlicja's winning portrait Alicja Zmysłowska Photography on FacebookAlicja's Instagram pageBig Magic by Elizabeth GilbertHair of the Dog AcademyHair of the Dog Facebook groupJoin our new and FREE COMMUNITY now!

    • 46 min
    Best Of - Secrets of Success with Kaylee Greer

    Best Of - Secrets of Success with Kaylee Greer

    120 - You've seen her as the 'Pupparazzi' on Nat Geo WILD. You've drooled over her signature, sapphire-sky pet portraits. Your coffee table might even be adorned with her brand-new book, Dogtography. 
    And now it's time to buckle up, because this week's episode features a mile-a-minute conversation with my dear friend, the inimitable Kaylee Greer. You'll hear all about her journey from self-described lost soul to (my words here!) pet photography's ultimate rock star. 
    What To Listen For: 
    How she found her passion at the ripe "old" age of 24The fortuitous timing of Kaylee's storytelling debutWhat the devil on her shoulder constantly whispers in her earWhy Kaylee tries to limit her media inputsThe designer jeans you'll never catch her wearing (and why they matter)Give yourself the gift of an undistracted listen, because Kaylee drops pearls of wisdom at a rapid-fire rate—and you won't want to miss a single one!


    Resources From This Episode: 
    Dogtography (Kaylee's new book!)Dog Breath PhotographyDog Breath Photography on InstagramOutliers, by Malcom Gladwell Barka workshop seriesHair of the Dog AcademyHair of the Dog Facebook groupHair of the Dog Elevate coachingJoin our new and FREE COMMUNITY now!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Soap and Money Triggers - Biz Tip Thursday

    Soap and Money Triggers - Biz Tip Thursday

    119 - 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!

     Great smelling soap brings me momentarily happiness throughout the day, so when I was near Bath and Body Works I popped in to grab some Christmas varieties. Little did I know that the 4 for $20 sign would set off a money trigger - and then make me realize how these soaps are similar to our photography products.

    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/






    Join our new and FREE COMMUNITY now!

    • 7 min
    Small Town Success with Tracy Munson

    Small Town Success with Tracy Munson

    118 - Tracy Munson's town in New Brunswick, Canada has no stoplights. None. In Harvey Parish, a "traffic jam" is when cows or chickens are blocking the road.  
    And yet since moving to this tiny outpost in 2018, Tracy's managed to go full-time with her pet photography business AND find success with it. Hear how this week, in a fantastic conversation that covers moving, marketing, and being deeply suspicious of marked-down blouses.
    What To Listen For: 
    The hair-dye method for building a businessWhat finally made her phone ring (it wasn't all that SEO work!)The easiest way to build relationships with nonprofitsHow Tracy sold out her book project sessions in just 5 daysWhat to consider when it comes to pricing psychologyWhen to work for free, and the kind of exposure that actually matters Whether or not you live in a town as small as Tracy's, you'll find plenty of value in this week's episode. And you'll get a good laugh out of her original business name—I know I did! 
    Resources From This Episode: 
    Tracy Munson PhotographyTracy Munson Photography on FacebookTracy's InstagramHair of the Dog Academy Hair of the Dog Facebook groupHair of the Dog Elevate coaching programJoin our new and FREE COMMUNITY now!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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87 Ratings

87 Ratings

The Inspiration Place ,

Awesome podcast

Love this show. I particularly like your "Business Pillar" episodes. As a professional artist, I recognize how important it is to have these essential foundations in place. I’m looking forward to more episodes!!

PetLover624 ,

Overwhelm is a Choice

OMG! Just what I needed to hear today. Nicole hit it right on the head with this one. Thank you so much for these great podcasts.

VAPetTog ,

Informative and very useful

This podcast shares a wealth of useful and practical information for all photographers. I listen to many of the Podcasts several times and take notes.I highly recommend it for all photographers, not just pet photographers.

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