How do I build my dream portrait photography business without sacrificing my family and freedom? How do I find photography clients who want more than digital files? What should I charge for my photos? What’s the best way to market for photography clients? Am I ready for a studio?
Welcome to the Worth Every Penny Joycast where photographer and New York Times Best-Selling author, Sarah Petty, will answer these questions and more.
With 3 kids under 3, Sarah decided she wanted to make money with photography. But it wasn’t as easy as it looked. After a few years and lots of tears, she built her little portrait photography business into one of America’s most profitable and this joycast will show you how. It’s designed for photographers who want more from their portrait hotography business, more profits, more clients and more free time…and don’t want to sacrifice their family along the way.
Each week you’ll learn pricing tips, marketing ideas, selling tips and get insights into what’s working now. Along with a huge helping of motivation to build your own photography business where your clients say you’re worth every penny.
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How to Avoid Feeling Guilty About Money
Money. As soon as you hear it do you feel Icky? Greedy? Shameful? Materialistic? Maybe you feel like you have to hide the fact that you make so little money in your photography business, so you spend money you don’t have to look like you make more. As a society, there’s this belief that rich people are BAD. So, as photography business owners, how do we reconcile that it is ok to make money with photography? Well that’s what today’s podcast is all about. Let’s dig in!
25 Unexpected Lessons for Photographers Who Want More
Ten years ago I applied for the trademark for this joycast, but friends, it took me TEN years to put this show out into the world for your ears to hear. Needless to say, my team and I are pretty stoked to make it to 25 episodes given how long it took to get this launched. I’ve heard the average podcast doesn’t make it to 15 episodes, so to celebrate this little milestone, I’m sharing 25 unexpected lessons that helped me grow my photography business into more than I ever dreamed of over the last 22 yea
This is Why Your Photography Business Card Doesn't Work
I see you over there blowing up Google with questions about your photography business card. What should my business card say? Should it have one photo or many photos? Or maybe I’ll just have my phone number and email on thick paper or ooh, even wood? STOP. There’s a reason why your business card hasn’t magically sprinkled sessions all over your calendar. And that’s what I’m going to share with you on this episode of the Joycast. Let’s do this!
What To Do When You Believe You Can’t
We need to talk about a certain someone in your life. The one who puts you down and tells you that you aren’t good enough. The one who knows all your greatest fears, doubts and insecurities and throws them in your face. The one who constantly reminds you of all the reasons “people like you” can’t succeed in a photography business. I know where that mean bully lives who is holding you back and so do you. And on this episode, I’m going to help you get control over what she’s doing to your life.
Why You Aren’t Attracting Better Clients
So you’re booking sessions…but the clients who are booking you aren’t exactly your dream client. You’re probably thinking that since you aren’t living a fancy lifestyle, it’s just not in the cards for you to get better clients who want all the things. Not true. It’s time to kick those beliefs to the curb. Let’s talk about what you CAN do to get those dream clients to step in front of your camera. I’ve got 7 things to share that you can start doing today to get better clients booking you.
Why Learning More Won’t Fix Your Photography Business
Remember when you learned to swap a head in Photoshop? Aaaah. So satisfying, right? At least that is what you’re telling yourself. That you can’t fully commit to growing or even starting your photography business because you don’t know enough yet. Well, friend, I’m here to tell you it’s time to STOP LEARNING. I know, someone with an MBA who TEACHES photographers is telling you to quit learning, but stay with me for a few minutes because this is going to give you a HUGE aha! Hit play to get started
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I have learned so much about photography from Sarah! Absolutely the best!
Love all the Marketing Tips!
Very good podcast with great information coming from a person who I can tell is both selfless & authentic. This is just what I needed to get back into the saddle or for anyone wanting to get raw tips & tricks. Listening to this inspirational talent is like a breath of fresh air!
- KJ Abdul Rahman