Summary of Discussion Topics:
- Your first investment should be education.
- It’s important to implement what you’ve already learned prior to learning something new.
- If you’re just starting out as a photographer, it’s great to work along side a seasoned photographer to gain knowledge and experience.
- Investing your time is not free. Efficiency is key. If you can invest a little bit of money to help you save time on the business side, than you can spend more time improving your skillset, spending time with your clients, etc.
- If spending a little bit of money saves you a lot of time, than it’s beneficial to make those purchases.
- Before participating in any workshop or convention, it’s important to do your research to ensure it is the right fit for you.
- Coaching is a much more personalized experience in comparison to workshops. You’re held accountable to implement what you have learned so you can start seeing results.
- It’s not recommended to spend more than what you can afford on equipment. Get the basic gear you will need.
- Building relationships is very important in this industry. Reach out to new people often and make new connections.
- Branding is important. Work with a designer to create a professional identity for your business.
- Using a studio management system will help you build your business on the right foundation. It will streamline your workflow so you can automate tasks and stay organized.
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