327: Bryan & Rob – 5 ways to invest and grow your photography business

Episode #327: Discussion with Bryan and Rob (38 minutes)

Discussion Topics

  1. Education
  2. equipment
  3. relationships
  4. branding

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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