Day to day business

Not too long after becoming a full time photographer, I quickly learned it not all about just taking pictures any more.  There is an entire new skill I had to learn... How to run a business.


Now with a photography business there are what I breakdown in to 3 parts:


Sales/Marketing


Sales

     emailing

     meetings

     customer service

     contracts

Marketing

    social media

    getting your name out there events

Research and Development

     finding the next best thing

     new ideas

     next product to buy

Promotions

Production


Schedule/booking

Photoshoots

     *actually taking pictures

     prep work involved in taking pictures

     set up for post processing

     data management

Editing

Equipment maintenance


Finance


Receivable/Payable

     Send Invoices

     Pay bills

Payroll

Bookkeeping



Now, here is where the challenge starts.  Certain parts of the year, help is easy to find and pay for, but as most businesses,  there are busy times and not so busy times.   I have systemized just about every single task that is needed to run the business so anyone can just drop right in and lend a hand,  but I'm always capable of doing every task myself.


Typical day

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