I know it seems like Valentine's Day is far away but if you're wanting boudoir/glamor bookings for Valentine's Day you need to get a plan in place, NOW.
The best thing would be to get this done BEFORE holiday vacation that way you don't wake up from your food coma in January and realize it's too late to get anything in place, lose out on bookings, lose out on sales, and then have regrets (again) and say to yourself "Well, I can always plan next year."
Simply read these easy tips I'm about to share with you so that you can have an amazing plan in place to get the bookings and money you WANT this Valentine's Day.
What is the program?
It is a year long 1:1 mentorship program (Jan 1st, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014) where you get unlimited access to The Law Tog for help in photography, business, marketing and all things related!
The most important aspect of this mentorship is that we will get to the nitty-gritty of your business. No holds barred. You share. I share. We will work on it together. Whether you are brand new, just thinking of starting a business, or have been in business for ten years. Through my education and experience we are going to work at picking apart your workflows to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for success!
The more you put into the program the more you will get out of it. I am "on call" with unlimited emails and priority response to my MentorMe participants throughout the year. You are my #1 commitment of all my consulting clients and I look forward to going through the growing pains and celebrating the successes with you!
I am super excited have my Portrait Legal Form Bundle up for grabs in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway with some AWESOME other vendors.
The grand prize? A HUGE prize pack including a Canon 5DMark III and 12 other awesome items!
Ready to celebrate some christmas cheer with 12 days of giveaways?
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..to play with lights, cameras and a little bit of action! Corny huh? Deal with it! We’re going to go step-by-step to learn the fun different methods to shooting Christmas tree lights. In a dimly lit room clear all distractions away from your tree, or move in Christmas related details to set the scene.
The level of lighting in the area will impact the results of the light coming from the tree and the mood of the photograph. Set it so that the light is akin to a nice-fireside-with-a-hot-cocoa-while-you-listen-to-Michael-Buble-sing-Blue-Christmas-and-look-at-the-tree-type-of-feel. Got it? Good! Let’s roll!
As the year end approaches all small business owners should start thinking about tax deductions! Depending on the business structure and tax liability some income taxes may already have been paid, for others they haven't paid a dime. This is where your business savings and tax deductions come in! Take a gander at the top tax deductions you don't want to forget about and evaluate your budget, business plan and needs for 2014.
How do I keep track of these?
It is best to keep a running record book of the entire year with all receipts and notes referencing the event, client or expense. Use the following deductible categories as a way to organize and divide up your expenses into a manageable mess of receipts, instead of an unmanageable one (?). Seriously, get a structure and workflow to keeping up with all expenses. Every penny spent that is deductible is potentially a penny saved.
Imagine you're about to get on a roller coaster (if you dont like them then sub it for another exhilarating experience!). You feel the anticipation. The anxiety. Heart is beating. Slightly feel out of your comfort zone.
As you step onto the roller coaster blood is pumping. You whip through the twists and turns. But as you get to the biggest drop. The MONSTER one to complete the experience. The rollercoaster completely stops. And you're forced to walk down the towering twisted metal by those small peg like stairs. Real fun huh? The experience is completely lost. All of the previous twists and turns are gone into the distant memory and are replaced by the disgruntled feeling of an incomplete end to the experience.
Now imagine – if, instead, you had finished the rollercoaster with the Monster drop. Feeling your stomach drop, screams rip from your lips and you throw your hands in the air. You get the whole experience. It makes the monetary investment in tickets and time investment in waiting in line all worth it.
Which experience do you think you'll be facebook posting or tweeting about? Exactly. The second one. The complete one.
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Client inquires. You respond excitedly.
They pay the retainer/deposit. Just waiting on contract.
You think all is good – then the client throws you a curveball. They are questioning the model release. *cue scary music*
What do you do? Let's check out what a model release is, when you need one and how to deal with this situation to help yourself and the client!
It's been a while since we've done a non-business tool giveaway and figured since I'm "nesting" with the baby on the way I'd share one of my favorite decor items + give away a credit to get your own too!
Barn Owl Primitives is one of my favorite shops – I love the fun custom decor for the house or office! Check her out and be sure to enter the giveaway!