Starting a new business is exciting, invigorating, exhilarating — and also kind of terrifying. After all, following your dreams isn’t easy. It takes a special person to take a chance on becoming your own boss, whether you are offering videography services for weddings, becoming a freelance hair and makeup consultant, or opening your own floral business. Luckily, there are things you can do to help your creative business succeed.
The New Year is fast approaching, and it’s time to make your resolutions. But instead of resolving to lose weight in the coming year or go quit smoking, why not focus your resolutions on managing your wedding photography business? Now is the perfect time to set goals for the coming year and map out ways to achieve them.
You’ve worked hard to build your business. You’ve promoted yourself and networked. You’ve shown you can handle the demands and pressure of jobs big and small. You’ve done everything you can to grow your client list.
It may sound weird to hear us say this, but sometimes you’re going to have to turn down some of that business.
Being a wedding photographer, you’re almost guaranteed to have some incredibly unique experiences.
It’s one of those jobs where there’s always a certain amount of unpredictability, as you never know what exactly will happen on the day of the wedding. The weddings might be quirky, the happy couples might be extremely picky about their photographs or some of the tipsy relatives could have a few too many ideas about your photos.
With so many wild cards to deal with on the day of the wedding, you want to have at least a few things you can count on to be predictable and dependable.
Sending email with Táve + Google’s Gmail takes keeping track of your conversations with clients to a whole new level.
When it comes to profits and losses, creative success and business acumen often collide.
Photographers start their own business to practice their craft, as do other creative entrepreneurs. They want to develop their talents unfettered by a boss who holds creative control. Stylists, videographers and wedding planners have a vision they want to share with the world to make it a better, more beautiful place. They want to tell a story by manipulating sensory elements as only a gifted artist can.
Fear can be a normal, natural part of life.
You may have a fear of snakes, and that’s great, because it keeps you from getting into a confrontation with a poisonous one.
You may have a fear of heights — that’s no problem, because it keeps you safe from dangerous cliffs.
You may have a fear of losing your kids in a crowd. Well, that just means you get to hold onto them extra tightly.
It’s when fear starts to become crippling that it becomes a problem. If fear keeps you from reaching for greater heights, you need to examine what’s holding you back.
The wedding photography busy season is a thrilling part of the year for you as a photographer. You get to do what you love and work with clients who are perfect for your business. Unfortunately, it can also be a stressful time, especially with piling tasks and increasing demands. And even with an endless to-do list, weddings to shoot, and products to fulfill, you still have a photography business to run.
Tax time is frustrating and scary for lots of people, especially if you’re self-employed or have a side-hustle—but it doesn’t have to be. We spoke to our friends over at TimberTax.co about how to prepare for tax season throughout the year so it goes smoothly.
Here are the three main scenarios and how to avoid them next year: owing money on tax day, you extended your return, and feeling frustrated.