When we first start out in a photography business, it seems that the sky is the limit. We’re new to all of this and there’s nowhere to go but up. We gain clients, our business ramps up, and our dreams begin to unfold. But as we start growing busier, we find ourselves challenged to continue the behind-the-scenes operations. So we hire someone (even if just part time) to assist us with bookings, invoicing or answering the phone. And that alleviates some of our time, so we can shoot or edit more.
When our photography business continues to grow, we become too busy to market it. In the beginning when we had nothing, we were obsessed with marketing. After all, it was the only option for growth. And now, that clients are calling and booking, we scale back.
This is the number one mistake any business owner makes, and it’s the number one reason that causes any business to plateau or decline.
Marketing can never be stopped. It doesn’t matter if we’re starving or well-fed, our marketing is what promises the health of our business into the future. So even if it feels strange to invest money or time in marketing your business when you’re so busy you can’t see straight, get over it. Read More→