Episode 336: Workflow Wednesday: Setting Goals for 2020 – Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich

setting goals

Have you taken the time to think through where you are in your life and business, and where you want to go over the next 12 months?

In episode 336 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich discuss their goals for the new year, and the motivation behind them. Listen in as they discuss what it can look like to find purpose or passion, even when your motives sometimes feel selfish.

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 2:00PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Connect:
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
@hayleegaffin
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast

Links:
Henry Chen’s Episode – bit.ly/bp-331
Ryn’s Blog Post: bit.ly/bp-visionweekends
Tony Robbin’s Book: http://bit.ly/bp-reawaken
Newlywed Game: bit.ly/bp-newlywedgame

Watch the Facebook Live Video Here:

 

 

Episode 318: Leveraging Debt for Your Photography Business – Jill Houser

leveraging debt

Do you ever feel like you’d be more successful  if you had money to invest into your business?

In episode 318 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jill Houser opens up about her experience with accumulating $20k of debt in order to take her photography business to the next level. Listen in as she shares the benefits of taking out a loan, the advice she would give to those considering taking on debt, and how she paid it back in full from profits in her business.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: Helping the uncomfortable feel comfortable in front of the camera. (2:13)

Technique for Time:
Understanding expectations in relationships.
Set boundaries on work.

Book Recommendations: (15:55)
Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand
Retrain your Anxious Brain – bit.ly/bp-retrainanxious
Untethered Soul by Michael Singer  – bit.ly/bp-untethered

The Gear Bag: Utensils for dinner. (23:24)

Going into Debt for Business (26:57)

Jill’s Experience with the Debt: (29:54)
Opened a Business Credit Card with 0% Interest for 6 months (up to 17.5% after).
Transferred the Balance to an Amex Card with 0% Interest for 15 months.

Jill’s Accumulated Debt: $20k for Gear (31:43)

Gear Jill Bought: (32:03)
Photobooth
Lenses
Backup Camera
Computer

The Impact of Debt on Jill’s Business: (33:20)
She quit the restaurant industry.
Image quality improved.
Allowed her to go from entry level to pro.

Paying off $20k in Debt: Live frugally and look at every dollar coming in as a payment towards the debt. (35:13)

Advice for Photographers: (36:38)
It takes money to make money.
Have a plan to paying off money that you can’t pay off right away.
For big purchases, test them out first.

Links:
jillhouser.com
instagram.com/jillhouserphotography

Episode 153: How to Run a Financially Healthy Company – Michael Klipper

Financially Healthy - Michael Klipper

Do you have problems managing your finances while running your photography business?

In episode 153 of the Bokeh Podcast, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Michael Klipper shares what mistakes you may be making that are keeping you from having a financially healthy company. Listen as he shares the biggest struggles photographers face with money and three steps to proactively manage your finances!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Time Technique: Schedule everything. Bonus tip: Treat yourself like you would an employee where you’re scheduling everything so you know when you’re working.

Biggest Financial Struggles for Photography Business Owners
Cash Flow: Planning ahead and setting aside enough money to cover you through the slower seasons of your business.

3 Steps to Proactively Managing Your Finances
1. Have a good accounting system or software like Quickbooks Online.
2. Set goals for you

Links
Website: engagecpas.com
Instagram: @engagecpas
Facebook: fb.com/engagecpas
calendar.google.com
Outlook.com
The Four Hour Work Week
The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Quickbooks Online
Gary Vaynerchuck
Rising Tide Society

Episode 138: Business Financials for Creatives – Colleen Bies

Financials - Colleen Bies

As a creative, your finances are the last thing you typically want to manage, yet they are paramount to the success of your business.

In episode 138 of the Bokeh Podcast, Colleen Bies reveals the biggest fear for creatives when it comes to accounting. Listen as she shares three tips for overcoming those fears and setting your business up for financial success.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

The Lesson: Allow yourself to be open to the world and the community.

Check out Colleen’s Boudoir Workshop covering:
1. Posing and Styling
2. Marketing
3. In Person Sales
Proceeds will be donated to a local women’s abuse shelter.

Biggest Financial Fear:
Creatives claim to just be creative minded, not business minded.

3 Tips for Finances:
1. Consistently look at your financials.
2. Pay attention to the numbers, where they come from, and what they mean.
3. Get professional help.

The Gear Bag:
Pentax 645n
Canon 1V

Mentioned in this Episode:
Rising Tide Society

Links:
Website: colleenbies.com
Instagram: @colleenbies
Facebook: fb.com/colleenbies
Website: thetacticalentrepreneur.com
Instagram: @thetacticalentrepreneur
Facebook: fb.com/thetacticalentrepreneur
The E-Myth
Todoist.com