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.com
Facebook: fb.com/thetacticalentrepreneur
The E-Myth
Todoist.com

Episode 136: Standing Out in the Noise – Misty Christensen

Standing Out - Misty Christensen

Do you feel lost in an over-saturated market where every photographer is providing the same service?

In episode 136 of the Bokeh Podcast, Misty Christensen describes how important it is to set yourself apart in order to stand out to your ideal clients. Check out her advice on the three questions you should be asking yourself to make sure you don’t fall into the background of your market.

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.

Technique for Time: Putting the phone away when you should be focusing on something else.

Brand Position: A photographer who cares about you and your wedding.

The Gear Bag: Nikon D750 with a 105mm 1.4

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Stand Out:
1. What are my strengths?
2. What are my weaknesses?
3. What makes me different as a person?

Mentioned in this episode:
Gary Vaynerchuk

Links:
Website: Mistycphotography.com
Instagram: Instagram.com/mistycphotography

Episode 135: Facebook Ads for Photographers – Easton Reynolds

Facebook Ads - Easton Reynolds

Are you searching for ways to advertise your business to the right audience?

In episode 135 of the Bokeh Podcast, Easton Reynolds of The Art of Six Figures shares how Facebook ads allow you to target audiences that fit your ideal client while creating messages that will convert. Check out his three simple steps to getting started with Facebook ads.

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: After a few years in business, it snuck up on them one year that they only had 10 of the 30 weddings they wanted on the books. Easton and Laura soon realized they hadn’t been intentional in growing their clients and booking.

Time Technique: Go hard at work, when you’re at work. Go hard at home, when you’re at home.

Brand Position: Timeless elegance meets high artistry.

The Gear Bag: 
Yongnuo 564
Nikon D750
Magmod Modifiers

Three Steps to Facebook Advertising:
1. Get to know your ideal clients and their interests.
2. Add value to your potential clients by giving them information that is practical and free, which will create brand trust.
3. Reach out to past clients to get a video testimonial of them.

Mentioned in this episode:
Gary Vaynerchuck
Andy & Abigail
Redwood and Rye Studios

Links
Website: theartofsixfigures.com
Facebook: fb.com/theartofsixfigures
Facebook Group: fb.com/groups/TheArtOfTheSecondShot/
Website: lureyphotography.com
Instagram: instagram.com/lureyweddings/
Facebook: fb.com/LuReyPhotography
High Performance Habits – Brendon Burchard

Episode 134: Workflow Wednesday: Booking a Client, Pt 2 (Sealing the Deal) – Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich

Booking - Workflow Wednesday

Once a client decides they want to book you, are you prepared to take them on as a client?

In episode 134 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Rich and Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin share the importance of creating workflows and implementing systems that will keep you organized while saving you time during your booking process. Listen in as they share programs you can begin implementing today.

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 1:30PM 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:
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@hayleegaffin
@nathanholritz
@photogsedit
@bokehpodcast
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