Episode 292: How to Establish a Manageable Workflow – Chip Gillespie

Have you set up the proper workflows for your business to efficiently operate, so that you can spend more time with the people you love?

In episode 292 of the Bokeh Podcast, Chip Gillespie shares the important principals behind creating workflows for every aspect of your photography business, allowing you to spend less time working in your business. Listen in as he shares his experience as a wedding photographer and how creating workflows led him to creating StompSoftware!

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Show Notes

Brand Position: Connecting on a personal level with clients that continues to being them back and refer their friends. (2:54)

Advice for Photographers: Choose your clients wisely. (7:35)

Technique for Time: Build boundaries, create a dedicated work space, (12:35)

Book Recommendation: (22:32)
Rework by Jason Fried – bit.ly/bp-rework
Remote by Jason Fried – bit.ly/bp-remote
Start with Why by Simon Sinek – bit.ly/bp-startwithwhy

The Gear Bag: (25:36)
Sewing Kit – bit.ly/bp-sewingkit
Superglue – bit.ly/bp-superglue
Bartender Style Bottle Opener – bit.ly/bp-bottleopener

What is a Workflow? A set of tasks that get you from where you are to where you want to be. (28:34)

Photography Business Workflows: (31:33)
1. Marketing Workflow
2. Pre-shoot Workflow
3. Editing Workflow

The Importance of Efficiency: Removing all unnecessary steps. (38:27)

Streamlining Communication: Canned Emails & CRMs (40:00)
Mentioned: Jenny Corbit

Maintain Your Brand (43:00)

You’re not Superman & you can’t do everything. (50:15)