Should I Charge More for Sessions During Busy Times?

Should I Charge More for Sessions During Busy Times?

Are the sessions you offer ready for prime time? The television networks run their most popular shows in the prime time evening hours between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. This isn’t by accident, they know exactly when they have the most viewers. When do you have the most potential clients? A Popularity Contest TV networks…

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How Can I Charge My Friends for Photography?

In the previous article, I talked about the #1 easiest way to start bringing in photography customers so that you can begin building your portfolio. But when friends and family are your first customers, how do you go about charging for your time, services and products? You will of course have very close friends and…

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Photography Service Pricing Pt 2

Pricing Your Photography Services, Part 2: Estimating Your Revenue and Expenses

Welcome to Part 2 of our 4-Part Pricing Your Photography Services for Success series! If you missed Part 1, you’ll want to start there and come back once you’ve finished. In Part 1, you determined who your ideal client for your photography business will be, and you’ve begun to think about your goals for how…

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Pricing Your Photography Services, Part 1: Determining Your Ideal Client & Goals

Welcome to the first post in a 4-part series on how to price your photography services! ***** The beauty of just starting out with a new venture is that you have a clean slate and can envision exactly how you want your photography business to be perceived. This series, which we’re calling Pricing Your Photography…

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Photography pricing tips you need to know!

22 Photography Pricing Tips You Need to Know

Do you want your photography business to succeed? Of course you. But if you are basing your photography pricing off your competitors or numbers that just “sound right,” you are setting yourself up for failure! There is a lot that goes into creating pricing for your photography services and products that most new photographers don’t…

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photographers: digital files

Should You Sell Digital Files? 3 Simple Steps to Deciding

Are you confused as to whether or not you should be selling clients a disc of their digital images? If so, you are not alone. This is one of the most hotly contested issues in the industry right now. And honestly, it is an important decision… Selling digital image files can literally make-or-break your photography business!…

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Should I charge high sessions fees and low prices for products, or vice versa?

One of our Backstage Pass members recently posted the following question: “Currently my session fee is high, print price is low. My question is…. Should I lower my session fee to bring them in, then charge high print prices to make up the difference? HELP!” -Tammy N. Over the next week my mind kept going…

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How I Went From Unemployed to Six-Figure Photographer in a Year

After just over a year in business with my photography studio, I had hit the six-figure per year mark. By year three, my photography studio was doing well into multiple-six-figures per year. It had grown to the point where my wife was able to quit her full-time nursing job in order to join the business…

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How to Price Your Photography Services, Wrap Up: How to Start Charging Your New Pricing

I hope that everyone who took advantage of our 3-Part Pricing Photography Service for Success series found the worksheets useful. Keep in mind that these are only a guideline to help you determine the minimum price needed to cover your time and tasks. (If you’ve missed any of the three parts, you can check them out…

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How to Price Your Photography Services 3

Pricing Your Photography Services, Part 3: How to Price Your Sessions

Welcome to Part 3 of our How to Price Your Photography Services for Success series! If you haven’t already read the first two parts, you’ll want to go through those first (Part 1 here, Part 2 here). In this post, we finally get into pricing your actual services! Few subjects seem to confound and fascinate…

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