Are You Struggling to Get Your
Photography Business Off the Ground?

What if you could launch your photography business and start living your dream career in 8 short weeks?

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I have a question for you... what kind of photographer do you want to be?

  • One who owns your own business filled with clients that you love working with (and who love working with you)?
  • The kind who runs a business that would allow you to set your own schedule and be your own boss?
  • One who turns this passion of yours into a career that makes you want to jump out of bed each morning?
  • The kind who is able to work from home, or perhaps even travel the world doing the work you love?

Sounds great! So, what has been holding you back? Have you been...

  • Feeling so overwhelmed by the business aspect of becoming a photographer that you don't know where to start?
  • Anxious about putting yourself out there in order to bring in your first customers?
  • Unsure how to price your work in order to be seen as an upscale photographer, yet not scare off potential clients?
  • Struggling to bring in clients, even after trying out some marketing ideas that you feel should have worked?
  • Overwhelmed by equipment and tools and no sure what exactly you need in order to start up?
  • Unsure how to book sessions and sell to clients with confidence?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are
not alone!

When will it be your turn to make your photography career dreams a reality?

I see hobby photographers every day struggling to get their business started. Sadly, most of these people give up. And it's not because they aren't good enough...

...It's because they simply don't know where to start, and become too overwhelmed to take action...

....Or, they haven't been shown what it takes to run a successful business, so they just take the wrong actions!

Does this sound familiar?

I am feeling like giving up. I work full time and am so overwhelmed with the whole business side of this that I am just frozen. I would love to have someone just help me step-by-step as to what to do next. Along with that, I have anxiety about putting myself out there to find clients willing to let me do a session so I can build my skills and portfolio. I'm not a business person and I'm realizing more and more how much that is holding me back.

Laura R.

Hi! I'm Scott Sylvia, Founder of Hobby to Pro Photo.

Several years ago, I was in the same position as you...

I worked a steady day-job as a manager at a textile plant, yet I dreamed of pursing my passion and starting a photography business.

Suddenly, I was informed that the plant was going out of business, and I was out of a job.

With my back against the wall, I knew this was my opportunity to finally create the life I knew I really wanted...

...So I dove right in, and I was able to make just enough to get by and support my young family.

Yet, I knew if I continued trying to figure it all out on my own with out any sort of system or guidance, I would be struggling for every dollar and stressing my way through building my photography business.

Together with my wife Barbara, I own and operate Scott Sylvia Photography in Warren, RI. I’ve been running the studio as my full-time career since 1996. I specialize in portraits of high school seniors, and also work with children, families, and pets.

But my problem was that I had NO idea where to start!

...And that's when my "Ah-ha" moment hit...

Well, over the next several months, I put in a lot of hard work and trial-and-error.

At first, I thought success would come by being the very best at my craft. By ensuring that my photography skills were so good that clients would simply come running when they saw my work.

So, I focused on improving my photography. But guess what? My photography looked great, but no one knew I existed!

This is when I decided to do some research, and it hit me...

...If I wanted to make money with my photography business, I had to figure out how to properly run a business!

I started reading every business book I could get my hands on, and tested random techniques and strategies for pricing, marketing, and sales.

I began implementing ideas that in theory, should have worked. I began to see a small increase in business, but still not what I wanted, and I found myself pretty overwhelmed and confused.

So, I decided to take a leap of faith and began seeking out some guidance. I invested $1,000's into studying with some of the country's most successful photographers, and implementing only the best-of-the-best information into my business.

And guess what? This really worked!

That's when I realized that it was no wonder I had been struggling...

For years, I had been lead to believe that the success of a photography business was completely about skill...

...That if I could just get a little better, or become a little bit more of an expert, then I would finally get the recognition and clients I deserved.

But this is NOT the way it works!

If you focus only on your photography, then you still have a photography hobby...

...You don't have a real business until you can learn how to attract clients, make your clients happy, and make sales!

Once I broke free of this myth, my business took off faster than I could have imagined!

I began to refine what I was learning from the experts and optimizing the information into organized systems...

...I began creating formulas for my pricing, scripts for my sales, and processes for efficiency...

...I began bringing in more and more clients, and my name was soon known across town.

My business began to grow and thrive with less and less effort...

...and after the first two years of testing and refining, I was able to bring in over $250,000 in revenue into my business in a single year - a number that would have seemed like an unreachable fantasy at my old day-job.

What I didn't realize is that not only did my new system allow me to get my business running and bring in my first few clients...

...But it also allowed me to continuously attract more of the RIGHT clients... to become better at selling and therefore make more money per sale... and to keep efficient so that I had more spare time than ever to spend with my family, on adventures, and on other hobbies!

So, how can you do this to launch your own photography business? How can you figure out how to get your business up and running, and find the right steps to make it successful?

That's where Passion to Profits Roadmap comes in!

Introducing Passion to Profits Roadmap, an 8-week online course that will help you create a plan, build your confidence, acquire your first customers, makes your first sales, and set up a your business with the freedom built in to live the life you've been dreaming of.

When I was starting my business, I wished for a simple plan for setting up my business and bringing in my first clients.

Having a roadmap from the beginning would have saved me years of guesswork, trial-and-error, and missing out on the success I really wanted!

But that experience led me to spend over 10 years and tens of thousands of dollars in testing and research to create a complete system, but it was absolutely worth it... to this day, it allows me to run a highly profitable business as a premium photographer.

Now, I've taken this process and turned it into a strategic, easy-to-follow course so that YOU can create a successful photography business of your own!

This course makes starting up your photography business easy...

What would normally take years of trial-and-error, you can now accomplish in just 8 weeks. Inside the course, you will uncover:

  • Step-by-step lessons, examples, worksheets, scripts, and resources so you can get your business off the ground
  • Simple frameworks so you can create profitable pricing, book clients, and make sales with confidence
  • Numerous marketing strategies so you can attract ideal clients that are willing to pay a premium for your work
  • How to set up your business structure, create beautiful branding, and implement processes so you can run your business with ease
  • And so much more!

But don't just take my word for it... here's what Passion to Profits Roadmap did for one of our students:

My main concern before signing up for Passion to Profits was the business side of photography. You can find tons of tutorials on the technical side of photography, but few about the business side.

It was truly a breathe of fresh air to find someone willing to share what they struggled with and how they overcame it. To share price lists, business plans, marketing strategies, sales scripts, personal experiences, (and not ask for your right arm and first born) is just unheard of.

Every module was concise and to the point, filled with ideas and concepts that work in real life.  The information was presented in an easy to follow manner with worksheets as needed. The testimonials from a seasoned professional photographer also help deliver the information.

As a result of this course, I have completed my business plan, created pricing that I am comfortable with, secured clients, and gained the confidence I was missing for the business side of photography. I am even putting together a studio.

This course gives you a lot of bang for your buck - I would gladly spend the money again. Thank you so very much.

Larry Downey

Are you ready to take the fear out of getting your photography career off the ground and launch the business you've been dreaming about?

Would you like access to Passion to Profits Roadmap? For less than the cost of a daily latte, you get access to all 8 weeks worth of lessons, resources, and bonuses.

Now, it would be impossible to show you ALL of the benefits of the course, but here are a few that you'll experience once you're inside:

  • Attract Clients

    Find out how to position yourself as the go-to photographer in your area with marketing strategies that attract premium clients that value your talent

  • Make Sales

    Be comfortable & confident with booking clients and makings sales so you can proudly get paid what you are worth!

     

  • Price Your Sessions and Products

    Create pricing that ensures you bring in more of the right clients while getting paid what you’re worth, and that entices clients to invest more in your portraits

  • Become Official

    Get set up with your business structure, tax I.D. number, and other legal documents, just like the big guys

  • Get Recognized

    Create recognizable branding and a portfolio site that wows potential clients and displays the true value of your work

  • Reach Your Career Goals

    Get ready to take your new photography business part-time (or even full-time!) and put systems in place for reaching your income and lifestyle goals

Plus, you'll receive over $342 of FREE bonus gifts when you enroll!

Bonus #1: The Script Vault ($247 value)

Inside the course, you'll find an entire vault of all of the worksheets, word-for-word scripts, and contracts that we use to bring in clients and book sessions. We've refined these through the years so that you can save hours upon hours of testing strategies and build your confidence!

Bonus #2: Products that Sell Guide ($29 value)

In this bonus, we show you which portrait options and packages sell best with our clients, as well as our most popular add-on products that we use to increase the value of each sale. We've even included Photoshop templates for a couple of our best-selling products!

Bonus #3: Equipment & Supplier
Resource Guide ($29 value)

This bonus is all about the tools! We'll show you the equipment you'll need to have on hand to get the job done right the first time. This also includes all of the software, vendors, plugins, etc. that we use on a daily basis to run a successful photography business so that you don't have to spend hours researching suppliers.

Bonus #4: Our Actual Price Guide ($37 value)

As an added bonus, we've included the actual Price Guide that we created and use for our own photography studio. Inside, you'll find our service and product menu, as well as pricing for both A La Carte products and Collections.

Plus, it even includes our current studio policies!

Bonus #5: Private Facebook Group Membership ($ Priceless!)

This may very well be one of the most valuable parts of the course! By joining, you'll have access to our private Facebook community, just for members of the course. Here, you can ask questions you have along the way, bounce ideas off each other, and stay accountable with the community!

Want to see more? Here's your Course Outline:

Week 1: Building the Business of Your Dreams +

Week 1: Building the Business of Your Dreams

  • What to expect as you begin the course
  • A map for starting with the end in mind so that you can set the strongest possible foundation for your business
  • Determining Your Ideal Client: How YOU can choose the clients you'd like to work before they choose you
  • Choose Your Speciality: Here, you get to decide on your photography niche!
  • How to stand out in a saturated market
Week 2: Strategic Packaging & Profitable Pricing +

Week 2: Strategic Packaging & Profitable Pricing

  • Find out how to position yourself as the go-to photographer in your area in order to attract clients that value your talent and are willing to pay premium prices for your work
  • Create session pricing that ensures you bring in more of the right clients while getting paid what you're worth
  • Learn how to utilize an A La Carte Menu and a Collections (packages) Menu to entice clients to invest more in your portraits and maximize your average sales
  • Calculate your product menu pricing with proven success formulas that take the guesswork out of creating profitable prices
  • Your Average Sale: Figure out how much money you need to bring in per customer in order to reach your revenue goals
Week 3: Getting Legal +

Week 3: Getting Legal

  • Business Structures 101: Compare & contrast the two major business types you should consider
  • Tax ID: When you'll need it and how to get it
  • Insurance: Types you'll need, when you'll need them, and a resource guide to help you out
  • Releases: When to ask for permission from clients for use of photos & how to keep it legal (includes our actual release documents!)
Week 4: Winning Your First Clients +

Week 4: Winning Your First Clients

  • No Portfolio? No problem. One simple technique for easily finding your first models
  • Referrals are the easiest way to get your first paid clients. We'll show you how to get them.
  • Online Strategies: 3 places you may not think of to find new clients online
  • How partnerships and displays can bring in dozens of new clients each year, and how to make it happen (includes scripts!)
Week 5: Booking the Session +

Week 5: Booking the Session

  • Selling the Experience: how to multiply the value of your work in your customer's mind
  • Word-for-word telephone scripts for answering inquries & closing the sale
  • Studio Policies & Copyright Basics: Rules every studio should set before selling portraits
  • Pre-booking Meetings: Where to meet, what to say, and how to present your portfolio
Week 6: Presenting, Selling, and Producing Your Images +

Week 6: Presenting, Selling, and Producing Your Images

  • Presentation Techniques: Online Gallery vs. In-Person Presenting (and why one technique can multiply your earnings)
  • In-Person Selling 101: how to run a portrait consultation and sell with confidence
  • To Sell the Digital Files? Our answer may suprise you...
  • Time & Money Saving Retouching Tips: The one tool I use to save hours of retouching each day
  • Getting your Images Printed - the professional photo labs I use and how to get started with them
  • Presentation of Final Prints: How to package your images to "wow" your clients
Week 7: Create Your Branding +

Week 7: Create Your Branding

  • Branding 101: Create your overall brand "look & feel"
  • Setup Your Portfolio: Follow simple steps to get your own portfolio site up and running
  • Get Started with Social Media: The one account you need and how to use it to create a following
Week 8: Systematizing for Growth +

Week 8: Systematizing For Growth

  • Accounting 101: The one simple tool you'll need to track your sales & expenses
  • Project Workflows: Preset worksheets to help you make your daily processes as efficient as possible
  • Outsourcing Tasks: What and where to outsource so you can focus on your photography
  • Automate Your Process: How to set yourself up for a steady stream of clients

The ONE course that lays it all out for you, from planning to profitable photography business!

The total value of this course is $1597, because it is simply so packed with valuable lessons, resources, and bonuses.

If all this course did was allow you to bring in your first paying customers, would it be worth it?

Well, the good news is we're not going to charge your $1597 today. Instead, we're offering this course for just $697!

Just imagine how it will feel to work for yourself, running a profitable business that you love and  can feel proud of!

Passion to Profits Roadmap will eliminate the confusion, the overwhelm, and instantly build your confidence by giving you only the tools you'll need...

...We cut out the distractions so you can focus on implementing just a few strategies and seeing results.

No more searching for the first step. If you follow the course, you will have your very own photography business in eight weeks time!

You have nothing to lose with our 100% Money-Back Guarantee

When you enroll in Passion to Profits Roadmap, you truly have nothing to lose. We offer a 100%, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you try the course and don’t completely love it simply let us know within 30-Days of your purchase date, and we will issue you a full refund.

Why do we offer this? We really believe that this course will work for you. We’ve spent years researching and testing ways to create a profitable business, attract the right kinds of clients, and consistently grow your business.

This guarantee expands half the length of the course, so you have a chance to see everything this course has to offer. If you try the course and aren’t seeing the results you desire, just email us with your homework filled out as evidence that you’ve done the work set out in the lessons, and we’ll refund you right away.

We want to make launching your business as affordable as possible...

We understand that Passion to Profits Roadmap does require an investment in your education and future...

That’s why we are offering a six-month payment plan option. This allows you to split up the cost of tuition into six smaller monthly payments, which brings down the cost to less than $5 per day.

We also offer a discount for paying in full! So, if you are able to pay for the course at once, you will automatically save over $120.

And, with our 30-day money-back guarantee, you can try the entire course risk free to decide if it’s a good fit for you.

Are you ready? Select your investment option to start and get instant access to the course!

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Will Passion to Profits Roadmap work for you?

Before you enroll in the course, you'll want to be sure that it's the right option for you - and I want to make sure you're a good fit for the course, as well! We're looking for a group of people who are truly passionate about their craft, and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone and take action.

This course is NOT for you if:

  • You're looking for someone else to make your business a reality for you. This course does require you to put in the effort to make the lessons work!
  • You already have a successful photography business up and running. This course is tailored for hobby photographers who do not yet have a business, or who have recently started their business
  • You are looking for a way to make money quick. This isn't going to make you money overnight - this is for photographers who want to make a lasting career out of their passion!
  • You would prefer to figure your business out on your own and spend the time to put your own system together for building your business

This course IS for you if:

  • You are willing to commit and invest 5-10 hours per week to watch the lessons, fill out the worksheets, and complete the assigned work
  • You are looking for a step-by-step framework and system for getting your business off the ground
  • You're willing to take action and face your fears so that you can bring your business to life
  • You are ready to turn your passion into your profession, invest in yourself, and create the business life you deserve

Other options for starting your business

Sure, there are other options for learning how to get your business running:

Take College Courses: $5,000-$50,000+ | When I was starting out, I went to the local community college to take courses on photography and business. Unfortunately, they were fairly costly and I still had to do hours upon hours of research on my own to figure out how to actually launch my business and bring in customers. Even top-level MBA programs don’t teach specifically how to get a small business off the ground.

Hire a Consultant: $10,000+ | There are business coaches and consultants out there who could walk you through how to setup your business. However, it would be difficult to find someone specializing in the nuances of photography businesses.

Figure it out on your own | Yes, you could figure this out on your own and spend essentially no money on education. However, you WILL spend a whole lot of your valuable time sifting through thousands of pages of information, unsure what advice is really accurate, and trying to figure out what step to implement next.

What could you earn in return?

The biggest consideration on all is the return on investment (ROI) that you can create from this course.

If you are able to book just three customers by the end of this course who spend just $300 each with you, you will have instantly earned more than you’ve spent on this course.

Years ago, I invested tens of thousands of dollars into my education in order to get my business started. That was a lot of money for me, but just a year later, I was able to bring in six-figures with my business, thanks to what I had learned.

In other words, I had essentially made 5x my investment in just a year. In the years to come, that return continued to multiply over and over.

So, what could the return on this course be for you?

  • If you bring in just 3 customers per month at an average of $300 per customer, that’s an additional $900 in revenue per month. That’s $10,800 per year, and an extra $32,400 in three years.
  • If you bring in just 3 customers per month at an average of $700 per customer, that’s an additional $2,100 in revenue per month. That’s $25,200 in a year, and a staggering $108,000 in three.

You can handle three customers per month even while still working a full-time job. Now, just imagine the ROI if you take this new business full-time!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I ready to take this course? +

Whether you don't have any clients yet, or you have begun building your portfolio and are simply looking for a map to keep building, this course is for you.

If you're ready to make a good living doing what you're truly passionate about, we would love to have you on board!

How long will it take to start making money? +

It would be unethical for me to promise results to you. No one can know where you're starting from, how much effort you're going to put in, etc. However, I can assure you that if you follow the course, you will significantly cut the amount of time it will take to get your business launched.

The lessons in this course will allow you to immediately bring in your first clients. This means that by the end of the course, you may very well have several new clients lined up and money already coming in!

Do I need to be from the U.S. for this course to work? +

Nope! This course is entirely online based, so you can take it from literally anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

While we may talk in terms of U.S. Dollars and United States policies, the lessons aren't necessarily specific to U.S. based businesses, so you can have confidence that the strategies you'll learn will work in your area or country.

What if I get stuck or need help? +

As much as we have tried to answer any questions we've anticipated throughout the course itself, we realize that it is 100% expected that you should have questions! While unfortunately you won't be able to call Scott for 1-on-1 support, you can email us at any time at scott@hobbytoprophoto.com with questions, comments or concerns.

You can also ask any questions in the private, members-only Facebook group to get feedback from Scott and the team, as well as other group members.

How much time will this course take to complete? +

The course will take about 8 weeks to go through. We suggest that you spend between 5 and 10 hours on the course each week. All in all, you can expect to have your new photography business up and running by the end of these next 8 weeks.

You'll have lifetime access to the course and can complete the work at any time, so you don't have to worry if you fall behind or are unable to complete the work one week.

What if I fall behind during the course? +

No problem! This course is structured to be completed in 8 weeks.

However, you are more than welcome to take the course at your own pace. You will have lifetime access to the course (including any future additions and improvements!), so you can go back at any time to follow the lessons.

Don't be left behind as the photographer that struggles to grow their business on their own.

Remember, this online course will guide you through creating a profitable photography business in just 8 weeks.

This course will give you the strategies, worksheets, frameworks, examples you need to create a plan, build your confidence, acquire your first customers, makes your first sales, and set up a your business with the freedom built in to live the life you've been dreaming of.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us and get instant access to Passion to Profits Roadmap today!

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