Running a photography business takes a lot of work. I have been in business for 10 years and I am still floored at just how much it takes to keep my business organized and growing. Seriously y’all, entrepreneurship is hard work and not for the faint of heart.
I have compiled a list of what I consider the best business resources for photographers. These are tools that I use constantly. Seriously some of them are used multiple times a day. And some of them always have a tab open on my desktop…literally, they are ALWAYS OPEN.
Without further adieu, here is my list of the best business resources for photographers…
Dubsado– This is a CRM (client relationship manager) and it will change your life. Think about how organized your business would be if all your invoices, contracts, session schedules, and questionnaires were all in one place!?!?!? Yes, it is just as good as it seems. If you don’t have a CRM or are looking for a new one, I cannot recommend Dubsado enough.
Shootproof- I have been with #teamshootproof for about 9 years. I tried to leave once but came running right back. This gallery platform is SO easy to use. Looks beautiful. Archives your photos. AND allows clients to place their own print orders. (more money in your pocket). I ❤️ Shootproof.
Image Salon– I save approximately 150 hours per year by using Image Salon. No, that is not an exaggeration. In fact, it is probably a serious underestimation. I have outsourced my editing to them for about 3 years and I am still just as in love with them now as I was when I started. Worth every penny.
Blogstomp– One of the biggest keys to blogging success is being able to get it done faster. Insert Blogstomp. This one-time purchase app will save you tons of time when reformatting all the images for your next blog post. I can resize 20 images for the web, combine them into grids and rename them all using keywords in about 30 seconds. Maybe even less. Yes, you read that right.
Plann– If you are not planning your social media in advance, you are not maximizing your social media experience. Plain and simple. There are a lot of social planning apps out there but Plann is a favorite.
Asana– If you are into digital organization, Asana is for you. This app will let you organize all of your content creation dreams into one easy-to-use platform. And one of the best parts is that you can reconfigure your lists in a way that visually makes sense for you. If you haven’t checked it out yet, click through. To be totally honest, I have been using it for about 3 months now and definitely don’t use it to its fullest potential yet. But, this is a big 2021 goal for me. Oh, and did I mention that the FREE plan works for most? Yea, so that makes it even better
Flodesk– Super simple and beautiful email marketing at a great price. Need I say more?
My hope is that after reviewing this list, you may find a new resource or two that can help your business. Because we can all use a little help, amiright?
If you are looking for more help with your photography business, you can download my free Photography Business Blueprint and use it as a guide to make sure you are set up for success this year.
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