For Photographers: Business

*NOTE: I am no longer updating this page.

Getting Started
The Importance of Contracts in Photography
The Purple Cow: Being Remarkable
– Photographer Feasibility Study
Reasons You Shouldn’t Start Your Own Photography Business
– Starting Your Photography Business
Turn the Impossible into the Reachable
– Top 5 Business Mistakes
The World is Your Studio (meeting clients in person and online)
– Copyright Basics
Insurance for Photographers
How to Become an Event Photographer
Keeping it Personal
5 Tips for Using Social Media
Using Facebook in my Wedding Business
How To Integrate Facebook, Twitter And Google+ In WordPress
How To Make a Facebook Fan Page Landing Page
Facebook Profiles VS Pages
How to Turn Your Facebook Profile into a Page
Ghetto Fabulous Marketing
The 5 Languages of Not Screwing Things Up With Your Clients
Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules”
101 Ideas to Get More Freelance Work and Generate New Client Leads
Marketing: Booking More Weddings
A Beginner’s Guide to SEO

Second Shooting
– Second Shooting Info/Logistics: Part One, Part Two, Part Three

Other
– Should You Work for Free? (I wouldn’t take this too seriously, but it’s funny nevertheless.)
– 30 Ways in 30 Days to Redesign Your Life with Photography
Saying “No” is Saying “Yes”
The Scoop on Photography School

Pricing & Money
When (and how) to Work For Free
Am I Not Worth My Prices?
How to Price Portrait Photography
Photography is a Luxury Business, Not a Discount Store
7 Common Tax Mistakes Made by Photographers
A Photographer’s Guide to Pricing Your Work and Services
Top Ten Things to Consider When Pricing
Photography Tips and Tricks: Pricing & Packaging
Grouponing and Pricing
The Disease that Affects 7 in 10 Photographers – And How to Cure It
How to Get Paid Top Dollar

Blogging
Are You Writing Rockin’ Blog Post Titles?
Blogging Tips and Tricks
How to Get Awesome Web-Ready Photos
Comment Etiquette
A Beginner’s Guide to SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Wedding Albums
Leather Craftsmen (Jasmine Star’s Reviews here and here)
KISS Wedding Books
Madera Books

Marketing
– Business Cards: WHCC and Moo MiniCards
WHCC Stickers and Vista Print Labels for branding your packaging
Pagemodo Facebook Welcome Tab
Static FBML tutorial for facebook
Facebook Cheat Sheet – Sizes and Dimensions
How to Set Up a Custom FB Landing Page
Marketing Through Events
Marketing to Past Clients With Christmas Cards
Turn PDFs into digital magazines
Print Your Own Magazines
Custom USB Flash Drives With Your Logo
Don’t Market to Seniors… What?!

Processing & Productivity
X-Rite i1 Display 2 for monitor calibration
Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom for editing
Photographer’s Edit, ShootDotEdit, and Colorati for outsourcing
– Element Creative Studio and Albumesque for album design outsourcing
Photojunction software for album design
Photobiz and Showit for websites
ProPhoto Blog Templates
ShootQ for productivity
Outsourcing and Staying Sane
The Boudoir Business Boutique – Your one stop resource for articles, tutorials and techniques concentrating on the art and business of boudoir photography.

Professional Groups
WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International)
PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
Canon CPS (Canon Professional Services)

Networking
Open Source Photo
The B School

Books and E-Books
So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap by Edward D. Hess and Charles D. Goetz
Fast Track Photographer: Leverage Your Unique Strengths for a More Successful Photography Business by Dane Sanders
Creative Pricing and Packaging for Photographers by Lawrence Chan of Tofurious
Search Engine Optimization For Dummies by Peter Kent
Easy As Pie – the common sense pricing guide for portrait photographers by Served Up Fresh

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