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Starting a photography business is no joke! But here are 9 things I did right from the beginning that ultimately led to success.

December 24, 2019

9 things I did right when I started my business | Starting a photography business is a lot of work. Every photographer starting his own business quickly realizes that. If you’re not quite sure what’s the best way to get started, head on to the blog to read about the 9 things I did right when I started my business.

A goal action plan is the best kept secret to professional achievement. Let me walk you through creating one that works for you and your creative business.

December 18, 2019

A goal action plan is the best kept secret to professional achievement. Let me walk you through creating one that works for you and your creative business.

Are you ready to take your business up a notch? Learn how to set professional development goals in the second blog post of my three part series.

December 10, 2019

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. In the part 2 of this 3 part series, I will show you how to set professional development goals. I will walk you through how to set realistic and attainable goals that make sense for your business. I also include a free goal setting workbook so you have all the tools you need to start the year off right.

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. As the new year is within arm’s reach, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with it!

December 4, 2019

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. But before you can do that, you need to figure out where you are. In the part 1 of this 3 part series, I will help you assess what you did in the last year, so you can set realistic and attainable goals that make sense for your business. I will walk you through the assessment step by step and include a goal setting worksheet so you have all the tools you need to start the year off right.

Batch tasking is the best way to boost productivity in your creative business! Here’s how it works for me and why it will be a game-changer for you.

November 27, 2019

You may feel like having a long to-do list and crossing a lot of things off it is being productive. Unfortunately it is not. My best productivity hack is actually to dedicate blocks of time to similar work, also known as batch working. This allows me to plan my week strategically and efficiently. Batch working is one of the best thing I did to boost productivity in my business! Click through to learn all about how it works and why it will be a game-changer for your creative business.

I got my creative business organized with Trello and you can, too! Here’s how to plan, organize, collaborate, and automate using Trello in your business.

November 20, 2019

When you run your own creative business, you are basically wearing all the hats and it means ding a lot of different things. Trello is a fantastic tool to keep all my projects organized . In this post, I will share how I use it to plan, organize, collaborate, and automate all the tasks for my small business.

Automate your photography business with templates and a good CRM. Here’s how I use my CRM to create a smooth workflow and high-quality client experience.

November 13, 2019

As your photography business gets more successful you will need to manage more clients, more projects and generally do more admin work. Unless you outsource right away, which a lot of us can’t do right off the bat, you will need to come up with systems to save some time. I chose to automate my business with templates and a good CRM. And in this blog post, I share how I use my CRM to create a smooth workflow and high-quality client experience.

Please note – some of these are affiliate links, which means I’ll make a small portion of the profit if you purchase something, at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting us!   Earlier this fall I spent a few weeks in my happy place: Paris, France! It was so good to explore familiar […]

November 6, 2019

As owners of a creative business, it is our job to keep track of projects, deadlines, invoices, etc. But this is not why we started the business in the first place, so we sometimes let the admin stuff pile on. But there are ways that you can automate those admin tasks. Are you ready to increase your productivity and save time? Here are the systems and automations I created to grow my photography business.

Repurposing your content is the best way to save time and get the most out of each social media platform you use. Here are some ideas to get you started.

October 30, 2019

A coffee and a laptop next to an iPhone showing a an IGTV cover, repuroposed from IG Stories I already created.

Email marketing is one of the best ways to build a loyal client base. Here’s how to find the right hosting platform and plan stellar newsletter content.

October 22, 2019

An example of new work I might send to my clients as part as my quarterly portfolio update.

Here’s how to keep your content under control with an editorial calendar! It’s the best way to keep up with multiple web presences for your business.

October 16, 2019

Creating an editorial calendar can seem like a daunting task for a lot of photographers. Today, I am sharing how you can keep your content under control with an editorial calendar! It's the best way to keep up with multiple web presences for your small business.

Instagram marketing is a powerful tool for food and product photographers. Here’s how to consistently roll out engaging content for your brand.

October 9, 2019

Instagram marketing for photographers

Pinterest for photographers is an amazingly powerful tool. Learn how you can leverage Pinterest marketing for your photography business.

October 2, 2019

Pinterest for Photographers - Frenchly Photography

We all have things we are afraid of. (Heights, public speaking, spiders…need I go on?) But one fear I think most of us share is a perfectly natural one: fear of failure. Fear of failure is the reason a lot of aspiring photographers never really get their business off the ground. We fear that we […]

September 11, 2019

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An elevated client experience sets you apart from the other photographers. Learn to create an impeccable experience from initial inquiry to final payment.

September 4, 2019

Are you tired of digging for the right job posting, writing endless proposals, and putting hours of research into one-time collaborations? If you aren’t, maybe you should be!  New collaborations are exciting and good for a challenge (as well as a mental break), but did you know they could be costing you more than just […]

August 22, 2019

Are you working hard to find photography clients? The world is a big, big place and it is full of food and product photographers just like you and me. It’s easy to feel like a little fish in a big pond. Sometimes you may even feel like there just aren’t enough photography clients for all […]

August 14, 2019

I’m ready for clients! Yay! But wait…where do I find them?   Don’t worry, most photographers struggle to find food photography clients at some point. You want to make money as a food photographer, so you try to master every technique under the sun. It’s easy to overlook the inevitable struggle of actually finding someone […]

August 7, 2019

You want to start a food photography business, but you’re on a tight budget? It’s possible! Let me show you the tools to get started on the cheap!

August 1, 2019

Chocolate Zucchini Bread and a cup of coffee on subway tiles

 If you’ve never considered selling stock photography, you could be missing out on extra money. While selling digital images is not hard, you need to know a few things to do it successfully on your own. For one thing, you need the people who would buy those images to actually see them. That’s no small […]

July 24, 2019

Bowl of Blueberries, lemons on a plate, glass of water next to an iPad and a camera

Image optimization probably isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’re ready to share a fresh batch of photos. Those of us who just want to focus on making the very best images possible sometimes find things like website design and SEO to be a frustrating distraction, but they’re a vital part of today’s […]

July 10, 2019

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