With my recent studio buildout, I really wanted to be able to offer clients robust printing services right in the comfort of the space, and now I can! I added a Canon Pro 2000 printer in the photography studio.
These days it’s almost impossible to find a romantic partner without wading into the turbulent waters of online dating sites. More people than ever are turning to websites like OKCupid, Match.com, and eharmony to find love, but I often see them making a major mistake before they ever send that first message: choosing the wrong profile photo.
And as more and more photographers have begun working either exclusively on location (like local parks) or out of their own homes, photo studios have become increasingly hard to find — so the good ones have to be really accommodating.
I traveled to Las Vegas for the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference (WPPI). It’s one of the largest conferences for people photographers. Attendance hovers in the thousands!
Since my last update, the furniture has been delivered and assembled! Yes, I outsourced the furniture assembly. Me spending 3 days fiddling with boxes and instructions doesn’t make a lot of sense.
As a business owner, it’s critical to recognize when it makes sense to outsource. Where possible, I outsource tasks when there’s something else I can be doing to build the business. Remember the idea of opportunity cost from economics? Bookeeping, for example, is a huge mental drain on my energy and time. I can better use that time to generate new business through marketing efforts — blogging, networking or generating social content. Most importantly, that extra time is spent serving my clients, as that’s why they hired me.