Episode 30 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast – Your Brand Value w/ Anne Schmidt

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Anne is a Maine Wedding/Portrait photographer and also a good friend of mine.  Anne is the kind of photographer that I run this blog for – the working entrepreneur in the trenches getting their business established.  I think too often we focus on the people who stand on the mountain and claim to have it all figured out when the reality is that those of us who are making our living as creative entrepreneurs are always figuring it out as we go.  You never really “make it” – you’re always working to figure out how to get to the next level.

Anne and I discuss her process in photography, from being a college newspaper photographer to deciding to quit her part-time job and the realities of that decision.  Anne talks about the significance of being able to articulate her brand value proposition and what that understanding has done for her progress.

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Check out Anne’s photography at http://www.anneschmidtphotography.com/

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Episode 29 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast – Salesographer w/ Spencer Boerup

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If you’re a long-time, back-in-the-day listener of the podcast you remember Spencer from episode 8.  Spencer has a new sales product out that I think every photographer could benefit from, so he’s joining the podcast today to talk about how important the sales process is and how to implement his simple strategy for closing $2K+ portrait sales every time.

I respect my audience, and I appreciate everyone who logs it to read an article or check out a podcast.  So I’ve strictly avoided the hundreds of affiliate links to various products and requests for sponsorship and endorsements.  I’m not going to post about anything unless I completely believe that it is a benefit to you and not just a simple benefit, but something that will make a tangible difference in your business.

Spencer has been to my workshop.  That means I’ve seen Spencer’s actual numbers and I can completely attest to the fact that his portrait sales are consistent and impressive.  I love whenever someone can break down an esoteric, emotional process into a repeatable structure and Spencer has done that with the sales process.  You can’t be a professional and avoid sales and this product will help take the stress out of selling and actually make your clients happier with the end result of working with you.

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Episode 28 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast – Get your sh!t straight

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Neal Carpenter took me at my word.  I’ve posted on this blog, on Twitter and Facebook that I’m always interested in topic and guest suggestions for the podcast.  So last week Neal asked me a question on Twitter and today he’s on the podcast talking about the apprenticeship model and how photographers ought to build their businesses.  Also joining this episode is Heather Cook – Heather is a part of the Middle Georgia Photographer’s Group along with Neal that is putting on the “GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT” photo conference that I’ll be speaking at this July24-25.  You probably ought to travel down to Macon, Georgia this July and meet us all.

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Episode 27 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast – Everybody loves [b]ecker

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I became acquainted with [b]ecker through an online Facebook group.  I was aware of him from when I first became a photographer and it was interesting to track his perception of how the industry has changed over the last few years in particular.  There was also some controversy raised simply by having him on the podcast and I appreciate [b]ecker addressing those issues head on.  So please check out the show and let us know what you think. (Skype got a little hinky at the end and the audio quality suffers a bit – forgive us)

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Thanks to [b]ecker and thanks to all of you for your continued support.

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Episode 26 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast w/ Fer Juaristi

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Fer’s becoming a major force driving wedding photography forward today.  Listen up and look at his penis.

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Head over to Fer’s site at let him know how you felt about the episode.  Many thanks to Sandra Costello, Seshu, Jeremy Bischoff, Shari DeAngelo, Ryan Brenizer, Liz Baughier, Kyle Hepp, Carolina Guzik, Sachin Khona, Denis Adonis, and Ashley Scobey for submitting questions.  Please know that I’m always looking for suggestions, questions, guests and topics.  I want your feedback so please nominate someone with an opinion about the industry (even yourself) to be a future guest on the podcast.  Send suggestions, comments and questions to [email protected].

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