How To Be Happy (A Three-Step Approach)

How To Be Happy - A Three-Step Approach

You and I know the struggles of trying to make a living from our passion. If something needs to be done, we have to do it. If we are not actively drumming up new business, we are soon broke. Some days, the thought of a steady paycheck and a benefits package starts to look attractive—even though we

Stop Being Such An Alpha

Stop Being Such An Alpha

Strong and successful alpha women have been a part of our creative world, along with feminine men. I love that we get to pick the persona that fits us best, but role reversals are also a source of confusion.   Let's be clear—this has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Who we are

Five Quick Tips To Stay Balanced And Inspired

Five Quick Tips To Stay Balanced And Inspired

It has begun—the season of distractions. Midweek BBQ parties, weekend weddings, kids camp, little league games, visiting relatives, family vacations, travel arrangements, inevitable last-minute care maintenance, sunny days that MUST be spent at the beach, and...everything else. In the midst of it

The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter

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Photoshelter has posted their most recent guide, The Photographer's Guide to Twitter. This is a great tool for getting your work out there in the most popular social media today, twitter! From Photoshelter: Here's our latest guide out today, The Photographer's Guide to Twitter, which

Turn Your Talent Into A Business Video


Here it is. We are only a few weeks out. Already over 1000 RSVP's over at CreativeLive!  Turn Your Talent Into a Business in 12 Steps on May 15-16-17. You can watch it live for free. I am pretty excited. What are you waiting for? You can RSVP right here (- and will you please share with your

7 Step Video Bootcamp

For Immediate Release BEATE CHELETTE  “PHOTOBIZ COACH” HELPS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS INCREASE THEIR INCOME IN TODAY’S TOUGH ENVIRONMENT Chelette Builds Photo Businesses With Her Unique Systems  --  Launches Free “7 Step Video Bootcamp” Beate Chelette, a veteran in the photography industry

Become a Contributor to The PhotoBizCoach Website

Do you have an opinion about the Photography Business? We are looking for regular contributors. If you got an opinion, read on. If you are interested in becoming a writer for the highly ranked and widely read photography business blog please let me know. Contact beate at photobizcoach and

In The Case Of Masterfile (Another one get's bought or not?)

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Last week I posted on my Facebook PhotoBizCoach group a notice from RTT that Masterfile sold . Today I ran across this detailed release from PDN Newswire. There's a few things to note about this. It appears that the Masterfile sale is not completed yet. This usually means that a letter of intent

The Rep's Corner: What Does A "Rep" Do? {Part 2}

Working from my initial description of what a rep does (in Part 1 of this series) - Identifies your target market, obtains accurate prospects and leads, makes contact, follows up, shows your work through several different means, generates interest in your particular style/category/specialty,

Microstock Money Shots


Turning Downloads into Dollars with Microstock Photography She's done it again. Established stock photography industry consultant, colleague and friend Ellen Boughn knows what's going on. Ellen has been in the business for some time and done it all. From mass market, to high end boutique to money

Charging Full Price & Good Customer Service

This is the second entry pertaining to my trip to Bellevue, WA. After I spoke at the event I had the opportunity to talk to John Harrington, the founder and owner of JVH Technical, Inc. What blew my mind is when John told me that their business model is based on extraordinary customer service. He

Selling To or Connecting With Your Client?

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Today was a great day. I got to interview my friend and colleague Jonathan Sprinkles for my Monthly Mentoring Program audio series. Jonathan is the Connection Coach and he speaks about having the right mindset as well as how to truly connect with your customer. In the most relationship driven

I'm a Hot Momma


Can You Help A Hot Momma? Please note that in this post I am asking you to assist on a great project. We are looking for photos and there is a $0 budget. Because we were having so many discussions about Free (that I do not want to revisit, I think we discussed that topic) I am telling you this

I Am Mad and Wont Take It Anymore

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Recap of Free Call with Daniel Tardent I am mad. Actually, I am really mad and here is why. This past Tuesday I facilitated my monthly Free Call with Daniel Tardent. It was a call on Search Engine Optimization or SEO. We had almost 200 people who had pre-registered for the call. We had lots of

Noteworthy Updates 4/2/2010


Post One: Self Improvement Summit My colleague and friend Michael Beck is facilitating a Self Improvement Summit. I am delighted to announce that I am one of the presenters. This event is geared to assist you to gain insights into overcoming adversity and to create more success and happiness. Best