Good Clients vs. Bad Clients

Good Clients vs. Bad Clients

It's a no-brainer that providing excellent customer service is crucial to the growth of your business. But, have you considered how your level of customer service relates to the amount of fun you have working with some clients? You likely aren't as attentive to the ones who drive you crazy. The

P.I.E.

Getting 140 different personalities to buy into my vision using my P.I.E. experience.

Getting 140 different personalities to buy into my vision using my P.I.E. technique. As I'm waiting around for several thousand RAW files to convert to JPEG so I can edit chapter two of the eight chapter sequences of the time-lapse project I wrote about here, I thought I'd write about my personal

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

Taking Life Head On

Today I want to share with you a secret that can help you change your life for the better right away instead of "someday." I've noticed that many of the readers of this blog are perfectly capable of handling photography assignments but struggle with finding a truly positive outlook. Our industry

Photography Forum: Free Workshops for #togs in NY

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OCTOBER 28 & 29 NYC THE TERMINAL WAREHOUSE 11TH AVE & WEST 28TH ST. NEW YORK CITY Shoot-NYC is an exciting and informative forum hosted by photographic industry leaders Broncolor and Hasselblad. This event features live interactive shooting sets incorporating the latest photographic

Photographers Curating Their Own Exhibits

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Take a look at this quick article my friend Ruta Fox just sent me. While it's not new to have a bar or gallery exhibit a photographers work... what's new is that photographers are themselves taking turns curating it. Definitely Made Me Look and only in Australia. It's called the Camera Club. Click

Are You A Rockstar In The Photography Industry?

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It's Time To Get Back To Business! I get it, it's not until Labor Day weekend in the US and the middle of September rolls around in Europe that we are ready to call it a summer. But , it's time to get back to business. I'll do what I can on my end to make this last quarter count for you. For my

Internet Etiquette and Free (Again)

What Does Free Have to Do With Internet Etiquette? During my daily read of the LA Times I came across this article that discusses how what you say on the internet can be used against you. Yes, you can get sued for slander and all kinds of other things - free speech or not. Take a look at the article

The Compound Effect

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What's The Compound Effect? It's been widely documented, I really like business. What is also known is that I am sucker for knowledge. Can you ever know too much? What many of you don't know is that I am also a spiritual person and do believe in God, karma and many universal principles. What I mean

Wrap Up on LinkedIn Groups About Working for Free

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Boy, I did start something, didn't I? You may recall, the discussion free or not free was posted and it's picked up a lot of heat in the LinkedIn photography groups.  I think it's all been said and I just posted this response in the busiest group with about 260 comments, Professional Photography.

Sharpen Your Presentation Skills

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Open Call Recap - How Good Do You Look? Just in case you are new to the blog please allow me to quickly fill you in on a free perk for all my readers, followers and friends. Each and every month I facilitate an open call that is absolutely free with a top industry expert. The last free call was

How Free Can Get You Paid

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Finding Jobs Through Offering Free Photos I like FREE. I offer lots of things for free and I always end up coming out ahead. That doesn’t mean I give everything away but free is part of my business strategy.  You may remember the heated discussion about free that originated on the Blackstar blog and

First Response

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Honey, I Am Home It's been a whirlwind of trips for me. Just yesterday I arrived back from Las Vegas and I am off to go to Hawaii from which I will be hosting the next free call. If you haven't signed up, please secure your spot right now. You only have a few days left. I've been once again to a

The Big Controversy: Working for Free?

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A few days ago I got a question from a reader over at Blackstar's blog who wanted to know what I think of the work for free controversy. Here's the story. John Harrington, a very well known Washington photographer is  a contributor to Blackstar as well as a blogger. On July 13th he posted a great

Recap of Monthly Member Interview with Michael Grecco

What's It Like To Be Michael Grecco? A few weeks ago I had the honor to interview celebrity and portrait photographer Michael Grecco who is quite famous for his lighting techniques. He even published a bestselling book about it (click here for details.) I am always very curious about my guests and

A Disciplined Approach to Creativity

My next Next Free Call With Michael Stern Michael Stern is a photographer that is a 100% “outside the box” thinker. He approaches every shoot in a way that is different from any other photographer. This approach has won him clients such as Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios.

What's Your Message Worth?

Celebrity Author Jill Lublin and PR Guru Went Overboard I don't do this very often, but ever so often something comes along that requires additional attention. As your Photography Business Success Coach I search amongst my vast connections for friends, colleagues, authors, speakers and coaches who