Kristina Rose loves to do anything new and exciting. When she quit her office job to stay at home with her kids, she knew that her next great adventure would be starting her own Photography business. Kristina had always loved photography, and she need the income with the flexibility of being able to care for her children. She soon had so many clients and was working so many hours – and missing kids’ games, staying up late and getting up early to edit. There were back-to-back sessions every weekend, and horrible pains in her wrist to her shoulder from shooting so much. Kristina knew something had to change, because she needed more time for family and business.
WHEN WE THINK OF A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, WE THINK OF MAKING OUR OWN HOURS. BUT, WHEN THE BUSINESS BECOMES OVERWHELMING, WE GET SO TIRED AND START TO LOSE OUR FERVOR. SO, KRISTINA, WHAT DID YOU DO?
I was not happy at all with how my business was going. I wanted to go back to my office job, because trying to be a mom and working an insane amount of hours, was just not fun. And, when I actually sat down to figure out what I was really making, it was NOT worth what I was giving up. I could have made more money working a minimum wage job. So, when I cam across Profitography, I knew I had to take the course – to save my sanity!
OH, SANITY – WE ALL STRIVE FOR IT! WHAT WAS THE MOST VALUABLE THING YOU LEARNED THROUGH PROFITOGRAPHY?
It’s hard for me to choose just one thing that has been the most valuable to me, because I have gained so much from this experience. But, now not only do I actually feel like I am running a REAL business, I KNOW that I am. I know how to keep track of my numbers, and I know what I need to make to help provide for my family.
WHEN WE GET TO STAY HOME AND PROVIDE FOR OUR FAMILIES – AMAZING! WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WIN SINCE PROFITOGRAPHY?
My biggest win since Profitography has been TIME. I can now take time for my family and business. I have been able to be home more, and be on a more consistent schedule. I don’t have as many sessions, so I don’t need to be in front of my computer all the time. And this year, I took a vacation with my family to the beach, and for the first time in a very long time, I didn’t take my computer to edit client photos. Because taking a week away from editing used to mean that I was going to be terribly behind.
IT’S NOT A VACATION IF YOU HAVE TO WORK. SO GLAD YOU CAN TAKE TIME OFF WITHOUT FALLING BEHIND! WHAT WAS YOUR AVERAGE SALE BEFORE PROFITOGRAPHY, AND WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR HIGHEST SALE SINCE PROFITOGRAPHY?
Before Profitography, clients were investing $100-$250 per session. But, I was a photography factory. I booked people quickly via email, and then we met for 20 minutes to an hour, and then when I was done I just did a quick email to say, “here are the photos.” I never followed up because I just didn’t have the extra time. Now, clients have the opportunity to buy what they love, and we plan the session. The experience is so much better, and my clients are investing in a range from $500-$1800.
WHEN WE GIVE OUR CLIENTS AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE WE CAN CHARGE THOSE PREMIUM PRICES! WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE ANYONE THINKING OF ENROLLING IN PROFITOGRAPHY? IS IT WORTH THE INVESTMENT BOTH IN TIME AND MONEY?
Profitography contains all the information that you need to run a successful Photography business, but you know what?! All this amazing information doesn’t work unless YOU DO. My class paid for itself in my first session after implementing what I had learned. It’s definitely worth it. The relationships that I have formed from this course with other Photographers, and the support that I receive everyday is worth every single penny. It will work in your area. There is always an excuse. Don’t let it stop you. Make the investment – your future self with thank you!
THAT’S RIGHT – NO MORE EXCUSES! WE’D LOVE TO SEE A TESTIMONY FROM ONE OF YOUR CLIENTS!
Caitlyn says, “I worked with Kristina collaboratively on a photo shoot for a Toy Company. She was incredible with all the families who participated. I was impressed with her ability to interact with each family and bring out the best in each child. She was energetic and enthusiastic for the entire duration of this long event. Best of all, her work product is incredible. The images she captured are stunning!”
Kristina, we just love seeing all of your successes! We love that Profitography has given you more time with your family and more money in your pocket. We are so happy to be a part of your Photography journey, and love seeing all of your WINS! Keep up the amazing work.
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