Start Your Photography Business - The Complete Course
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Start Your Photography Business - The Complete Course

A step-by-step guide to launching your own successful photography business!
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4.5 (463 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn everything you need to start a successful photography business
  • You will learn best practices for each step of a photography gig - from booking the client to final delivery
  • You will learn business basics such as registering a business name, getting a business license and tax ID, and choosing a structure
  • You will learn how to set prices, what equipment you need and how to find your first clients
  • You will learn how to create a website and portfolio that gets you more clients
  • You will learn how to expand your online presence with Instagram, Facebook, Google, Yelp and more
  • You will learn how to set up a proper business with accounting, insurance and tax tips
Requirements
  • You should already have a basic understanding of photography (this is not a course that will teach you how to become a photographer).
  • You should be ready to put in enough time and effort to grow your own business (this is not easy and will take time)
  • You do not need any business experience, we'll show you everything you need to get started
Description

You want to make money with your photography, right?

This is the perfect course to help you launch your own photography business, and we're so glad that you're here.

We've created a complete blueprint to every aspect of running a successful business, and it's all here in this course. From the business side of things like registration, licenses and taxes to the marketing side of things like getting your first clients, creating a website and setting prices, you'll learn it all with this course.

Once you enroll, you'll get access to a downloadable workbook that includes action items, helpful tips and resources. Using the workbook together with the courses video lectures and case studies should make it easier than ever to get your business up and running.

You'll have your business up and running in no time!

What do we cover in this course?

  • Kinds of photography businesses

  • Choosing your business name & structure

  • Business registration, tax IDs, licenses and bank accounts

  • Building a business website

  • Setting your prices

  • Designing a portfolio that sells

  • Equipment you need to get started

  • How to get your first paying clients

  • Getting listed on Google Maps and search results

  • Expanding your online presence with modern marketing techniques

  • Tips for every step of a paid photography shoot

  • Scaling your business

  • and so much more!

Our goal is that by the end of this course, you'll have a photography business of your own. If there's anything we can do to make this course better for you, just let us know. As instructors we will continue to update this course with any latest skills or practices that will benefit you.

Our happiness guarantee...

We have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, so if you aren't happy with your purchase, we will refund your course - no questions asked!

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Enroll now, and we'll help you start a photography business of your own!

Phil & Will

Who this course is for:
  • Photographers who want to make money with their skills
  • Wedding Photographers
  • Portrait & Headshot Photographers
  • Food & Product Photographers
  • Journalistic Photographers
Course content
Expand all 77 lectures 05:03:14
+ Introduction to Starting a Photography Business
8 lectures 24:31

We've created a downloadable workbook for you to use while taking this course. It includes key points from each lesson, links to supplemental resources, as well as a space for you to take notes. Feel free to print it out.

We hope this helps you in this course and improves your learning experience!

Cheers,

Phil & Will

DOWNLOAD: Course Workbook
00:13
DOWNLOAD: Activity Workbook
00:18
Join the Official Student Photography Group
00:38
+ Basics of Starting a Photography Business
14 lectures 01:15:43
Introduction to this Section
00:52
Choose Your Business Name
05:29
Choose Your Business Structure
06:12
Register Your Business Name
01:47
Get Your Federal Tax ID
01:39
Get Your Business License
01:16
Get Your Business Bank Account
02:16
Register Your Online Accounts - Domain Name & Social Media
02:17
Branding Your Business
02:18
Set Your Prices
12:56
Example of a Price List
00:12
The Photography Gear You Need to Start a Business
03:42
Case Study: Business Basics
24:42
Case Study: Will's Equipment
10:05
+ Get Your First Paying Clients
9 lectures 21:41
Introduction to this Section
00:44
You Need to Prove Yourself
01:30
The Best Place to Find Your First Clients
02:36
What to Charge for Your First Clients
02:44
Intro to the 'ON SET' Lectures
00:17
ON SET - Partnering with Other Creatives
01:57
ON SET - Getting Work in a Competitive Environment
02:38
Important Note About Shooting Wisely
01:20
Case Study: Getting Your First Clients
07:55
+ Create Your Photography Business Website
5 lectures 29:28
Introduction to this Section
01:05
The Best Website Platforms for Photographers
04:30
What You Need to Put on Your Website
07:40
Tips for Designing the Perfect Portfolio
03:17
Case Study: Looking at Photography Websites
12:56
+ Expanding Your Online Presence
9 lectures 34:47
Introduction to this Section
00:55
Use Instagram to Grow Your Business
02:29
Use Facebook to Grow Your Business
01:21
Get Your My Google Business Listing
03:53
Get Your Yelp Business Page
03:20
Create Profiles on Photographer Review Sites
04:06
Find Work on Freelancer Job Sites
02:26
Use Craigslist to Find Initial Work
03:01
Case Study: Expanding Your Online Presence
13:16
+ The Photography Business Workflow
15 lectures 49:30
Introduction to this Section
00:54
Step 1 - Meeting Your Client
03:32
Step 2 - Booking Your Client
05:53
Example of a Contract
00:06
Example of an Invoice
00:06
Step 3 - The Shoot
02:28
Step 4 - Editing / Post
06:34
Step 5 - Final Delivery
01:05
ON SET - Overview of Will's Headshot Shoot
02:50
Example of Will's Email Directions
01:09
ON SET - Will's Backdrop Placement
01:13
ON SET - Using Paper Backdrop Rolls
02:01
ON SET - Adding a Back Light
00:46
ON SET - Interacting with Clients (See Will In Action!)
04:58
Case Study: The Business Workflow
15:54
+ Scaling Your Business with Better Infrastructure
8 lectures 37:01
Introduction to this Section
00:46
Using Podio to Keep Track of Everything
06:21
Business Insurance
03:55
Accounting
04:20
Taxes
03:38
Scaling Up Your Prices
02:56
Attending Conferences and Meetups
04:01
Case Study: Continued Business Growth
11:04
+ Selling Your Prints
7 lectures 23:56
Introduction to this Section
00:56
Why Should You Sell Your Prints
02:18
Choose the Best Printer
02:59
How to Price Your Prints
05:33
Where to Sell Your Prints Online
08:06
Selling Your Prints in Person
02:38
Wrapping Up This Section
01:26
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 06:35
Will's Tips for Personal and Creative Well-Being
04:38
Thank You Video
01:57