20 Tips: How To Start Your Photography Business

by Jennifer Venter September. 27, 2019 340 views
Foshan, China | Photo Credit : Jennifer Venter of Fleetingtime Photography

Foshan, China | Photo Credit : Jennifer Venter of Fleetingtime Photography

Following on from my previous post "How to Become a Full-Time Photographer", below are 20 tips on how to start your photography business.

  1. Choose your business name.
  2. Choose your location for your business.
  3. Decide on shareholders of the business.
  4. Decide on main focus of the business.
  5. Decide on photography rates.
  6. Choose an accounting software programme.
  7. Decide on branding.
  8. Create a business website.
  9. Create social media: business Facebook page and business Instagram page.
  10. Register the business.
  11. Register business for tax.
  12. Open business bank account.
  13. Update accounting software with business registration number and bank details.
  14. Finalise website.
  15. Create a blog page.
  16. Create admin workflow.
  17. Create client tip sheets.
  18. Create email templates.
  19. Create road map/directions for clients (if applicable)
  20. Create a referral reward programme.
Foshan, China | Photo Credit : Jennifer Venter of Fleetingtime Photography

Foshan, China | Photo Credit : Jennifer Venter of Fleetingtime Photography

I have made this post very summarised for a quick read. If you need more information/guidance, drop me a comment below or check out my longer article.

Do you have your own photography company? Or are you wanting to start one?

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

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Jay Boggess 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Great advice & Dr Seuss quote! So true!!!grinning

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Jennifer Venter Replied to Jay Boggess 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you so much Jay! I just adore Dr Seuss.  He has the answer to everything :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jennifer Venter 3 weeks, 2 days ago

So do I! Very wise & witty!!!+1

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Jennifer Venter Replied to Jay Boggess 6 days, 7 hours ago

grinning

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jennifer Venter 4 days, 21 hours ago

+1

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