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Why You Need a Photography Business Coach

Wanting to grow in your photography business but feel stuck in how to do that? Here are the reasons why you need a photography business coach!

No matter where you’re at in your business, you can ALWAYS benefit from having a business coach. (I know this from experience) I personally always like to have one for myself! 

But what’s the point of a coach in your business? What can be the results? What type of ROI will I see? Is it worth the investment? Let’s talk about it!

ROI from having me as your Photography Business Coach

Not every photographer business coach is the same, so these benefits may not be the same in every program (you NEED to do your research and ask the questions before you invest so you don’t make the wrong investment decision) But this is what it looks like in my program and how much you get out of it!

Bridge your gaps

Whether it be a knowledge gap, a clarity gap, consistency gap, etc., I as a photography business coach help take you from one side to the other by closing those gaps for you. I’m here to step in and help with those areas in your business where you just feel stuck. 

You don’t know what you don’t know! And it’s the best thing ever to see the “ah-ha” moments for my students that trigger huge dreams for them. And then I get to help them make a plan for how it will happen (because I know it will!)

But more than anything, it’s so nice to have someone to help navigate difficult or unclear situations together to provide a clear plan of what to communicate and how to handle certain situations. Because guess what, there’s a good chance I’ve been there!! So I can walk you through how I’ve handled things or how I would do things differently. 

Even if that’s as simple as not knowing what to price something or how to come up with a custom proposal for a wedding you really want to book. When you’re hiring a photography business coach, you get someone that hands-on and gives you real-time coaching to help you through those situations. 

You’ll grow way faster (I know this from experience)

The longer I’ve been in business, the more I’ve realized that everything takes more time when you try to DIY, and that’s education included!! Having education and guidance on a roadmap with what to do is just part of having a business coach. 

You have someone to help you make an an action plan and marketing campaign together and it makes the biggest difference in whether you see results in 1-2 years or a few months. So it all comes down to, how fast do you want to make your goals happen?

I have students who come into my program with the goal of wanting to go full-time into photography within the next 1-2 years. Then a few months into the program, they make their announcement that they are quitting their job and going full-time into their business!

It’s so fun to see that growth happen fast for the ones who invest and go all in on themselves!

Having my eyes on your business

The “done with and for you” program that I run plays a huge factor in you nto only learning it so you can apply it and be an independent entrepreneur, but you also have the guidance of someone helping you do it. You can also have it done for you with plug + play and adding on your branding. This makes the biggest difference!

I’m not only teaching you HOW to make a guide, but I give you the exact guide and outline you should use. Then I’m giving a personalized review together off what yours should exactly say, what your priice should be, etc. 

It’s the “done with and for you” aspect that you can’t get out of any other form of education!

Clearer direction and won’t have to figure it out on your own

When you have a plan, you take action. But without a plan, you either fail or you take way longer! I help my students find clairy in which direction they want to take things and actually give them an action plan or marketing campaign to get them there. 

Again, it’s all about having accountability and guidance so you actually make moves and don’t sit on something for too long. You want to take action and make waves!

Being surrounded by motivated photographers

My coaching program is an application/phone call/acceptance only type of program and that’s for a reason! I like to make sure my students are the absolute perfect fit for my program for a couple of reasons. 

One, is being so that you benefit from it. The last thing I want is someone in my program who didn’t feel like they were benefiting from it. That would be such a disservice to you! So I want to make sure that this program is the right fit for you!

Two, is I keep my program a high-level container of photographers who are motivated and going to make a change in the industry. I truly want to help coach the next generation of industry-leading photographers and help you become the “go-to” photographer in your area.

I’ve been able to do that even in the smaller town markets I’m in and I know I can do the same for others too!

Having other photographers that are working through the same issues and having them to bounce off ideas with is such a huge benefit to this program! I love watching my students rely on each other and hype each other up, it just makes it such a strong community. 

What my students are accomplishing:

6x their income revenue goals

4x their pricing packages 

10x their booking rate 

Booking out their calendars 

Growing Associate teams 

Consistently booking their highest paying packages 

Becoming the go-to photographer in their market 

Stepping into the role of teaching other photographers 

Creating communities of like-minded photographers

Recent student wins:

-$1,800 now I’ve booked two of my highest packages of $4,250, and next wedding, I’ll price higher. -Lauren M.

-I had 3 weddings booked vs now I have 19, and I was charging $1800 and now I’m charging $3500 – Hannah W.

-I started at a $1500 package and now my couples spend an average of $3700 per package. -Kristen T.

-My starting package was $2,600 now my most popular package is $4,050

-$1,000 was my price point coming in, I now charge a minimum of $3,000. I Increased my wedding packages by $2,000 in only one year!!!  -Christina E. 

Here’s what a few of my students have to say:

I am 2 weddings away from being a 6 figure business! I feel so confident in my ability to serve people well and I am moving on to the next chapter in my life. Before, I felt stuck, now I have a stable business to support myself, my dreams and future! Passion to Profit program changed not only my business but my life.   – Megan M.

I had no idea how to operate as a wedding photographer, I was literally just getting started. Now, I’ve booked 19 weddings and I am SO close to my goal of being full time! Now I have other photographers in my area asking to shadow ME which is so so crazy. – Hannah W.

I loved that everything, I mean everything, is provided for you. From templates, to questionnaires, to answering the questions that I didn’t even know I had. I loved how the program was set up on the backend and loved how accessible you were.  – Lauren M.

I just have to say I wish I could be in the program forever!!! It has helped me grow tremendously, and I’m so thankful for the community here and for YOU Rachel! I loved getting to meet you and other PTP members last summer on the retreat, and I learned so much along the way that helped me feel more confident in my business! I honestly just don’t want this to end!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for everything you’ve done to help me!  – Allie H.

If anyone is thinking about it or on the fence about joining, it is absolutely the thing that helped launch my business and get it on its feet. It is one of the best investments I have made into the business thus far and if you are on the fence take the leap and sign up!  – Kristen T.

Final thoughts: Benefits of having a photography business coach

I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am not had I not hired my first business coach, and now I will never be without one! The impact it makes and a faster-paced growth is unmatched.

Seeing the results my students get from my program reminds me why God instilled this in my heart and that I get to help photographers bless their lives, families, and businesses. IT’S TIME! I’m looking for 2-3 Photographers wanting to book their highest paying package within the next 30-90 days apply here and let’s get you started on your best year yet!

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