It’s time to let go and outsource to grow your photography business. Letting go can quickly bring you more time, more clients, and more income.
If you are just starting out in photography and feel like you can’t afford to outsource be sure to read to the end. Spoiler alert… you can’t afford not to outsource!
Household tasks are all the things you do to keep your home and family life in order. Business tasks are all the things that you do to keep your photography business running smoothly.
Take a look at the lists below and then I’ll break down choosing the tasks that make the most sense to outsource.
If you spend 4 hours every 2 weeks cleaning your house you may want to outsource that task freeing you up an extra 8 hours a month to rock your photography business.
Time sucking tasks are taking you out of your creative zone and don’t give you the time you need to build your business. I was spending around 4 hours per newborn session on editing. Eventually I got smart and hired an editor. We worked together until she had my editing style mastered. Now I can dedicate those long hours to tasks that help me book more clients.
Look through the list and see which items make you cringe. If the thought of planning out your social media for the month sounds like pure torture find someone who is an expert to take it over for you.
My personal cringe item is bookkeeping. When it comes to numbers I find myself yawning and my eyes kind of glaze over. I am finally outsourcing this task and use the time I once spent staring at a spreadsheet dreaming up my quarterly business goals and planning out shoots that feed my creativity. So much more rewarding!
More deets on setting those quarterly goals in a future post!
There are some things within out businesses that we need to do ourselves. Taking portraits for example is a task that wouldn’t make sense for most photographers to outsource. We are the face behind our brand and we need to be the one with the camera in our hands creating magic for our clients. Most other tasks however can be outsourced we just have a hard time letting go.
For a long time I convinced myself that I couldn’t give up my editing because only I could make my images look exactly right. Now I look back and can’t believe the hours I spent killing my back bent over a computer. I still do some of my own editing but the bulk of my images get sent out to an expert! She worked with me until I felt like she had nailed my style and (shhhh don’t tell anyone but I realized I really needed that help)
If you are looking for a photo editor go check out Photographer’s Edit and get 1/2 off your first editing project of $20 or more.
Hi! I’m Kristi Gayton! Nice to virtually meet you! I am a photographer (specializing in newborn portrait photography) and mentor for new and aspiring female photographers. Helping photographers build their confidence, implement time saving systems, and create unforgettable client experiences is my jam! Looking forward to working with you too!