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When you change your business, you change your life. -Sarah Jordan
EDUCATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Thanks for checking out my Education for Photographers page! There is SUCH value found in investing in the BUSINESS side of your business, as well as the posing, structure of sessions, etc. The business side is one that we creatives often overlook, but it is also THE side that will help you make a great LIVING and INCOME doing what you love to do. I love helping other photographers find ways to do just that.
Want to know how I took my sales average from $190 in 2010 to a sales average of more than $3400 7 years later?
I want to share the business success (and mistakes to avoid) that I have had in creating a six-figure business here at Miles of Smiles Photography! As you well know, we work SO HARD in our businesses, and we deserve to make a great living doing so. But that all starts with pricing ourselves for profit, and knowing the BUSINESS side of things. I love helping other photographers find success and confidence in their work and in running their businesses. When you change your business, you change your life.
"Sarah - Speaking with you completely motivated me to really get cracking on my vision once and for all. I give a lot of credit to you for helping me to believe that it CAN really happen! Our conversation catapulted me towards defining a lot of the unknowns that were holding me back. I knew I had fear and lacked confidence and know-how, but I wanted to know WHY. The resources and confidence you provided me were the stepping stones that led me to a craving to learn as much as I can... squeezing in podcasts, video lessons, and reading business books in between editing and photo sessions and birthday parties and soccer practices. Every blessed moment (just about) has been an investment in the direction you set me in. I am excited to tell you that the grand opening of my Studio is in less than a month. I am scared to death, but proud and determined - mostly, I am excited to create artwork for my clients' homes that they will cherish forever."
"After watching Sarah's video from the Milky Way's 2018 Online Business Retreat, I knew immediately I would love to chat with her about growing my business. Not only was she running a successful Studio, but her presentation spoke volumes about her passion for her ART and her satisfaction to serve others in a unique way. I could tell she had a personality that was right up my lane - fun and cheerful, yet down to earth and serious about her work. When I contacted her about mentoring, she confirmed all of those things and more. I feel beyond fortunate that I made the choice to reach out to her.
I was a tad nervous prior to our call, but Sarah's authentic desire to understand me, my business, and my vision instantly had me at ease. It was evident that Sarah invested a lot of time prior to our conversation; she had a plethora of hand-picked resources and business tips prepared for me, and she followed up nearly instantly after the call with an email of itemized and attached resources from our discussion. (And WOW! Great educational and confidence-building resources that I consistently refer to.) She left me in a place I had hoped for, but did not expect - when we hung up, I felt CONFIDENT.
My first mentoring call with Sarah was to be just a short conversation, but I felt like I received months of training from her expertise. Her discussion led me on a path to seeking the best choices for growing my business. For as long as I continue on that journey, and for every lesson and accomplishment I make therein, I will never forget how Sarah's dedication and compassion helped lay the required foundation that set me forth. I hope to continue my mentorship and share many successes with her, as she is a key factor in how I am taking my vision to higher and higher levels.
Sarah - Thank you again for everything!! Thank you, thank you, thank you." -Kristen
COURSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
10 Steps to IPS (In Person Sales) & Business SUCCESS
If you are looking to invest in the BUSINESS side of your business, and make more money doing what you love to do, this course is a great one for you. In it, we cover 10 steps (and many tips for each step) that teach you HOW and WHY to educate your clients on what you can do FOR them, the art that you can create FOR them, and why YOU are the expert and worth every penny that you charge (and then some).
In this course, we cover how I started in 2010 with a $190 sales average, started IPS (In Person Sales) in 2012 and immediately was having sales of $800+, and how I now average well over $3000 per order and run a six figure business (instead of letting IT run me).
There are so many great and useful tips about:
Creating a client EXPERIENCE from the very first inquiry
Establishing and promoting an effective PRODUCT LINE
How to word things in your business so that they SELL
How to ESTABLISH VALUE with your clients from the beginning
How it's really about SERVICE - not sales
And how to MAKE A GREAT LIVING as a photographer
(I even tell you who my product vendors are!)
DISCOUNTED PRICING THROUGH 6/1/2020 25% off (no code necessary... discount is already applied)
NOTE: You will want to download this course pdf from a computer - not a mobile device.