3 things you can do again when you outsource your photo editing
Raise your hand if this scenario resonates:
You've made it! You have a photography business and are regularly booking clients. But something isn't quite right. You wake up before dawn, grab a cup of coffee, and immediately sit down at your computer to edit photos. You only have a few hours before you need to be out of the house for the next photo shoot. You return home and find yourself right back in front of your computer editing yet again. But you aren't editing what you just shot. In reality, you are about four clients behind schedule and scrambling to get quality images out the door. Rinse. Repeat. Seven days a week. You have had to close your books for the year because you simply don't have the time to take on more clients and maybe you even missed your business goals. Friends and family? Well you haven't seen them properly in weeks! And you wish you actually knew what this show Stranger Things is all about. Everyone seems to go on and on about it.
My friend, if this is you then I think it is time for you to outsource your photo editing to a private photo editor. By outsourcing you will get back your more precious resource. Your time.
I'm here to tell you the top three things you will once again be able to do when you hire a private photo editor.
1. Get back to actually doing what you love. Photographing.
Every photographer I know wants to spend as much time as possible behind the camera. Not behind their computer screen. Yet it is pretty common knowledge that most professional photographers spend their days doing everything under the sun except shooting.
When you outsource to a boutique photo editor you will free up all of those hours you used to spend behind the computer screen so you can get back to what drew you to this industry in the first place: photography.
2. Having down time to reconnect with friends and family.
Working all hours of the day, seven days a week. That is the life of a professional photographer. Time and time again I hear photographers say they never have time for friends and family. Outsource you photo editing and you will hopefully never miss another family dinner, important celebration or Netflix night. I promise, Stranger Things is as good as they say. I'd also recommend The Crown, Master of None and Chef's Table.
3. Serve your clients well, increase profits, and reach your goals.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for any small business is having the time to do it all. You plan, prioritise and take action, but still, important tasks slip and clients aren't being served to the best of your ability. Maybe it was not responding to an enquiry within 24 hours or missing a client deadline. None of it was intentional. It was simply because you didn't have the time.
A boutique photo editor can help take the pressure off of you so you can serve your business and ultimately your clients better. Not only will a photo editor give you back your valuable time, they will ensure that you deliver quality and consistent results on schedule. By outsourcing your photo editing and serving your existing client base well, you will now have the potential to exceed your existing clients' expectations by giving them the absolute best experience possible. At the end of the day, people buy from people, so when you serve your clients well and delivery quality results, the word will spread and you will reach your business goals. A boutique photo editor can help you achieve this.
"This is all well and good, but an editor costs money and I'm just about managing," I hear you say. It is true that a good photo editor is an investment, but trust me, they will help you increase your profits in the long run. Photo editing can easily become your biggest time constraint. By reclaiming it, you are now able to market wider and take on those few extra clients. As your business becomes known for serving clients well and being the absolute best, you can also justify an increase in your pricing. A photo editor may cost money, but it can be the best return on investment decision you ever make.
Are you ready to reclaim your time and build a sustainable business around your life? Still have a few more questions about my services? Then please get in touch with me today.
I look forward to working with you in the near future.