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The Truth About YOUR Spending Habits…

Posted by on May 29, 2012 with 0 Comments
Spending money is not hard to do… Wanting to spend money is even easier! You open your inbox, do a quick rss scan and you are bombarded with offers. Some are really bad and they’re easy to say no to, some of them are way too expensive but they’re just ‘sooooo pretty’ and some of them actually are worth your money… But chances are you’re not investing in those ones, in fact you may not have even thought twice about the ones that could and even would actually help you and your business. There is a vital question that you can ask yourself before you make any major purchases that will save you from spending your money on “regret crap”. “Regret Crap” is all the stuff that you spent your money on in hopes that it was going to make your photography look better, your business be better or your phone ring better… But it turned out that it wasn’t really what you needed. It was a poorly planned and pathetically researched attempt to find an easy fix that turned out to never solve the problem or have any of the qualities that “easy” should have. I have a closet of “regret crap” that I bought at the beginning of my career. I feel I need to put in a disclaimer… What’s in my closet doesn’t have to be ‘regret crap’ for you, it just turned out to be “regret crap” for me. There is a light meter (because I never used it and bought it in hopes that it would be my easy fix instead of learning manual), a ton of newborn props (I don’t even photograph newborns anymore), about 100 lollipops that I was going to use for a lollipop garden concept-shoot right up until I realized I was going to need ten times that to have any sort of impact. (On a plus note, I now stick these on the top of gifts for the birthday parties my kiddos attend!) …And well, you get the idea. Each of the items I mentioned, are things that I bought to either try to mask the real problem area or were poorly researched and prematurely purchased. After hundreds of dollars wasted and a list of items added to my ‘someday post on eBay’ to-do list… I’ve learned to ask myself this very important question: Will _________________(insert the item you’re thinking about buying) solve a problem or is it just masking the real one? My spending habits seemed to graduate from Kindergarten to High School over night just by asking this simple question! It also had a wonderful side effect of helping me narrow in on where I really should spend my money! For example, after spending a bunch of money on props and such in hopes that this would draw new clients in.. I finally invested the time and money into learning how to genuinely and properly market my photography business. With this one simple question you can begin deciphering if the item you’re interested in is a Band-Aid or a cure! By personally asking this question, I’ve been able to invest in the right areas of my business! Because of that fact, I finally have the money to buy the things I really want, when I want them…  But it’s not with false hopes of making something happen that won’t. It’s because I want it and I can! That is an empowering feeling! Tomorrow Night (Wednesday the 30th) I will be teaching a live web event: Go4Profit – The Art of In-Person Ordering! If you’re ready to have the cure instead of the Band-Aid, ready to have the money to buy things just because you want them and not have to feel guilty about it. If you’re ready to create amazing summer experiences for your family because of the thousands of dollars that you’re brining in from your photography business, then I highly suggest that you REGISTER RIGHT NOW for Go4PROFIT! Image Source
Filed Under: Profits & Sales
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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Jen Thompson’s Fighting Chance against Cancer

Posted by on May 25, 2012 with 0 Comments
Jen Burgess Thompson is a 37-year old wedding and portrait photographer from Redmond, Oregon.  She’s a devoted mom.  And she has advanced ovarian cancer. Jen has bravely endured major surgery and months of brutal chemotherapy. Her doctors have given Jen 12-18 months, but there’s hope: They want her to enter a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic. The estimated price tag is $63,000. There is no doubt in my mind that our photography community will not only get her there but also help her with the long road of recovery that awaits.

Offer your donation at AM I STILL A GIRL or PHOTO DOUGH

 SIGN UP FOR THE GO4PROFIT WEB EVENT AND I WILL DONATE AN ADDITIONAL $50 ON YOUR BEHALF

Filed Under: Inspire Me
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Pet Mini Session Campaign Kit

Posted by on May 23, 2012 with 6 Comments
It’s almost time to unlock the next Go{4}Pro Facebook Freebie! To make sure you’ll know when the Pet Mini Session Campaign Kit unlocks as a FREE DOWNLOAD:
  1. Like Go4ProPhotos on Facebook
  2. Subscribe to the Go{4}Pro Photos Newsletter (I’ll send you an email as soon as the 48 hours starts!
  3. Spread the word… Well that will just help you get it faster!!
  This time I’ve created a Pet Mini Session Campaign Kit (featuring the oh so talented Sarah Beth) that you can enjoy offering during the dog days of summer! Oh yes, that pun was soooo intended and yes, I crack myself up too! INCLUDED IN THE PET MINI SESSION CAMPAIGN KIT:
  • Mini Session Success Strategies 
  • Blog/Email Banner
  • 5×7 Client Announcement Post Card
  • Blog Mini Session Announcer 
  • 3×3 Accordion Mini Album Template
  • Pet Mini Session Scheduler
  • 10 Simple Pet Photography Tips
Photography Credit to Sarah Beth Photography of  Minneapolis, MN. (Amazing right?!!?)
  Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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You Asked & I Listened!! – Go{4}Profit (The Web Event!)

Posted by on May 21, 2012 with 2 Comments
Most photographer’s believe that the reason they’re not making money is because they don’t have enough clients OR they don’t have the right clients. Well that’s just NOT TRUE! The real reason is because YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE SALE! My clients homes range from mansions to modest older homes on teacher’s salary and my average sale maintains at $2,000. Why? Because I know how to prepare them for the sale, I know how to get them excited for the possibilities and I know how to offer exactly what they want in a way that they LOVE! ARE YOU READY FOR ME TO SHOW YOU HOW TO DOUBLE, TRIPLE & EVEN QUADRUPLE YOUR SALES?? After tons of emails asking when I would offer this again…. I’m excited to announce that it’s back! A year ago I taught my WEB EVENT: GO{4}PROFIT to photographer’s all over the world. Photographer’s tuned in from Japan, Germany, France, The UK, Brazil, Australia, Canada and of course in almost every state representing the land that I love. The results people experienced changed their business model and their bank account’s forever. Here’s what they said right after the web event…   So let me ask you… Are you ready to make more money? Are you ready to create an experience that leaves your clients thanking you? Are you ready to have the tools to double, triple or even quadruple what you currently make? Join me (Leah Remillet) as I share with you every detail, trick and secret that I use in my ordering appointment process. THIS IS HOW I GET THE BIG SALES!
  • I’m going to bring you inside my portrait business and share with you exactly how I do it for Leah Remillet Photography!
  • Learn  how I prepare clients for the ordering appointments. 
  • How to make sure they never have to “think about it”.
  • How to get them excited for the big ordering appointment… Every-Single-Time!
  • How to start in person sales with your very next session – And you don’t have to spend a dime! 
  • How you can ensure that those pesky 8×10 prints are always the after thought.
  • How I actually got to start selling what I love… Wall Art.
  • Why it’s okay to still offer the digital files and how you make great money doing it!
  • How to turn the ordering appointment from “salesy” to luxurious! 
  • I’ll walk you through how I brought my sales from $500 (tops) to an average of $2,000 with each order that I take in!!
  • Need to hear in it action? I’ll roll play how I present pricing, work through decision making and keep the ordering appointment flowing!
  • LEARN ALL OF THESE PROVEN TIPS THAT WILL PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS, ALL FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!!

I want you to be successful and the best way I can think of to make that happen is to show you what made the absolute biggest difference in my business… In-Person Sales!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY – MAY 30th 2012 at 6:00pm PDT/9:00pm EST  (Convert to your timezone) (There will NOT BE a recording or opportunity to purchase later)   INVESTMENT: Register between May 25th at 12:01am to May 29th PST: $199.00  REGISTER NOW!! Register the day of on May 30th till  5:00pm PST (registration closes at 5pm): $249.00 WHAT YOU NEED: Your Computer, Note Pad & Pen. You’ll get an email after you register to get you all set up for the web event!

  Don’t wait to sign up! You know what happens, you tell yourself you’ll come back and get registered later and then life happens, you get busy and the next time you remember it’s the day after and you missed it. You can’t afford to miss this!  This is not about being pushy or using a hard sales approach! If I did that they wouldn’t come back! I work extremely hard to create a great experience and I’m going to play out exactly how I do this for you! The Go{4} Profit Web Event is an investment and it’s one that can pay for itself the very first time you implement what you learn! 
Filed Under: Profits & Sales
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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The Responsibility of an Artist

Posted by on May 18, 2012 with 0 Comments
My seven year old daughter recently told us that she wants to be an artist when she grows up. My husband teased, “well, there isn’t much money in that.” And I’ll admit, I look at him as if he had the tentacles of an octopus wrapped around his face! Had he forgotten that I am an artist? “There can be!”  I quickly replied and we continued to drive down the highway. After that my mind trailed off.  I began to think about how far I’d come. How much I’d seen happen in my own life – with my own business – in my own “can’t make much money” career choice.  And the thing was… I had.  The reality of that statement ringing within the walls of my head left me awe-struck.  I sat there pondering that reality and sitting in wonder as I reminisced about the mother a few years ago who said, “I think I can do this, I really want to try!” I didn’t even know what “this” was back then.  At least in hindsight I didn’t.  My path to success was not instant.  I worked little by little one single step at a time. Trying to learn my camera, trying to understand how I could possibly make this a business.  There were so many unanswered questions back then…  Could this ever make me money?  Would anyone ever want to pay me?  Would I ever be good enough to charge? Could I really make this happen for me? Today I want to climb up escape ladders and shout from roof tops (or in my version of that, use CAPS LOCK) for the whole world (wide web) to hear (errr – read) and say, “Yes, you most absolutely certainly can be successful as an artist!”  It’s incredible to realize how much potential is inside each one of us. I have come to realize and believe in my calling to help artistic, passionate, beautiful women (like you) realize that “this” is possible. This can be a career choice and it can be a very lucrative one as well. You can have passion, profits and your life the way you want it. You can…. You can…. You can!  And do not, for heavens sake – whatever you do… Don’t apologize for wanting to be both creative and profitable! Do not feel shame for wanting to provide well for your family. Do not let guilt fester for even one minute for wanting to feel security when you see your bank account.  Give no room in your mind for fear to take hold, or rejection to leave its print on your dream. We have an obligation to seven-year-olds everywhere! To teach them, no, to show them that they can be whatever they want and be financially successful! That they can have what they dream of… That hard work, passion and determination really is magical…  And that the combination opens the door to endless possibilities. I believe in the possibilities  of dreams with my whole heart.  I believe it because I’ve seen it in my own life and because I’ve had the honor and privilege to help hundreds and hundreds of photographers find passion, profits and balance in their lives too. Are you ready to stand up for your children’s dreams?  
Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Spanki Mills on The Thriving Photographer

Posted by on May 16, 2012 with 0 Comments
I adore Spanki Mills! She’s one of those people you just want to be around! We met virtually a few years ago when I decided to click through from a  comment I’d received on the blog and I was just blown away by this girl’s talent. Lots of emails and a few guest posts later we finally got to meet in real life at WPPI and we instantly clicked! Today I’m excited to share with you Spanki’s take on The Thriving Photographer! One thing that I think is so fun is to see what different photographer’s take from the program. For many, they just can’t get over what it’s doing for their sales… For others, they can’t believe that they finally have a marketing plan that is working and bringing in clients that before they’d only dreamed of… And for Spanki who’s already doing well with sales and marketing – She just keeps gushing over what it’s doing to organize her business so that it now work’s for her!!  I love reading, watching and hearing the success stories of my Thrivers!! If you’re still wondering if this program will help you…. IT WILL!  (And with a money back guarantee, you’ve only got successes to gain!)
Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Newspaper Background Love

Posted by on May 14, 2012 with 4 Comments

I first saw the news print backdrop idea in a Vogue Mag a few years ago. I’ve seen it recreated over and over and have to admit that I still haven’t done it myself. But to inspire both you and I… Here are some photogs who have had some fun with it!

P.S. If you’ve done something with newspaper, link up in the comments! We’d love to check it out!

newspaper

From Grosgrainfabulous

newspaper

Brittany Stover Photography

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{Source: Pinterest)

Newspaper Backdrop

On bluepoolroad

Filed Under: Business
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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