You may attempt to hire an assistant and soon realize that it is time-consuming to try to teach and train someone all of the knowledge you have about your business, and your stress is still at a high. So how do you find a way to make your business scalable where you can work ON your business rather than IN it?
“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn how to delegate.” – John. C Maxwell
In order to run a successful and thriving wedding photography business, it is essential to have a plan. Without one, you may find yourself working on your own in your business until you’re tired and overwhelmed. Being scalable and creating a plan allows you to implement proper systems that allow you to have more time taking pictures and less time working on other tasks. This results in you saving time, energy, and greatly reducing stress. Here are some tips on how to become scalable for your business and create and effective plan.
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Determine the Tasks Only You Can Do
To start, take some time and write out everything that you do, and make this list as detailed as possible. Planning for growth involves creating the systems ahead of time to sustain the growth. Document every step that is involved in each process so you have a thorough list of everything that goes into your daily, weekly, and monthly routine. By being as detailed as possible, it gives you the opportunity to determine what steps are actually necessary to complete certain tasks, and which steps can be eliminated. Try to make each task as streamlined as possible – remember, wedding photographers who spend less time working on tasks can dedicate that time to shooting!