As a photographer and business owner, you cannot do everything by yourself. Taking repetitive, trainable tasks off your list is one of the best ways for you to find success and grow your business. Outsourcing to partners and specialists is the necessary step to take for many of your tasks, and can free up your time so you can focus on what is most important for your business. But, why should you outsource, and what needs to be taken off your list?
In our Online Training, 20 Tasks You Can Take Off Your List Today with Melissa Jill, she shared why you need to outsource time-consuming tasks, and ones that don’t require your constant attention. We’ve gathered the top 5 tips from the training to use in your wedding photography business.
“The most successful people outsource nearly everything that doesn’t play to their strengths, or things they simply do not need to do themselves.” – Melissa Jill
1. Time-Consuming Tasks
Though there are many tasks you perform on a regular basis, there are a few that often are time-consuming for your workflow. One area in particular is color correction, which can take hours after every wedding you shoot. Even if you only shoot a handful of weddings each year, or you allot editing time in your workflow, you are still spending those hours on your images rather than booking more weddings, meeting with vendors, or spending time with your family and friends. How many little league games have you missed or dinners with your best friends because you had to finish editing your wedding from 5 weeks ago that you kept pushing aside? Outsourcing your photo editing needs to a company like ShootDotEdit eliminates time from your post-wedding workflow, giving you more time to spend with loved ones.