Ah, the feeling of officially turning your photography hobby into a full-fledged business venture – it’s thrilling and you’re on cloud 9! You get to be your own boss and can do what you love every. single. day. As in any endeavor, your first year is likely to have speed bumps and issues as you learn the most efficient ways to be the best photographer possible.

Reality sets in as the speed bumps occur. There are emails to answer, shoots to direct, images to backup, social media to post… the list goes on. Suddenly, this newfound freedom of being your own boss is extremely overwhelming. With a laundry list of things to do, where do you possibly focus your time in the first few years to set your business up for longevity and success? We’ve got just the thing to help.

16 Things I Wish I Did My First Year as a Photographer

We connected with pro photographers who revealed personal challenges they faced and what they wish they did in their first year of business to set it up for success. We placed their insights together in a guide just for you, so you can learn from their experiences and grow your business. Regardless if you are in your first year or have been in business for several years, one of the best ways to grow is to learn from others and determine how you can personally apply their insights and tips to succeed!

Throughout free our guide, created with Fundy Software and Photography Spark, we share:

– 16 testimonies from pros to help you overcome REAL challenges that happen
– How to balance your workload and take on projects that establish your business
– The keys to increasing income through building a valuable and desirable brand
BONUS: How Hope Taylor built a 6-figure business in her first year

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