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Building Your Photography Business for under $3,000

Kathy Holcombe

Building Your Photography Business for under $3,000

Kathy Holcombe

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1 Class Introduction Duration:06:45
2 Create Your Business Plan Duration:04:53
3 Where to Invest Your Money? Duration:27:44
4 Where to Spend Your Time? Duration:05:44
5 How to be Profitable Duration:08:58
7 Business Plan Q & A Duration:12:52
8 Products: Overview Duration:02:33
11 Rules for Products Duration:06:34
16 How to Use Markup Factors Duration:07:37
17 The Per Hour Sale Duration:06:14
18 Find Your Target Sale Duration:08:25
19 Pricing Strategy Q & A Duration:22:24
20 Develop a Sales Strategy Duration:12:57
21 In-person Sales Strategy Duration:20:25
22 Online Sales Strategy Duration:23:11
23 Mobile Sales Kits Duration:18:09
24 Identify Your Target Client Duration:33:39
25 Define Your Niche Market Duration:16:10
26 Develop Your Marketing Plan Duration:14:27
27 How to Increase Your Following Duration:06:45
28 Develop a Marketing Strategy Duration:11:48
29 Maximize Your Website Duration:05:17
31 Website Essentials Duration:14:13
33 Online Selling Tools Duration:11:30
34 Online Shopping Cart Duration:04:59
36 Using Ads on Facebook Duration:11:21
37 Engagement on Facebook Duration:08:22
38 Instagram Marketing Strategies Duration:15:27
39 Define Your Brand Duration:14:53
40 Build a Solid Brand Duration:14:46

Class Description

When starting a new business, you will make hundreds of decisions, and many of those can be costly and affect the future of your business. Most photographers have little direction available on how to take these critical first steps to set themselves up for success.

Kathy Holcombe and her husband Peter have built multiple photography businesses over the last 15 years. Kathy will share what they have learned so that you won’t waste time, money and resources trying to find the perfect formula.

You will learn how to:

  • Define your brand
  • Set up social media channels and a business website to support the vision of your brand
  • Develop an effective strategy for marketing to your ideal client
  • Develop a product line and profitable pricing structure
  • Develop a sales strategy to maximize your time and sales average

This class is for anyone who is standing at a crossroads, wanting to start a photography business, but not sure exactly how to go about it. You’ll not only learn how to get you started but also how to turn a profit through your photography in your very first year of business. Skip years of trial and error and invest your precious startup dollars in strategies, tools, and equipment that will immediately start making you money.


Amanda Beck

Kathy was a wonderful instructor. She was engaging and someone who was precise and incredibly helpful. We have a full time photography business and are always looking for new ways of running our business. Her information was insightful and forced us to have conversations about our business that we have haven't had in several years. She is fantastic and someone who has the information needed to help you start or expand your business. Thank you for a wonderful class!!


Thank you Kathy for yet again another very thought provoking class. You are such an inspiration, teaching us the right questions to ask ourselves so we too can be brilliant photographers / entrepreneurs. I was a fulltime RVer for seven years, traversing 44 states and seeing some of the most beautiful places on our planet. It gave me a great opportunity to meet some extraordinary people and to hone my photography skills. Now I have put down roots in Stapleton - Denver, CO and am soon to launch my own Family Lifestyle Photography business. Your course has definitely given me the courage to just charge ahead and go for it!

Tristanne Endrina

I am VERY impressed with this class! The structure of the class is well done. Each segment was thorough and backed up some knowledge from the previous segments. Kathy breaks everything down into understandable knowledge and also makes it very enjoyable to watch. I HIGHLY recommend this class if you're unsure about what to do to start your photography business. $3000 may sound like a lot of money, but you'll going to find yourself in a determined state to raise that money if you're REALLY passionate and serious about starting your photography business. Thank you, Kathy & Creativelive, for this class. I'm excited to get the ball rolling and build my photography business.