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Building Your Photography Business for under $3,000

Lesson 8 of 41

Products: Overview


Building Your Photography Business for under $3,000

Lesson 8 of 41

Products: Overview


Lesson Info

Products: Overview

So now we are getting into the fun stuff I think. We get to talk about products during this segment. And there are so many amazing products that you can choose for your business. And figuring out the ones that are right for you is one of the creative exciting parts of getting your whole business running. So lets talk about it. We are going to start out with talking about style. And what style your images are, your business, everything. So style is kinda the foundation and then we're gonna talk about which products align with that. And how will you produce your products? That's always the big question. There are some amazing products out there that are crazy time intensive. There are some that are super easy. And so taking all those factors into consideration before you take the leap and say, "OK I'm gonna offer this." So starting out, lets talk about your style. Your images say so much about you and sometimes as artists, it's hard for us to hone in on exactly what our style is. But you...

can bet that your clients see that, and so maybe sometimes what you need to do is ask somebody else and pick out some images and say, "What do you see in these images? What are some words you would describe these images with?" And that can help you figure that out. So gather your favorite images together and look at 'em and really look at 'em. What is it about those images that is in common? What's unique to this group of images? And I'm gonna stop right here. I want to note that there is a product development guide in your bonus materials. There was a business planning guide for segment one, and now there's a product development guide that will ask you all kinds of questions to think about as you're developing your product lineup. So if you haven't already done so, click on that bonus materials and get those in front of you.

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.