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SFPP 119: Using Virtual Assistants To Grow Your Business Featuring Stacey Krolow

SFPP 119: Using Virtual Assistants To Grow Your Business Featuring Stacey Krolow

Stacey Krolow is a badass photographer who found herself experiencing the inevitable burnout creeping in when her photography business started getting successful.

When she went on the hunt for a virtual assistant, she couldn't find one that was geared specifically towards photographers and creative entrepreneurs.

Then Stacey had a lightbulb moment and realized if she had this problem, other creatives probably did too.

Which is why she started Pepper.

Pepper is a North American team of virtual assistants who handle the BS (errrr…business stuff) so the creatives can create.

They do email management, contracts and invoices, public relations, client touchpoints, blogging, newsletters, social media, and more!

Pepper believes success is freedom from the 24/7 hustle and that work/life balance is the new black.

Resources Mentioned
Meet Pepper

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

SFPP 118: Bookkeeping Basics For Photographers Featuring Emma Ball

SFPP 118: Bookkeeping Basics For Photographers Featuring Emma Ball

It's 2 am.

Taxes are due tomorrow…

…and you're combing through your bank statements trying to figure out your business expenses for the year.

It's 3:30 am.

Now you're going month by month in your Google cal trying to calculate how many miles you can deduct.

Sound familiar?

That was my wife and I the first two years of our business until we hired a bookkeeper + accountant.

It doesn't have to be like that though!

On today's episode, Emma Ball joins me to discuss how financial organization can help you make better decisions for your business and more importantly, give you peace of mind.

Resources Mentioned
Big Picture Website
The Hip Handmade Market

Sponsors
Photo Plus Expo – Use the promo code “SIXFIGURE” @ checkout to register for free!
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

SFPP 117: Generating Leads Using FB Ads Featuring Chip Dizard

In today's episode, Facebook ads expert Chip Dizard and I get practical about how to generate leads using Facebook's advertising platform!

Resources Mentioned
Chip Dizard FB Ads Training

Sponsors
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

SFPP 116: Becoming A More Efficient Photographer With David Buck

So many photographers are trying to accomplish success while sacrificing things that are important to them.

It is possible to be profitable and still have a life, and my guest today is going to share some tips on how to do just that!

David Buck is the owner + head photographer at David & Sherry Photograph as well as an efficiency expert at the Efficient Squirrel where he coaches photographers on how to make their photo business run stress-free.

On today's episode, David and I talk about how to take back control of your time and create a healthy work/life balance.

Resources Mentioned
Efficient Squirrel
David Buck Weddings
Efficient Squirrel Facebook Page
David Buck Facebook Page
Speed Editing Video

Sponsors
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.

SFPP 115: Jeff Brown Shows Me The Power Of LinkedIn Marketing

Jeff Brown hops on the podcast with me to discuss the untapped potential of LinkedIn marketing for photographers.

Resources Mentioned
Focus On Marketing Website
The Photographers Missing “Link”edIn Book

Sponsors
Freshbooks – Small business accounting software that makes billing easy + painless.
Gusto – Fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else.