S12E09 | Top 5 tips for evolving from hobbyist to professional pet photographer


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Most of us start out as pet photographers because we love animals, and we love taking photos. We combine these two passions into a hobby, and at some point, that hobby becomes a source of income. Accepting payment for something that you truly enjoy is a strange concept in this modern world. Even once we start doing business orientated tasks, it can be hard to forget that this all started as a hobby. If that sounds familiar, tune in to this weeks episode as Kirstie shares her top 5 tips to help you evolve from a hobbyist to a professional pet photographer!

Surround yourself with a great support network

Start using the phrase “I’m going to work” and “I’m at work” instead of “I need to do some editing”, or, “I have a photoshoot tonight”.

Stop doing work for works sake! Try these productive options instead:

a.) Visit your local dog-friendly parks, beaches, trails and cafes- photograph dogs and chat with their owners.
b.) Simplify your booking system
c.) Revisit your numbers to find areas of improvement - leads, booking rate, average sales, etc
d.) Contact your local media with a press release
e.) Launch a local petpreneaurs coffee group
f.) Check your bank account for recurring expenses, and cancel the subscriptions you don’t use!

Proudly introduce yourself as a pet photographer and show examples of what you do when people ask!

IMPLEMENT, IMPLEMENT, IMPLEMENT! Ideas and education are great, but they don’t have any impacted until they’re implemented!


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