About This Show
Join us for candid conversations about photography and business. We are three women entrepreneurs who talk about networking, workflow, client relationships and more. We're not afraid to share our own ups and downs and we'll help you tackle yours. We'll have guest speakers & answer listener questions, all while giving you tips & tricks to help get you through the year! Hosted by Kate Mills, Julie Ferneau, and Ashley DuChene.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 61: Tools for Automation with Adam Fried of ShootQ
6 days ago
Ok this episode was hard to do... why? Well, we were stuck in a studio on a rainy day while our interview-ee was hanging out on a freaking beach in Mexico!! MAN! We were so jealous. Isn't technology awesome?? Anyway, our lucky guest this week is Adam Fried from Simply Color Lab & ShootQ! He came on the show to chat about tools for automation, and we definitely had some questions about how to make the most out of client management software. ^^ Ashley and Julie had the chance to hang out with Adam in Las Vegas last week at WPPI! Key Takeaways Why should we use automation software? Photographers are super creative, but oftentimes that makes running a business a little difficult for us. These days, it's not just about who can take the best photo, it's also about who's the most organized, who can respond back to a lead faster, etc. Using tools for automation helps us rise above the rest of the pack, because we look more professional, stay more organized, and thus book more shoots. Ashley has mentioned that clients constantly tell her how easy the booking process was from start to finish. They've even mentioned that in Yelp reviews. ShootQ's client management software makes for a great customer experience! What are some "out of the box" ways to make your client management software work for you? Once your business is organized and you're using tools for automation, there are a number of ways to use it to your advantage. For example, Adam mentions you can single out certain families according to information from your client questionnaires... so if you wanted to do a sibling shoot, you could set up your ShootQ to find families with over 2 kids and create an email list from that information. Having all that info in the software saves a TON of time! Get excited for the "new" ShootQ! We didn't intend this episode to be a ShootQ commercial, haha, but it's hard to not get excited about all of the