Marketing

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Tips to building relationships with vendors & growing your audience

Forging relationships with vendors within your market can pay dividends later. What better way to advertise than with a vendor your clients already trusts! I am not a fan of giving…

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25 Engagement Posts for Newborn Photographers

  As I’ve said a million times here on the blog, social media actually requires you to be social!   It isn’t enough to post on ANY social media platform your latest…

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4 Things You Can Do To Increase Your Social Media Visibility

There’s nothing worse that putting all your efforts into your business, marketing till your fingers fall off, just to hear the sound of crickets when you post. If this is…

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Wedding Photographers: Snag these FREE engagement questions for your social media

I talk your ear off about the importance of creating a “social” existence on Facebook. Getting people to comment is key to expanding your reach. This means you need to…

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The #1 tip to successfully creating goals that are obtainable

This month we dedicated our blog to organizing your business.  Why?  Because being a successful business requires growth & that requires you not crumbling from all the weight of being an entrepreneur. There’s…

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How to automate your photography business & keep it flowing

I have an amazing tip for you. This is going to take some dedication to doing and should be part of your weekly time block we talked in this blog…

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OMG … it happened to me! Facebook purgatory

I have one of the best tips for you right here, but I only learned it after I experienced this hell I wish upon no one that runs a business…

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5 common mistakes that photographers make on Facebook

I feel like I say this to you often, but it’s true … You aren’t alone in any of this.   The common mistakes I’m going to talk about, I’ve done…

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How to develop a schedule so that you can have a more organized photography business!

This is the day of spring cleaning & business organization! It’s so important that when deciding to take a different approach to your life, that you free your area & your…

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How to create an auto message reply on your Facebook business page

Creating a canned Facebook Business Page Message is gold! So many times someone comes onto your business page (over at Facebook) and you can’t reply immediately. I mean, we aren’t married…

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#1 Tip to make sure your goals are working and track the progress

Now that you’ve gone through the goal-setting process and broken them into actionable tasks that will get you from Point A to Point B, the next important step is to make…

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How to create big goals & small actionable tasks to accomplish them!

Last week we went over the mindset you need to cultivate to be an entrepreneur. Some of those things probably weren’t the easiest to digest, but we hope between this…

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6 Tips To Running A Successful Photography Business That EVERYONE Should Be Aware Of!

A lot of people when transitioning from hobby to business (aka, turning the passion into a biz) jump in feet first. Which, hey, hitting the ground running provides some of…

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Best website hosting for photographers

One of the biggest frustrations as a business owner is “website” anything.  Website design, website downtime, website crashing, website tsunami’s (ok it feels like one), website virus, but mostly website hosting!…

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Why Email Marketing is Essential For Your Photography Business

Grab a paper and pen (or better yet, your Colorvale Planner) because I’m about to drop some serious information into your hands! But before you get your skivvies in a…

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Building A Successful Photography Business IS Possible but you must have this …

Building a successful and profitable photography business is possible! There are, however, factors that come into play which will either make or break your dream. “OMG, did she just say…

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How To Turn Social Media Silence Into Engaging Fans

Do you feel like all your social media & blogging efforts are a complete waste because they are immediately followed by blank stares, scrolling fingers, and silence? You know the…

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5 Tips To Grow Your Pinterest Following

Social media isn’t about chance. It isn’t enough to pin your blog post and cross your fingers, hoping that someone will take action. You’ve got work to do. If you…

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The Marketing Solution I Wish I Knew About Years Ago

  In the last couple blog posts (here and here), we’ve covered some basic marketing do’s and don’t’s – things that should be relatively easy to implement.   And that’s…

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4 Marketing Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

  Last post, we talked about some of the marketing crap I did when I was first starting out that didn’t really do me any good.   So to follow…

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3 Marketing Mistakes I Wish I Didn’t Make

Ok ok, stop rolling your eyes. I know, you got into photography so you could take pictures, not worry about things like bookkeeping and marketing and blah blah blah.  But…

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Searching for New Clients: How to be Discoverable and Provide Value

  In a post at Skip Cohen University, Skip talks about searching for new clients. He mentions a few different ways you can do this, like sending out mailers, buying…

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Tips For Moving Your Photography Business To A New Area: Try, Cry, Repeat

  Adam and I were ready for a change – like, a big one. We had been living in Australia together for eight years (he was born and raised there,…

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How To Add Google Analytics Tracking Inside Your WordPress Site

Tracking website traffic is such a valuable tool and it couldn’t be easier with Yoast Google Analytics Plugin.  I am all for being able to do important tasks in under…

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Tips for building a newsletter for your photography business

  I get it, you are super busy with too many irons in the pot.  Why would I want to put one more thing on your plate?  Because it will…

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How To Create A Professional Photography Website and Blog

Setting up a new blog or website can be very intimidating but with a few easy steps you will be ready to showcase your work online.     STEP 1:…

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How To Run A Successful Photo Session Contest

  Running a contest properly is essential for getting optimal results.   These results should include an increase in fan base either by social media, newsletter subscribers or other connections…

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30 Days of Social Media for Photographers

      Ever hear of the saying, “Being a Photographer is 20% photographing & 80% office work?”     Yep, it’s a fact. And, keeping up with Social Media…

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How To Hide Your Address From Google + Page

  Learn how to get rid of that pesky address It can be scary to have your address displayed all over the internet if you run your business from home.…

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Step by Step Instructions: How To Setup Google Authorship

    Why you should set up Google Authorship   Google Authorship is an incredible way to link you as a human, as a writer, your blogs, your links, your…

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Quick Tip – How To Follow People On Google +

  The Google+ Photography community is growing fast. If you are networking on G+ this is very important to understand. Share this post so the word gets out.  Follow us at +ColorvaleActions – we will…

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Google + Tips For Photographers

  A quick guide to Google+ Please don’t waste any time getting over there and using it. This needs to be part of your SEO & Marketing plan. It is…

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How To Create A Google+ Cover Timeline For Marketing Your Photography Business

If you don’t know it by now Google+ is the NEW platform for social media and growing extremely fast for our photography industry.  Below are our top most popular Google+…

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How To Properly Create A Google+ Post

  Let’s Get Chatting …   Would you like to ensure you are effectively posting in Google+?  Of course you do because there is more to it than just a…

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How to Get Started with Google+ & Create Your Photography Page

Stop Fighting It: Just Say Yes to Google+   It was difficult enough to navigate Facebook when we all left Myspace behind in the dust. Then, along came Twitter, Pinterest,…

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Wordress & SEO Best Tips Q&A

    Over at the Colorvale Facebook page, Stacie asked the community for a variety of WordPress and SEO questions. In this article I am going to answer as many…

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Free Marketing Tips For Wedding Photographers

Free Marketing Tips For Wedding Photographers Many wedding photographers get into this niche because of the apparent large demand for work. However, when you’re marketing your wedding photography business, you’re…

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