Photography Education

Your Business Doesn’t Have To Look Like Mine

April 18, 2023

I’m Manali
Coach, editor & brand photographer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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Here’s what you DON’T need for a thriving business:

You don’t need try every marketing strategy all at once to gain quality leads.
You don’t have to do consultations on the weekend if they don’t suit your lifestyle.
You don’t have to allow the industry to make you feel the newest lens, camera, or course to be successful.

Your business is allowed to look however you want. There’s no golden rule or permission slip needed for skipping over what you “should” do and instead doing what feels aligned for you.

Everyone brings a different energy to the table and those unique abilities should get the chance to be highlighted and showcased 

Not hidden and forced to work in a way that doesn’t ultimately work for you and the business you dream of. 

The trap so many get stuck in when building their business is thinking they need to do it all which causes them to lose focus and make progress on the things that ACTUALLY matter.

>>> The only thing you should HAVE to do in business is do what feels *right for you*

The next time you start to feel the push to implement something new within your business, run it through this filter real fast — 

  1. What does success actually look like for you? Does this fully align or will it divert you in any way?
  2. What are your non-negotiable items when it comes to running your business? Does this bring you even close to having to compromise on those items?
  3. What’s the time, money, or energy investment? Do you have the space for it right now or do you have to put something on hold that you KNOW grows your business?

It’s time to take full control over your business so you can step into the role of being a successful business owner vs feeling like you are stuck in a cycle of burnout 24/7 

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If you’re wondering what the inside of a successful & streamlined photography business looks like the Behind the Business Course & Toolkit is for you! It includes everything from email templates, client questionnaires, workflows for portraits & questionnaires, a breakdown of a profitable marketing strategy & how to streamline and organize each and every part of your business.

More of a visual learner? Be sure to watch the totally-free masterclass!

Cheers to showing up imperfectly & making an impact!

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