The terms “business coach” and “photography mentor” are thrown around often these days. It feels like everyone becomes a business coach. There is a reason for that as people with experience in their field want to help others become successful.
But what can a photography mentor really do to help you? Can’t you simply figure it out as you go? Why spend the money on your business? Isn’t the point to make money not spend it?
I asked all those same questions early on in my business. I figured I was smart, hard working, had a degree in business, so I could run a business on my own. And I did. However, my growth was slower than it could’ve been. I made many mistakes. I wasted a lot of time with trial and error.
When I finally invested in a photography mentor is when big changes began to happen for me and my business.
As a photography business coach I wouldn’t suggest something for your business without providing you with ample information as to how it can benefit you. I, too, like all the facts before making decisions in my business.
Let’s look at why you should consider a photography mentor.
How can a photography mentor help your business?
Let’s dive in.
A photography mentor can offer you areas of improvement.
Having an experienced set of eyes on your business can help you find those areas where your business might be lacking. It could be through a simple website review to show you how you could better attract your ideal client. A photography mentor can look at your portfolio and offer suggestions on how to grow in your skill, or what types of photos to include to reach your families better.
Whether you go in depth, or have specific questions a mentor can give you the ideas and direction you need to make positive change in your business.
Another area mentors guide is through helping you streamline and set up systems in your business.
Often growth is limited because your capacity is simply tapped out. This isn’t because you have too many clients, but because there are areas in your business that are sucking up too much of your time. A photography mentor can help you find those areas and make fixes.
By helping you identify, set up, and streamline systems you will free up your time. And isn’t your time the most valuable asset you have? With more time you could spend it with your family, take on more clients, or add on new areas in your business you want to.
The final way a photography mentor can help your business is by providing you with an action plan.
When you walk away from your mentoring session (or photography business coaching session) with me, you will know your next steps. You will have a plan in place for what areas in your business you need to work on, and how to start making progress towards your business goals.
A mentor for your business is a great way to speed up your business growth. Learning from someone who has been there, who has grown a business themselves, who can offer experienced guidance for you is immensely beneficial.
If you are ready to hire a business coach, learn more about what coaching services I offer photographers.
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