This article is sharing the top time saving tip for your photography business.
Do you wear all the hats in your business? Photographer, CEO, office manager, editor, booking agent, social media manager, blogger, web designer, the list goes on.
The number of tasks that you need to do can feel overwhelming. If you don’t find ways to start saving yourself time you’re going to either burnout or hit a ceiling of how much your business can grow (or worse, both).
So what’s the easiest way to save yourself time in your photography business?
My number one time saving tip for photographers is to create e-mail templates for those common emails you regularly send.
You may think, “an email takes me 5 minutes to write, no big deal.” However, when you are bogged down with galleries to edit, blogs to write and more shoots to come, 5 minutes is a big deal. And as inquiries and client questions come in, those 5 minutes add up.
It may take you some time up front, but having e-mail templates is a major time savor.
Having well thought out, well written, on brand information too, helps you to look more professional. This time saving tip also ensures you are building a solid brand, a brand clients learn to trust. If you’ve crafted an e-mail that potential clients receive that has the ability to answer questions your clients didn’t know they would have while inspiring them to book a session, you’ll be on top of the game. Plus, e-mail templates can help you weed out those clients that aren’t your ideal client.
This time saving tip works whether or not you’re using a CRM, like Honeybook, or sending emails through Google.
To help you get started, I’ve put together a FREE E-Mail Template Checklist. This list will help you think about each of the e-mails you should create a template for, plus it includes ideas of things to include and consider when creating your emails.
Follow this time saving tip and start writing e-mail templates. Don’t worry, they don’t have to be perfect the first time. You can update them anytime you find you’re needing to add information, changing wording, etc. However, having spent time now is something you won’t regret having. Start enjoying that extra time as you don’t have to spend time at the computer writing emails from scratch!
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