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In this practical guide, photography pricing guru Alicia Caine takes the anxiety and drudgery out of the pricing process for portrait and wedding photographers, showing how to keep the process as simple and painless as possible.
Alicia starts by breaking down such daunting topics as managing your budget and expenses and determining how much work you can take on, and then explains the importance of understanding what your client wants and researching the marketplace. She shows how to reverse-engineer your pricing, create a pricing sheet, and present your pricing to your clients.
Focusing mainly on portrait pricing, she also explores how to achieve consistent pricing across your photography services, with a chapter on specialty sessions that covers the particularities of pricing weddings and mini sessions.
Along the way, you’ll encounter nearly 20 worksheets designed to help you move from learning the necessary steps and tasks to actual implementation, a key obstacle for many photographers. As an added bonus, Alicia provides an “Expert’s Guide” on how to get paid what you’re worth based on your expertise in a particular niche, which can potentially increase your value in the marketplace. In this special section, you’ll learn how positioning yourself as an authority on a particular topic can help you bring in more potential clients.
-How to use this workbook
-The biggest struggles you will face
-Building on a solid foundation
1 Getting Started
-All the important Numbers
-Where you are
-Gross Earning Calculator
2 The Ideal Client & Your Marketplace
-What is an ideal client?
-What really makes an ideal client…ideal
-How to design your ideal client
-How to survey your ideal client
-How to research your marketplace
3 Reverse Engineering your pricing
-Avoiding archaic pricing models
-Why reverse engineering is the best way to design your pricing
-Creating your final price sheet
4 The grand reveal
-How to present your pricing
-In-person vs. Online sales
5 Pricing Consistency for all your portrait services
-How to price your weddings
-How to price your mini sessions
6 Bonus Expert’s Guide on Pricing Niche Photography
7 Additional Resources