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Photo Profit & the Business of Photography

Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out. Weather you shoot weddings, portraits, landscapes, commercial or are just starting out this is the podcast for you. Who is Brent Mail? Successful photography business owner who started his photography business from scratch 10 years ago and then recently sold it. He focuses on teaching what he has learned so that you can be successful too.
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Nov 22, 2017

Hey Guys, Brent here and welcome back to another PhotoProfit episode. This is part 3 of a three part series of  how to go pro using Facebook Ads and I've got world’s number one photography business coach with me Bernie Griffiths.

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/48.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Nov 15, 2017

Hi Guys, Brent here and welcome back to another Photo Profit episode. This is part 2 of 3 part series on how to go pro using Facebook Ads. If you haven’t heard part 1 you can go back to the previous Photo Profit podcast and video where I’ve got world’s number photography business coach Bernie Griffiths with me.

Today’s episode we will jump into how to put these ads together and start generating those leads and those people calling you.

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/47.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Nov 8, 2017

Hey Guys, Brent here. Welcome back to another Photo Profit podcast. Today, we are going to talk about how to go pro using Facebook Ads and I’ve got the world’s number 1 photography business coach with me, Bernie Griffiths.

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/46.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Nov 6, 2016

In this podcast I talk to Sarah from Israel, and we discuss her top 7 lessons she learned from shooting her very first wedding as a professional photographer.

Sarah shares with us how she met and then booked her first client, and then how she prepared for her first wedding shoot. And then she gives us her top 7 lessons she learned from her first wedding photography gig:

  1. Balance between being too pushy and getting the photos.
  2. How to deal with other photographers.
  3. Energy
  4. Procedures and SOP's
  5. Acting Professional
  6. Interacting with guests
  7. Being flexible

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/45.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Sep 4, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

In this Photoprofit podcast, I talk to Patricia Davidson, a successful landscape photographer from Oregon, USA, about how she and her husband have been travelling for the past year and how she has earned income in her photography business while on the road.

She shares with us why she is doing it, the pros and cons of running a business while travelling, tips on saving money while on the road, and how and why she became a minimalist - letting go of “stuff” and how this liberated her life.

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/44.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Aug 21, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

In this Photoprofit podcast I talk to Zach Pres from photographyspark.com and we discuss the top 3 mistakes most photographers are making online.

Zach is an expert when it comes to websites and search engine optimization for photographers.

The first and biggest mistake is not having your head-shot on your website. Zach also explains why this is so important and on which pages you should have your head-shot on.

We also discuss another big mistake that I have noticed recently that most photographers are making - and that is hurting their businesses.

We talk about the importance of having a blog type website and...

Zach tells us how to get high rankings on google, and he drops a really good "gold nugget" on how to get great SEO for your website.

This podcast is a MUST for all photographers who have a website.

Are you making these 3 big mistakes?

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/43.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Aug 14, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

In this podcast I interview Sarah Petty from Springfield IL, and we talk about how to make your photography marketing work for you.

Sarah is a super-smart marketer and has been running her photography studio for 18 years now. She has written a very good book on marketing and branding for photographers and she teaches photographers how to attract clients, and how to get paid what you are worth.

Sarah talks about the biggest marketing mistake you can make in your business, how to avoid it. What makes you different from the other photographers, how to blow away the competition, how to build your database of people you have relationships with. Plus, Sarah shares a very good tip on how to get past customers back into your studio for another shoot.

I just love the strategy she mentions where you partner up with other businesses in your area and then do an educational workshop for your target customers. That is very smart.

Make sure you grab Sarah's "21 Ways to Find the right clients" eBook, I'm sure it will help you in your business.

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/42.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jul 31, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

In this podcast I interview Andrew Hellmich who runs a successful portrait and wedding photography business on the central coast of NSW in Australia and he also has his own podcast called Photobiz exposed where he talks to other photography business owners, just like this podcast.

Andrew discovered this Facebook advertising strategy on one of his podcasts and we talk about how he is using it to get more weddings and portrait photography clients.

Andrew shares his secrets of how to put together an effective advert, how to target the right people and then how to convert them into paying clients.

This is a brilliant way to boost your photography business and I think all portrait and wedding photographers should be using this method to get more clients.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/41.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jul 25, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

Today my special guest is Bryan Caporicci from "The Sprouting Photographer Podcast". We will talk about "The Lie of Busy" and how to get your life back into balance when running your photography business.

Are you too busy to enjoy the important things in life?

When we start our photography businesses, we try so hard to get things going that once they do start moving along really well, we tend to get too busy in our businesses and forget to focus on what really matters.

Bryan will talk about why this happens and how some photographers hit an overwhelm state and quit their businesses to get a job.

I fell into this busy trap too, and in this podcast I will share what worked for me and how I changed things around to work half the hours and make the same profit.

Lastly, Bryan will share his 3 steps on how to take control of your photography business and stop living this “busy lie”.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/40.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jul 16, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

In today’s episode, my special guest is Scott Wyden Kivowitz and we are going to talk about 5 things every photographer should do to their website.

Scott will share all of the tools and resources to have a really good website.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/39.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jul 10, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

Today’s episode I interviewed James Brandon. He made a full time living out of teaching photography either thru his workshops or thru his online courses. He specializes in travel and landscapes photography. He comes from a background of running a photography business. He used to shoots weddings and portraits and commercial photography.

In this episode, we looked at how to get tons of traffic by guest writing for the big photography websites. James also reveals his 8 step formula for what works for him in the past and how you can do it to get tons of traffic to your website.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/38.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jul 3, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

In this PhotoProfit podcast I interview Charlie Borland from Oregon. He has been shooting professionally for over 30 years and has his images published in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Newsweek, NY Times and dozens of other publications.

Today we talk about how to make money as an outdoor and nature photographer. Charlie shares with us his strategy for how to plan and then accumulate the images your clients will pay good money for. We run through a case-study of how to get started shooting a kayaker: How to approach them, what to offer them in compensation. We talk about model releases and then how to take those images and get them in front of the right people.

He has a very smart tip that no one is doing any more - and I'm sure it will get the attention of the right people, the ones who will pay you for your images. If you have ever wanted to make a living from your outdoor and nature images, then this is the show to listen to. Charlie also has a very good course on how to do all of this, so check it out in the show notes.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/37.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jun 26, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

Today’s episode, my special guest is Martin Bailey. He runs a successful photography business based in Japan and he leads a worldwide photography tours and workshops. He has written many photography eBooks and has a weekly photo-podcast that's been running for 11 years!

In this podcast, we will discuss why it's important to "do what you love" and how you can take one business idea and make that feed into a number of other income generating side-businesses which all feed each other.

We also talk about his "tipping point", how to get more quality followers, and why brain tumors suck!

Martin gives us some great action steps on how to get going building a self-perpetuating photography business machine!

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/36.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jun 19, 2016

Before we get into this podcast, just a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course, How to Make Your First $5k in Photography, are now being accepted. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

Find out how to attract luck into your life and how to get "permission for your passion to soar".

Today I am speaking with Gayle Loewen from Canada. She shares her story about her experience as a PhotoProfit student and how she overcame fear, gained confidence, and how doing so helped boost her photography business.

This episode is a case study with Gayle Loewen from Canada. We will talk about the secrets on how she made more money in the first quarter of this year than she did all of last year.

Gayle also disclosed her story of how she overcame fear, gained confidence & how a mix of both boosted her photography business.

Lastly, we discussed why it's good to slow down and attract luck into your life to treasure life and get "permission for your passion to soar".

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/35.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jun 12, 2016

Before we get into this podcast a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course – How to make your first $5k in photography are now open. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

My special guest for today is Sarah Streets. She is a photographer from Brisbane, Australia. Today we are going to talk about how to get started in your portrait and wedding photography business. She’s been in business on her own for 18 months. She’s gone from being an employee to a business owner. She went from an average of $250 per shoot all the way up to a $1,000 - $1,500 per shoot.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/34.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Jun 6, 2016

Before we get into this podcast a quick reminder that applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course – How to make your first $5k in photography are now open. CLICK TO APPLY NOW!

Today’s episode, I have a special guest and I am really honored to have interviewed David deChemin from Craft & Vision. He is an amazing inspirational photographer. He travels all over the world and he does humanitarian work.

In this interview, David shares his story of how he created his publishing empire Craft &  Vision which has more than a hundred eBooks and has 25 authors and find out what you’re unique value is.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/33.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

May 10, 2016

My special guest for today’s episode is from Paris and his name is Mark Primmer.

Today, we’re going to do a case study of a startup photography business. We’ll talk about Mark’s struggles when he was setting up his photography business. Mark was staring his alone in the beginning and he has progressed but a little bit slow. Since he’s taken my PhotoProfit 8 week course he had some major results. He actually doubled his business in 8-12 weeks. He’s become known as the photographer in his network. Mark has taken action each week in my 8 week course that’s why he’s starting to get results.

In this interview, we talked about being a foreigner in a different country. You can use that as a negative or as a positive. Mark used that a positive. We also talked about knowing your WHY and why is it important to know your WHY. We also talked about mindset, how to network and how to get actual clients.

Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/32.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

May 2, 2016

Bernie Griffiths is my special guest in today’s episode. In today’s show, we’re going to do a case study on one of Bernie’s client in New Zealand, Kim who’s doing a horse book project. It’s a really smart way getting a great PR in your community; giving back to charity and creating something that gets clients walking through your door. The interesting part about this horse project is Kim doing a lot of it remotely. She’s not doing the planning session face to face nor doing the sales presentation the same way; she does these all online. And guess what she’s manages to make over $1000 on average per client.

Let’s find out how we can make this happen in your photography business.


Don’t forget to check out the show notes and links at photoprofit.net/31.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business ofphotography. Make more money in your photography business!Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners anddigs deep to find out what's working in their business so that youcan apply it to your photography business to make more profit, livea more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Apr 25, 2016

Today’s episode, Laurence will be talking about pricing. He’ll share how to make an extra $1,000 overnight by just changing your pricing. Laurence will run through his few steps for changing your pricing especially when it comes to wedding photography and how to make that extra money.

We will also talk about album credits and how to package correctly to make more money to make an extra of $500-$2,000 after the wedding!

Are you ready for this? Don’t forget to check all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/30.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Apr 11, 2016

Today’s episode my special guest is Clay Cook. He’s an amazing commercial and editorial photographer from Louisville, Kentucky. Today, we run through how to be a big fish in a small pond; meaning how do you make it big in a very small market or in a very small town. And Clay has done this; he’s gone from picking up a camera then 2 years later becoming  a fulltime photographer working for himself and 4 years later being financially secure. So, how did he do it?

We also run through his beginnings as a rock star in a band and how that actually helped him get his photography career up and running. We also run through how to not burnout which is quite important. He’s got a 3 step formula for how to not burnout. Then I also asked him about how to get started from scratch if he’s starting from scratch in a new town and he wants to get into the industry the way he has, what would he do? And he gives us 6 steps that he would do to get going in a small town and a lot of it revolves around building relationship with people. And we also run through his giving back, what he’s doing Africa to help out people in need in Africa.

Applications for the next PhotoProfit 8 Week Course - How to make your first $5k in photography are now open. Click

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/29.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Apr 4, 2016

Today, my special guest is Ugo Cei. He’s a very smart photographer from Italy. He’s written recently an article on his blog called the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Photographers. He runs through what the habits are. And today we talked about how these habits relate to the business of photography.

Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/28.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Mar 28, 2016

Our special guest Laurence Kim from Boston, United States is a photography business coach. He has run a successful photography business and has marketing background.

In this podcast, Laurence and I run will through why social media should not be the focus and the vacuum when it comes to old school marketing. Laurence will give us helpful tips how to do old school yet effective marketing.

Are you ready to generate a lead of your leads to customers? Let’s get started then...

I think you guys are going to enjoy this show. Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/26.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Mar 21, 2016

Today’s show, my special guest are Griffin and Valerie. They are from Colorado in the United States and they run the 5 Day Deal, the big photography deal that happens every year. We’re going to talk about how giving back can help your business and make you a better person.
Griffin and Valerie are super nice people and we talked about giving back to those in need and why you should do it and how it can actually help your photography business.

I think you guys are going to enjoy this show. Just remember all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/26.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Mar 14, 2016

Today’s episode, my special guest is Nicole S. Young. She calls herself Nicolesy which she uses to brand herself and that’s what we’re going to talk about today - how to brand yourself. Nicole has written many photography good eBooks. She’s a smart marketer and doing well with her online business and photography coaching.

As she teaches us with branding, we’re going to use her food website http://foodsyphoto.com/ as a example. She’ll give us tips on how to start with branding and the details around it to be successful. I will also share how I rebranded my photography business…

I’m sure you’ll enjoy (as much as you need) this episode. Please remember that all the show notes and links for this episode are at photoprofit.net/25.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

Mar 7, 2016

Today, my special guest is Sara Taylor. She is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer in Geelong near Melbourne, Australia. In this episode, we are going to talk about to how to position yourself and stand out of the crowd. We will talk about how to be the “go to” photographer in your area even when it’s a crowded market place with large population and competition.

So, how do you be the stand out photographer? Sara will run through the few things that she’s done in her business and share what helped her business that she increased her profit by 50% despite having 2 young kids at home.

I think you are going to really enjoy this podcast. It’s packed and full of information. Sara is a very smart business woman as well as amazing photographer.

Just remember, all the show notes and links are at photoprofit.net/24.

PhotoProfit podcast is all about the business of photography. Make more money in your photography business! Brent Mail interviews successful photography business owners and digs deep to find out what's working in their business so that you can apply it to your photography business to make more profit, live a more fulfilled life and not burn out.

Enjoy! Brent

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