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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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Dec 28, 2015

Are you ready to take the step and start building your photography business?

In this PhotoProfit show I talk about my new 8 week photography business course that starts soon. How to make your first 5 thousand dollars in photography.

This course is different from all others out there because of these 3 things:

  1. You learn just the things you need to know (and are not overwhelmed)
  2. You take action each week (which means results follow shortly)
  3. I'm here to hold you accountable and coach you.

In this show I dive deep into what's in this new course and how you can achieve real results in your photography business.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/15 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Dec 8, 2015

Today our special guest is Taylor Mathis. He started a recurring income business with selling education products online. We’re going to dig really deep to find out how to do it, what things you use and what you should be doing to make money where you’re actually selling your time for money. I really enjoyed this podcast. It’s something that’s very close to my heart because this is what I’m doing right now.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/14 for all show notes, images and links.

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.

Let’s jump right into it and enjoy! Brent

Dec 1, 2015

Here’s a success story that’s actually rare in the business of photography: Matthew Kuhns tried all sorts of money-generating ideas, relying on old trade tricks until he found out that all he really needed to do was to rely on his own strengths in order to offer something different to the photography-loving crowd.

And the good thing about this really unique idea of his was he made money out of it. Find out how in this episode of Photo Profit.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/13 for all show notes, images and links.

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.

So, sit back and relax. Enjoy this podcast.

Nov 24, 2015

Today's PhotoProfit show we have a very special guest, Jay Patel. He has a huge social media following. We are going to talk about how to increase your social media following and how to turn that following into money in photography business. I'm sure you are  going to love this interview.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/12 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Nov 17, 2015

Today's PhotoProfit show, I interviewed an amazing photographer from New Jersey, Neil van Niekerk. He's got a huge online following, he's published a number of books. We are going to talk about how to publish your first photography book and why it is a really good thing in your photography business to have a published book and how you can leverage that.

Joseph will walk us through about his journey, a couple of really interesting software packages that you can use to publish your book and how long it actually takes to do it if you don't get picked up by any publishers. You are going to love this episode.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/11 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Nov 5, 2015

In this PhotoProfit episode, I interviewed Joseph Linaschke. He calls himself Photo Joseph. You can go to photojoseph.com to find out more about him. He runs a photography business in a small town in Oregon. Today, we discussed what it's like to run a successful photography business in a small town and how you need to diversify to make it successful.

He's also sponsored by some very big brands. He's an educator. He's got some courses on lynda.com and he's a very interesting guy. You are going to love this podcast.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/10 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Oct 26, 2015

In this episode of PhotoProfit, my special guest is Leigh Diprose. We're going to talk about making money out of stock photography. And we are going to focus on one specific stock photography agency called ImageBrief. This podcast is going to tell us why it's really good to sell your archive images on ImageBrief and then how to actually do it.

Leigh is also going to teach us how to get on to ImageBrief, how to have a look at the briefs that they give you and how to actually win briefs.

I'm very excited about this podcast. I'm sure you are going to get lots of value out of this especially if you've got a huge archive and image library. And you can make some money out of these past images that you photographed that are just sitting there and dormant.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/09 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Oct 19, 2015

Today's episode on PhotoProfit, we have an amazing photographer from the Gulf Course Stephan Bollinger. He's originally from Switzerland and he photographed beautiful women like models and those type of things. He's got a massive online following; a couple of million of people are following him.

What we are going to talk about in this podcast is how to gain a large online following, why it's important and why it can really help your photography business. We will speak about which social media networks to post on, which one appeals to people and what happens when you get a troll following you. We will also talk about what kind of post to post and etc.

This is a very interesting conversation. You will really love this episode.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/08 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Oct 14, 2015

Today in PhotoProfit, my special guest is John. Now, this is a little bit different from the other podcast. This is more of a case study where we look at John’s journey in starting up a photography business. We will know what’s he's done so far and what he has figured out leading up to starting this business and how they’re going. So, every few months I’m going to check in with John and find out what they’ve learned and their successes and their struggles up to this point. And this is a podcast for anyone looking to start their own photography businesses and start making money out of photography. You will get a lot of value out of this podcast.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/07 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Oct 12, 2015

Today’s PhotoProfit, my special guest is Pamela Aurino from Ela Photography. She’s an amazing wedding photographer and we’re going to talk about how to not burn out as a wedding photographer. If you are already a photographer and you are getting into wedding photography and you don’t have a team helping you, then this is the podcast you need to listen to. We’re going to learn how Pamela burnt out not only once but twice and what she’s done to grow her team from one to thirty in the last two years. All the things she’s done as she’s full of information and great tips. You’re going to love this podcast.

Visit http://photoprofit.net/06 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Oct 5, 2015

Today’s PhotoProfit show, my special guest is Paul Pichugin. He’s a photographer from Western Australia. Paul has gone from working in a portrait photography to wedding business photography, etc. yet still hit a burn out.

After all these challenges, he discovered that when it comes to photography; following what he loves to do (Business of Landscape and Travel Photography) can actually make a really good business out of it.

Let’s learn how Paul did it as he shares all his tips! Yes even the secret of how to get your photos licensed through a stock agencies. There are some REALLY good stuff in this podcast!

Visit http://photoprofit.net/05 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Sep 29, 2015

Welcome to another episode of PhotoProfit where we talk about the business of photography. Today, my special guest is Benjamin Von Wong. He’s a well known photographer. He does all sorts of crazy things; high profile things where he gets a lot of media attention. Today, we’re going to look at how to invest in yourself to create a better photography business that works!

Visit http://photoprofit.net/04 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Sep 14, 2015

Today’s PhotoProfit, my special guest is Varina Patel. She’s an amazing landscape photographer from the United States and she will share about “finding your groove”. It is the process of feeling where you can actually make money in photography.

Now, Varina tried a number of things to make money out of photography. After going through all that, she settled on creating video lessons and selling them online. Today we’re going to explore how to do it and all the things involved when it comes to creating video. Prepare to apply these great tips to get started!

Visit http://photoprofit.net/03 for all show notes, images and links.

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 this episode.

Sep 9, 2015

Today’s PhotoProfit, my guest today is Mike Newton. He’s from www.hackingphotography.com . He’s a very successful commercial photographer and he share a lot of secrets on his podcast about how to get started, what are the things to look for when you’re doing commercial photography and how to make it a success? I actually notice 2 big mistakes that I’m making in my commercial photography which probably costing me a lot of money.

Just remember all the show notes from today’s show go to photoprofit.net/02 and you can grab all of them there. Awesome let’s jump right into it.

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 this episode.

Sep 1, 2015

What is Photo Profit?

Hey guys Brent Mail here and welcome to the very first episode of Photo Profit the podcast where we look at the business of photography.

So what is this podcast all about?

Well it’s a weekly podcast interview where I interview expert in a certain field when it comes to the business of photography.

The Best Advice for your Photo Business

I dig really deep to find out what’s working for them and their struggles so we can all learn to make more profit in our own photography businesses.

You know if you apply the things that we talked about you don’t have to make the same mistakes as some of these people and you can make a better profit in your photography business. And I guess that’s really what it’s all about.

You know what’s working for certain people in certain photography industries?

And how we can actually apply this to our own photography business?

Why I’m Qualified?

So what makes me the person to actually start this podcast? What makes me the expert here?

Let me tell you a little bit about my story.

So I guess I’ve tried everything when it comes to photography and making money from photography. I’ve done weddings, portraits; I had a portrait photography studio. I just sold it for a very good price. I’ve done commercial photography. I’ve published a landscape photography book which is now sold out; sold 5,000 copies. I’ve done joint ventures with other photographers. We created education products, videos. I’ve basically done it all.

I’ve also had a bit of a struggle in the last 10 years of doing it and I’ve learned a lot from other photographers. I have burnt out at one stage. I was in bed for 2 weeks you know just working too hard like doing too many things and doing the wrong things; realizing that my real estate photography business was actually not profitable.

You know once I actually stopped and looked at everything I realize that it’s just wasn’t doing it for me so I had to change. And I realized that you know if you learn from other people you do the smart things, you do the right things. You can actually make a really good life out of it.

So once I hit that low point and hit burnt out and we were in debt. I had a lot of things happening all at once. I started to dig myself out. I started to go on conferences and seminars and I started to learn from other great photographers out there. What was working for them and I applied these things to my business and I morph my business from being a wedding and portrait and real estate and commercial and model and landscape photography business. So basically did any kind of photography for money. I niched down to just doing family portraits on the beach. And that was when I started really seeing difference in my business. I went from making you know a hundred dollars per family on average; to averaging $1500 dollars per family at the end. Some of the sales were like in the $3K to $4K to $5K marks per family. So I managed to figure that out.

And the only I did that was learning what was working in other people’s businesses. And I’ve just sold my business so it’s going really well. I’ve built it out over 8 to 10 years. And I sold it for a very good price. And the new person who’s bought it is in there now and he’s cranking. I know I just recently done that so it’s giving me a chance to step away from it all and actually start all these things like this podcast. I’ve also got a bunch of videos online that I sell some course, digital photography courses. I’ve done joint ventures with other great photographers around the world. And I’ve also got a photography community; a paid community where people are in there all the time asking questions and I’m helping them. So I guess I’ve done it all.

And what really interests me is the business of photography because I made a really good life out of photography and making money. Just so you guys know every year that I’ve been in this photography business, once we actually figure things out we’ve taken an overseas trip for the family. I also managed to get my business so systematized and so tweak that I was able to work instead of working 6 days a week like I was before, I managed to work 2 and a half days a week. I can still make the same amount of profit as I did when I worked 6 days a week and I have 3 or 4 employees working for me.

So I guess I’ve tried it all. I’ve learned from other people.

Helping Other Photographers Succeed

I want to help you know now become successful and not actually kill yourself in your business. And not making what you should be making in your business and working too hard. So that’s where I am now.

It’s basically, I don’t want you to struggle like I did and I don’t want you to work yourself to death like I almost did. I want you to learn from my mistakes and my success and the other photographers that I interviewed mistakes and success. You can make more profit in your photography business and enjoy it more. So if you’re just starting out or maybe already running a photography business and you wanna make more profit and work less.

Are you burnt out and you know maybe not enjoying it as much as you should be or do you wanna change you know pause in your photography?

Do you wanna go from one area of photography to a different area and make money out of it and just try something new?

Then this podcast is for you because I interview all kinds of photographers. Photographers that are making money out of commercial photography, out of wedding photography, out of online videos you know all different areas. It’s really interesting and I’m loving it.

Do This Now - Subscribe

So what you needed to do next is make sure you subscribe to this podcast on iTunes. And just click that little button in iTunes that you don’t miss a single podcast or a single weekly podcast.

And if you’re listening to this and you really enjoy one of this podcast please leave me a rating. A 5 star rating would be great. And then also remember that you can go to photoprofit.net to grab all the show notes or I’ve got links and really good resources in my podcast page on my website photoproft.net.

Anyway guys I hope you enjoy this podcast. I know that I’ve learned a lot from theses interviews. I’m loving interviewing people that are smashing and are making really good profit in certain areas of photography. And I’m sure you guys are getting massive value from these podcast.

Just remember to leave me a rating and go to photoprofit.net to check out the show notes. This is Brent, have an awesome day.

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