Another post with photography pricing help is here! You have probably heard many tips about pricing over the years. I certainly have and it was not positive. You won’t believe how many photographers tell me it’s impossible to book clients. When I try to say otherwise, they refuse to believe it.
I have no choice other than to believe their story and assign it to them. They can’t book clients and they can’t pay their bills. That’s not your story and that’s not my story. Got it? That is NOT your story.
In this blog, I’m talking about the top 4 (plus bonus) photography pricing myths that hurt your business. Are you ready for photography pricing help? Let’s start!
Myth 1 about Photography Pricing:
Avoid of the Bottom of the Pricing Pyramid
Myth 2 about Photography Pricing:
If you felt icky reading that, then you’re a good person because that type of practice is gross. Imagine someone doing that to you or another person you love. We have no idea what they are going through and giving another human false hope should be banned.
Here are 3 things you can do to fight myth 2:
- Call your local photographer and. introduce yourself. Don’t let them discover you, announce yourself. Don’t allow them to write a story about you in their head. Instead you will write and control the narrative. They’ll like and respect you more.
- Ask if you can take them out for a coffee and dessert. Coffee alone is frugal. Say you’re new to the market and you want to be respectful of what they built. This way you don’t come in and undercut the market, causing a bidding war. Not only will they appreciate this gesture but they will also respect you more and want to help.
- Do you have a competitor that serves the same type of client you do? Instead of spying on them with your secret Instagram account, send a DM. Ask if they’d be open to being allies with you? Maybe they have a client who needs photography but they’re booked. What a great way to earn referrals. Maybe you need to refer a client to someone reputable! This is why you say hello and turn your competition into peers.
Myth 3 about Photography Pricing:
Myth 4 about photography Pricing help:
WOW, I’m a little mind-blown and want to learn more:
Great and I want to help with more photography pricing. I would really suggest you visit this blog next. It’s about 4 questions you MUST ask each photography client.
Bonus Photography Pricing Myth: It’s simple but important to mention. I want you stop telling stories that hold you back. Telling stories? Yes, telling stories that destroy your chances of success. Here are a few common stories you may have recited to yourself:
- I’m not that good yet, so I will charge less until I am better at photography.
- My photography pricing has to stay low because everyone charges a little in my area.
- If people want my photography then they will just approach me. I don’t think it’s good to push my business.
have you heard or recited any of these lies?
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See! You can and should make money with your photography business. Since you’re in the money mindset, I want to help with more photography pricing. I would really suggest you visit this blog next. It’s about 4 questions you MUST ask each photography client.