Like many other photographers, my work been profoundly affected by the Covid-19 virus with postponed and canceled work that is leaving a lot of question marks for the year to come. During the last month I’ve seen so many amazing people and companies put out fantastic resources for wedding photographers, everything from templates on how to guide your clients through this difficult time, to new revenue stream ideas and podcasts to listen to. I wanted to share my favourites with you, because if you haven’t checked them out yet, I think you should.
As a small business owner, going trough this pandemic has been a rollercoaster, to say the least. From feeling total despair to highs of creativity. From dreaming nightmares and making puzzles for hours, to opening a Print Shop to make up for some of the income loss and trying to stay creative. We are all in this. During the last month and a half there have been so many amazing companies and people in our industry that has put out new resources, or shared their expertise, to try to make this time easer for us small business owners. I have saved everything I’ve seen, and compiled my favourite resources in this blog post. Please remember- there are no right or wrongs during this time. There are no musts. You don’t have to be creative or take on a new hobby. The most important thing is that you stay safe, at home, and take care of your loved ones.
Client guides and templates
By Leelu has composed a beautiful Wedding Support guide that you can edit and send to your clients to help them through this difficult time. They want everyone to be able to access this amazing resource, so they have added different price options for everyone, no matter your financial situation.
Flodesk, my trusted newsletter platform, has created a template email for all their users to send out to their clients. (contains affiliate link)
If it’s one thing I as a photographer have learned during this crisis, it’s the importance of a great contract. The Legal Paige has created a great bundle of contracts and add-ons that all photographers definitely need at the moment when we are trying to juggle cancellations and re-bookings. And the best thing? It’s on sale!
The Lawtog has also made a great blog post about the situation and has a bunch of other resources.
Passive income inspiration
Eric Floberg is not only a great wedding photographer, but one of my favourite Youtubers! Before the pandemic he made an amazing video on how to add extra revenue streams to your business. Join the squadfam and get inspired by one of the best!
The Goal digger’s episode on Passive Income is a must to listen to if you are interested in broadening your revenue streams.
D’arcy Benincosa talks with Marta Locklear on her podcast Play it Brave about how you can add new revenue streams to your business. Check it out!
Eric Floberg recently posted a video on how he uses Pic-Time to sell prints and albums.
Make Your Break Podcast by Jai Long recently podded about upselling with Paula Christie.
Pic-time has asked some of the greatest in the industry on what their favourite podcast episodes are. I am consuming them all right now!
Other podcast episodes that I’ve listened to that are covering the Covid-pandemic:
The Legal Paige
Way up North – Corona conversations
Play it Brave – D’arcy Benincosa
NPR: How I built this – Live with Guy Online
Make Your Break – Jai Long
This is Reportage – Alan Law
Grants / Payment slowdowns
Pic-Time is offering payment slowdowns for all their payment plans. That means that for every one payment you make, you will get x 1,5 your normal plan.
Tailwind, that I use to schedule my Pinterest Pins and Instragram posts, have set up a relief found for small business owners to get up to three months of their products for free.
Adobe is offering two months free use when you end your subscription. Here’s how to do it.
I hope this was helpful. If you have, or know about a resource that I should add to this list, please send me a message! Stay safe (at home)!