Monday, March 11, 2013

TIPS60 - The value of having staff in your business

Here is another of our videos offering tips and inisights into the business of photography. a transcript of the video is included after the jump.

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TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts on the value of having a staff. I'm John Harrington. We have a staff at John Harrington Photography. It makes my life a lot easier. It lets me get out and make the pictures that I love to make. It does minimize my need to sit behind a computer doing post-production, sending out invoices, sending out estimates, I get to go out and be creative and make the pictures that I love. I can't stress enough the value of doing that can be underwritten by having an additional few dollars applied to an invoice. We use our administrative fee in our business to justify the value of an office manager, to pay those bills and get the invoices out and follow up on unpaid invoices. A post production manager is really invaluable and and is something you should be billing for as a part of your everyday expense of dealing with clients. A post-production charge should be part of every invoice. Because it does take time whether you're doing it yourself or using the staff that you rightly should have to make your life easier and let you focus on making pictures.

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Stephen @ FreeDpt said...

In the video you recommend hiring personnel to take care of the office work while you got out and take photos.

Well, what tips do you have for new photographers that are just getting started in the business and don't have enough money to pay for a staff? Is there a way to hire people for these tasks once or twice a month as opposed to paying a full salary?

Also, not sure if you know this or not but the audio only came through my left speaker (not both). Just wanted to give you a heads up for your next video. Looking forward to it!

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