"Note that you do not have to be productive 100% of the time. It is also vital that you take care of yourself, mentally and physically."
In Part 1 of this educational series Tips for Bringing in Some Income, we provided you with a number of ways you can generate earnings as a photographer during this COVID-19 crisis.
In Part 2 of this educational series Client Communication, we gave you advice about how to talk to your clients regarding the current situation.
This article is meant to help inspire you to find ways to use your time wisely during the downtime when there are no jobs. Note that you do not have to be productive 100% of the time. It is also vital that you take care of yourself, mentally and physically.
When it comes to your photography business, these are a few ideas of what you can do:
- Expand your horizon
i. Seek inspiration from outside the industry
ii. Take on a personal project
iii. Connect with fellow creatives and exchange ideas
- Further your education
i. Read books & listen to podcasts
ii. Try out new shooting & editing techniques
iii. Learn from an online workshop & book a coaching session
- Optimise your workflow in the following areas
i. Client management
ii. Storing and backing up data
iii. Editing images
- Enhance your online presence
i. Optimise your website
ii. Improve your SEO
iii. Update your portfolio (also on social media)
- Gear up for the upcoming year
i. Review your finances
ii. Organise your office & electronic folders
iii. Figure out if there are any areas of your business that you can streamline
How are you spending your days? Share with us what you are doing to come out of this crisis stronger. Hop on over to our Facebook Group (Beloved Stories Community).