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Scott and Nicolette Boelsen of www.dreamsincolourphotography.com.au are working with photography business coach Mark Rossetto to help bring their dream of a business that allows them to have a lifestyle they've dreamed about.
In this, the final instalment of the coaching diaries series, Scott and Nicolette discuss making the transition from real estate photography to building their purpose-built home-based studio for photographing portrait sessions.
One thing is clear; it hasn't been plain sailing during the build and transition.
Here's some more of what we cover in the interview:
- How and why Scott and Nicolette started their photography business
- Building a photography studio to cater for separate niches
- An update on where Scott and Nicolette's business is today
- Why Scott and Nicolette needed a business coach
- How to choose the right coach for you
- Usual rates for photography courses
- How much does a business coach charge
- When should you expect results after hiring a photography business coach
- What to expect when hiring a business coach in regard to workload
- Building a new business from the ground up
- Dealing with objections from family about hiring business coaches
- Things to implement at the backend to run a successful photography business
- Where Scott and Nicollete expect to be with their business in a few months
- Costs of building the brand new studio
We're better than most when it comes to photography. We're somewhere towards the bottom when it comes to the business side, which is why we needed to have Mark help us. If we can't get clients and charge something to make money, what's the point. – Scott
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One thing we liked about Mark was that it was beneficial that he had a lot of sprint classes and stuff like that so we could learn on our own pace. – Scott
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What is your big takeaway?
Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Scott and Nicolette shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.
We know where we want to be. We're just not there at the moment. – Nicolette
If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Scott and Nicolette or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.
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Thanks again for listening and thanks to Scott and Nicolette for coming on to share their thoughts and experiences after hiring Mark Rossetto as a business coach – and everything they're putting into building an incredible studio and business to create a lifestyle they want.
For us, the dream with the business isn't to be making a shitload of money. It's so we can have a better family life balance so we can work when we want to work while still making the money that will bring in the income that we need. – Scott
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That’s it for me this week, hope everything is going well for you in life and business!
Thanks and speak soon
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