Keep a journal of your photography business
One thing I have learned along the way is to keep track of all the events and job opportunities while managing a photography business. Double booking is a no-no, especially when it comes to wedding photography.
If you have just started, it is too easy to simply try to remember what you have reservations even if it is only a 2 or 3. This is where problems can arise.
Unless you have your reservations and even written questions, you may fall victim to a double booking, which could damage your reputation and ultimately your business.
To keep a diary, I use a wall planner, so when I get a telephone survey, I can see at a glance whether I have a reservation or another survey for one day.
If you already have an investigation to date, it usually works in your favor, to play against each other.
If you receive a request for a day in which you have already sent an appointment, explain this to the new client and say that the other contact badge and confirm if they need your services or not. If not, contact the second survey and make your pitch.
By creating this “sense of urgency” for both parties, we usually end up with one of them booking it.
Do not think it’s just because it’s a small job that you do not need to take note and you do not want to cancel a low paid job for a higher payout, it will hurt your reputation beyond repair.
Do not forget to take note when you meet up with future wedding couples or potential clients, do not show a preliminary meeting with a couple of weddings hardly infuse confidence.
If you have scheduled a meeting for a day and you get a paid work application for that day, first call the people you know and ask them to reorganize. If they can not refuse the new survey. Always be careful that the reservations confirmed above all “possible” work.
Lastly, keep a journal of confirmed queries and reservations, you are able to establish your information / booking relationship and measure your success or your weaknesses. You can also measure the growth of your company in a flash in the months and years.