In the 18 months since the Annieography course I have significantly increased my skills in writing marketing copy and creating desire. I relax into the ebb and flow of business and income because I have more understanding of the buyer/client mind.
I use Facebook as my main marketing tool and even quite enjoy it!!
I don’t panic when ads or sales don’t go to plan, I have learned to experiment, remembering to observe actions and outcomes, and replicate the good ones. I definitely trust my judgment more, believe that I am smart and can do it.
I learned from the course how to run a business and acquired the resilience required keep at it and enjoy the process.
In the beginning I was saying “eerr umm please can I have $200 for that” now I say “that will be $2400 thank you, how would you like to pay for that”!!! I value my self and my product so much more than I ever would have thought I could.
What I’ve learned is to stick to what I love, I do not deviate, no weddings no babies, no lifestyle etc… you get the picture, I do what I love and that work is my best work. I also do heaps of personal growth work and courses and have had a couple of business mentors now aside from Annie. Never stop learning!!!
My two pieces of sage advice would be learn not to take buyer behaviour too personally and the only way to have a sustainable business is to sustain the energy it takes to have a sustainable business.
Moving into this year, I want to bring more body love growth work into my photo sessions. Using circle rituals of guided meditation, mindful meditation and EFT (tapping) to really bring my clients into their body and move them through some of their distress and discomfort around their body before being photographed so that we get even better portraits of them.
Moving forward into next year, I am exploring the idea opening up a to national and international market. Its not confirmed yet though, so mums the word Follow me and see what happens.
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