1-On-1 Marketing Coaching And Personal Help To Get More Clients
You know how photographers constantly struggle to get more clients?
Simply getting people to TALK to you is a major problem because you feel like you don’t know enough about business and marketing to really get your name in front of the right people.
It’s a drudge, right?
Every night, you fall into bed exhausted because you work yourself to death every minute of the day just to pay bills, which leaves you no time to grow your business.
Your business isn’t moving forward.
Which means it’s going backwards while everyone else overtakes you.
Your creativity is drained because of stress, and you’re left feeling demoralized and unmotivated to research and implement new marketing ideas, or work on technical skills.
And then there’s the personal cost…
For example, how often do you find yourself chained to your computer late at night, having sacrificed precious time with family and friends?
And when it’s time to sell the photographs you poured your heart and soul into, your clients hesitate and backpedal because they don’t see your true value.
Sometimes, you’re even forced to watch, helpless, as your potential clients choose someone cheaper because it’s so hard to stand out from the others who offer similar work for less money.
Nothing like the easy life you thought it would be, is it?
But without enough clients, and bills piling up, how long can you carry on before you have to quit?
I Totally Understand—But It’s NOT YOUR Fault
You know what?
You might be having a terrible time finding new clients, and it’s easy to blame yourself, but it’s NOT your fault.
The photography industry is so lax, there are no clear boundaries between amateur and professional, and there are no gatekeepers to prevent anyone with a camera from quitting their boring job one day and calling themselves a professional photographer the next.
Heck, that’s what I did!
One Friday I was a project manager for an IT team at a bank in Bermuda, and on Monday I was SCUBA diving on a reef in the Red Sea, teaching people how to use a camera underwater and selling videos of them having a blast with the sharks.
The problem, though?
When we jump into the business, we look to see what everyone is doing to “learn” what we should do.
In truth, all we do is learn how to fail because that’s what everyone else is doing.
So, it’s NOT your fault.
Far from it.
You simply haven’t been shown the important things about business and marketing yet.
There Is A Better Way…
Instead of where you are today, imagine instead that getting more clients was much easier, and that people couldn’t wait to talk with you because your marketing made a massive impact on them.
With more of the right clients, you’re no longer worn out at the end of the day, and you’re comfortable with the way your business and marketing are working for you.
Finally, your creative spark is allowed to run free and you feel energized and excited to develop new styles and techniques to thrill your clients.
A smoother business with more clients means you can work when YOU want to, leaving you plenty of time to spend with family and friends because you know your business will do just fine without you having to be there 24/7.
More clients also means more revenue, but the HUGE difference now is that people are willing to pay your higher fees because they understand the true value you have to offer in the amazing experience you provide.
Never again will you have to watch a good client run into the arms of a cheaper photographer.
What would that mean to you?
What would it feel like to achieve success as a professional photographer, to gain the respect of everyone in your local community? To have more creative freedom, and less worry?
Would that make a massive difference to your business and personal life?
It Can—With 1-On-1 Marketing Coaching That Fits YOUR Schedule
Nigel Merrick here, founder of the Prime Focus Lab.
If you want more clients who value what you do, and will happily pay you what you’re REALLY worth, you’re in the right place.
It doesn’t matter what type of photography you specialize in, I’ve got you covered.
Portraits, weddings, commercial, or fine-art photography, I can help you simplify your marketing so you can focus on your creative purpose.
I CAN HELP YOU WITH:
- A website and blog that makes a deep connection with potential clients so that they automatically understand and value what you do…
- A lead generation system to turn your website visitors into people you can personally follow up with and turn into clients…
- Technical help when you need it so that your business keeps moving in the right direction…
- 1-on-1 personal mentoring when you need it to develop and achieve YOUR business goals…
The Prime Focus Lab 1-On-1 Coaching Program is about building simple photography marketing systems, and having an expert on hand to help you get it done quickly.
Here’s what one photographer had to say:
“Nigel Merrick probably has had the most impact on my business. I can not even begin to tell you how important BLOGGING is for your business. Not just blogging, but how to do it correctly so that you have high SEO…” Cindy Meisch – Portrait photographer, Arlington TN
Get Personalized Help To Build Your Photography Business Using Proven Marketing Strategies To Find New Clients
Marketing Launchpad: 1-On-1 Strategy Session
Most marketing training programs end up as a big let-down because you rarely get the personal attention you and your business needs.
The first thing that happens when you join my coaching program is you and I will get together for a 60-minute strategy session so we can get to know each other and I can learn more about your specific business.
You’ll come away with solid direction on what to work on first, plus the strategies that will work best for you.
On-Demand Private 1-On-1 Coaching
What can you do when you want more intensive 1-on-1 help?
I’ve got you covered there too.
Three days per week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday), I operate open-office hours (just like the doctor’s office) where you can book a private 60-minute slot with me. This service is included in your membership at no additional charge.
No other marketing coach in the photography industry offers such easy access to themselves for their members.
Sessions can be arranged with me when YOU need them to fit your busy schedule.
You’ll leave these sessions with a renewed sense of purpose, knowing exactly what you need to do next.
Create Marketing With IMPACT—Call The “Copy Doctor”
You’re probably NOT a writer—you’re a photographer, and your preferred way of communicating your marketing message is through your photographs, right?
But you also know that you need WORDS to tell the full story, and to make the all-important human connection with your prospects.
Trouble is, you don’t know exactly how to write what you want to say, and it feels like a massive chore.
What if you didn’t have to sweat blood and tears over it?
What if you could send me your marketing copy, and have me refine it for you, so you don’t have to mess with it?
Well, now you can…
You can do exactly that with my “copy doctor” service, included with your coaching membership.
No other coach in the photography industry will even consider doing this for you.
Here’s what one of my coaching members had to say about the “copy doctor”:
“Before joining the 1-on-1 coaching program I found it hard to write emails and other marketing copy without them sounding ‘too officious’. But with Nigel’s ‘copy doctoring’ additions and revisions, they were transformed into warm and confident marketing pieces that were spot on, and delivered my message in just the right way…”
Paul Neil ~ Portrait photographer ~ Brisbane, Australia
24/7 Email Coaching
Have a quick question that doesn’t need a full 1-on-1 session?
You have 24/7 access to me via email through a handy support form right on your member dashboard.
Simply fill out the form, tell me what your question or problem is, and I’ll get an answer back to you before you know it.
It’s really that easy.
The Power Of Community
You know how you often feel like you’re struggling on your own?
Few things are worse in business than feeling like you’re stuck in a vacuum, or wondering if you’re the only one facing the challenges you’re dealing with.
You’ll have access to our private Facebook community of like-minded photographers where you can get involved in the community, ask questions, get feedback, and keep yourself accountable to your goals.
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What one of my members had to say…
“After joining the Prime Focus Lab I now have a sound plan to follow in growing my nature photography business. Before I became a member I was lost in what steps I needed to do, and how to do them. I was overwhelmed. Nigel laid out a clear plan that put order to chaos. Not only did this return some sanity to my business, but it actually worked! I am now selling more fine art nature photography online and have my work in two galleries. I think if I had not joined Prime Focus a year ago I would have thrown in the towel already. I’m glad I did not! Thank you, Nigel, for your effective guidance and clarity.”
Ed MacKerrow: Nature photographer, Santa Fe, New Mexico