Should I Hire a Business Coach?
If you are a photographer, you’ve probably wondered if you should hire a business coach. You might have a successful business that is running smoothly for the most part, but maybe you’re just not growing the way you hoped you would. Or perhaps you’re stuck at a full-time job, hustling with photography on the side. You’re not making enough to leave your job, but you don’t have the time or energy to book the number of clients you need to make photography your career. Wherever you are at in your business—whether you’re just starting or you’ve been in business for years, but you’re ready to see real growth—here are five reasons you should hire a business coach:
1 – Extra Eyes On Your Business
If you own a photography business, the chances are that you are the only one who knows the inner workings of your business and everything that goes on behind the scenes. As a result, you’ve developed processes that have become the way you do business, sometimes on purpose, sometimes out of necessity. When you hire a business coach, you get an extra set of eyes on all of the things that go on in your business. A coach will help you look through your business with a fine-tooth comb. They will see areas you can improve and places you are doing well that you might not be able to see from your perspective. In addition, your coach can provide you with guidance and tips as you move through the stages of owning a business to make the best use of your resources.
2 – You Can Save Time
As someone who has walked the same path you want to go down, my coaching process will help you avoid making time-wasting mistakes. If I had someone telling me which way to go when I started my business, it would have saved me so much time and money. As you grow your business, you are faced with decisions that will affect you years down the road. Making the right choices and avoiding things that are a waste of time will help you grow even faster and reach your goals. Another way a coach can save you time is by providing education that isn’t readily available elsewhere. You could spend months or even years searching Google for the answers to your questions, or you could send a quick message to your coach and get a solution you can trust.
3 – Practical Education
Speaking of education, a coach can help you expand your knowledge in new ways. Simply having someone with more experience to bounce ideas off will help you learn practical things you can do for your business. Courses and free resources can help us learn many things—some that apply to us and some that don’t—but a coach can help you understand what will matter in your business. The only way to grow and scale your business is to continue to educate yourself. When you are learning the things that actually work from your coach, you will be able to apply them easily in your business and keep on growing.
4 – You Will Learn About Mindset
Running a business is more than just putting in hard work. Your mindset will significantly affect your success in life and business. Entrepreneurship is hard. You have probably felt the anxiety, cried the tears, felt like giving up, and dealt with family or friends who may not understand your decisions. Your business coach has been there and can relate to how you feel. They can help you stay positive and go in the right direction by learning about mindset. When your mindset is positive and confident, you will be able to focus on your hard work and love of your craft.
5 – You’ll Make More Money
When you find the right coach, they will teach you how to be profitable long-term. There are ways to make money as a photographer that will leave you burnt out and stuck in your business. A good coach knows how to help you build a sustainable business, not one that will just make money fast. You can hit your profit goals while keeping your joy when you have a good foundation. If that is the type of business you’re looking to build, there are just a few more days to apply to join The Joyful Wedding Photographer. I created this 10-week group coaching program to help photographers go from struggling to thriving. You will have the support of a community that wants you to succeed and a coaching program that will help you make more money while being truly happy with your business.
How to Find the Right Business Coach
Looking for the right business coach to help you succeed? Make sure that the coach you are looking to work with has seen the success you want to see in your business. If they have been in your shoes and learned the hard way what works and what doesn’t, they can help you save time, start making more money, and build a business that brings you joy. Learn more about my private coaching program here so you can have all access to how I turned a passion for photography into a successful 6-figure business.