Going full-time as photographers and creative business owners takes a well though out plan and proven strategies that work! In my talk, I will share what I suggest every photographer considers before taking the big leap into full time entrepreneurship, using my own real life stories I've experienced over the years. No more winging it after this session!
Do you have a desire in your heart to take your business full-time but feel unprepared on what you need to do to prepare for that? With a large majority of professional photographers being part time, the flexible schedule and freedom of being a full-time entrepreneur can be appealing, but the inconsistent income prevents most people from taking that jump. However, going full time can lead to flourishing growth for your business and potentially create income opportunities where the sky is the limit. Before taking the scary jump into full-time entrepreneurship, my class is going to give you actionable items to work on in your business to have the longevity you desire.
1. Helping you understand your business from a big-picture stand point
2. Ensuring that you understand the need to have clear pricing strategies for your offers
3. Identifying what your specific niche is and what makes you feel the most creative and valued
4. Help you start to think like a full-time entrepreneur
Rhea Whitney is an international speaker and wedding photographer for the chic, modern couple and creative + educator for rising pro photographers who want to run a profitable photography business. In less than 10 years, Rhea has consistently driven her business to six figures by putting client service first, establishing a constant brand presence, collaborating with top vendors and sponsors + implementing strategic marketing that works!
Recently, Rhea was named one of the world's top wedding photographers of 2020 by BRIDES magazine; and has also been featured in many other national publications. Though Rhea has become one of the most sought photographers and speakers in her industry, she is most passionate about collaborating with local sponsors and vendors for events, styles shoots, and content creation. To date, Rhea has spoken and shot all over the world, helped over 100+ creatives build a revenue-generating business through 1:1 coaching + her digital education platform PhotoBomb Academy™; and has been featured on over five of the top business and photography podcasts in the nation.
Rhea grew up with a camera in hand, and in her free time loves to work out, hang with her girlfriends, relax by water, or do a little shopping at Nordstrom. She is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she majored in Business Finance & Accounting. She attributes her success to her genuine passion for client service, business and finance acumen + innate love for photography and art; which allowed her to deeply understand the numerical world of camera settings and the beauty it creates.
She is most renowned for giving real-life applicable tips that any brand or business can apply right now, in a simplified way they can understand. While featured on the Purpose To Create podcast, Rhea spoke to fellow business owners regarding how to identify, and relate to their ideal client. Partnering with others and creating strategic content is how she wins on social media