Are you plagued by nightmares of attacking e-mails? Do you check, double-check, and triple-check dates before signing contracts, terrified you’ll double-book? Are your most important names, numbers, and dates chaotically stored as a mishmash of mismatched information?
You can finally stop stressing! Studio management solutions are the hottest trend in photography, and this week we’re highlighting five ShootProof-integrated studio support options that will save your sanity and grow your business into a self-sustaining, full-time success story.
Here’s the low-down from five full-time photographers on what makes their studio management software the best bet for a streamlined workflow.
The Youngrens are obsessed with Táve – and after reading their story, you’ll know why! Táve acts as this husband-and-wife team’s total studio support system, offering phenomenal marketing tools, customizable client interfaces, and scalable features designed to promote your brand with thoughtfulness and creativity – even when you’re not at your desk!
The Blumes are sold on 17hats for a whole host of reasons, but their biggest rave seems to be: the bookkeeping. 17hats offers a whole host of bookkeeping solutions to keep you out of Quickbooks and in the black. Learn more about how the Blumes use 17hats to manage two brands and a seemingly endless client list!
Julia Boggio loves Light Blue so much, we almost mistook the software for a real, live studio manager! Light Blue is especially praised for its fully-featured marketing capabilities. Curious how a list of your clients’ birthdays can bring new work to your studio? Read more about how Light Blue can become YOUR new trusty assistant!
Even free-spirited, unconventional, self-proclaimed #nerdtog Carrie Swails needed a studio manager, and she found her perfect match in Pixifi! Learn how Carrie used Pixifi to develop a brilliant series of automated e-mails that make her clients feel loved, without taking a single moment away from her house full of sweet puppies!
It’s never too early to get organized! Ginny Corbett’s experience as an educator taught her to be prepared for anything. Read about how she uses ShootQ to customize her workflow and how it has provided smooth sailing for Ginny and the “little” photography business that has taken her around the world.
Am I ready for studio management software?
Every photographer we spoke with gave a resounding YES! Whether you’re a one-photographer business booking one job a month, or a multi-photographer studio with thousands of clients walking through your door each year, there’s a solution for you. Studio management tools will support a small business through growing pains, and keep a larger business going strong.
Where do I start?
Once you’ve decided which solution is best for you, take advantage of a free trial and make the time to really learn it! Every studio management software has online tutorials and read tech support, so never hesitate to ask questions. The right tool for you will be the one that integrates seamlessly with your lifestyle and creative sensibilities.
Do these solutions integrate with ShootProof?
Yes! All five systems are integrated with ShootProof, making your life easier and your workflow smoother.
Settled on a studio manager but don’t have a ShootProof account yet? Sign up now and take a look around. No credit card required!
photos by SARAH BECK – www.sarahbeckphoto.com