Business success is (or should be) on the mind of every professional photographer, and I’m very thankful for all those who read this blog and my photography business books, listen to the interviews here, or even avail themselves of the opportunity to get coached on their business with me.
However, just the other day, something happened that turned a light on in my own head, when a professional photographer said this to me during a coaching call:
I’m so tired of trying to get clients to hire me – when I talk to them on the phone, they seem all fired up about working with me, but then they never do for some reason…
I understood completely where she was coming from, and I totally sympathize with her feelings of disappointment – we’ve all been where she is right now.
So, we spent about 45 minutes discussing ways I could help her achieve business success, the things she could do, and then I asked her if she wanted me to work with her to help her reach her goals.
Despite her obvious need to seek help, and even though she acknowledged that she needed coaching, can you guess what she said?