Finally - An Affordable Photography Marketing Mentoring Program You Can Trust!
I Understand The Challenges of Being A Professional Photographer And Can Simplify Your Marketing With The Answers You Need, When You Need Them!
Does Any Of This Sound Familiar?
- Feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and "out of focus"?
- Can't find the time for marketing?
- Too much admin, and not enough time for photography?
- Chained to your computer late at night, editing?
- Headaches from balancing business and personal stuff?
- Can't decide which critical task to focus on first?
- Need someone to talk to who just "gets it"?
- Confused by too much information and conflicting opinions?
- Tried everything you can think of, but it's STILL not working?
When it all boils down, a photography business should (and can be) much simpler to run than most photogaphers are experiencing... The "Prime Focus" mentoring program is designed for the ONE purpose of fixing all that so you can devote more of your time and attention to creating great photography!
What My Members Have To Say...
Before I joined Prime Focus I was at a point where I felt very sure of my photographic technical skills and abilities to create the images required by my clients, but was confused about where to put my energy to move my business forward in new directions.
I couldn't identify the priorities and ended up wasting a lot of time trying to do everything myself. Like many people I enjoy doing things myself, but it was frustrating trying to find what I needed from a mountain of information on marketing, SEO and websites.
I would rather spend my spare time learning new photographic techniques than trying to keep up with the latest marketing methods, and Prime Focus keeps me up to date, without having to do all the groundwork myself.
I keep a note of topics that I want to discuss with Nigel, knowing that I will get knowledgeable answers and solid advice.
The coaching calls are always enlightening, no matter what the topic is. I look forward to talking with Nigel as he's always calm and able to help me sort through the mass of ideas whirring about in my mind and identify the importance of each one.
Having other photographers on the calls is fantastic as you finally realize that you face many of the same issues. It helps to talk about these things instead of getting frustrated.
I'm feeling more confident with my prices and looking at my one-man business in a more professional way. I've started to expand my business and offer more services, and I'm also thinking about getting a professional website to showcase those.
My previous thinking was very short-term and I hadn't put much thought into what my long-term goals were, whereas I now see more options and goals to strive for.
Thanks for putting together the Prime Focus program - it's worth every penny and more!
We've been working together for over 2 years now. Before I started working with you, I had a vague idea about what SEO was and the importance of it in my business. I'd been using Google AdWords to be found online with little to no ROI from it, and was spending around $300 a month on it.
Once I started working with you, I finally stopped doing that. When we moved from New Jersey to LA, it took only about 4 weeks to get to page 2 of Google for "Professional Photographer Los Angeles", which I thought was amazing considering the lack of work I'd done in LA, and also the fact that I'd barely written any blog posts at the time.
I've been getting random inquiries through Google - far more than I ever got when I first started my business in NJ with no SEO knowledge, and I now consider myself to be pretty well educated on the subject of SEO and online marketing.
The Prime Focus private Facebook community is a great place to discuss different ideas and strategies. It's great to have Nigel at our disposal whenever we have issues with any sort of website problem... He knows how to fix HTML coding issues, too, which is a big bonus.
I've also learned how important networking is, and using blog posts to network with other vendors in the industry. As a result, I feel that other vendors appreciate me a lot more because I've written posts featuring them and given them a quality link back to their website. I believe networking starts with "how can I help you" vs. "how can you help me" and this is something I've learned from Nigel.
It's even helped me in the world of face-to-face networking, and I'm going in to meetings not shooting myself in the foot because I approach networking in the correct manner.
I believe marketing education is key to becoming a successful photographer and am very grateful that I discovered the Prime Focus program. I can definitely attribute a great portion of my success to Nigel and his dedication to his members.
A Note From Nigel Merrick
These days, more people than ever before dream of becoming a professional photographer and living life on their own terms as a successful and respected business owner in their community.
From the outside, it seems so EASY, doesn't it?
Friends and family tell you how much they love your photography and that you could "earn a great living" with your camera.
So you dip your toes in the water to see what happens - maybe you post some of your photographs on Facebook, and you manage to get a lot of "likes" and comments, such as "you're amazing!", "I LOVE these photos!", and "what a GREAT photographer!"
Encouraged, you take the next step - putting yourself out there as a professional photographer, full of optimism about the bright future ahead.
But it didn't turn out as you expected, did it?
Or, maybe you've been in the business for a while, but the simultaneous decline in traditional marketing and the explosion of online marketing has left you feeling high and dry, facing unfair competition from every corner...
The result is just the same, however you came to be here:
You feel overwhelmed and stuck in an industry that SHOULD be simple!
One photographer even remarked to me that failing at marketing made her "feel stupid and dumb..." and that she was about ready to throw the towel in! What a tragedy that would have been - to lose another talented photographer, and deprive her future clients of the chance to have great photography created for them.
I don't believe anyone should have to suffer that kind of emotional turmoil in the pursuit of their passion!
I honestly believe they should be able to follow their dreams and fulfill their creative vision without having to spend every day struggling and re-inventing their business.
Photography Mentoring & Marketing Coach Nigel Merrick
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The "Prime Focus" photography mentoring program is here to fix all that and set you free from the torrent of confusing and conflicting misinformation that exists out there.
Check out what we've got going on here - I know you'll LOVE the peace of mind of having an expert in your corner with you.
So What's The Big Idea Behind All This?
THE "PRIME FOCUS" CONCEPT IS A SIMPLE ONE...
Like most professional photographers, you probably work as a solo business owner.
You have to do EVERYTHING in your business!
- All the marketing (SEO, social media, email and a whole lot more)...
- Replying to emails and answering the telephone...
- Booking consultations...
- Holding sales presentations...
- Creating the photography...
- Editing and producing the finished products...
- Dealing with the print labs...
- Delivering the end product...
- And a whole bunch more...
It's no wonder there's no time left to PLAN and STRATEGIZE!
The result is endless days filled with confusion and fires that need putting out.
The basic idea behind "Prime Focus" is to simplify everything, create perspective, and develop strategies that free up more of your time for the really important stuff.
Have you ever tried brainstorming with yourself?
It's incredibly DIFFICULT and more often than not causes real headaches, right?
With "Prime Focus" you have actual experts and other photographers to brainstorm with - people who KNOW what you're going through, who UNDERSTAND your objectives and how to achieve them.
It's very simple: You're no longer alone...
Why Are Professional Photographers Struggling And Failing?
Do you lie awake at night wondering WHY you can't make your photography business a success?
I mean, it sounds so easy doesn't it?
You create awesome photography for your clients, get paid well for it, and everyone wins, right?
Really, what's so HARD about that?
The short answer is nothing!
Except there are two things missing from that ideal scenario...
That's right: MARKETING and SALES know-how.
And this is where everyone trips up big-time because I don't know a single professional photographer who got into this business purely because they LOVE marketing and sales!
When the problems start, photographers start looking around at what all the other photographers are doing, forgetting that those very same people are probably struggling just as much and heading for failure just as quickly!
For example, Facebook photography groups are chock FULL of people asking other photographers for advice on how to market themselves, and they get as many different answers as there are photographers to ask!
How in the world are you supposed to know who is right, and what will work for YOUR business?
If you stop to think about it for a second, this is nothing more than the blind leading the blind, and when you realize that being successful requires doing things differently to the other 95% of people, it's like a big flashgun just went off!
We Start By Creating Your Marketing Strategy
When you join the "Prime Focus" photography mentoring program, the first thing we'll do is get together on a 1-on-1 virtual meeting to get the big picture of your business.
It's like looking down from 50,000 feet to get a wider view of the landscape.
For these calls, it will be just you and me so we can focus 100% on your needs, without any interruptions or distractions.
We'll look at your online footprint, identify strengths and weaknesses, discover areas where you can make the biggest impact, and look for ways to strategically improve your overall marketing plan.
Using the latest research tools, I'll be able to get a snapshot of where you are right now, and we'll work together to chart the way forward to get you back on target for success.
Can you imagine how amazing you're going to feel after developing a real marketing strategy for the first time - one that you can have real confidence in?
Weekly Mastermind Calls Keep You On Track
We're definitely not done after your 1-on-1 strategy assessment!
Each week, I hold LIVE group mastermind sessions for "Prime Focus" members. Everyone has a chance to get involved, and it's fully interactive.
I can share my computer screen with everyone on the meeting to illustrate problems and demonstrate solutions. You can even share your computer screen with me so that I can help talk you quickly through specific issues.
This is just like being in the same room together, and you can attend the meeting from your computer, by phone, or even from your smartphone or iPad.
Every week, this is your chance to get help from myself and other "Prime Focus" members, and is invaluable in keeping you on track.
I decided today I was going to finally get my blog going and wanted to create a basic template for my portrait session posts.
I know NOTHING about blogging and I really hate trying to write personally etc. but I currently have 7 browser tabs open with useful (no, useful is not a good enough word - PERFECT) information I need to get my blog going.
The Zenologue blog is chock full of information, it's absolutely crazy.
And then I'm a member of his Prime Focus program and, for a little bit, I was wondering (with all the information on the blog) why would I NEED to be a Prime Focus member.
But, Nigel's 1-on-1 help is amazingly invaluable. I'm looking forward to completely revamping my currently useless website into a client-driving machine!
I'm also sure the bonus webinar recording on how to write a blog post with SEO in mind is worth a year's Prime Focus membership just on its own...
Join Our Private Community
Get access to our exclusive and private "Prime Focus" community on Facebook.
This alone is worth the cost of membership, since every member is a potential connection and friend. The atmosphere in our group is upbeat, positive, and is designed to foster support.
Need someone to give some educated feedback on a website or blog post?
Look no further!
Unlike other photography Facebook groups, everyone here is working toward the same goal, and is on the same wavelength with respect to marketing.
My members support each other in ways that make me very proud to have them in the group!
Get Access No Matter Where You Are
"Prime Focus" is aimed at breaking the chains that keep you at your computer, not making things worse for you!
So I've designed everything to make sure you can access the coaching resources, regardless of where you happen to be.
With a fully mobile-responsive platform, you can get access wherever and whenever you want to.
A Summary Of What You'll Get
Access to the weekly mastermind meetings - get your questions answered, identify problems and develop solutions...
Direct email access to me for any issues that arise between meetings...
A members-only community of photographers - get support from other members, make new friends, and share valuable ideas...
A whole lot more, including FREE BONUS training courses!
I'm very sure that you'll get real value from the "Prime Focus" program - the mastermind meetings alone are worth more than the price of admission - but if you feel that "Prime Focus" is not exceeding your expectations, simply get in touch with me from your member dashboard.
I'll immediately cancel any future payments and refund 100% of any payments you've made within the last 30 days, no questions asked, and no hard feelings.
Some Extra Food For Thought
Whether or not you choose to join "Prime Focus", there's something very special I want to share with you.
I Believe In You And Your Ability To Succeed
Perhaps you feel you're too new at the business, too busy trying to "get the business off the ground" to get involved with something like this, or that you're just not suited for marketing and sales. You may even feel a little apprehensive at the thought of focusing on the business and marketing side of your business, and that's understandable.
But here's the thing...
Just about every successful photographer I know felt exactly the same way when they started, but do you know why they managed to succeed?
It's because they realized that being a professional photographer is NOT the same as being an amateur who happens to get paid. They understood the need to be a marketer and seller first, and a photographer second.
I know that being a successful photographer is your dream, and it would be a privilege for me to help make that happen.
Think about this...
All of the photographs hanging on people's walls right now were created by regular people, just like you, who worked hard at their craft and found someone along the way to point them in the right direction.
THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE TOMORROW BETTER IS BY GETTING FOCUSED TODAY!
If you're ready and willing to do the work, and give it your "best shot", then I'm more than ready to be your coach and guide.
I just can't stop telling my photography friends how great Nigel Merrick is to chat with. If his British accent doesn't win you over, his knowledge surely will. I joined Zenologue Prime Focus because I was extremely pleased with the quality of experts he has interviewed.
The all-access questions, and the variety of genres of photography he includes in his speakers is so refreshing.
Additionally, the Prime Focus Facebook group is becoming a great resource for me - many of his speakers are in the group as well as other successful photographers, so we're all working together to become better.
I can't tell you how pleased I am that I joined the Zenologue Prime Focus. What a great value, great connections, and insightful information. Thanks Nigel for all that you do!