You may hate my play on words, but I just can't stop with them! So, let's talk about timing.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you say, "Oh, I'll inquire about a job next week when I have time." or "Maybe I'll follow up with my client after X many days." I'm going to let you in on a secret. I used to be HUGE procrastinator. Want to know how I got stricter about time? I realized that "NOW" is the perfect time to do something, whether it's rebranding, creating a blog post, following up with a client, reaching out to a publication, and even posting on Instagram. Okay, I still procrastinate with Instagram. Can you blame me?!
I learned that opportunities CAN get away from you. There can be a moment when someone says, "Oh, I've found someone else already." The truth is... you most likely aren't the only photographer, wedding planner, calligrapher, videographer, etc. that people are reaching out to. Sometimes it's a make or break moment if you reply or don't reply to an inquiry within an hour or less. Plus, people want instant gratification. They want to weed out vendors and find the right one ASAP. They have enough to deal with, so don't waste their time.
Now, I know we have stuff to do, and we don't want to be tied down to the computer or our phones. Organize some time where you knock out what you want to do just that day. Do you want to start creating Instagram Lives? Take out about 30 minutes on a Tuesday, then gradually build that up. Do you have to create quotes for prints? You can finish those easily in a couple of hours. It's not about finding time. It's about making time.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Would you like more of these? Comment with what tips, tricks, and tools you are interested about learning. We can talk about my printing process, calligraphy on handmade paper, whatever your heart desires! Keep tabs on new projects on my Instagram. Also, do you just want to talk through anything or need business tips? I'm always opened to make new friends!
Talk to you all super soon.