by Bitsa Bernard

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EDUCATION

To grow, we must invest time, energy and sometimes money, into our business.

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING
I'd love to chat with you about how we can work together to grow your business through weekly Skype calls to streamline your workflow, review your pricing and my favourite part; designing and implementing a great marketing plan. 

THE PET PHOTOGRAPHERS CLUB PODCAST
Caitlin McColl, of Ragamuffin Pet Photography, and I interview photographers, pet professionals and experts on The Pet Photographers Club and bring those interviews to you for free each fortnight on the podcast. For those of you ready to really grow your business, join The Club for members-only weekly content, benefits and Q+A's.
Grab your first month free with the code FETCH

NICE CHAT LET'S BOOK
Learn how to utilise Facebook messenger automation to; respond to enquiries, answer potential client concerns, filter your competition entrants and way more with Nice Chat Let's Book. This course has been created by a photographer, for photographers.
Save AUD$90 on the course by using my referral link: REFERRAL LINK 

TAILS OF SUCCESS
Creating a fundraiser coffee-table book is one of the quickest ways to grow your business. Caitlin McColl of Ragamuffin Pet Photography offers a course, Tails of Success, to share with you how to do just that.

BUSINESS OF PET PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
If you need help with the set up of your business first, I highly recommend looking into the Hair of the Dog course by Nicole, The Business of Pet Photography. By the way, The Hair of the Dog Blog is an amazing resource in itself for pet photographers, so be sure to check that out!

IMPROVE PET PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS
To improve your pet photography skills, get in touch with Australia's own award-winning pet photographer Charlotte Reeves, or better yet, check out her shooting and editing tutorial video series, RealShoots.

WEEKLY BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST
Possibly the best option for ongoing, affordable inspiration is the PhotobizX podcast by Andrew Helmich. I've been interviewed on there about my business, as has Caitlin McColl from Ragamuffin Pet Photography, and Charlotte Reeves from Charlotte Reeves Photography, Learn Pet Photography and RealShoots

 

TOOLS

Having the right tools to streamline your business will fast track your success. 

TAVE
The ultimate client management software designed especially for photographers. Have your clients, answer questionnaires, sign their contract and pay their invoices all online. Shoots and appointments will sync to your preferred calendar and reminders will be emailed automatically. I use Tave for Bitsa Bernard and highly recommend you do to.
Use our referral link to receive a 60 day free trial (from USD$21.99 per month)

ACUITY
The best online scheduling tool out there (according to me.. and I've tried many). There's no need to be going back and forth via email, or trying to catch your clients on the phone, just to work out a date and time that suits both you and them for shoots and appointments. Acuity reads your availability according to your Google Calendar or iCal, and then shows available options to the client that are within the hours you've set as your working times.
Try Acuity with this referral link.

ZAPIER
The key tool for automation, Zapier will connect all your other tools together- while you're out for a dog walk! (Free Account)

MAILCHIMP
Send pretty e-newsletters with Mailchimp to keep in touch clients, follow up with enquires and let everyone in your network know about events and promotions. (Free account)


 
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FREE PARTNERSHIP SAMPLE LETTER

Third Party Promotions make up a large percentage of Bitsa Bernard's clients each year.

Need one-on-one assistance?

INITIAL CHAT - FREE

3-hour intensive session - $750

OR
6 week program - $1750

(either paid upfront or take advantage of a payment plan)

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Resource: Step by Step guide to running a competition as a marketing strategy
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The step-by-step guide to a $0 marketing strategy for pet photographers by Dogs through the Door.

This 24 page guide is based on a Dog of the Year competition but can be applied to any competition that gets people excited about a pet photoshoot!

ALSO AVAILABLE IN A COMBO WITH NICE CHAT LET’S BOOK

Please note, pricing is in USD

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