I’ve been in business for 6 years!
In those 6 years, I’ve been on cloud nine, ready to throw in the towel, and everywhere in between.
I’m about to get super real here with my reflections and 20/20 hindsight, but I have to own that I’m grateful for all of the business experiences I’ve had because they’ve shaped where I’m at today. And my hope is that by sharing these thoughts, you might get some encouragement and clarity around things going on in your business.
The BlogSometimes you just hit the inspiration roadblock. I t happens to everyone, even those of us in the creative professions. So what will help when you’re having a slump day? Here are my suggestions for getting the creative juices flowing...
The BlogI LOVE talking about props. A nd obviously, props are a huge thing when it comes to working in any kind of photography. There are tons of affordable options for props. You can literally find props everywhere if you look with the...
The BlogYou’ve got some great product photos. What’s next? I n today’s world, it’s not enough to just have a fabulous product and beautiful product images anymore. With all of the tools and resources out there for learning how to have and...
The BlogWhat’s a content checklist, and how can it help you? B usiness owners sometimes don’t think about creating a content checklist because they’re not behind the camera. However, if you, as a business owner, get involved in making a...
Service-based businesses need photos, too. While they may not have any physical products to sell, service providers like designers, marketers, and branders, still use images for their websites, social media, and blogs. Good stock photography can give you the opportunity to stretch your image material for longer amounts of time, spend less than you would on additional custom brand images, and still have eye-catching photos to display online. And I’ve got an easy, pennies-on-the-dollar way to get beautiful stock photography, including some shot by yours truly.
I know clothing flatlay photography can be challenging for a lot of people.
For those of you who are struggling with it, let me make it a little easier.
In my work as a commercial photographer, I have lots of clothing clients and I actually really love these kinds of shoots. So here are my top 5 tips for this specialized area of flatlay photography.
“Scaling your business.” What does that even mean?
A lot of people think of scaling as hiring actual employees, but really scaling is about finding whatever avenues will work to run your growing business faster and more efficiently, leaving you with the time to keep growing your business.
Before founding Crystal Clear Creative Studios, I actually worked in HR for over a decade. So based on my corporate and entrepreneurial experience, here are my top 3 tips to make hiring and outsourcing a good experience so you can successfully scale your business.
How was your 2019 business year?
Let me tell you about mine.
Today I’m sharing the top 3 turning points for my business in 2019, and maybe my takeaways will spark something for you and your business in 2020.
We all know you’ve got to spend money to make money. But when you’re a business owner looking to invest for growth, it’s easy to find yourself pulled in a lot of different directions. Let me share the investment spots in which I‘ve gotten the most value for money.