Are you making more than a McDonald's employee?Now you're rolling your eyes at me. Of course photographers make more than minimum wage right? I mean, it's a super prestigious thing to be a photographer. But now that you start thinking about it, you haven't actually taken the time to find out how the numbers all work, have you?
Have you Added Your Expenses?How much money is that camera really costing you? You've heard the phrase "wear and tear" on your equipment, but you're not really sure how much you should charge for a shoot just to cover your expenses. What about your photo editing software? The hard drive you just purchased to make room for all these pictures? And don't forget memory cards, batteries, tripod, lenses, and all that other stuff you're hauling around in your camera bag.
How much time are you spending on a shoot?Sure, the photo session only lasted an hour. But what about all the driving time? And the time you spent chatting with the client? Or how many hours you put into that flyer you emailed out to get more business? And then of course you're spending way too much time organizing photos on the computer, editing them, shrinking them down to put on your website, and burning DVDs. But have you ever actually accounted for all that time you're spending?
No worries. We're gonna calculate it for you.You need something easy that will add up all your expenses and time, and calculate how much you're actually making per hour in photography. It needs to account for all the different clients you have, how much they're paying you, and how much time you're actually spending on your business on a daily basis... with no math involved.
Ready to download this awesome tool?Our awesome hourly wage estimator does all the work for you. Simply put in your expenses and track your hours, and you'll finally identify the approximate dollar per hour you're making as a photographer.
Find out How Much You're Really Making in Photography!
Step 1. Download the spreadsheet:
Step 2. Open the spreadsheet
Step 3. Watch this instructional video
Are you shocked by your hourly wage?
Don't be bummed out if you're not actually making as much as you thought. The first step in making enough in photography is actually finding out where your time and money are going so you can take steps to fix it. You've already taken the first step!
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