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The Profitable Photographer: Your Guide To Sustainable Pricing

with Jen Bilodeau

2 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS APR 22

$150 Full Participation | $75 Study Along
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Take control of your pricing. Set yourself up for long-term success. Establish the framework your business needs, so that you turn your energy towards doing what you love: creating.

Pricing is more than just a number. With this two week intensive class we will take a methodical look at how you are valuing your work. Prepare to dive deeply into your pricing structure, working from the bottom up to understand and implement your business’s unique recipe for long-term pricing success. Define your target client, understand your market, evaluate your selling model, and own your numbers. Assess your selling structure and offerings. Then work from the bottom up to truly understand and own your numbers so that you can establish a long-term, sustainable pricing structure.

Take control of your pricing. Set yourself up for long-term success. Establish the framework your business needs, so that you turn your energy towards doing what you love: creating.

This class is designed for photographers who are currently in business and are looking to set or reevaluate their pricing. Photographers who are in the early stages of launching their photography business, are encouraged (but not required) to take Jen’s Click Photo School two week start-up class, Business From The Ground Up: Launching Your Photography Business in which participants will follow a systematic, step-by-step approach to getting their photography business off the ground, covering business structures, taxes, contracts, marketing, SEO and more.

 

 

PREREQUISITES

This class is designed for photographers who are currently in business and are looking to set or reevaluate their pricing.

what you’ll get

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WEEKLY LESSONS

1 preassignment, plus 2 weekly PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing). Weekly lessons also include daily action and discussion prompts to keep you moving through the materials

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5 STEP PRICING CALCULATOR

Work through your pricing from the bottom up via this in-depth, formula-driven 5 step pricing calculator document. No spreadsheet or math expertise necessary!

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INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE

Full Participation students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.

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LIVE Q&A

Full Participation Students will have the opportunity to participate in weekly live Q&A chats= with Jen. Study Along students will be able to download and view the recorded sessions.

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EXCLUSIVE PODCAST

An interview with Jenika McDavitt of Psychology for Photographer delving into different client behaviors.

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DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A

Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.

syllabus

Lesson One


LEARN ABOUT

Defining your value proposition

Defining Your Target Client

Understanding your market and your competitors

Evaluating your selling model

The psychology of pricing

Understanding your time investment

Setting your earnings goal

Setting your yearly budget


BONUS

Expanding Your Reach

Lesson Two


LEARN ABOUT

Understanding your costs

Outsourcing

Working through the Pricing Calculator

Rolling Out Your Pricing Structure

Managing your money

Setting your 5 year financial goals


BONUS

Tax Reference Guide

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about your instructor

Jen Bilodeau is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Massachusetts. Through her artistic use of light and shadow, and her commitment to capturing authenic organic moments, Jen creates beautifully timeless and powerful imagery. Jen is also a CPA and enjoys mentoring fellow photographers to help them take their business to the next level. Across all areas of her work, Jen strives to capture honest, emotive and timeless images that artfully preserve today’s moments that matter. Her portfolio is available here.

how it works

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download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

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chat online

Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

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study & ask questions

Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.

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Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.

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Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.

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24 Comments

  1. Laura Gampfer December 7, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    If you are in business at all, you don’t want to miss this class! I only wish I would have taken it sooner, but I’m so glad I now have the tools to help me going forward with my business. Jen provides many nuggets of valuable insight, experience, and advice from everything to pricing, packaging, time, worth, value, you name it. I’m excited to implement some of the great things I’ve learned!

  2. Linda Sobolewski December 7, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I am finishing up Jen Bilideou’s Profitable Photographer as a full participation student and…WOW. This is one of those workshops at CM that truly stands apart. Of course what sets the best workshops apart from others is the instructor and how invested they are in the daily forum and their students. Jen is a daily presence. She posts daily exercises to go along with the material, so it is all broken down in a way to understand and apply to my business. This is an intensive workshop that makes you look at yourself as what kind of photographer you are and what sets you apart from others. Then apply that to what you will offer your clients. You will look at what your costs are, what you want to earn and through her price calculator you come up with sustainable ways to do business.

    Jen is the kind of instuctor that makes me want to take any workshop she offers.

  3. Jill Carson December 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    After a year of half-heartedly trying to transition from hobbyist to business and realizing that as I got busier with clients, I was basically paying THEM to take their picture, I decided it was time to get serious and figure out how to make this passion of mine into a sustainable business that will not only be satisfying to me, but more satisfying to my clients. This is my first CM class I’ve taken, so admittedly I was a little nervous; but it was MONEY WELL SPENT. Jen does an amazing job of packing a lot into a two week course: from figuring out your value proposition and target client, to your time investment, packages, marketing goals, and everything in between. She is also very accessible and responds to every question and concern. I am so glad I got over my nerves and signed up for this class. I now have a solid plan moving forward, and feel confident doing so.

  4. Aimee Glucina December 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This incredible workshop is jam packed with knowledge and actionable insight. Jen’s background as an CPA, coupled with her inspiring photographic talent means nothing is left uncovered. She dives deep to uncover your businesses unique proposition and then shows you how to maximise that. This is not merely a course on how to set ‘pricing’ – its an intensive business course designed to help you ensure client satisfaction and maximise profit. Jen’s commitment to this course is evident throughout. She has poured her heart and mind into the workshop materials and she is so forthcoming with thoughtful, experienced, actionable feedback. You will want to make sure that you have put plenty of time aside to fully engage with the materials and get the most out of this intensive course. If you feel like it’s time to reassess your business model or potential for profit there is no better way to do it.

  5. Valerie Eidson December 6, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    This class was a dream come true and EVERYTHING I have been looking for to help my business get to the next level. Jen’s knowledge as an accountant turned amazing photographer is absolutely invaluable. She is so very attentive, so patient with all of the questions and was an awesome instructor. I can not recommend this class enough if you are starting or taking your business to the next level.

  6. Marti Austin December 5, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I’m working my way through this class now and the amount of information included is truly astounded.The five-step pricing Calculator alone would be worth the investment, but then all the help offer by Jen and Ebony takes this course to a whole other level. This has been by far the most informative and useful CM course I’ve taken! Whether you are just starting out or are an established business, you NEED this class. Jen will help take a hard look at your cost of doing business in an easy to understand, step by step format.

  7. Janis Lempera December 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I admit – I did not want to take this class – but I knew I NEEDED to take it. 2 and a half years into my photography business and I was bleeding money. I had already taken Jen’s incredible Capturing Images with Depth and Emotion – so I knew she was a gifted photographer and incredible teacher, so I had hope she could help me crunch my numbers.

    A week and a bit in and I’m already getting a better picture on how to price packages .. but it’s also SO much more. Jen has us digging deep into what makes our photography unique, what we value and why clients would want to pay us more. Every day I come away with new ideas on how to better serve my clients and how to work more efficiently.

    Jen’s dedication to her students is unmatched. She personally and thoughtfully responses to each of our daily posts, questions, even random comments. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t sleep during these two weeks.

     If you’re anything like me and LOVE photography but feel totally overwhelmed by the business side of things, sign up for this class!

  8. Sarah Posehn December 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Jen is an exceptional teacher. I took her breakout earlier this year (Connection & Soul) and I was completely blown away by the amount of knowledge she so generously shared, so I knew that this workshop would be filled with practical real-world advice that could help me figure out my place in my market. It’s only been a week, and I am only doing study-along (because I’m a full-time teacher and… well, enough said…), but you guys… TAKE THIS COURSE! It is such a thorough and organized way to look at your business from all sides and connect back to who you are as an artist at the same time. I feel like I have an expert in my corner helping me to steer my business into a direction that I am fulfilled by. Jen just understands business and she tells it like it is in such a thoughtful way that you can’t help but be inspired to take action and that is just what I am already doing! Thank you Jen, you are such a gifted instructor and I look forward to seeing more from you!

  9. Valerie Racine December 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I was eager to take the Profitable Photographer workshop when I first learned about it earlier this year and Jen has not disappointed! My expectations were exceeded! Jen’s dynamic personality, thoroughness of the material, and availability created a rich learning experience. Learning from other photographers in what felt like a “judgment free zone” was also incredibly valuable. I highly recommend this workshop no matter the stage of your photography business.

  10. Lisa Poseley September 4, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Was so impressed with the amount and the quality of the material provided. Jen was very hands on and clearly did a lot of preparation for this very thorough course. Definitely one of the best as without understanding the costs and the business side it’s so hard to make it!

  11. Kara Chappell August 31, 2018 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    No matter where you are in your business – you NEED this class! Jen is an incredible teacher, and has poured so much of both her photography and business knowledge into the materials. I have felt for some time that the way I have been running my business was leading to burnout. But I was stuck in a place of fear and didn’t think raising my prices or structuring my business in a certain way would work. Now, thanks to this class, I have a clear plan for the immediate future, as well as a long-term strategy to achieve my goals. And the best part is that everyone in the class wants something different out of their business, and Jen supports us and has strategies to execute our visions. This is not a one-size-fits-all class. But it is absolutely a MUST TAKE class!

  12. Leanne Hymes August 31, 2018 at 7:36 am - Reply

    This class has been absolutely amazing! I took it as a Study Along student as I am just starting to toss around the idea of starting a business. I have learned so much and feel so informed if I do one day decide to take the plunge. Jen is an absolute wealth of knowledge which she shares completely openly. I’ve never taken a class twice, but I am certain that I would take this again as Full Participant if I do start a business. If you have any doubts about your pricing structure, this class is an absolute must!

  13. Meg Miller August 31, 2018 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Wow! Jen has done it again! If you’ve taken Jen’s shooting course, you know that she pours her heart into everything she does. This workshop has the same depth of information and Jen’s personal approach to sharing what has worked in her own business while also guiding you to make your own decisions for yours. This two week course is eye opening and packed with TONS of wonderful information for photographers in all walks of business. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to rework your pricing, I cannot recommend this class enough.

  14. Ally Quinlan August 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    This course is INVALUABLE. Jen basically has you lay your entire business out on the table and says to you, “let’s build this!” The immensely detailed PDFs, the worksheet, the pricing calculator, Jen’s in-depth feedback… I wish I took two weeks off to just focus on this course because it is an incredible opportunity to have someone experienced and helpful completely guide you through the process with a wealth of material. Jen is so caring and patient and truly wants you to get the most you can out of this course and she wants your business to succeed. Not only do I have the resources and knowledge now to run a successful photography business but Jen has made me see and feel that my work is WORTH a price that I can be confident in and profitable off of. She leaves no stone unturned. Put it this way, my business savvy/very judge-y husband looked over the materials and said it was the best investment I could ever make toward my business and I couldn’t agree more.

  15. Rhiannon Livardo August 30, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    After taking this class, be prepared to feel like you’re starting your photography business all over again. But, in the best way possible! Besides being an amazing photographer, Jen is an exceptional instructor! She literally answers all of your questions in depth and gives back helpful feedback. This class is completely different than taking a photography workshop where your shooting everyday. Jen guides you in the right direction to know your worth and set yourself up for long-term success! I have NEVER been good at numbers, when I see numbers I want to run and hide. But, Jen explains everything in a way for you to understand. It’s so important for us photographers to be comfortable and confident in the pricing structure we offer our clients. I would take this course over and over again. This will change your business and how you perceive your worth as a photographer. SIGN UP NOW!

  16. Emily Pruitt August 30, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Wow. Jen does an phenomenal job breaking down the elements and mindset needed to build a sustainable and profitable business in a way that even someone like me (NO business knowledge or background) can understand. Taxes terrify me, pricing makes my palms sweat and she made it so much easier. I can’t recommend this workshop enough. If you are looking to start your business or refine your current business that isn’t as profitable as you would like, don’t miss this workshop. Jen and her TA were highly active in the forums, answering questions and promoting conversation daily. This course was worth the investment and SO MUCH MORE!!

  17. Christine Halsey August 30, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    This class is a must-take if you are either just starting out, ready to upgrade your business, or just need some extra help assessing your financials and taxes. I wish it were available when I first launched. Jen is not only an amazing photographer and CPA, but a wonderful teacher. I am in awe at how much time she spends with each student, from evaluating goals and worksheets to answering any and every question. The feedback she gives is outstanding. She is highly knowledgeable, thorough, and motivated to help all of her students become more profitable. This two-week class is intense and packed with amazing information. The time you put into the daily assignments will take your business to the next level!

  18. Kat Tankersley August 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Jen is such a kind hearted soul with such a passion for helping others build their business and discover themselves. I expected this class to be all about pricing, but didn’t expect how much I could learn about myself and my photography through the process. I think classes like this are so important if you are to succeed as a photographer no matter what level you are. If you don’t understand the basics of pricing and taxes, or even if you think you have a full understanding of it, this class will still teach you and build you up for your best success. You will have a partner in this process who throughout this class is responsive and helpful and your biggest fan for your best success. Come prepared to work and spend some time on this. I hope there is another run or it’s given a full 4 week class because I’ve learned so much and the two weeks went by way to fast. I will still be learning in the weeks to come and will use this class as a wonderful reference point for ages to come. Thank you.

  19. Ashley McBroom August 29, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    You GUYS. One of the best clickinmoms classes yet- and I’ve taken a lot! This is so jam-packed with information that it’s worth clearing a good chunk of time on your calendar during it’s run because you’ll want to dedicate a couple hours a day to the material. If you feel like you’re struggling with understanding how to price your work and how to create packages that make sense for your business, this class is for you. For most of us, the business side of photography isn’t nearly as enticing as the shooting side, but Jen actually makes it interesting and helps break it down in a simple, piece-by-piece way so that you can move from one stage to the next without getting lost in it all. And she is so kind and encouraging and supportive, truly a wonderful instructor. I wish this course was available when I first started my business, I would have done so many things differently and probably had a lot more money (or let’s be honest, a handful more realllllly nice lenses) than I do now.

  20. Kerie Griggs August 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    This course is the real deal! I hate admit how much I didn’t know about pricing but I now feel like I am getting a handle on it. This class focuses on pricing but also spends time on defining your brand and how you are different from other photographers in your area. I know we are already supposed to know this stuff but I had never really sat down and looked at my work that way and I am so glad I did – this class was instrumental in me finally seeing my strengths and giving me the confidence to tell potential clients what I can do better than anyone else! Thanks Jen!!! You will also be blown away by how detailed the materials (spreadsheets and formulas) that Jen has created to help you with your pricing calculations – so helpful!!! Take this class, it’s a lot of work but so worth it!!!

  21. Jenna Mace August 28, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    This course is a must for those struggling with pricing. Jen helps you work through your pricing structure from the ground up from defining your target client, solidifying what packages you offer and considering all the costs that go into running a small business. Jen is a wealth of information in all things business and as a CPA her tax knowledge is invaluable. She is very active in the forum daily and the weekly live chats are a huge bonus to this course.

  22. Shannon Revelle August 27, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I really loved this class. I am just starting my business and Jen gave us a massive amount of info that will greatly help me in the next 5 years. I am so glad I signed up!

  23. Danielle Hiltner August 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    If you are just getting your photography buiness started like me, this class is a MUST! There are too many things that you need to think about and Jen lays it all out for you. All the course work and materials are very organized and easy to follow. Just do yourself a favor and take this class.

  24. Jessica Rockowitz August 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Jen truly pours her heart and soul into everything she does, and this workshop is no exception. She really opened my eyes up to how to price myself and all of the overhead costs that I wasn’t accounting for. Not only that, but her knowledge of photography, business, and taxes come together beautifully to make her the perfect mentor for this course. I can’t recommend it enough! Whether you’re a brand new photographer who wants to get it right from the start (me!), or a seasoned photographer who is looking to make sure your business is running profitably, you need this course in your life.

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