Best Practices

Five emails you should automate in every session's workflow

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Emails, emails, emails. It’s never ending, right? Remembering which emails you need to send to clients is not fun. And when you forget, it’s a hard one to recover from. Creating a workflow is the easiest way to automate the emails that you send to every client. Not only will you be saving time, but…

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Working From Home Like a Pro

Working from your home office – a blessing and curse at the same time. The flexibility can be wonderful, but can also make it easy to get distracted. So how do you make the most of it? Here are some tips to help you stay focused while working from home! Have your own space. Whether…

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3 Reasons to Use an Accounting System

We tend to do it to ourselves. We wait until the last minute, and tax time gives us a swift kick to the gut every time. But why? As a photographer and business owner, a simple spreadsheet may seem just that – simple. But in reality, we waste more time than we’d like to admit…

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Why You Should Be Using a Welcome Packet

Welcome packet, how many of you out there are using them? It might seem like a daunting text to put together, but the benefits of creating them for your clients is too much to ignore. Whether you host them digitally or print them, they can be an amazing marketing tool for your business! Here are our…

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Benefits of Having a Short Contact Form

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A contact form is a no brainer to have on your website, but are you not getting as many inquiries through it as you would like? You have a clear call to action on your website, information is easy to find, but is it your contact form that’s holding you back? How many questions do…

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Three Reasons to Use a Retainer for your Photography Business

Show of hands, or rather show of comments below – how many of you have had a portrait client cancel on you? Everyone, right? And how many of you who had that client cancel didn’t collect a retainer? Unfortunately we hear too often that photographers aren’t collecting retainers for their portrait sessions. And when a…

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3 Things to Know When Looking for Photographer’s Insurance

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As photographers and business owners, insurance is a MUST. Between our equipment, liability, renter’s insurance for your studio… there’s a lot of checkmarks you want to make sure you get covered! Don’t worry, there’s no need to get overwhelmed. Our friends at Next Insurance have just the tips you need when looking for photographer’s insurance.…

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Save Time with Workflows

“I don’t understand what workflows are?” “How do workflows… well work exactly?” This is a question that comes up with photographers who are moving to a studio management program. What are workflows? And how does this help my business? It’s the main muscle of Iris and one feature you do not want to skip out…

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Why You Should Be Using Iris Works and Quickbooks

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You may have heard the good news that we recently rolled out the initial phase of our Quickbooks integration! Now you can push your Iris Works invoices right into your Quickbooks Online account, including customer information, invoice details and sales tax information. If you’re not already using Quickbooks Online, this is one thing we HIGHLY recommend small business owners…

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