You can totally be the first to respond to their inquiry without being glued to your computer. You will never again miss out on a lead because you were too slow to respond.
With a little bit of organization and automation, you could know where your clients are at each step in your workflow. BONUS: they will feel taken care of the entire time.
Writing each email from scratch, crafting customized offers for every client, and continuously checking your phone to see if they book + send payment is so last year.
Keep all your client data in one central place. Because no one has time to go digging through Gmail for emails or login to Paypal to see if you got paid!
Get you paid quickly. Proposals are P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L. Allow clients to choose their offer, sign a contract, and pay your retainer in one seamless process.
Help you show up as a professional and get paid like one. Make the transition from website to CRM as seamless as possible for an amazing client experience. They will bring in the referrals just by bragging about how easy it was to work with you.
Automate your business. Use templated emails, forms, and workflows to create a consistent client experience for them and yourself. You are in total control over this process.
Does this seem too good to be true? Or maybe it sounds perfect and you have no earthly idea where to get started.
Turning my computer off each day at 3pm when I pick my kid up from school, no more responding to clients into the wee hours of the morning
Surprising her with a trip to Disneyland, without worrying about my business while I ride Dumbo.
Answering leads with a few clicks and the help of my canned emails/pre-written proposals saves so much time and stress.
Booking a new client in less than 5 minutes after our phone consultation. Best dopamine hit is the sound of my phone alerting me to a Square payment.
I'm in love with talking business strategy and helping other family photographers build better systems.
I started Colie James Photography in 2012, offering in-home family + newborn photography sessions. Within one year I offered my first online lifestyle family photography workshop.
That isn't as crazy as it sounds, when you consider I was a professor for over a decade before I gave birth to my daughter. Now I have mentored hundreds of photographers wanting to learn how to build their own lifestyle + documentary family photography businesses.
My mom is just happy I am still putting my degrees and college education to good use ;)
Colie knows Dubsado like no other family photographer. She shares her knowledge in a clear, concise and very understandable way. Through her teaching I have added so much organization and simplified my processes immensely. If you need a CRM in your business (and you do), take Colie’s course so that your future self will thank you."
Before you create or update a single asset in your account, let's strategize your dream backend of your business. Use mine as-is or for inspiration!
Map out your workflows
I have created a set of canned emails, workflows, consultation call scheduler (with confirmation and reminders), and family proposal + questionnaire for you to customize for your business.
Create your templates
Using the proposal system, it's possible to get a session date confirmed, offer accepted, contract signed, and retainer paid all in one step. Make it easy for them to say YES to your offer.
Eliminate friction in your booking process
Say goodbye the constant struggle to stay on top of your inbox and sending manual emails for each step in the client experience. Let Dubsado send follow-up emails, confirmations, and reminders on your behalf.
Automate your client communication
Before purchasing Dubsado I was having pretty extensive discussions via messenger with clients. Now that I have an established workflow in Dubsado I feel like my client communication is SO much more consistent and efficient. It also gets my sessions booked, complete with a signed contract and retainer fee paid in record time."
Before purchasing Dubsado I was having pretty extensive discussions via messenger with clients and answering A LOT of questions in order to get the necessary information to send the contract. This was a time consuming process and it felt like it was a pain, not just for me but for my clients too. Now that I have an established workflow in Dubsado I feel like my client communication is SO much more consistent and efficient. It also gets my sessions booked, complete with a signed contract and retainer fee paid in record time."
I've done all the legwork for you to streamline your photogtaphy business using Dubsado. Whether you choose a Dubsado VIP Day, where I do the implementation for you, or you join my self-paced course CRM Blueprint, you will have the benefit of starting the process with my signature system for photographers.