I love tech.
I love education.
I love outsourcing.
I'm Colie James
Pic-Time allows me to automate the delivery portion of my photography services. Their marketing apps and slideshow creation app leads to higher product sales
Showit gives you the most flexibility in design of any other website designer. Easy navigation and the ability to show off images, makes creating a highly converting website easy.
I use a client relationship manager throughout my inquiry, booking, and onboarding stages of the client experience. With beautiful forms + automated workflows, my business practically runs on autopilot.
Website Creation + Hosting
Photo Online Gallery Software
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I use a lot of tools in my business and I wouldn't give you a recommendation I wouldn't use myself. These are my top three, can't live without tools.
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I use ClickUp to manage and organize my Dubsado VIP Day setups as well as the CEO tasks in my business.
This software is now the backbone for managing both of my brands and getting the 30,000 foot view of all of the metrics in my business. This software helps me make data-driven decisions.
I LOVE the design capabilities for emails within this platform. This is a great email marketing tool for those that do not need advanced segmentation or analytics.
It was initially rough to give up InDesign, but Canva is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. I can design all my social media graphic quickly and even present and record presentations.
This makes ALL my software talk to each other. This helps me save time so that I do not have to re-enter client data into every single piece of software I use.
For my photography clients I record welcome videos + tips for using their online gallery software. For Dubsado clients and students, I record offboarding videos and how-to tutorials.
Because I needed some advanced analytics and segmentation, I added Convertkit to my tools. This allows me to get detailed data about my subscribers and segment them based on how they opt-in.
Allow your audience to get connected and find exactly what they need directly in your Instagram DMs
This software allows me to batch schedule all of my social media posts with AMAZING metrics. I currently schedule Instagram. LinkedIn, YouTube shorts, Pinterest, and TikTok all at once.
Social Media Scheduling
You deserve to turn your craft into a business that brings them joy and profit. On the podcast, you'll hear a no-BS approach to what it takes to prioritize systems and strategies that will ensure your creative business is profitable rather than an expensive side-hustle.
Starting a podcast this year was a beast, but so worth it! The tools listed below are the ones I settled on after a ton of research. Best part? You can automatically move your podcast from one application to the next using their tools!
This podcast host makes it easy to upload your podcast episodes to Apple, submit your show to the main directories, and magic mastering makes EVERYONE on the audio sound great!
This is like the Canva of the video/audio editing world. Transcribe audio or video in minutes with easy editing tools to eliminate word gaps, overdub, and so much more!
This application allows you to create a separate studio for each type of recordings, download separate audio and video for each participant, plus trim, edit + export different clips from each episode!
If you are interviewing guests for your fabulous podcast, you need systems to manage it all. To simplify things, you might want to manage this alongside your business inside your CRM. Click below to grab a toolkit to manage your podcast guests with ease.
Templates & Strategy to Manage & Book Your Podcast Guests
This is the best course I have ever taken, period. If you need a complete system to create a sustainable and profitable photography business, you need this course! *I have a bonus inside on automations!
Words are important, even for visual artists like us. Photographers, if you want help writing a website that sounds like you and gets you booked, Rachel + Crew are your people! Done for you or templates available!
Save hours per session while their magical unicorns cull your sessions. I use Aftershoot to make my first pass, eliminating any images that were out-of-focus, blinking eyes, or motion blur.
The best part of working with The Image Salon is their onboarding process designed to learn & replicate your process. I outsource my images and they look just like my editing!
The course that teaches you all the skills you need to avoid burnout. Learn how to create a schedule, plan your time well, market your business intentionally and set your business up for long term success and sustainability. You need this in your life. Work-life balance can exist!
This is my very own client experience implementation course for creatives. Let's get your backend streamline and automated so you have more time to work ON your business instead of in it!
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