I love tech.
I love education.
I love outsourcing.

I'm Colie James

I'm
Colie James

Here are my favorite tools & Service providers I use in my own business or highly recommend!

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

Pic-Time

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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.

Showit

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I use Dubsado throughout the inquiry, booking, and onboarding stages of the client experience. With beautiful forms + automated workflows, my business practically runs on autopilot.

Dubsado

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My top three must-have tools!

Client Management

Website Creation + Hosting

Photo Online Gallery Software

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Gimme please!

Social media

Sarah offers a VIP week which includes an audit of your Instagram account, creation of Instagram templates, and planning for 6 weeks worth of content.

Social and Stuff

bookkeeping

Leave the financials to the professionals so you can focus on growing a business that works for you. Pssst... they specifically work with photographers!

Tidybooks Boutique

graphic design

Chinelle is a magician when it comes to logos. She has done all my logo work for the last 6 years and many of my clients. Check out her work!

The Blk Creative

Outsourcing

The actual people I pay to do shit for me!

Customer research

Voice of customer is priceless in getting the highest conversion rates for your offers. Melissa takes the task of interviewing your clients off your hands and delivers a research report you can use to update your copy and other marketing assets.

Melissa Harstine Creative

Take it Personally with Maddie Peschong

Using Automations and Boundaries to Create a Business You Love with Colie James

Episode 53

shoot it straight with sabrina gebhardt

Investing in Outsourcing with Colie James

Episode 5

this can't be that hard with Annemie Tonken

Check Your Tech

Episode 172

This Can't be That Hard with Annemie Tonken

Business Brainstorming with Colie James

Episode 129

The Focused Photographer with Daniel moyer

How to Use a CRM to Simplify and Organize Your Business with Colie James

Episode 37

Chasing Simple with Amanda Warfield

Systems, Automations, CRMs, Oh My! with Colie James

Episode 109

Process to Profitability with Samantha Mabe

Using a CRM to Book and Deliver Your Signature Service with Colie James

Beginner Photography Podcast with Raymond Hatfield

Be A Better Photographer By Getting Your Life In Order

Six Figure Photography with Ben Hartley

Comparing the Best CRMs for Photographers

Episode 176

The art and Soul Show with Lisa DiGeso

Using Automation Strategies To Create A Profitable And Sustainable Photography Business With Colie James

Episode 92

The Tog republic with carolina Guzik

How to Use a CRM to Eliminate Friction in Your Booking Process

Episode 172

Bokeh Podcast with Nathan Holritz

CRM’s: Get Booked With Ease!

Episode 444

The Image Salon Podcast with Bryce charlie

Good Processes Grow Business

Episode 30

Podcasts I've Guested on

Podcasting
Tools + Resources

Podcasting Tools + Resources

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!

buzzsprout

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!

Descript

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!

Riverside

Podcast Recording

Podcast Editing

Podcast Hosting

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!

Is starting a podcast on your goal-list? 

If it weren't for Jocelyn, my podcast would STILL be sitting on my to-do list for 2022! After our VIP Day, I launched my podcast in less than 30 days. Now she has a group program created from the same amazing tools she used in my VIP Day PLUS group support as you work on launching your own video podcast!

The Remarkable Show

Podcast Launch Strategy Group Program

pricing

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!

Simple Sales Blueprint

copywriting

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!

Green chair stories

Tools for Photographers

AI CUlling

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.

Aftershoot

Photo Editing

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 Image Salon

planning

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!

The organized photographer

Dubsado

This is my very own Dubsado implementation course for family photographers. Let's get your backend streamline and automated so you have more time to work ON your business instead of in it!

CRM Blueprint

*Note - a few of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you use them I might receive a small compensation.