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  • Patti Looney
    Where to post a general question?
    Patti Looney
    I am confused on where to post what! For instance, I would like to know how people organize their business files. What major categories do you use? I am driving myself crazy looking for things!
    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
  • Elizabeth Tilden
    Can't Commit
    Elizabeth Tilden
    Agh! I am having such a hard time committing to selling product verses a disc. I know deep down that product is better, but I keep talking myself out of it. I am still rather new, so my insecurities keep...
    04-21-2014, 11:21 AM
  • Deanna Miller
    Frames and Cost of Goods Sold
    Deanna Miller
    When I'm figuring out the COGS on a photo that is framed, do I add the frame in with the total COGS and then multiply by four?
    For Example:
    Print Cost
    +Finishing Costs
    04-21-2014, 10:49 AM
  • Mindy Belcher
    Explaining the value of a business having photography on their walls
    Mindy Belcher

    So I have a mental block on what to say --

    I certainly believe that there is value to a business if they have images of the owner, the owner's family, their staff and their...
    04-18-2014, 11:48 AM
  • Mindy Belcher
    If they won't send Snapshots....
    Mindy Belcher
    Lori, what do you do if they just WILL not send the Snapshots?

    Before I would just postpone the session if they would not do a design session -- since you are putting the date on the calendar,...
    04-18-2014, 11:15 AM
  • Katina Kimbril
    Katina Kimbril
    Hi Lori, I've got my view and choose cards ready, but I'm wondering what I should include with it- I think you had instructions on measuring the wall....but shouldn't they have already done that process...
    04-14-2014, 03:12 PM
  • Brittany Pelegrino
    Handling "Price is to high for me"
    Brittany Pelegrino
    I photographed a senior's pictures last year and her mother contacted me this spring to help her do a custom senior announcement. She was looking to have 50 printed (front and back), with envelopes and...
    04-14-2014, 02:39 PM
  • Svetlana VanKempen
    Lori, how much do you mark up jewelry?
    Svetlana VanKempen
    I can't remember if you mentioned that in the workshop. But I was wondering what is the happy medium where your clients are willing to buy? I don't want to do the smallest mark up, but don't want to...
    03-26-2014, 08:32 AM
  • Mindy Belcher
    Putting images online after the sale
    Mindy Belcher
    Lori, do you put every ordered image online after the sale or only if they ask?


    03-21-2014, 01:13 PM
  • Mindy Belcher
    Clothing and suggestions
    Mindy Belcher
    So can you tell that we are going through the consultation portion? lol

    In your presentation, at some point, you mentioned that they send you snapshots of the clothing -- how do you do this?...
    03-20-2014, 03:55 PM
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