Carving out the time!
Like that, “carving” out the time is for real! It can be really difficult to find the time for your portrait photography business. I highly suggest getting a physical planner, printing out a planner, and/or downloading a planner app to help keep you organized. Especially when you start booking clients, you need to have a way to keep track of all the times and have a way to keep track of your To-Dos.
Everyone has the same 24 hours, how you use them shows what you value most.
The entrepreneur’s dilemma:
Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep.
Maybe you have to split up your time throughout each day, maybe you can only work on it all it once one day a week. Do what will work for you. When you think about it you can stack up a lot of free time:
Giving up something-
giving up a favorite tv show
waking up a little earlier
going to bed a little later
Maybe making something else in your life more efficient
while going to the bathroom-smart phones and laptops make this so easy ha
prepping your meals
carpooling so you can work on it on the way
Outsourcing– you could pay someone to take care of menial daily tasks or maybe get it for free, like cleaning, cooking, or babysitting. Neighbor kids or you could do a live in nanny, takes care of that for you in exchange for not paying rent
Where there is a will there is a way!
In my case, I work 4 10s, don’t work on Sundays, so that leaves my free time as Monday/Tuesday morning before the kids wake up, 11-noon while my baby sleeps and my toddler is in school. Then just a half hour the rest of the week during my lunch break or before bed.
Schedule in your time for this, don’t just leave it up in the air or it won’t happen!