Are You Struggling to Get Your Photography Business Off the Ground?
Launch your photography business, earn money from your passion, and start living your dream career in 8 short weeks
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When will it be YOUR turn to make your photography dreams a reality?

I see hobby photographers every day struggling to get their business started. Sadly, most of these people give up. And it's not because they aren't good enough...

...It's because they simply don't know where to start, and become too overwhelmed to take action...

....Or, they haven't been shown what it takes to run a successful business, so they just take the wrong actions!
Does this sound familiar?

"I am feeling like giving up. I work full time and am so overwhelmed with the whole business side of this that I am just frozen. I would love to have someone just help me step-by-step as to what to do next. Along with that, I have anxiety about putting myself out there to find clients willing to let me do a session so I can build my skills and portfolio. I'm not a business person and I'm realizing more and more how much that is holding me back."

-Laura R.
If so, please know you're not alone...in fact, if you're anything like me when I started, you may be facing some obstacles:
Unsure how you'll be able to stand out and be successful when there's so much competition
It’s no secret that there are "shoot-and-burn" photographers popping up and closing down constantly. I'll show you that you don't even need to even worry about competing with these low-cost photographers – instead, you can position yourself as the premium option.
You feel like you don't have enough time to do everything necessary to get the business running
The good news is you don’t need more time... you just need to know the RIGHT things to do in your limited time! I'll show you only what you need so that you can confidently and quickly bring in your first clients.
You're unsure if you're ready to go professional
If you have the passion and commitment to the craft of photography, there is no better time than now to get started. I'll show you how to gain the know-how and assurance you’re missing to get your business off the ground.
Hi! I'm Scott Sylvia, Founder of Hobby to Pro Photo.

About 20 years ago now, I was in the same position as you...

...I worked a steady day-job as a manager at a textile plant, yet I dreamed of pursing my passion and starting a photography business.

Suddenly, I was informed that the plant was going out of business, and I was out of a job. With my back against the wall, I knew this was my opportunity to finally create the life I knew I really wanted...
...So I dove right in, and I was able to make just enough to get by and support my young family.

Yet, I knew if I continued trying to figure it all out on my own with out any sort of system or guidance, I would be struggling for every dollar and stressing my way through building my photography business.

But my problem was that I had NO idea where to start!

Well, over the next several months, I put in a lot of hard work and trial-and-error...
At first, I thought success would come by being the very best at my craft...
I figured if my photography skills were the best around, I'd be so good that clients would simply come running when they saw my work.

So, I focused on improving my photography. But guess what?
I learned a very important lesson...
My photography looked great, but no one knew I existed!

This is when I decided to do some serious research...
...And that's when my "Ah-ha" moment hit...
...If I wanted to make money with my photography, I had to figure out how to properly run a business!
I realized being a good artist and bringing in clients are two completely different skills... and if I wanted to be successful, I needed to master BOTH.

So I started reading every business book I could get my hands on, and tested every techniques and strategies for pricing, marketing, and sales.

I began implementing ideas that in theory, should have worked. I began to see a small increase in business, but still not what I wanted, and I found myself pretty overwhelmed and confused.
So, I decided to take a leap of faith and began seeking out some guidance... 
I invested $1,000's of my hard-earned money into studying with some of the country's most successful photographers, and implementing ONLY the best-of-the-best information into my business.

And guess what? This really worked!
I realized that it was no wonder I had been struggling...
For years, I had been lead to believe that the success of a photography business was completely about skill...

...That if I could just get a little better, or become a little bit more of an expert, then I would finally get the recognition and clients I deserved.

But this is NOT the way it works!

If you focus ONLY on your photography, then you still have a photography HOBBY...
"…You don’t have a real business until you can learn how to attract clients, make your clients happy, and make sales!"
Once I broke free of this myth, my business took off faster than I could have imagined!
I began to refine what I was learning from the experts and optimizing the information into organized systems...

...I began creating formulas for my pricing, scripts for my sales, and processes for efficiency...

...I began bringing in more and more clients, and my name was soon known across town. My business began to grow and thrive with less and less effort...
...and after the first two years of testing and refining, I brought over $250,000 in revenue into my business in a single year!
...A number that would have seemed like an unreachable fantasy at my old day-job. What I didn't realize is that not only did my new system allow me to get my business running and bring in my first few clients...

...But it also allowed me to continuously attract more of the RIGHT clients... 

...to become better at selling and therefore make more money per sale... 

...and to keep efficient so that I had more spare time than ever to spend with my family, on adventures, and on other hobbies!
So, how can you get the biz skills you need to launch your own photography business? And how do you find the right steps to make it successful?
That's where Passion to Profits Roadmap comes in!
Introducing Passion to Profits Roadmap, an 8-week online course that will help you set up your business with the freedom built in to live the life you've been dreaming of. You'll create your plan, build your confidence, acquire your first customers, and makes your first sales!
When I was starting my business, I dreamt about having a simple plan for setting up my business and bringing in my first clients.

But this led me to spending over 10 years and tens of thousands of dollars in testing and research to create a complete system... to this day, it allows me to run a highly profitable business as a premium photographer.

Now, I've taken this process and turned it into a strategic, easy-to-follow course so that YOU can create a successful photography business of your own!

This coaching course makes starting up your photography business truly simple...

What would normally take YEARS of trial-and-error, you can now accomplish in just 8 weeks. Here's what you need to know about the course:
  • Personal access to me and the Hobby to Pro team inside our Private Facebook group. Ask all of your questions here and get direct coaching from a seasoned professional!
  • 43 step-by-step video lessons, examples, 21 worksheets, scripts, and resources that will show you only the MOST IMPORTANT things to focus on to get your business up and running
  • All of the lessons are online and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
  • You’ll have lifetime access so don’t worry if you get a little behind... 8 weeks is just a guide… you can do them in 16 (or even 32!) if you prefer
Are you ready to take the fear out of getting your photography career off the ground and launch the business you've been dreaming about?
For less than the cost of a daily coffee, you get access to all 8 weeks worth of personal coaching, lessons, resources, and bonuses.

Now, it would be impossible to show you ALL of the benefits of the course, but here are a few that you'll experience once you're inside:
Attract Clients - Find out how to position yourself as the go-to photographer in your area with marketing strategies that attract premium clients that value your talent.
Price Your Sessions and Products - Create pricing that ensures you bring in more of the right clients while getting paid what you’re worth... all while entices clients to invest more with you.
Make Sales - Become comfortable & confident with booking clients and makings sales so you can proudly get paid what you are worth!
Become Official - Get set up with your business structure, tax I.D. number, and other legal documents, just like the big guys.
Get Recognized - Create recognizable branding and a portfolio site that WOWs potential clients and displays the true value of your work.
Reach Your Career Goals - Get ready to take your new photography business part-time (or even full-time!) and put systems in place for reaching your income and lifestyle goals.
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Shadi Ameri
"I can't say enough how happy I am with this program! I needed this. It's like interning for another photographer, learning all the ins and outs of the business at the comfort of your own home, at the time that is convenient to you! How awesome is that?! 

The two subjects I really needed to learn was how to price myself, and whether I should sell digital files. These were killing me and I didn't know the answer until I purchased this program. If only I would have found you earlier, I would have saved myself from joining a coaching program and spending $15,000!"
Here's Your Course Outline:
Module 1:
Building the Business
of Your Dreams
  • In this module, you'll set the strongest possible foundation for business success
  •  I'll reveal my Premium Portrait Method -  how to create your niche and how YOU can choose the clients you'd like to work before they choose you
  •  How to stand out in a saturated market, even when it seems like everyone else is selling their work for next-to-nothing
Module 2:
Strategic Packaging
& Profitable Pricing
  • How to create session pricing that ensures you bring in more of the RIGHT clients while getting paid what you're worth
  •  How to create and price an A La Carte Menu and a Collections (packages) Menu to entice clients to invest more in your portraits (Important: earning more per client means you need to bring in less to make a great living!)
  •  How to feel confident about positioning yourself as a premium option
  •  Figure out how much money you need to earn per customer in order to reach your income and lifestyle goals
Module 3:
Getting Legal
  • The only two major business structures you should consider
  •  Tax ID & Insurance: Types you'll need, when you'll need them, and a resource guide to help you out
  •  When to ask for permission from clients for use of photos & how to keep it legal (includes my actual release documents!)
Module 4:
Winning Your
First Clients
  • How to build your portfolio with PAYING clients!
  •  Referrals are the easiest way to get your first paid clients. We'll show you how to get them.
  •  Online Strategies: 3 places you may not think of to find new clients online
  •  How partnerships and displays can bring in dozens of new clients each year, and how to make it happen (includes scripts!)
Module 5: 
Booking the Session
  • Selling the Experience: how to MULTIPLY the value of your work in your customer's mind to get them in the mindset to invest with you
  •  Word-for-word scripts: Take the fear out of answering inquiries & closing sales
  •  Studio Policies & Copyright Rules EVERY studio should set before selling portraits
  •  Pre-booking Meetings: Where to meet, what to say, and how to present your portfolio (even if you don't have a studio)
Module 6:
Presenting, Selling,
& Producing Images
  • Online vs. In-Person Selling (and which one can seriously MULTIPLY your sales)
  •  In-Person Selling 101: how to run a portrait consultation and sell with confidence
  •  Should You Sell the Digital Files? Our answer may surprise you...
  •  Time & Money Saving Retouching Tips: Save HOURS each day of post-production time
  •  Getting your Images Printed - the professional photo labs I use and how to get started with them
  •  How to package and present your images to "wow" your clients
Module 7: 
Create
Your Branding
  • Branding 101: Create your overall brand "look & feel"
  •  Setup Your Portfolio: Follow simple steps to get your own portfolio site up and running
  •  Get Started with Social Media: The ONE account you need and how to use it to create a following of people interested in your work
Module 8:
Setting Up Your Systems
  • Accounting 101: The one simple (Free!) tool to track your sales & expenses
  •  Project Workflows: Preset worksheets to help you make your daily processes as efficient as possible
  •  What and where to outsource so you can save time and focus on what you enjoy most
  •  Automating: How to set yourself up for a steady stream of clients (Plus, how to go full-time!)
Larry Downey
"My main concern before signing up for Passion to Profits was the business side of photography. You can find tons of tutorials on the technical side of photography, but few about the business side.

It was truly a breathe of fresh air to find someone willing to share what they struggled with and how they overcame it. To share price lists, business plans, marketing strategies, sales scripts, personal experiences, (and not ask for your right arm and first born) is just unheard of.

Every module was concise and to the point, filled with ideas and concepts that work in real life. The information was presented in an easy to follow manner with worksheets as needed. The testimonials from a seasoned professional photographer also help deliver the information.

As a result of this course, I have completed my business plan, created pricing that I am comfortable with, secured clients, and gained the confidence I was missing for the business side of photography. I am even putting together a studio.

This course gives you a lot of bang for your buck - I would gladly spend the money again. Thank you so very much."
Plus, you'll receive over $480 of FREE bonus gifts when you enroll now!
Bonus #1: The Script Vault ($347 value) 
  • Inside the course, you'll find an entire vault of all of the worksheets, word-for-word scripts, and contracts that we use to bring in clients and book sessions.
  •  We've refined these through the years so that you can save hours upon hours of testing strategies and build your confidence!
Bonus #2: Products that Sell Guide ($29 value)
  • We show you which portrait options and packages sell BEST with our clients
  •  Plus, find out our most popular ADD-ON products that we use to increase the value of each sale
  •  We've even included Photoshop templates for a couple of our best-selling products so you can offer them right away!
Bonus #3: Equipment & Supplier Resource Guides ($67 value)
  • We'll show you the equipment you'll need to have on hand for every session to get the job done right the first time
  •  Also includes all of the software, vendors, plugins, etc. that we use on a daily basis to run a successful photography business so that you don't have to spend hours researching suppliers
Bonus #4: Our Actual Price Guide ($37 value)
  • As an added bonus, we've included the actual Price Guide that we created and use for our own photography studio!
  •  Inside, you'll find our service and product menu, as well as pricing for both A La Carte products and Collections
  •  Plus, it even includes our current studio policies that you can use!
Jon Caspian
"After less than a month of started Passion to Profits, I booked and shot my first paying client! She wants $800 worth of images plus prints of her daughter! Since then I've had several paying clients. I just booked a 2 day Photo Shoot for a dancer next week. $1,100 BEFORE prints!!! Thank you for the course. I wouldn't have been able to do what I have so far without it."
Yes... I'm ready to get my photography business off the ground!
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Shirley McCarley
"I am really enjoying the course. I have posted a couple questions on the FB page and gotten answers very timely. I really appreciate that!

I have learned a ton of stuff already that I had never thought about before. I enjoy both yours and Meg's teaching. I love that the course is a great "step by step" plan of action. Also, the homework you give us has certainly helped me to narrow down my interests and strengths instead of being all over the place. Very thought provoking!!! It's like "photography counseling"! :)

I am loving the course but will probably be really anxious waiting for the next module to open up! THANK YOU for putting this course together for us!!! I may just be your biggest fan!!!"
The ONE course that lays it all out for you, from planning to profitable photography business!
The total value of this coaching program is over $3,377 - it is simply so packed with valuable lessons, resources, and bonuses. Now, I'm not going to charge anything near that for this course... but let me ask... 

...if all this course did was allow you to bring in your first few paying customers, would it be worth it?
Now to be fair, there are other options for getting your biz off the ground...
  • Take College Courses: $5,000-$50,000+ | When I was starting out, I went to the local community college to take courses on photography and business. Unfortunately, they were fairly costly and I still had to do hours upon hours of research on my own to figure out how to actually launch my business and bring in customers. Even top-level MBA programs don’t teach specifically how to get a small business off the ground.
  •  Hire a Coach: $5,000+ | There are business coaches and consultants out there who could walk you through how to setup your business. However, they're expensive and it would be difficult to find someone specializing in the nuances of photography businesses.
  •  Figure it out on your own | Yes, you could figure this out on your own and spend essentially no money on education. However, you WILL spend a whole lot of your valuable time sifting through thousands of pages of information, unsure what advice is really accurate, and trying to figure out what step to implement next.
But we want to make launching your business as affordable as possible...
We understand that Passion to Profits Roadmap does require an investment in your education and future...

That’s why we are offering TWO installment plan options: 12-month, and 6-month. This allows you to split up the cost of tuition into twelve or six small monthly payments, which brings down the cost to as little as under $3/day.

And, with our 30-day money-back guarantee, you can try the course risk-free to decide if it’s a good fit for you.
You can start the course TODAY for as little as $1.96/day!
Just imagine how it will feel to work for yourself, running a profitable business that you love and can feel proud of!

Passion to Profits Roadmap will eliminate the confusion, the overwhelm, and instantly build your confidence by giving you only the tools you'll need...

...We cut out the distractions so you can focus on implementing just a few strategies and seeing results.

No more searching for the first step. If you follow the coaching course, you will have your very own photography business in eight weeks time!
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            Dan Tice
            "I didn't know how to set up pricing, and I needed help to acquire clients. Passion to Profits helped immensely. As a result, I have put together my plan, created the necessary documents, e.g. agreements, pricing, style guide, etc., and began to shoot client sessions to build my portfolio. The overall impact is that all the information made it seem so much more achievable to actually have my own photo business. This course is worth it."
            You have nothing to lose with our 100% money-back guarantee
            When you enroll in Passion to Profits Roadmap, you truly have nothing to lose. We offer a 100%, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you try the course and don’t completely love it simply let us know within 30-Days of your purchase date, and we will issue you a full refund.

            Why do we offer this? We really believe that this course will work for you. We’ve spent years researching and testing ways to create a profitable business, attract the right kinds of clients, and consistently grow your business.

            This guarantee gives you the chance to see what this course has to offer. If you try the course and aren’t seeing the results you desire, just email us and request a refund.
            Eleanor Reed
            "I questioned my level of knowledge. The Passion to Profits course is factual, yet enthusiastic and positive in presentation. I have expanded my general knowledge of the industry. I feel confident and enthusiastic to continue the shift from amateur to professional; and proceed to intentionally grow the business for the future. 

            The course emphasizes providing a premium experience and quality portraiture for the client; and couples this standard with a clear, positive, and goal oriented marketing outline. I enjoyed the entire course. It energized me! Thanks very much! Absolutely worth every penny!"
            "Will this course work for ME?"
            Before you enroll in the coaching program, you'll want to be sure that it's the right option for you - and I want to make sure you're a good fit for the course, as well! We're looking for a group of people who are truly passionate about their craft, and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone and take action.
            This course is NOT for you if:
            • "I need to make money quickly" - Sorry – while we are very confident that following this course WILL make you money, this is not a get-rich-quick program. It requires you to take action every week and put in the work necessary to see results.
            • "I already have a successful photography business up and running" - This course is tailored for hobby photographers who do not yet have a business, or who have started their business but are struggling to make it thrive.
            • "I don't know... can't I find this information for free somewhere?" Sure – you may be able to piece together business info from around the internet. If you would prefer to figure your business out on your own – or if you are okay with spending massive amounts of time to put together your own systems – this course is probably not for you.
            This course IS for you if:
            • "I'm willing to commit a few hours per week to build my dream career!" - The program will require you to invest about 5-10 hours per week to watch the lessons, fill out the worksheets, and complete the assigned work. But don’t worry if you can’t put in quite that much time – you will have lifetime access to the course, so you can complete the lessons on your own time!
            • "I don't want to go through years of trial-and-error when I can follow a proven framework!" - Passion to Profits will provide you with a step-by-step framework and system for getting your business off the ground. All you have to do is trust the process, follow the action steps and see the results!
            • "I understand that reaching my goals is going to require an investment in myself" - Successful people realize the importance of investing in themselves. Whether this means giving up TV time to work on your business, putting away money to invest in your education, or simply giving yourself permission to try something new. If you are ready to invest in yourself, this course is for you.
            • "I know it might be uncomfortable but I want to succeed more than I'm afraid to fail!" - Are you’re willing to take action and face your fears so that you can bring your business to life? Are you are ready to turn your passion into your profession, invest in yourself, and create the business life you deserve? You are going excel in this course!
            "How can I justify the investment?"
            The biggest consideration of all is the return on investment (ROI) that you can create from this course.

            If you are able to book just three customers by the end of this course who spend just $300 each with you, you will have instantly earned more than you’ve spent on this course.

            Years ago, I invested tens of thousands of dollars into my education in order to get my business started. That was a lot of money for me, but just a year later, I was able to bring in six-figures with my business, thanks to what I had learned.

            In other words, I had essentially made 5x my investment in just a year. In the years to come, that return continued to multiply over and over.
            So, what could the return on this course be for you?
            • If you start small: If you bring in just 3 client per month at an average of $300 per client, that’s an additional $900 in revenue per month. That’s $10,800 per year, and an extra $32,400 in three years.
            •  If you increase your average sale: If you bring in just 3 client per month at an average of $700 per client, that’s an additional $2,100 in revenue per month. That’s $25,200 in a year, and a sweet $108,000 in three.
            •  If you go full-time: If you bring in 10 client per month at an average of $500 per client, that’s $6,000 in revenue per month. That’s $72,000 in a year, and a staggering $216,000 in three.
            Don't be left behind as the photographer that struggles to grow their business on their own...
            Remember, this online course will guide you through creating a profitable photography business in just 8 weeks.

            This course will give you the strategies, worksheets, frameworks, examples you need to create a plan, build your confidence, acquire your first customers, makes your first sales, and set up a your business with the freedom built in to live the life you've been dreaming of.

            So, what are you waiting for? Join us and get instant access to Passion to Profits Roadmap coaching program today!
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            Frequently Asked Questions
            Q: Am I ready to take this course?

            A: Whether you don't have any clients yet, or you have begun building your portfolio and are simply looking for a map to keep building, this course is for you. If you're ready to make a good living doing what you're truly passionate about, we would love to have you on board!

            Q: How long will it take to start making money?

            It would be unethical for me to promise results to you. No one can know where you're starting from, how much effort you're going to put in, etc. However, I can assure you that if you follow the course, you will significantly cut the amount of time it will take to get your business launched.

            The lessons in this course will allow you to immediately bring in your first clients. This means that by the end of the course, you may very well have several new clients lined up and money already coming in!

            Q: Do I need to be from the U.S. for this course to work?

            A: Nope! This course is entirely online based, so you can take it from literally anywhere in the world with an internet connection. While we may talk in terms of U.S. Dollars and United States policies, the lessons aren't necessarily specific to U.S. based businesses, so you can have confidence that the strategies you'll learn will work in your area or country.

            Q: What if I get stuck or need help?

            A: As much as we have tried to answer any questions we've anticipated throughout the course itself, we realize that it is 100% expected that you should have questions!

            This is a coaching course, which means you will have direct access to Scott and the Hobby to Pro team inside the Private, Members-only Facebook Group. You can ask any questions in there to get feedback. You can also email us at any time at [email protected] with questions, comments or concerns.

            Q: How much time will this course take to complete?

            A: The course will take about 8 weeks to go through. We suggest that you spend between 5 and 10 hours on the course each week. All in all, you can expect to have your new photography business up and running by the end of these next 8 weeks.

            You'll have lifetime access to the course and can complete the work at any time, so you don't have to worry if you fall behind or are unable to complete the work one week.

            Q: What if I fall behind during the course?

            A: No problem! This course is structured to be completed in 8 weeks. However, you are more than welcome to take the course at your own pace. You will have lifetime access to the course (including any future additions and improvements!), so you can go back at any time to follow the lessons.

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