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These are the two services I use in my photography business that allow me to run my business smoothly and efficiently. Honestly, I don’t know where I’d be with out these three services (probably lost, overwhelmed, and completely unorganized!). Having an organized workflow and system in your business is crucial for sustainability over time, and I owe a lot of my success and sanity to these programs!
If you don’t already have a client management system in your business, GET ONE. Like, now. 17Hats is great because it does it all: bookkeeping (all automatic when connected to your bank accounts!!), client management, calendar, to do lists, workflow, contracts, invoicing, etc. Think of it like your own personal office manager who does it all! It’s not hard to get it all set up, and if you have any trouble, their customer service is out of this world! This truly was a game changer in my business when I switched over 5 years ago!
Use Session is an online booking platform that was designed just for photographers. I’ve tried several other booking systems and they were just not user friendly, and it would take me hours to get one round of mini sessions set up! Use Session has made the process incredibly easy (AND PRETTY!). The people behind it are awesome which means customer service rocks if you ever need it (but they’ve made everything so easy and simple to use, it’s likely you’ll never even need it!). While Use Session works great for all sessions, it makes booking Mini Sessions such a breeze! (I also love that you can view the bookings happening in real time!)