June 13, 2011

Making the Full-Time Leap

Hey Guys!

Welcome back! Just wanted to give you a heads up that Justin & I will be doing a LIVE chat tomorrow afternoon (12:30pm EST) with My Photo Biz Coach all about going full time in photography. We’ll talk about how we made that leap, all the mistakes we made along the way, and what we know now that we wish we would’ve known then. Plus we’ll give you the straight forward formula you can use to set a no excuses, no regrets deadline for going full time yourself. This is going to be a good one…and we would love for you to join us. Here is the link you’ll need & be sure to set your iCal reminders! :)

We can’t wait to hang out with you guys!

Also, you can start leaving any questions you want us to cover tomorrow in the comment box below! What would you like to know about making the leap to full time?

  1. lydia gross

    Will you guys do a blog post on this topic? I can not make hte live version!!! but I would looove to hear your thoughts and advice!

  2. MM

    @Lydia: Definitely! And I think the Live Chat will also be recorded to be replayed later!

  3. Dianne Dotter

    The timing of this is amazing! Can’t wait to listen. :)

  4. ashley barnett

    Hiya Mary! Since I made the leap 3 weeks ago (wahoooo! slash omgwhatamigonnadoimsoscared!!!)something I have been trying to work on is setting a schedule for myself. Did you guys make a schedule so that you still felt like you were "working"? I just don’t want to get in the habit of doing things here and there, would rather have a schedule so I know when "x", "x", and "x" need to be done. Any suggestions? Hope that made sense! :)

  5. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    HEALTH INSURANCE!!!!!! where/when/how without breaking the bank!

  6. Brenda

    What would you recommend the first 5-10 steps should be once you decide to go into business for yourself??TY!

  7. Kathryn Denelle Stevens

    Mary and Justin,
    I am in the midst of making the leap! (mid-air, if you will). I have so many questions, but I’ll start with this: "Recently, I’ve felt the need to say yes to any job that comes my way. How do you make sure you’re not just working to work (or to just make money)? To go along with that sentiment, how do you find the clients you WANT to work with? Thank you! As others have said, this could not have come at a better time. I can’t wait to listen to you live! Cheers!

  8. Chris Walters

    I feel like my current job (non-photography related) is keeping me from my full photography potential, but how will I know when I’m ready to make the leap into full time photography? I seem to have a decent amount of business coming in just from Google searches and referrals (I have had to turn some business away), so I have to believe that with more focus on marketing and incentivizing my clients to make referrals that I will have enough business to replace my current income, but you never really know! How did you guys handle this and similar situations?

  9. Andrea Hubbell

    Justin + Mary…thank you! It was lovely to hear both of your voices describe the incredible journey you’re on. You two are fantastically inspirational. xo.

  10. Sarah

    This is fantastic! Although I totally missed it due to my crazy busy office aka "the other job" (just another reason to go into photography full-time!!!) Cant wait for the blog posts & check out the repeat

  11. Tony Spinelli

    SO inspirational…just what I needed. Thanks guys.

  12. Lydia

    Only heard the second half, but it was amazing! I’ll be listening to the first part tonight when I get home!

  13. Stacy Kokes

    This was wonderful! Every time I listen to you guys speak I walk away with something new and exciting to incorporate into my business. Woo hoo!

  14. feuza

    great stuff, doing replay, thanks guys

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