Sprint Courses

Sprint Classes are online Photography Business Masterclasses which include training videos, comprehensive workbooks, scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with Mark for custom and tailored training, specific to your needs.

Please Note: Due to Mark relocating overseas and we are heading into the festive season and his calendar is now closed for 2019. BUT you will be the first cab off the rank once he opens his calendar for Feb 2020 and beyond. If you do purchase the 1:1 coaching session, Mark will be sending you an email in the New Year with a direct link to schedule in your session.

Being a Photographer and a Photography Business Coach, Mark understands there are many options in learning and education. You could download a course, do a workshop or go to a conference and learn the skills to implement on your own. You could even hire a coach, however long term coaching (minimum 6 – 12 months) can be too much of a big investment or commitment for some.

Don’t you wish you could just sit down with someone who is an expert in their field, who’s been there and done that, and get the answers you are looking for in the topic that you are stuck on? This is exactly why Mark has developed “Sprint” photography business courses.

So, what is a “Sprint” photography business course? It’s a specialised photography business short course designed with one objective in mind – to get you the results you are looking for in the quickest and most effective way. Each course comes with online Masterclass training videos with a comprehensive workbook, scripts and templates. You can upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with Mark for custom and tailored training, specific to your needs.

By adding on a 1:1 session, Mark can personally take you step by step through the course to ensure that you gain a great understanding and that you achieve the outcome you are looking for. This way you can watch the online Masterclass training video, fill out the workbook,  gain the understanding and principles of the topic so when we have our 1:1 coaching session we can jump right in and get down to the business side of things.

Click on the courses you are interested in to read the full description and see what the outcomes and takeaways are. When you purchase a course, Mark will contact you directly to arrange a date and time to take the class. Each course and duration is different.

With so many to choose from, which sprint course should I do first?
“The Photography Business Benchmark” Will help you to discover your strengths and weakness within your business and give you the clarity and direction you need.
If you could fill out the FREE coaching strategy session, this will help Mark find out a little more about you and your current situation. He will contact you so you can have a chat and find out which course is best for you.

If you have any questions at all, please email or call Mark directly on +61 439 552 710.

Payright is available for all sprint courses with a minimum of 10% deposit. That’s only $60 to get you started! Please note: extra fees apply.

Click on the Sprint course to watch a short video, read up on the course description and take aways, expected outcomes and duration.

Each course comes with DIY online Masterclass training videos and comprehensive workbook, scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with Mark for custom and tailored training. Online Sprint courses start at $495 AUD.

The Photography Business Benchmark

Do you LOVE photography but are struggling to run a business? Running a successful photography studio is not just about taking amazing photos, it’s about the whole client experience. This is where people see the real value – they want great service with a great product. In this Sprint course, Mark will show you the 8 core areas within your business that cover the entire client experience as a whole. He will challenge you to identify the areas that need improvement with over 80 check list points plus thought-provoking questions, ideas and suggestions to help you on your journey.

You’ll leave with a current benchmark of your photography business and an action list with a minimum of 24 items that you can start implementing immediately. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional, there is always room for growth.

Are you ready to take the test?

If you are not sure which sprint course is going to suit you best? Do this course first. It will give you the direct and clarity you need.

The Online Product Tour

“How to select the right product range to suit your photography style, brand and design that sells”

Are you confused about your product range? Not sure which product you should choose to suit your brand and style? Or do you want to learn some tips and tricks to help sell the product you already have?

This course has over 50 short videos that educate you all about products, print sizes, layouts and collections; how to connect with your suppliers; and most importantly, how to choose the right product range for YOU. Includes example product ranges to suit modern, natural, starting out and experienced studios. PLUS how to optimise your design appointment slideshow to maximise your sales.

Mark has partnered with some of the best suppliers in the industry to give you not only the best products, but also the friendliest service and support for your photography journey. We also have some great special offers on inside as an extra bonus!

Full Day Coaching (8 hours)

A full day coaching session is for people who really want to dive in and take control of their business. Endurance coaching is great for the hand holding experience, but this is like business coaching on steroids! Before we start I will give you over 60 questions to answer and then customise the 8 hours just for you and your business. I want you to receive and understand as much information as possible with a plan to execute it in the quickest and most effective way. It will blow your mind! If you are looking at doing multiple sprint courses, this is the most cost-effective way to go.

Course includes: 3 Online Masterclass Training Videos and a comprehensive workbook, scripts and templates (once purchased I’ll confirm the 3 online courses to suit you best), PLUS an 8 hour personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training.

Half Day Coaching (4 hours)

A half day coaching session is 4 hours of action packed coaching customised for your business. It’s an ask me anything scenario as we can cover a whole range of topics, nothing is off topic. I can help you find clarity, direction, define your business and help you go in the direction you need to go. If you are looking at doing multiple Sprint courses, this is the most cost effective way to go.

Course includes: 2 online Masterclass training videos and comprehensive workbook, scripts and templates (once purchased I’ll confirm the two courses to suit you best), PLUS a 4 hour personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training.

The Photography Business Blueprint

“Business models, products and pricelists that set you up for success, growth and profits”

So which course is the best to start with? This one. It’s by far my most popular Sprint course. This course will set up your foundations to suit you, your lifestyle and your business. We will select the right products to suit your brand and the business model and then create an awesome creative price list that has had huge success for 100’s of photographers all over the world. It’s not until you set up these foundations that you can set up your website, booklets, talk to people, etc. because you don’t even know the experience you want to give them! Get it right the first time and walk away with a completed price list just for you!

Takeaways:

  • Understand your personality type and how it effects your business and the business model you choose
  • Understand the most successful business models within the portrait and wedding photography industry, then choose the one that best suits you
  • Select which products you would like to offer to suit your business model
  • Create a price list that’s profitable, easy to understand and that you’re comfortable with to present to your clients

Course includes:  An online Masterclass training video (1:25mins) and comprehensive workbook (28 pages), scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training. Plus 8 Bonus video’s which includes over 5 hours of awesome content!

Supercharge Your Website

“Take your website from a pretty portfolio to a marketing and sales generating machine”

Every photographer needs a website –  it’s our shop front! With literally thousands of photographers out there these days, how is your website standing out from the crowd? Are you being found? So let’s make sure we get it right with the layout, language, content and usability as education is the new marketing. You need to have the right information to help educate your client about you, the experience you give and the products they will love to have. Which do you prefer from your enquiry form –  “Can you send me your price list?” or ” When is your availability?”

Takeaways:

  • Understand the major fundamentals that are needed in a highly functional experience website
  • Go though the website page by page check list
  • Learn how to make your website read like and book, to guide your clients journey through your website to book in your services
  • Show the four most common website layouts and have access to some of Marks coaching clients websites to learn from

Course includes: an online Masterclass Training Video (40mins) and comprehensive workbook (18 Pages), scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training. Plus 6 Bonus video’s which includes over 4 hours of awesome content!

Systems & Workflow Mastery

“Streamline your business for growth, with an amazing client experience to create bigger profits”

Is your photography business working effectively and running like a well oiled machine? If you got 100 leads today, would you actually know what to do with them all? Do you have an organised system including a CRM that you know how to use? Are you giving your clients the right information at the right time to help them make the right choice that you are the right photographer for them? In this course we are going to set yourself up for the win with every client. Just like a successful franchise business, let’s get the house in order and streamline your systems and workflow.

Takeaways:

  • Go though and help create a step by step systems and workflow flow chart, from the first contact all the way to the client picking up their artwork.
  • A greater understanding of your own business
  • Show real photography clients printed collateral and documents.
  • This ultimately helps create happier, better-educated clients who receive a great client experience. Which equals to  higher sales

Course includes: an online Masterclass Training Video (1:15mins) and comprehensive workbook (32 pages), scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training. Plus 5 Bonus video’s which includes over 4 hours of awesome content!

Calls That Convert

“How to educate and connect with your clients to get booked on the spot”

If Superman was a photographer, the phone would be his kryptonite! Photographers run from the phone like it’s the plague. The main reason is that they don’t know what to say and when to say it. You don’t need a big script, or massive checklist – you just need to make sure you cover the two major components of the conversation; “practical” and “emotional”. In this course I’m going to give you around 10 questions that you can ask to keep a conversation alive for hours (if you wanted to), which are also great to practice on your partners and kids. It’s alot of fun!  I’ll then take you through how to answer the “how much is…..?” question. You can make a client from the first phone call, so let’s get this working for you ASAP!

Takeaways:

  • Mark will teach you his 6 step plan to educating your clients
  • Learn how to convert your enquires into bookings with 13 closing styles
  • Learn how to talk about and then shoot with the end product in mind
  • Connect with your clients like never before with advanced NLP communication skills

Course includes: an online Masterclass Training Video (1:25mins) and comprehensive workbook (28 pages), scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training. Plus 3 Bonus video’s which includes over 2 hours of awesome content!

The Ultimate wedding workflow

“Wow your couples with your service, maximise your packages and albums sales”

This wedding Sprint course is designed to look at your whole wedding business holistically. We go through your business from top to bottom starting at your website, through to phone calls (what, when and how to say it) to your initial consults where we will cover the flow of your appointments. We’ll then cover the booking process, pre-wedding meeting, shooting for the album and the end product in mind. We’ll also cover the design consult and how to make the most of your images and create the ultimate wedding album to wow your clients and get the upgrades without having to be a pushy sales person. This is HUGE for anyone who has been a digital file photographer only and is moving into wedding albums.

Takeaways:

  • Help you to be a better photographer and business owner as we streamline your business
  • Go though and help create a step by step systems and workflow flow chart, from the first contact all the way to the client picking up their wedding album and wall artwork.
  • How to get the album and wall art upgrades each and every time

Course includes: an online Masterclass Training Video (1:15mins) and comprehensive workbook (23 pages), scripts and templates. Upgrade to add a personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training. Plus 6 Bonus video’s which includes over 4 hours of awesome content!

One to one per hour coaching

“Face to face personalised coaching designed to help you in any area of your business you choose”

One-to-one, per hour coaching is perfect for the photographer who needs help with small specific tasks. Or perhaps someone who has done coaching with me in the past and just needs a “top-up”, “check-up” or “accountability” session to get back on track or stay focused on the task set on the previous session. I find that a lot of photographers like the opportunity to talk to me like a sounding board, so I can give you clarity on ideas, tasks, projects, marketing, etc. A lot of people are solo business owners and sometimes don’t have the right people to turn to for good sound advice. If you’re not sure how long you need, contact me to discuss.

Course includes a personalised 1:1 session with me for customised and tailored training.