The Professional Photographer is an incredible course for photographers who are ready to protect themselves against legal, financial, and liability emergencies. And let's be honest, this is WHEN it happens, not IF. Let me ask you some questions... how confident are you in your legal contracts? How about your business tax knowledge? And your business insurance? Most photographers learn the hard way when our business nightmares come true: an angry client who threatens to sue, an IRS audit, a client injury claim from an accident that occurred on a session; these are all events that happen EVERY DAY in the photography industry and most of us are just not prepared. It's time to be proactive and learn how to protect ourselves & our businesses NOW.
...because without professional protections, it's just a hobby.
Ready to protect your business? Let's do this!
Did you know...
Most photographers are using contracts that would not be upheld in court due to the fact that they aren't truly legal.
Most photographers would not be able to handle another pandemic shutdown due to insufficient business funds.
Many photographers panic when they find out they owe taxes because they didn't save throughout the year and now don't have the funds to pay them.
Many photographers are still operating as sole proprietors which opens them up to personal financial and asset loss in the case of a lawsuit.
✓ You're not sure what business entity your business should be.
✓ You're scared your contract won't hold up to client issues.
✓ You haven't reviewed your business liabilities in a while.
✓ Want to make sure you're running a 100% professional business.
✓ You don't know where to start when it comes to contracts & insurance.
✓ Want to have peace of mind when it comes to your business liabilities.
✓ You know you need to have emergency business funds, but don't.
Notice that not one of those factors points to a specific genre of photographer with a specific amount of experience. TPP is for ALL portrait photographers... no matter your genre or no matter your age, no matter your experience or no matter your level of income. You will walk away with applicable education that could one day save your business... and maybe even your personal assets too.
TPP is an intense self-paced course for photographers who want a proactive path to legal, financial, and liability protection.
Here's the stuff we'll cover:
+ How to set up and maintain a LEGAL business
+ How to make sure ALL aspects of your business are legally covered with different contracts & other legalities
+ How to get an EIN, sales tax permit, and other necessary business requirements
+ How to set up a business emergency fund & tax account that can actually make you extra money
+ The difference between sales tax and income tax
+ The truth behind income tax brackets and how to use them to save your estimated tax payments
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+ The different types of business tax deductions and how to properly record, categorize, and store your business receipts
+ Why having a retirement is so important and how to fund one
+ What to look for when hiring a CPA, Financial Advisor, and Bookkeeper
+ What liability & insurance coverages your business should have
+ How to make sure your business & equipment is covered with the proper amount
+ How to classify your personal vehicle for insurance coverage in the case of an accident during a session
+ How to protect your business & personal finances and assets from liability loss
Are you still operating as a sole proprietor? Do you think it may be time to move from an LLC to an S-Corp to save on self employment taxes? These are questions that we'll help you answer and so much more. In this lesson, Rachel Brenke will be teaching the differences between these kinds of business entities, which one is right for you, and how to get registered for each type when you're ready.
This is where most photographers' nightmares begin: a client e-mails you after seeing their images and they're upset and they want a full refund. YIKES. What do you do? Are you 100% confident in your client contracts? How many do you have for the different aspects of your business? Rachel is going to teach you exactly what kinds of contracts you should have and what clauses should go in them so that you can make sure you are fully covered when any issue arises.
The #1 way to make sure you're operating a legitimately professional photography business is to make sure you're reporting & filing your business income, expenses, and taxes. How do you know if you need to pay sales tax on a session that only produced digital images? Do you need to report a month where your business didn't bring in any income? How are you organizing your business receipts? Amanda will walk you through each step to help you figure out all of these answers and so much more! You will finally gain peace of mind that you're paying the right amount of taxes, to the correct agencies, & in a timely manner.
If you only have a business checking account, you may be putting yourself and your business at risk for failure. Amanda is going to dive deep into the business financial world & discuss the why and how behind having a business emergency fund, tax account, merchant service account, and retirement account. Each of these accounts are pillars to having a business that can withstand an emergency, owed taxes, and the unknown future.
LET'S BREAK it DOWN
Because we didn’t want to leave any stone unturned, this module includes topics like equipment coverage, commercial policies, studio rental insurance, liability coverage, advertising injury, auto policies as they pertain to your business, and even life insurance! Kody will give you the step by step details on all the coverages your specific business needs as well as how much to cover and why. She will also give plenty of scenarios to showcase WHY you need each type of coverage and how to shield your personal and business assets from liability ruin.
A clear step-by-step path to legal, financial, and liability protection.
What's in it for you?
A full understanding of what kinds of contract clauses to have to protect your business.
Hours of education that could one day save you and your business from financial ruin.
Access & to industry experts that you can ask questions to & get customized answers from.
Peace of mind knowing that your business is fully covered in the case of any emergency.
Inside every module are tons of bonus content in the form of downloadable, printables, worksheets, resource guides, videos and more! YES! We just love bonus content because they really help our students understand each concept in a deeper way.
+ RESOURCE GUIDES
+ AND SO MUCH MORE!
Check out all these extras!
Once you’re a member of TPP, you’re in the family! Feel free to add yourself to our online community where we will be checking in, answering questions LIVE, going over more advanced topics and so much more! We will be there to hold your hand as you navigate throughout each module and lesson! And don’t forget that this means you get to join a community of like-minded students to bounce ideas off of, share your trial and error stories, and learn together!
Imagine knowing your contracts can protect you against client threats of lawsuits, returned payments and more.
Imagine having enough funds in an account to cover business emergencies & due taxes.
Imagine being fully protected when you need it most - equipment loss or damage, client injury, lawsuit or more.
So let's do this!
Instant access to TPP training modules
An online community built to support your journey to legal, financial, and liability protection
Tons of bonus content that will set you up for success
A clear path to peace of mind for your business
Full access to all future updates & trainings (we've already updated the course & it's waiting for you)
Exclusive access to Amanda, Rachel, & Kody to answer any questions you may have
TPP is an AT YOUR PACE kinda course! If you want to blast through it in a month, go for it! If you want to take your time and digest each module with plenty of time for homework, that’s awesome! Either way, you can take as much or as little time as you need. Everyone’s process will look a little different and that is the beauty of a self-paced course.
Forever! This is a lifetime course! Guess what that means?!? If you join NOW – you’re in forever... including when we update the course, add any modules, and evolve it overtime! Oh yes, joining now gets you all the future perks too!
AWESOME! This course includes so many different levels of learning because we wanted to make sure that anyone could take this course, and get actionable education out of it. Each module presents a video with visuals of the information, downloadable worksheets and printables for hands on learning, and even the ability to download the slides for note taking if needed. No matter how you learn, we have your back!
HECK YES! We would NEVER leave you hanging to just figure it all out on your own! Once you’re a member of TPP, you’re in the family! Feel free to add yourself to our online community where we will be checking in, answering questions LIVE, going over more advanced topics and so much more! We will be there to hold your hand as you navigate throughout each module and lesson! And don’t forget that this means you get to join a community of like-minded students to bounce ideas off of, share your trial and error stories, and learn together!
ABSOLUTELY! We know that seasons come and go in a photographers’ life and you may need to wait until you can clear your calendar to get started. No worries! When you purchase your seat to TPP, you’re in forever, so take your time and begin the course when you’re ready!
Are you kidding?!? NOW is the perfect time for TPP! Want to know why? Because this means you’ll hit the ground running with legal protection, financial preservation, and liability proaction. So many photographers wish they would have learned how to protect themselves earlier on in their business because they ended up learning the hard way in court. NOW is the time to learn incredible habits that will benefit you and your business for years to come.