Free business education.
Yes, there is such a thing. Sarah Petty's Joy of Marketing
events are the best example of this education model. You can listen to the live stream for free and if you want to have the broadcast to listen to later on then you can purchase the talk for a relatively low fee. This is a great model in my opinion. It gives you a chance to try out different courses, and if one is particularly compelling to you, then go by the talk. Or take REALLY good notes during the live broadcast.
Tomorrow Sarah is hosting a new livestream
with 3 other industry leaders; Rod Evans, Julia Woods and Justin & Mary Marantz. During this live talk you will be able to submit questions to the speakers.
Sarah has several excellent videos on her site that offers a lot of insite into how to have a successful photography studio. If you like what she is teaching, you can enroll for an expanded paid course that goes into greater depth.
Course description from the site.
"How would you like to listen in as Sarah Petty coaches photography business owners just like you on how they can separate themselves from the shoot and burners and get average sales of at least $1,500.
Hear how Rod Evans moved from charging $15 for an 8 x 10 print and paying an employee more than he was paying himself to becoming hugely profitable in a VERY short time.
Learn how Julia Woods got through overwhelm to fix the mundane systems broken in her business.
Find out how Justin and Mary Marantz are building a lifestyle business that allows them to work together, travel, and shoot only wedding clients they LOVE."
TOMORROW, September 20, 2012 at 11 am CST (9 am PST, 12 pm EST)
The Photography Selling System
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