Sooooo when the owner of Lemongrass Photography approached me a while back about reading her new e-book and reviewing it, I was psyched. I like to think I’m pretty versed in most business stuff at this point, but there is ALWAYS something to learn- not to mention I’ve been a big fan of Jessica’s photography for quite a while! For those of you not familiar with her, (what’s WRONG with you?!?! Just kidding…) here are links to her Website and Facebook page (click the words).
It’s formally titled, The Photographer’s Guide To Business Success in 2013. You can read more about it here, and also purchase it for yourself! But keep reading, because there’s a discount code coming further down
So, my thoughts. Are you ready for this?
This…book….rocks. Seriously! Jessica talks about business plans, types of business setups (LLC’s, Corporations, etc), taxes, insurance, profiting, accounting, and so much more. It’s clearly laid out, spoken to you in laymen’s terms, and kept interesting, and fun. She talks to you like a friend asking professional advice. She keeps it real. She knows her stuff, and can help even an experienced photographer in their business-related areas of uncertainty. And if you are a newer photographer at all- you NEED this. No, really. You need this. She helps you get set up, get legit, and learn how to price yourself to make a profit. Yes, a PROFIT. That’s why we are here folks! Money is NOT a dirty word- it’s how we support ourselves and any good business needs to profit!! Okay okay, off my soapbox.
This week I’m hosting a giveaway. TWO lucky winners will receive a copy of Jessica’s new e-book abso-frickin-lutely FREE. That’s a 200-smacker value, FREE. How do you enter?
1. Like myself and Jessica. Why? Why not? Because we are awesome, fun people. And we’re giving you something free. It’s the nice thing to do.
This is me- Amy Cook Photography, LLC on Facebook
And Jessica- Lemongrassphotography on Facebook
2. Post a comment on this blog- and include one area of your business that you think you could use help with. Taxes? Pricing for profit? Marketing? Make sure the email address you submit is correct. Or you know…I can’t contact you if you win.
OH- and make sure you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so that IF you win, your email from me doesn’t go to spam! Folks, it’s happened- and while I give people a few days to claim, I’m not a babysitter and will draw a new name. So add itOr make sure you check your spam regularly!
3. Share this giveaway! (extra entry anyone?!)- Come back and comment A SECOND TIME simply stating that you shared it, and receive a bonus entry
So not only do I have TWO chances to win (because there are 2 winners) but you are telling me Amy, that I can also post TWO separately entries for myself too?!
That’s correct my loves.
Entry #1- you, commenting with what you would like to have help with in your business.
Entry #2- you sharing this giveaway on Facebook, and commenting on this blog AGAIN (so two times total!) that you shared the giveaway
I’ll draw 2 winners on Wednesday, March 27th at 10am! Thats 1 week. For the next TWO weeks, Jessica is offering a discount on the book for my fans, friends, anyone that stumbles upon this giveaway! The code is AMYCOOKROCKS (I know, right?!) and is good for 50 smackers off the price (so $150, which is a steal!). This code will expire on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. You can use it here to purchase the book. **IF YOU WIN the giveaway, you can be refunded for your purchase, or receive a second copy for a friend, whatever you want
THANKS for being here!!!
WINNERS announced 3/27/13!
Numbers 21 and 36!
You have both been emailed. Congratulations!!
Everyone else: Remember that you can also buy Jessica’s guide and get a $50 discount with code AMYCOOKROCKS for another week!