PHOTOGRAPHER OF MOTHERHOOD & FAMILY

who finds home on the coast of Maine. 

Hi, I’m Tiffany

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An online space to share my recent photography work, travel & life adventures, a behind the scenes look at running a creative business, resources for photographers, and my heart as an artist who is passionate for creating honest work that matters. If this is your first visit, you can learn more about myself as a photographer, as well the details of booking my motherhood and family portrait work over on my main website.

Whether you're a mother deciding who will photograph the ones you love most in the world, a like-minded creative business owner, or simply a friend- it's my hope that through this blog you will always find inspiration, education, and encouragement.  

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Email Marketing for Creative Business Owners with Tiffany FarleyPhotographers and Creative Business Owners- I created a brand new resource for you, and I think it’s going to be so beneficial in seeing major growth for your business this year if you commit to really making things happen!

Last year I spent A LOT of time figuring out how to use the available tools and strategies out there to build my email list. And I did it the hard way- Youtube videos, taking screenshots of the way big brands offered sign ups, scouring podcast episodes, searching through my email folders for all of my subscribed emails that I actually enjoyed reading, and (yes) even did my best to trace back what they were using to send it to me. I saw people posting about Webinar Jam and Leadpages and Convertkit and InfusionSoft and Mailchimp and High Conversion rates and Optimized Landing Pages…and it all may as well have been a foreign language to me. (Anyone else feel me on that?)

Here’s the truth: I am not an expert on email marketing. I am not an expert on how to use email to strengthen the roots of your brand and build community with your tribe. I do not have an email list with 20 thousand subscribers. Using email marketing has not yet brought my business billions of dollars. And I have only been using email to a portion of it’s capacity to grow my business, and only for a short amount of time in the big picture. All of this to say….I’m still learning. 

But this is also the truth:  I have not once regretted learning how to do it, and intentionally implementing it in my business. I started 2017 listing email marketing at the top of my priorities again to keep learning and using well this year, because it’s working…and it’s growing. It HAS brought me significant business profit that I most likely wouldn’t have seen otherwise, and every email I send out continues to grow my brand.

I hesitated about creating this resource, because I see a lot of amazing leaders out there offering how to’s, online courses, and list building challenges almost daily, and I doubted that my voice was needed on the subject matter…. Because I am not an expert. I don’t have 20 thousand subscribers. And it has not yet brought me millions of dollars in my pocket.

But you know what it has brought me? Relationship with my followers. Meaningful conversations with photographers who are trying to get their business off the ground. The opportunity to cheer others on, and let them know that I am rooting for their success. Lightbulb moments for creatives who felt stuck and uninspired. Connection with potential clients and brand awareness that is building a long term return of investment. It’s making an impact in the lives of others because I created a space to share even more transparently than I do here on this blog.

I know what you’re thinking. 

I won’t have enough to say. 

It’s all been said & done before.

How the heck do I organize it all?

Shouldn’t I be more focused on social media since that’s where attention is? 

Where would I even start?

How much does all of this even cost? 

I can’t even keep up with my blog posts let alone consistent email newsletters. 

Will I even be sending emails to anyone besides my Mom? 

What is going to be my return of investment?

How would I not sound scammy & salesy?

What if I only want to use email marketing for my clients? 

I already have too much to do and figure out. 

But I also know that you’re very aware a lot of important things. 

Like how it felt when Facebook made the switch to “pay to play” and your free organic reach suddenly plummeted, with a small fraction of followers now seeing your posts and recent work.

That panic you felt when Instagram changed the algorithm and you frantically jumped on board to try and convince your followers to sign up for those post notifications so you didn’t lose what you had worked so hard for.

That you need a way to truly reach your client base, in a method that YOU are in control of.

That this is the year you committed to having a plan, and to do things well.

That you want to see your business grow in 2017 like never before.

That you care about your brand, and understand the commitment that comes with building something meaningful that lasts.

If that’s you, if you want to really step up your marketing game this year and finally commit to not let the overwhelm of learning something new stand in your way of serious business growth, than I invite you to join me for a FREE two week mini course all about email marketing from the ground up. I take you behind the scenes, linking to every single resource I use. There are no bells or whistles, only solid lessons that are JAM packed, full of all the content I know on the subject. Did I mention that it’s FREE? (Totally free. As in zero sales pitch on something you should buy on the last lesson. For real. I still can’t believe I am doing this!) 

I write each lesson from a photographer’s point of view- but don’t let that hold you back. Any creative business owner looking to grow their business and step up their game through email marketing can walk away with serious confidence by applying this content to their own field of expertise. In fact, if no one in your field is rocking email marketing- shouldn’t that give you ALL the more motivation to be the expert on it?

Are you ready to dive in with me?! I will be sending each lesson directly to your email, so we need that to get started! Simply sign up below, and be on the look out for your very first email!

(ps. don’t worry. If you decide you no longer want these 2 weeks worth of free valuable education on email marketing, you can opt out of the course content at any time…promise.)

 

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Portland, Yarmouth, Freeport Maine Newborn and Baby Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.com

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Instagram Schedule App Planoly, http://tiffanyfarley.com

I started using Planoly, formerly called Planogram, a little over a year ago now- and I cannot IMAGINE running my business without it now!

Instagram is key platform for marketing for me. I love to share images of my work, and connect with my followers there. But it’s also a huge time sucker if you’re not careful! I don’t know about you, but I need all the productivity help I can get. One of my huge goals for 2017 was to get more done well, in less time, so I can have more personal time away from my desk!

I currently manage THREE different Instagram accounts, and it’s a lot of work! Planoly was the game changer for me, so if you’r feeling really overwhelmed by trying to keep up with Instagram posts listen up!

Using Planoly allows me too:

  • Upload all of my planned content right from my computer. (don’t worry- there’s still an app for your phone!) 
  • Visualize my content with a grid, so I can get a good look at what images look well paired together. As an artist, my grid presentation is important to me!
  • Post content consistently and thoughtfully. Instead of always interrupting what I am working on to make a post, I am able to schedule batch scheduling during my week so I hardly have to think about it! When it’s time for a post to go live, I get a notification that takes literally 2 seconds to post.
  • Keep a library of images I plan to post later, so if I take a mobile picture with my phone and know that I will want to share it soon, I can upload it to Planoly as a draft to work with later.
  • PLAN MY STORIES! This is a brand new update that I am so in love with. Yes, I definitely believe there is a value of using the Instagram Stories in a “live” way- but I also share other images there too, and this allows me to plan ahead. When you are working with other vendors who need to be properly credited like we do at The Fount Collective, this allows me to plan their Instagram Story posts at the same time as their blog feature- saving me so much time! I’ve included their how to video so you can see how this new update works!

If you are feeling overwhelmed by this platform, but you know it’s an incredible fit for your business marketing, get in a system in your life and in your week that takes away the overwhelm and makes it a part of your workflow like any other steps. Planoly is hands down one of my FAVORITE business tools to stay on top of my game.

If you’re looking for other business tools to stay organized, you can read about my post on how much I adore using Honeybook HERE!

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