If you’re anything like me, right now you’re thinking, “How is it already 2017!?”. And further, how are we already midway through January!?
This is one thing I never expected with being an entrepreneur (or perhaps just growing up in general) – time seems to absolutely fly by when you’re always focused on completing the next goal, overcoming the next obstacle – and in my case, tackling the next photo shoot!
I truly feel like each year is going by just a wee bit faster. As 2016 turned to 2017, it occurred to me that 2017 is my 7th going-on-eighth year in business as a photographer (having started my business in January 2010 while I was a lowly graduate student!)!
2016 was an incredible year! My love Matt Daciw and I travelled, conquered, climbed rock faces in BC, spent time with dear friends, set new personal records at the gym, and built our businesses to new heights! Both Matt (who is a personal trainer and gym owner) and I had record-breaking years and intend on pushing our success to new heights in 2017.
Together, we are unstoppable!
Goals for 2017
In 2017 I plan to continue working as hard as possible to grow my photography business, and to assist Matt in growing his businesses as well.
One component of this when it comes to my business is actually staying on top of blog posts and sharing new content on my websites and social media platforms. As most photographers will tell you, we are typically a one wo/man show! Everything from my accounting, website and media management, client communications, and of course actually taking and delivering edited photos are done by yours truly!
I would like to learn more about online advertising and marketing tools in order for my work to be seen by even more people. I have been dabbling with Facebook and Instagram’s advertising tools and have seen quite a bit of success. I am quite lucky though in that I have already cultivated a huge network of repeat clients in Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph/Toronto over the last 9 years.
Being as busy as I have been over the last few years in particular, I haven’t been able to focus as much time and effort into producing creative photoshoots. I hope to put together a few stunning portfolio shoots this year!
I also plan on travelling as much as possible! Having just returned from two weeks in Florida, we are itching for another vacation and are planning on heading back to BC for 2.5 weeks this summer to tackle some unfinished (climbing) business.
Finally, I would like to spend more time with friends whom I don’t get to see very often (in particular my friends who work 9-5 since we have opposite schedules!).
Cheers to an amazing 2017! May you work hard, have fun, stay healthy, be merry, and prosper!