Beth Teutschmann of Star Board Editing is a geologist turned photo editor! 8 years ago, a friend of Beth's needed help to grow her photography business so she taught Beth how to edit and freed up a bunch of her time to focus on the business side of things. This photographer friend knew the importance of freeing up some time and the best way to improve her photography business was by outsourcing.
Beth got real good at editing and things grew from there as she took on more and more photographers. She eventually quit her day job and does this full-time now.
Her business, Starboard Editing takes some of your day-to-day tasks and operations off your hands. Things like photo culling and editing, album design, SEO coding, blogging and FaceBooking. They work closely with each of their photographers to do their best to match your particular style of editing, album design, blogging and social media posting.
They work with both portrait and wedding photographers and they have clients all over the world.
Here’s some more of what we cover in the interview:
- What types of photographers use Beth's service?
- Benefits and reasons to not be afraid when outsourcing your photography work
- Biggest fears photographers have when outsourcing the editing process and why they are silly
- The tremendous benefits for your business when outsourcing some of your work
- Tips and ideas to grow your business after gaining back time through outsourcing
- What is the difference between editing and retouching?
- How Beth does her editing and retouching
- How Beth comes up with the prices for what she offers to photographers
- How Beth's clients send their instructions for the editing process
- Dealing with specific instructions like a filter or a plug in and applying it to the editing process
- How Beth's blogging and SEO services works
- Tips and tricks to speed up your editing process
- The massive difference an editing keyboard will make to you in your business
- Beth's best practices for retouching photography work
- How you can work with Beth for any editing project
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What the client is gonna notice is if you treated them well, if your customer service is good, if they were happy with you, if they connected with you, if they had a good experience with you, people won't remember what you say, they'll remember how you made them feel. – Beth Teutschmann
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What is your big takeaway?
Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Beth shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in todays episode.
If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Beth or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.
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Thanks again for listening and thanks to Beth for coming on and sharing so much about her business for todays episode.
Take the time you would spend worrying about those details and put it in to your customer experience. Put it in to your showing your customers or your clients that you value them. That will by far give you a bigger return on your time investment than those tiny little editing details. – Beth Teutschmann
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That’s it for me this week, hope everything is going well for you in life and business!
Thanks and speak soon