Investing in education can be a game-changer for your business, and it’s never been easier to access. But – don’t make these three common mistakes when investing your hard-earned money on all the different options available to you:
Take the time to research the instructor’s background, experience, and reputation. Read reviews and ask for recommendations from other photographers in your network. As someone who once had $500 stolen from them by photographers hosting a fake workshop, believe me when I tell you – do not skip this step!
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to education, especially with so many educators offering some amazing programs and conferences. But! It’s important to set a budget and stick to it. Be realistic about how much you can afford to spend on educational programs and workshops, and prioritize the ones that align with your business goals. Overspending on education can put a strain on your finances, and now more than ever, that’s a stress you don’t need in your life.
Attending workshops and courses can be incredibly valuable, but the real value comes from applying what you’ve learned to your business. Take some time to refresh if you’re feeling overwhelmed, but don’t just file away your notes and never look at them again. Take action and implement the strategies and techniques you’ve learned! You’ll never know the full impact of your education – making sure it’s really worth the time and money – until you put it into practice.
Investing in education is one of the 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 investments you can make for your business, but make sure you’re getting the most out of it that you can!
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March 24, 2023