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Outsourcing can feel scary! After all, our businesses are so personal, and we take full responsibility for them. However, you need to protect your time for things only you can do. And leave the rest to someone who can do it faster, for cheaper, or just for the pure sake of alleviating stress off your plate. Listen to this episode for all the tips on where to start and what to outsource.

Plus, keep scrolling for a list of ideas on specific tasks you might want to outsource right now!

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Ideas for What to Outsource

Outsourcing can be a great way to streamline your wedding photography business and focus on what you do best. Here’s a list of 50 things you could consider outsourcing:


  • Social media management
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Content creation (blog posts, articles)
  • SEO optimization
  • Graphic design for marketing materials
  • Client communication (emails, follow-ups)
  • Booking and scheduling appointments
  • Virtual assistant for administrative tasks
  • Marketing campaign planning

Wedding Day:

  • Second shooters or assistant photographers
  • Photo editing and retouching
  • Album design and layout
  • Equipment maintenance and repair
  • Videography services
  • Drone photography/videography
  • Lighting and equipment setup
  • Backup equipment management
  • Photo booth setup and management
  • Photo printing and framing


  • Photo culling and selection
  • Image delivery and online galleries
  • Album printing and assembly
  • Print product fulfillment (canvas, prints, etc.)
  • Blog post writing and publishing
  • Social media posting and engagement
  • Customer surveys and feedback analysis
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Tax preparation and filing
  • Contract drafting (download mine HERE)


  • Social media advertising campaigns
  • Google Ads management
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Content marketing (guest posts, collaborations)
  • Email marketing campaigns
  • Influencer collaborations
  • PR and media outreach
  • Branding and logo design


  • Appointment scheduling and reminders
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Invoicing and billing
  • Contracts and legal document review
  • Travel arrangements for destination weddings
  • Research for new photography techniques/trends
  • Market research on competitors
  • Data entry and organization

Education and Skill Enhancement:

  • Online course creation or participation
  • Editing workshops or tutorials
  • Business coaching or mentoring
  • Social media workshops
  • Marketing strategy consultation
  • Attending photography conferences, shoots, and networking events

Remember that the decision to outsource should align with your business goals and budget. Carefully evaluate each task to determine whether outsourcing will enhance your efficiency and allow you to focus on tasks that truly require your creative expertise.

Hire Me in Your Business!

Ready to start outsourcing? I offer services for creatives including social media management, coaching and mentoring, and showit website design. Learn more about my services and contact me HERE.

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Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

October 2, 2023

What to Outsource in Your Business Right Now

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