It will happen one day, whether you like it or not. Something will break. Something will fail. Something will get lost. We’ve covered this in several past episodes. In this episode I focus solely on the avenues of support, training, troubleshooting, and preparedness that are available to you. Below are links to sites mentioned in the episode.
I talk with Nick Yates, owner of Strike A Pose San Diego, who hit the ground running with his business even before his photo booth arrived. Nick talks about his very beginning, where he is now, and where he wants to be in 2018. Great information for new and veteran booth owners.
Also, as mentioned in the episode, I am including a link to Honeybook CRM. Customer Relationship Management software is well worth looking at. Using the link below, you will get 50% off of your first year of Honeybook!
Creating themes for your booth and events may seem like a simple idea, but very few people are doing it. Mentioned in previous episodes, this week I talk about creating themes as packages or to match a customer’s existing theme. Putting together themes will place you out front in creating memorable experiences, and it will put you ahead of your competition.
We all know that backups are important when it comes to our computers, but with a photo booth what else do you need to back up? Everything, eventually. In this episode I talk about not only backing up your Darkroom information but also your hardware. I go over a suggested order in which to start backing up your booth hardware as your business grows as well as considerations for items like the printer, camera, and computer. You don’t have to start out with a backup of everything, but you should certainly make it a goal to achieve as your business evolves.
You are not limited to the props, backdrops, or templates that come with your booth. We have talked about these in past episodes, but this week I go over how you can expand your offerings. I talk about retail routes as well as getting creative and making your own items to expand your world of fun.
Some sites mentioned in the episode:
This episode brings to a close our three-part series on the four types of events by discussing indoor events. Both canopy and open booth events indoors come with less variables than their outdoor counterparts, but there are still a couple of considerations that need attention. I also discuss a Darkroom feature that many people are not aware of; adding QR codes to your screen and print templates.
In this second part of our three-part series I talk about running events outdoors. Canopy and open booth events held outside come with some special considerations. I cover the important technical issues as well as discuss tips on protecting your booth and your gear. Below is a link to a wonderful tool to help you determine the placement of your booth in conjunction with direct sunlight, The Photographer’s Ephemeris, as mentioned in the episode.
It’s a giveaway! Listen to hear how you can receive two Darkroom template sets exclusive to Strike A Pose customers for free until September 22, 2017! Knowing how to work with templates in Darkroom is paramount to continued success and expanding your brand. This week I talk about the importance of working with templates, whether you are a beginner or if you are an advanced owner looking to broaden your template library. Template store links, as well as graphic editor links, are included in the PDF document below to help you get going.
This week I talk about using a checklist to prepare well in advance for your events. Preparation is often the deciding factor between success and failure at an event. I go over a standard checklist to follow starting 72 hours before an event. Below is a PDF file of that checklist to help bet you started.
Photo Booth Emergency Kit (in case you missed it)