Running a 6 Figure Business In a Tiny Town In Canada with Kayla Butler

oday on The Portrait System Podcast, host, photographer and educator Nikki Closser interviews Canada-based fine arts portrait photographer Kayla Butler. Kayla lives in a tiny town in Canada, and yet, managed to reach a 6 figure income. Listen in as Kayla chats with Nikki about her journey, how she runs her business, and what it's like to be the most expensive photographer in her area.

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Episode Summary:

In this insightful episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews Kayla Butler, a successful portrait photographer based in a small town in Canada. Despite her remote location, Kayla has built a thriving six-figure business, becoming the most expensive photographer in her area. She shares her journey from working at a bar to becoming a full-time photographer, the challenges of starting a business during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the strategies she uses to stand out in a small market. Kayla also emphasizes the importance of community and networking, as well as her passion for creating a luxury experience for her clients.

Key Topics Covered:

– Transitioning from various jobs to a full-time photography career.
– Overcoming the challenges of starting a business in a remote, small town.
– The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her business and how she adapted.
– The importance of community and collaboration among photographers.

Featured Guest: Kayla Butler, a portrait photographer who has successfully built a six-figure business in a small Canadian town. Kayla is known for her luxury photography experience and her ability to charge premium prices in a market where most photographers charge significantly less.

Host: Nikki Closser

Episode Highlights:

1. Kayla’s Journey: Kayla shares her personal journey from working in bars to becoming a successful full-time photographer.
2. Business Challenges: Discussing the unique challenges of running a high-end photography business in a small, remote town.
3. COVID-19 Impact: How Kayla navigated the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and utilized online resources to improve her business.
4. Community and Networking: The role of community and networking in Kayla’s business success, including her involvement with local business organizations.

Listener Takeaways:

1. The importance of pursuing your passion and how it can lead to success, even in unexpected places.
2. Strategies for standing out in a small market and charging premium prices.
3. The value of community and networking in building and sustaining a photography business.

Duration: 53:25

Release Date: 06/03/2024

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