February 3, 2016
Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar. You just finished meeting with your clients for their bridal consultation. Everything went fabulous and you both know you want to work together. The next day, you get that wonderful email from them saying they would love to hire you as their photographer (woohoo!) and ask you to send over a contract. So you print off two copies of the contract (one for you and one for the clients to keep), mail it to your clients, wait weeks for it to return, take their check for the retainer and deposit it, sign both copies, mail one of them back, then file everything away.
And you do this for every single client. Well if you are booking over 30 weddings a year this process becomes SO tedious, not to mention a waste of paper and time! But I did this for YEARS! I just never thought there was an easier way. Then I received a call that would change my process for the better and make my life easier.
The call was from the lovely people at HoneyBook and they were offering me a new way to not only send and receive proposals and contracts but to mainstream the entire way I manage all my work. I loved everything they had to say and joined that day. As soon as I started using HoneyBook, I became absolutely obsessed with it! Here’s why I love it SO much:
HoneyBook set up my account for me!
They walked me through the entire program to make sure I felt comfortable using it. I sent in all my contracts, pricing, questionnaires, and surveys and they imported it all into my account! The transition was incredibly easy and seamless and none of my time was wasted trying to figure out how to use it!
It makes sending and receiving contracts a breeze
I can now send and receive all my contracts online! My clients can even sign online too! No more mailing pages back and forth. Everything is right there and both photographer and client can see it. Since my contracts are already uploaded to my HoneyBook account, I can easily make tweaks and changes so each contract is personal to my clients.
I can completely customize it to my brand
I can upload all my own photos, logos, and branding materials to HoneyBook so all my proposals reflect my style!
It’s easy to monitor the progress of all my weddings
The progress of each wedding I book is organized on my personal “Pipeline.” From there, I can see the status of each wedding. From viewing the contract, to signing it, to receiving payments, I can follow along to make sure everything is running smoothly.
It takes the hassle out of sending reminder emails
HoneyBook can automatically remind your clients to sign a contract or submit a payment so you don’t have to worry about it. You can even customize it to when you want the emails sent out!
I can connect and refer other vendors
You can add all your favorite vendors you love working with or join a collective of other vendors that share your similar style. It’s a great way to stay connected with all your favorite people.
HoneyBook is always improving
They are always looking for new ways to improve our lives. They reach out to all their clients and make sure we are enjoying our experience and asking us for ways they can improve. They are constantly adding on new pieces to continue making our lives easier. They’ve already added SO many wonderful new features within this past year!
They are an amazing company that believes we are all #BetterTogether.
Like The Rising Tide Society, HoneyBook strongly believes in Community Over Competition. They are all about helping out their fellow creative and making sure we all feel accepted, heard, and valued. Their customer service team is incredible and I know if I ever have any questions, they are right by my side, helping me every step of the way.
What are you waiting for?! Contact HoneyBook to see if they are the right fit for you and your business!