Where Are The Leads?
Well that all depends on how much business you need in your studio.
Let's say that you want to photograph 30 weddings per year. How many leads you need to generate those 30 weddings would depend on a number of factors:
- How much you charge for your weddings?
- Do you leads know and understand your pricing before they contact you?
- How good you are at turning leads into sales?
If your leads are pre-qualified, have a lot of information on you and your services before they contact you, know and understand your pricing, and have a strong referral, you might only need 30 leads to book your 30 weddings.
But if your leads come in with little knowledge of you or your services, they call in 'blind' from a vague advertisement with little information, and don't match your criteria for your ideal client; you may end up having to meet 10 to 15 prospects before turning one of them into a client.
Which would you rather have for your business: 30 prospects turning into 30 clients, or 450 prospects turning into 30 clients? Obviously, your ultimate goal should be the first option. The better you define your perfect client, and the better your marketing strategy to reach your perfect customer, the easier your business will be.
Lead generation is all about understanding your customers, and reaching out to them in a way that makes them need what you have to offer. Refine what you have until you've developed your "perfect" message. Not only will you become better at business, but you'll also have more time to concentrate on other things.