Photography pricing calculator | The Business Buddy - LSP Photography Business Calculator For Portrait Photographers [GBP Microsoft Excel Edition]
£39.00 GBP£9.00 GBP
The LSP Business Buddy is a powerful spreadsheet calculator for portrait and session photographers that converts your figures into real-time business goals.
*For use with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets*
This is the year you get on top of everything and turn your photography into a profitable brand!
It can be hard and overwhelming knowing how to set your prices... especially if you have a tendency to feel guilty or undervalue your work. From how many sessions you need a month, to how much you should charge for products - it's all here, no corners are cut in the Business Buddy.
You will be able to build a picture of your business, work out your advertising budget, see where you need to make changes... It looks kind of nice too (well as far as an Excel spreadsheet goes that is).
The Business Buddy is designed for those who need to earn an income from their photography - if you already have a good household income that covers your expenses, then please note this will send the Buddy into the minus figures - this is to be viewed as a guide only.
If you'd like to get your hands on THE LSP Business Buddy, please do pop it in your basket and watch the Video Tutorial for a complete overview of how to use your Business Buddy.
The Business Buddy can only help you if you are willing to put the time into entering your figures. Be realistic and don't be afraid of your goals; there is no shame in earning a fabulous living doing something you love and providing an incredible service to your clients! It is so easy to ignore the business side of things, especially where money is concerned. You owe it to yourself and your clients to have a smooth-running business model.
To use the Business Buddy at it's best, it's important you download Microsoft Excel. This is available on a 1-month trial if you do not own it. See:
https://products.office.com/en-gb/try which is more than enough time to use the BB to calculate your figures and print out. Microsoft Office is available on a monthly plan, similar to Creative Cloud, so you can also purchase it on a rolling contract.
To use the Business Buddy in Google Sheets go here: https://www.google.co.uk/sheets/about/ (though the calculator will not run as smoothly, it is at its best with all features working in Excel)
* The Business Buddy has been designed using the most recent Excel release. I cannot personally vouch how it will display in older versions but equally, I can't imagine a problem *
* It has been designed for portrait/session photographers only and not designed towards Weddings (though there will be a Wedding Business Buddy released in the new year *)
* All prices are shown in GBP (pounds). The chosen currency will not affect the end figures if you are in a different currency but may take a little getting used to! You can change to a different currency by hand if you want to.
How to use the LSP Business Buddy
These written instructions are also included with your download as a PDF.
Please also see the Video Tutorial.
After purchasing, a download link will be sent to your email.
1. Download the LSP Business Buddy Calculator and open the folder. Open up the Business Buddy with Microsoft Excel (you can download a 1 month free trial if you do not own this program). The Business Buddy also comes with an open version for opening online in Google Sheets, though this may not display and run as well as your Excel version so I would always recommend Excel.
2. There are 6 tabs to go through in the Business Buddy. Please read the instructions on each page and add the information as completely and accurately as you can. You can go back and tweak/change the numbers if you wish. Please ONLY type in the white boxes.
Page 1 > YOUR BUSINESS IN OVERVIEW: This is where the results are calculated for you.
Page 2 > MONTHLY EXPENSES: Please be as accurate as you can. This may take you some time but my gosh it's worth it.
Page 3 > WORKING HOURS: Enter the hours you work/aim to work per month, per session.
Page 4 > DESIRED INCOME: How much would you like to earn per month after expenses?
Page 4 > TAX: If you pay tax, add the percentage here (I can only work out a rough figure for you, bear in mind your product costs may be tax deductible as well as other outgoings. VAT/MOSS and other taxes are not calculated in the LSP BB.
Page 5 > SESSION FEES: Enter the relevant information in the boxes that apply to you. You can rename the gray title boxes if needed.
Page 6 > YOUR CURRENT PRICES: If you do packages, add the info into the package boxes. Only type in the white boxes that apply to your business and change the titles if needed.
Page 6 > Products: Rename as required, start with the smallest products you do and work your way down the list adding any products you do (or perhaps would like to add for future clients).
3. You can then go back to page 1 to see the results. Save a copy and change/tweak as often as you like. This is a powerful tool for estimating your business figures, your costs and how many sessions you need per month to achieve your business goals.
WOULDNT BE WITHOUT IT
The Business Buddy has given me an insight to my business That I really really needed. It was so easy to input all my figures and told me exactly what I SHOULD be charging to cover all my expenses and earn exactly what I want for all the nice things in life. Will be purchasing the newborn actions after seeing so many good reviews and knowing so many top end photographers use them! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
I love the Business Buddy! It has really made my life so much easier. It's so simple to use, and I have begun restructuring all my prices thanks to this useful tool :)
Business Buddy has been a real eye opener for me. I wouldnt be where I am today without it. Thank you
This great little tool has certainly opened my eyes and helped me to work out my business costs and subsequent pricing requirements. Very helpful!
This is a great tool, very helpful and easy to use
This has really helped me see my business and value my time. It is so easy to use and really breaks it down. Must have!
Great for business
Pricing I think is one of the more difficult aspects of business. This helps significantly to work out all your costs and what you need to charge. Its really easy to use and every photographer should have it x
So easy to use, just input your various expenses and costs and it turns it into pricing by *magic*
LSP's business buddy is a must have for any photographer.
This is a great tool and really helped my business.
Must have for your business!
This is very helpful to my business, such a good organisational tool!!
Business buddy is fantastic! It was a real eye opener for me and has helped me to look more into my pricing to ensure my businesses is financially do-able! It made me realise just how much I have invested in my business x
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