HoneyBook: A business lifesaver
I thought I was an organized person. As it turns out, that only goes so far when it comes to managing a small business. As an owner, I literally take on every role myself — photographer, editor, bookkeeper, secretary, etc. Once I started booking clients consistently and quit my day job (woohoo!), I was drowning in emails, invoices, and calendar events.
HoneyBook changed everything for the better!
This system helps me manage everything outside of my actual photography. I get to automate responses and set up workflows to help remind me where clients are in the booking process. I design contract and invoice presentations that not only look professional, but can be quickly customized to fit each client.
It also has a contact form that allows me to track where my leads come from, and creates a project automatically for each client as they inquire.
I had no idea how much of a headache bookkeeping could cause — I use Quickbooks for taxes and other metrics, but I can set HoneyBook to interact with it directly, and it's made all the difference. My clients are able to pay via credit card or direct bank transfer, and HoneyBook doesn't require another service subscription — it's included!
I love that I can add my branding to everything including my logo on emails, custom headers on project proposals, and my headshot so my clients truly feel like they're having a personal interaction with me each step of the way.