It is a common misconception that as a photographer, I simply take pictures all day. But as a business owner, being “photographer” is actually a relatively small part of my workflow. I am also a photo editor, a retoucher, designer, project manager, customer service representative, bookkeeper, social media manager, and marketing strategist. That’s enough to make most people’s heads spin, and as one who had zero business experience when actually starting a business, it took me a LONG time to figure everything out and to balance all of these different roles. I’m still not completely there, but I’ve come quite a ways from my humble beginnings. In my next posts I’ll talk about some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

Jared Tseng