We have officially entered Quarter 2 of 2016.

Yes. Already.

Which ALSO means it’s time for…

Our quarterly goal check-in! Hooray!!

In January, I asked you to write down your top three photo income goals for 2016.

Here are mine, along with the action steps I need to take to get to each of them:

Double my headshot gigs from the previous year. 

  • Update my website – revamp it and add new images.
  • Start blogging on my website and updating my photography FB page.
  • Reach out to high school alum groups, previous clients, and professional groups.

 Double the number of images in my stock photo portfolios. 

  • Look through my images and come up with at least 50 to submit.
  • Continue shooting with stock in mind.
  • Upload 15 new stock images per month.

 Climb Mt. Baker.

  • Research and sign up for a guided climb.
  • Research training techniques.
  • Work out at least 5 times a week, using techniques.

It doesn’t feel like I’ve made a lot of progress, yet, but I’m working on it. Here’s what I’ve done so far…

Headshots: Started working on my website — found a new template I like, just need to find new photos in my portfolio, now.

Double Portfolios: Got 50+ images accepted into Shutterstock, and 60+ accepted into iStock… moving right along and already getting more downloads!

Climb Baker: Found a friend to climb with and started planning dates.

How are you doing on your goals? Do you need to re-assess? Write new action steps? Get started altogether?

If you haven’t done much, yet, use that as motivation to make the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters of the year your power quarters. It’s ok to take some time this first quarter to get your bearings and figure out what you want.

Now it’s time to look back at what you’ve done so far, make note of it, figure out your specific steps for the next quarter, and get going.

A couple of things that can help:

How-To Videos. BSC Premium Members have 24/7 access to my get-started video series on their Premium Member page, which walks you through each step of the process of signing up to three agencies and submitting your first images. It goes over uploading, keywording… all the confusing parts. Spells them out for you. If you’re not a BSC Premium member, yet, try it out for a month and see how far you get here.

Shooting Regularly. Keep creating new photos. You’ll have more images to submit, and you’ll learn a ton as you go. Again, a great way to do this is with the monthly Breakfast Stock Club Premium Challenge. This month’s theme is: Adventure!

Writing this Stuff Down. Pick three goals you can reach by the end of the year, write them down, and then put your action steps under them. 

Any progress is progress! Share your goals and how you’re doing on the BreakfastStock Club Facebook Page… and keep going!

Editor’s Note: Learn more about getting started selling your photos online in stock agencies – no matter how much or little photography experience you have – in the Breakfast Stock Club e-newsletter. It’s once a week, and it’s free to join, here.

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