Imagine having one tool that helps you manage every aspect of your business, instead of trying to piece together planners, excel sheets, and multiple tools to handle different aspects of your business. One tool that has everything you need in one convenient place, saving you time, money and simplifying your life and business forever.
This way you can get back to the part of your business you actually love to do and simplify the rest with one tool that does it all.
Isn't it time you finally
have one tool that does everything you need?
Managing your business can be frustrating and expensive
Here you are
going to state the challenges and frustrations
Trying to manage your business using multiple softwares, excel sheets and binders to create a system that works for you.
Having to make a general CRM work for your business management but constantly feeling like it's not really the right fit.
You spend more time trying to manage your creative business than actually doing the part you're passionate about.
Maybe you're wishing you could just use ONE tool that had everything you needed without having to pay a ton of money or wasting valuable time. It's just so hard!
we might have the perfect solution for you if you're:
does this sound about right?
It's time to say goodbye to trying to piece together multiple tools to create a system that works for you and use one tool that does it all.
There certainly isn't a shortage of CRMs out there, but when was the last time you had one that was built for you and your kind of business?
Let's be honest; you probably didn't start your dream business to be stuck in the office doing all this business admin work. By using our software you'll save time and can get back to working on the things that you love.
Our CRM has been built by photographers for photographers and includes everything you need to operate your photography business.
Make it easy for clients to pay you and send client invoicing with just a click of a button.
Protect your business with digital contracts that get signed fast and are legally biding with a full audit trail.
Integrate your Google Calendar with our CRM to stay up to date with all your sessions.
View all your business finances in one place and stay up to date on how you're doing financially.
Create your own custom workflow checklist with our software and stay on schedule with each of your clients.
Embed a contact form to your website to collect leads and start the process of client management from the very first hello.
Create custom questionnaires and send them to clients to collect important information ahead of time.
Make it yours by customizing our software to your brand and provide a cohesive experience for your clients.
Receive notifications anytime you receive a payment, a questionnaires is answered, or a contract is signed.
Automate booking confirmations and session reminder emails to keep your clients up to date.
We includes an algorithm that notifies you when you're about to double book a session.
No Double Booking
Let us know what you'd love to see added and we will add it to our feature request list!
How does this sound?
SCALE YOUR BUSINESS FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY
REPLACE MULTIPLE TOOLS WITH ONE SOFTWARE THAT DOES IT ALL
SAVE TIME BY DEVELOPING A WORKFLOW THAT'S MADE FOR YOU
KEEP EVERYTHING ORGANIZED AND KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE WITH EACH CLIENT
GET PAID ON TIME BY CLIENTS WITH OUR SIMPLE PAYMENT PROCESS
so let's get you started!
"The system is very intuitive and perfect for my business!"
The customer service is beyond amazing. Jonathon answers questions quickly and works very hard to constantly meet and exceed our needs! You cannot find a more reasonable system out there that works so well and truly cares about their client's needs!
"Jon and Elena have managed to build a community feel around this system"
This is an easy to use CRM system which is really helping me to stay organized. There are so many features, and more are being added all the time (I no longer have to pay separately somewhere else to send out e-signature contracts or have a separate place where I manage my accounts). I was going to say excellent customer service, but it's more than that- Jon and Elena have managed to build a community feel around this system- they are always on hand to help and there there are hundreds of other photographers in community.
"The next online studio management system to watch out for!"
As one of the newest studio managers on the market it's off to a solid start. I've used them all from 17hats, Tave, Sprout, even seen some ninjas. This system focuses on the core needs instead of the complex parts of a CRM that tend to drive us nuts. Oh did I mention, it's basically a STEAL! right now at it's current pricing model.
You need to go and sign up now! The software is great and it always being adapted to better it, but do you know what is even better? The customer service and experience. It is amazing. I feel like I am part of it as I can give feedback and work alongside Jonathon to help create a system that works really well for photographers at all stages in their career. Highly recommend you sign up if you haven't.
I absolutely LOVE ESM! I loved that I have been with them since the beginning to see how much they have improved and continue to improve this organizational tool. You guys will have my business as long as I have my business!
I LOVE the ability to email my clients contracts and have them electronically sign them. Customer service is top notch -- Jonathon responds to new feature requests and any questions super fast (even on his days off!) An investment well worth every cent!
Long story short, after years of being a photographer and not having the perfect tool to manage my growing business, I somehow convinced my husband Jon that he should teach himself how to code and build me my dream software. After serving in the military as an intelligence analyst he learned how to code and built this incredible software for me.
Today, we share it with professional photographers and creatives around the world!
As a photographer I knew exactly what I needed to manage & scale my business
And felt incredibly frustrated with the options available which all too often were built for just about any business. I wanted something specifically for my photography business that understood the workflow I had, the customer experience I wanted to create and how to simplify all aspects of my business without putting more work on me. A software that was user-friendly and and actually help me scale my business. Bonus points if it actually had a beautiful aesthetic that would make me want to use.
I wrote down my list of dream requests and features and we got to work on building a software with photographers and creative entrepreneurs that work with clients in mind.
When we sat around the table trying to dream up the perfect CRM for professionals to manage their business we kept coming back to this quote; Make it simple, but significant . Our goal is to make it easy for you to manage and scale your business with a software that has right features to do the job. We want our new members to be able to login and get started right away without feeling overwhelmed or like they will need to take a class on using our software to get it right.
Best of all, we work directly with our members to continue to improve our software and listen to their feedback and feature requests. Some of our best features were requested by people just like you and we love having them on our team helping us brainstorm, and dreaming up the next big idea!
Jon (my husband), the man behind all the code and customer service has put so much into this and one thing we hear again and again from our members is that although our CRM is pretty darn amazing, it's the effort and care he puts into listening to those in our community that has turned hundreds of professionals into some of the most loyal long term members.
If there's a way he can improve the software and make our life as photographers easier, he makes sure to get it done. When you send customer support an email with a question, request or feedback, he's known for replying back within the hour.
You'll know him by name in no time because he will be your go-to guy anything related to the Essential Studio Manager.
This software has everything
you need to manage your business.
We exist to give valuable time back to professional photographers by helping them simplify and manage their photography business. Making it easier than ever to spend more time doing what matters most.
We understand that it's not just about finding a CRM to use, but it's about finding the right one that fits your need as a creative business owner. We offer a free 30 day trial so that you can test our CRM before committing to a paid plan.
Yes! We want our new members to have the option to try our software prior to committing longterm. We do require a card on file but you are more than welcome to cancel anytime prior to your trial being over and never have to pay a single penny. Since we are a small business, we do want those who sign up to take it serious and take the time to explore our software and features during that first month to see if it's the right fit and we feel like the best way to do that is to require a card on file.
We hear this all the time, and of course you can! Although our software was built specifically for professional photographers, we have plenty of members who work with clients on a regular basis and love using our software to manage their business. Since you can customize everything within our software you can easily make it fit to your business.
First, thank you so much for wanting to help us spread the word about our software. That means so much. At the moment we do not have a referral program in place, but are hoping to create one in the future as our business grows. In the meantime, we appreciate any and all word of mouth.
Our cancellation policy is pretty simple. We don't believe in locking someone into a contract so at no point are you signing a contract with us. You can cancel your account at anytime and we have tried our best to make the process as simple as possible.
We believe what separates us from others is that we have built our software by listening directly to our members. We consider our active members as part of our ever-growing team. Our number one goal is to improve our CRM by implementing the features they want the most. Everything you see in the CRM was requested by people just like you. If you're hesitant to join us because we're missing something important, just let us know, and we will add it to our list of potential upcoming features!
We offer refunds for annual subscriptions, and the refund must be requested within 14 days after the renewal date. We don't give refunds for monthly subscriptions or requests that arrive 15 days or later from the renewal date. We always send out a subscription renewal notification 7 days prior to you being charged, which gives you plenty of time to submit a refund request if need be.
Grab some coffee and come hang out with us in the Facebook user group and let us know how what feature you'd love to see next!
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