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#405: From Amateur to Professional: Important Considerations - Magi Fisher

Are you ready to turn your hobby into a professional and legal business?

In episode 405 of the Bokeh Podcast, Magi Fisher of Magdalena Studios and The Artists' Lawyer joins us to discuss important considerations for when you decide to go from amateur to professional. Listen in as she highlights the importance of outsourcing, legally protecting yourself, and maintaining balance.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: Lawyer and educator for creative entrepreneurs. (2:06)

Customer Experience: Respect the relationships. (7:59)

Technique for Time: Outsourcing and systems. (9:24)

Tools for Systems: Dubsado, Calendar System, Bench for Bookkeeping, (10:40)

Outsourcing/Delegation (14:39)

Inspiration: Being present. (19:12)

Meditation (21:51)

Book Recommendations: (25:11)

The Originals - bit.ly/bp-originals

The Four Hour Work Week - bit.ly/bp-4hr

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Magi’s Backstory (29:24)

Outsourcing Even When You Have the Time (36:43)

Making the Move to Full-Time (40:08)

Use real contracts.

Set up a legal entity.

Set up a business account.

Get insurance.

Insurance (43:23)

Hill and Usher

PPA

Don’t Over-Invest in Education (46:11)

Legally Planning for Locations (48:52)

Consider How to Replace Your Income (50:37)

Quality of Life (53:41)

Links

Magifisher.com

magdalenastudios.com

theartistslawyer.com - Use code “BOKEH” for 15% off

instagram.com/magifisher

Untethered Soul by Michael Singer - bit.ly/bp-untethered

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