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A step-by-step guide to start your photo organizing business!
Have you ever wondered if you could make money helping people manage their photo and video collections?
But don’t have the resources or know-how to actually make money doing it?
The Photo Managers equips you with everything you need to know to create a successful photo managing business from the ground up.
Today, people are taking more than a trillion photos and videos annually. And the photos and videos are stored on all different devices. It’s a digital disaster.
We have a proven system to teach you how to help people manage this mess and make money while doing it.
You’ll walk away knowing how to:
You can become a confident and profitable business owner who brings joy to people by helping them sort, save and share their memories. Start today!
Do you have a blend of right brain project management and organization know-how with a strong creative style that loves telling stories with pictures?
Are you a bit of detective and love searching older family photos to discover the family history?
Do you love learning and are open to exploring new technology?
Do you love helping people manage their photo and video collections but have been overwhelmed, unequipped or stuck in how to make money doing this?
We get it.
We used to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to start. We spent countless hours trying to navigate all the ins and outs of being a small business owner. We have also made every mistake possible and had to start over several times.
That’s why we developed a program to help people just like you.
“The Photo Manager courses will explain specifically what you need to know, which saves you a huge amount of time. And that’s why they’re worth it. And I think I’ve taken pretty much every course they have!”
Enjoy Your Photos
Organize Images & Documents
Design Photo Books & Slideshows
Digitize Various Types of Analog Media
Set Up Online Backup Systems
Create Online Galleries & Websites
Photo Editing Images & Restoration
Gather & Preserve Family History
Photo Mgmt Education & Instruction
12-Week Business Discovery Course
A week by week guide to starting a photo organizing business and finding your first clients.
Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed
Complimentary copy of best-selling book on organizing your printed and digital photos by CEO Cathi Nelson.
Monthly Training Webinars
Each month we feature guest experts on topics that will improve your business or technology skills. Our 2022 training theme is all about creating systems that streamline your business.
Member pricing for all events
Attend our annual educational conference, in-person or virtually, and our three-day annual profitability workshop at member-only pricing.
Building Blocks of Digital Photo Organizing Course (Annual Only)
Everything you need to know to complete your first professional digital photo organizing project so you can feel like a pro from the start. Course is normally $399, but included if you join as an annual member.
The Photo Managers Professional Certification
The Photo Managers certification course increases your knowledge and understanding of photo management best practices and industry standards. Once certified, you’ll be listed in our “Hire a Pro” directory for clients to find you.
Private Members-Only Facebook Group
This is where the magic of membership happens. No questions are too simple or complex because our community of hundreds of professionals supports and cheers one another every day.
Lightroom Training for Photo Organizers
This series taught by professional photo manager and lightroom expert David Wagner is an excellent introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic for Photo Managers.
Over the years we have developed a rich library of training topics that are archived and searchable.
Virtual Happy Hours & Monthly Member Connection Meetings
We provide monthly opportunities for you to connect with other members, from international community zoom meetings to Friday happy hours. We promise you will not feel alone in this profession.
Up to 40% discounts with our industry partners
Our industry partners are excited to connect with you and offer significant discounts on their products and services.
Complete marketing package for Save Your Photos Month
September is Save Your Photos Month, an annual educational outreach program to the public about the importance of saving and sharing their photos. We provide you with all the marketing tools you need to establish yourself as an expert in your community.
Cathi Nelson is the leader of a global photo organizing movement. A cutting-edge entrepreneur and speaker, in 2009 she founded The Photo Managers, the leading organization serving entrepreneurs through training, a professional certification program, best practices, and a code of ethics that sets high standards for the rapidly growing photo management industry. She’s built a worldwide community and organization around supporting people in creating thriving businesses doing work they love. She’s been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Real Simple Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal about how to organize and preserve the legacy of your family heritage through photos.