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LEARN HOW TO BECOME A PRIVATE PHOTO EDITOR WITH FLEXIBILITY AND FREEDOM

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GUIDE TO STARTING & RUNNING A THRIVING PHOTO EDITING BUSINESS

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Side hustle $75+ per hour


Earn$75+  per hr!

Learn step-by-step how photo editors earn an income from home editing photos for photographers all around the world! You don't need any experience to get started — anyone can learn this skill. You have control of how much work you take on. You can easily turn this into a $3,000/month part time career or a full-time career earning $50k-$75k (USD)!

The best part: most photo editors, keep the majority if the same clients year after year! Editors make on average $75+ per hour (USD)! Discover the freedom and flexibility that comes with photo editing.

Wondering if this is a good fit for you? Or, how long will it take to find your first clients? All of these answers and more are available in the Quick-Start Free Training video — access it now!

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PRIVATE PHOTO EDITOR

free QUICK-START EDITING BUSINESS training video

“The Photo Editors Guide has changed my life! This course covers every base, and sets you up for success in starting a profitable photo editing business. I truly think this is the best option for anyone interested in photo editing. I’m so thankful for this course and the supportive community you gain along the way. I 10/10 recommend”

— Haylee Wukeson Photo Editing

"This course has changed my life!"

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Jessica Nielson

"To say this was a blessing is an understatement!"

"This course has changed my life! Katie gives you step by step instructions of everything you need to build a profitable business as a photo editor! I love what I do and I wouldn’t be where I am without this course. I started in January and I took around two months to complete it, and now two more months after finishing the course I am now a full time photo editor booked out to the end of the year! To say this course was a blessing for my family is an understatement!"

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Lindsey McGee, LM Edits

"I booked my first client within one month "

“Every aspiring photo editor should start by purchasing this course!! The amount of information and resources available to you is gold. Katie is so sweet and always willing to listen and help in any way that she can.

I know it can be scary investing in a course but trust me, this course is so worth it and it will change your life! If I wouldn’t have taken this course I can ensure you I wouldn’t have felt prepared or confident to launch my business within 2.5 months of starting the course. And on top of that, I booked my first client within a month after launching. I don’t share this to brag, I am just sharing how valuable this course is. 

I cannot thank Katie enough for taking the time to create this course and for providing a step by step process for aspiring photo editors.”

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— VERONIQUE DREYER

"Truly changed my life!"

The Photo Editor's Guide truly changed my life! I followed Katie on Instagram when she first mentioned she was thinking of designing a course for people to take who wanted to do this as a career. As soon as I heard this I KNEW I needed to do this. Investing in myself is a big deal but I took the leap and haven't regretted my decision even once! The course is beautifully designed and very easy to follow. Her step-by-step instructions are so well thought out and thorough and made me feel completely confident launching my business as a beginner! I've now been in business a little over 8 months and have had multiple clients. I now get to stay at home with my kiddos (the dream) and do something I love to support my family! Forever grateful for this!

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- ANGELA STARR, THE BESPOKE EDIT

"Cheers to dreams coming true!"

“Katie is the best teacher ever. Her course covers it all. I know for a fact that I would not have been able to become a profitable professional editor without this course and I have been a photographer for 10 years. The amount of knowledge in this course is insane and I often go back to watch videos over and over again! Having the Facebook group is just an added plus. So many friendships have been made and we all support each other so much. Love this new career of mine!

My dream of editing for wedding and portrait photographers began with The Photo Editor’s Guide course and a strict 5 month plan to launch. Now, this dream has started to come true! Remember that there is someone out there who knows what you want to know and having them as a mentor is the easiest straightest path you can take (even with a pandemic) Cheers to dreams coming true!”

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— KAITLIN BRENT, AURORA STUDIOS

"The Guide transformed my life!"

This guide has TRANSFORMED my life! Someone in a previous post said “the only way to fail with this course is to not do it”. AND BOY ARE THEY RIGHT! This guide is perfect for literally anyone who wants to start their own editing business. Katie has thought of everything and I cannot recommend it enough.

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— KIMBERLEY W., WERKERBEE MEDIA

"It's like having your hand held"

The only way to fail with this program is to not do it. It is thorough. It is detailed. It is like having your hand held to start a photo editing business. I am forever grateful for this and the whole new set of freedoms I have gained from it for my family!"

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— Monica Aguiñaga Editing

"The Guide is 100% worth the investment."

“The Guide is packed with useful information! I wanted to become a private photo editor for a while and Katie is the mentor I needed. The Photo Editor’s Guide is 100% worth the investment: what I love the most is how eloquent Katie is at explaining processes and best practices you should use and implement in the photo editing biz. During Covid-19 stay at home orders I spent time promoting my services and building relationships with photographers. It looks like it's gonna be a busy fall!

I’m excited to start this new chapter as a business owner doing something I love. Thanks Katie.”

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— Nichole Pasley Photos

"I absolutely loved it!"

“I took finished this course April 2020, I absolutely loved it!!! Very simple step by step lessons with video instruction! Everything is laid out for you. You can easily be successful if you follow the lessons and of course put in the work! And Katie is there for you even after you finish! I am constantly posting in the guides group about questions that arise as I continue to grow editing business, Katie and everyone in the group is so helpful!!”

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— SAMANTHA ANN EDITS

"This course struck a chord with me"

“This course struck a chord with me. As soon as I saw what was being taught, I knew this was the course for me. The community is amazingly supportive no matter what stage you are at. Truly an amazing experience!”

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Access a "business-in-a-box" program that will walk you through setting up a successful and thriving editing business (with done-for-you email scripts/contract/form templates)

Quickly practice and gain editing workflows for fast and profitable editing (efficient editing workflows that many photographers are unaware of)

Know how to find, attract, and BOOK your first clients in 2021 and continue to grow your business with momentum — just like so many others in our community

Provide an invaluable client experience — resulting in loyal clients that provide testimonials, referrals, AND commit to continue working with you for years to come

Have access to a supportive and encouraging community of fellow editors — photo editors should not have to feel lost or alone on their journey!


the Photo Editor's Guide®

The Photo Editor's Guide® is the only comprehensive step-by-step resource & community you will need to:

LEARN THE TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, AND MARKETING STRATEGIES TO SUCCEED AS A PROFITABLE PHOTO EDITOR FOR WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

YOUR PHOTO EDITING GUIDE & BUSINESS COACH

I’ve made it my purpose to encourage and empower others with the skills and tools they need to chase the life they want. I truly believe that the world makes room for people that are passionate about why they do what they do.

I left my busy photography business to become a private photo editor in search of location independence and schedule flexibility (I wanted to be able to work from anywhere, under my own terms).

I made $75,000 as a photo editor WHILE my husband and I traveled the country for a year hiking in National & State Parks. Yep, entirely funded by my editing)!

Here’s the best part about my biz: I keep the majority of my clients year after year. I love that I can help my clients find more freedom to live their lives by taking editing off their plate. I truly have a wholehearted, meaningful business that has changed my life and my clients’ lives too.

It’s my passion to educate, encourage, and help others thrive in their online photo editing business with The Photo Editor's Guide.

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Learn AND Refine Your Profitable Skills

The Photo Editor’s Guide is a 3-part program, designed to take you from a beginning photo editor to booking your first clients. In Part One, you'll learn the technical trade skills and methods of profitable photo editing in Lightroom. Included are downloadable practice galleries, presets, and 3rd party editing tool settings to help make editing speedy!

Setting Up YOUR Automated Systems & BACKEND

PART TWO

part one

Setting up your systems + business operations; automated client management systems for on-boarding and scheduling, file exchanging workflow, 10+ email scripts, and done-for-you contract + on-boarding templates. 

LaunchING & BOOKING YOUR FIRST CLIENTS — QUICKLY!

Part Three is a deep dive into launching your new business online, marketing your services, learn where and how to find your first clients, responding to leads, marketing with offers, and strategies to booking AND keeping your first clients.

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in the Private Community

Join our supportive and tight knit Facebook community! Many of our students have made awesome connections with others on the same journey as they help each other learn and grow from their own experiences.

Every other week Katie streams a ‘Live Q+A’ to answer questions and dive deeper into topics students have asked about!

Q+A replay video library of previous LIVE videos you can access and re-watch at any time within the group

Find support, encouragement, & accountability with other Guide students in the private Guide community

Don’t want to join our private group but still want support if you have a question? Each lesson page has a comments section where we are actively answering each of your questions every week!

bi-weekly 'live' q+a calls

No, this is NOT the kind of private photo editor that does really heavy retouching or Photoshopping. That’s almost the opposite type of photo editing services I offer and teach. 

No, you do NOT need prior photography experience to learn how to provide profitable editing services.

The photo editing that common wedding and portrait photographers are outsourcing are BASIC edits/adjustments of portrait sessions (families, seasonal portraits, engagements), events, or weddings like you see in this example photo here.

There is a growing demand for quality private photo editors as wedding and portrait photographers photographers grow (just like the popular wedding photographer you’ve heard about in your local area)!

WHAT TYPE OF PHOTO EDITING SERVICE IS THIS?

no photography experience needed

Behind the Guide

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The Photo Editor's Guide® was founded and launched in the fall of 2019 by Katie Rivera. The mission of the Guide is to reduce the gatekeeping of photo editing careers in the wedding and portrait industry. The Guide's purpose is to empower others with the skills and training needed to start a thriving photo editing business with no photography background required to begin!

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