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You’ll Love these 2018 Planners for Photographers and Creatives

December 11, 2017

With the new year just around the corner, it probably comes as no surprise that we’re already focusing our thoughts on securing the perfect planner for 2018.

When it comes to planners purely for photographers or those working in creative industries though, it can be a little more difficult to find one that not only keeps you organized, but also feeling inspired and motivated throughout the year.

That’s why we’ve decided to round-up our favorite planners to help make next year your most successful year yet. In fact, we’re pretty confident you’ll LOVE these 2018 planners for photographers and creatives!

Blush Complete Photography Business Planner 2018-2020

This gorgeous and customizable photography business planner from Modern Market won’t just keep you organized for 2018; it’ll last you all the way through to 2020! This is great for photographers and creative entrepreneurs, as sometimes we need to think well into the future when planning projects.

This planner lets you add your own custom photo to its cover, helping it to better suit your own business’ branding and work. You’ll also find inspirational quotes on every page, along with other benefits such as a monthly goals section, client session checklist, income tracker, client address book, and blogging schedule (just to name a few!).

The planner is delivered to you as a digital file that you must print yourself and will set you back around $25 at the moment (while it’s on sale).

Colorvale’s Print Your Own Business Planner

Colorvale presents quite a unique concept, allowing customers to build their own printable photography planner. The great thing about this is that you can add components based on your needs and budget, and if you find you need something extra that you didn’t originally think of, there’s no harm in adding it later down the track!

The components you can purchase and print include things such as goal planning, client workflow, location scouting, an equipment and props checklist, social media schedule, advertising tracker, and so much more. You simply add them to a dedicated binder and watch the daily running of your business become so much easier!

Prices for individual planner pages start at just $7.00.

Whim Magazine’s Free Creative Planner 2018

Perhaps I’m biased, but I recently created a 2018 version of Whim Magazine’s popular (and FREE) Creative Planner and so far it has received wonderful feedback.

The free 2018 planner is aimed at those who are either working in creative industries or simply love to embrace their creativity. It aims to inspire the user on a daily basis with its gorgeous watercolor and floral design. Among its 100+ pages, you’ll find week-at-a-glance organizers, monthly calendars, inspirational quotes, goal lists, monthly reviews, and more.

While other planners of the same depth and professional design will set you back anywhere from $25 – $80, this 2018 Creative Planner is completely free – no strings attached. To grab your free printable copy, simply head to the planner’s page and enter the email address you wish for it to be delivered to.

The Epic Studio Planner for Photographers

The Epic Studio Planner for Photographers is sold by Janelle Keys on Etsy and is a wonderful, all-in-one solution for photographers looking for the perfect 2018 planner to keep them organized in the new year.

The designer explains: “[it] has been custom designed by photographers to meet the specific needs of running a photography studio. With an entire section devoted to studio workflow, as well as scheduling and marketing, the Epic Planner is the perfect companion to help you run your studio and grow your business.”

It’s also a printable PDF, however once purchased you gain instant access to it.

The Big Picture’s Essential 2018 Planner for Photographers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Nicknamed the ‘Essential 2018 Planner for Photographers and Creative Entrepreneurs’, there’s a reason why The Big Picture from Etsy seller Design Aglow means business. It actually comes in printed planner format, so although it’s a lot more expensive than the other alternatives on this list, you won’t have to worry about getting it printed and bound.

It also features over 430 pages containing all of the necessities for running a photography or creative-based business, including monthly, weekly and daily views, as well as worksheets to help you with goals, planning, social media, blogging, and more. Add in a sturdy hardcover with gold foil embossing and pages thick enough to prevent your pen from bleeding through, and you’ve got yourself one gem of a 2018 planner!

There you have it – our recommendations of 2018 planners for photographers and creatives! Will you be using any of the planners listed above to help you stay on-track next year?


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