Is this stuff any good?  I mean, really?

Since we at WordSmith possess little hope of being objective on this point, we'll let our lovely photographer clients address this one. Kind words that have made their way into our e-mail folders and hearts over the years include the following:


"I can count on every WordSmith guide to be incredibly detailed." 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"exactly what I needed to FINALLY get a plan of action in place" 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"so fun to read I've read it twice already and so meaty that I took notes the second time!"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"I'm always disappointed by the junk photographers try to sell, but not this time" 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"I just wanted to let you know I’m LOVING this guide…still customizing it, but it truly is phenomenal!"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"Oh my goodness thanks so much for putting together this awesome guide!  This is JUST what I have been needing!" 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"Thank you so much...I have struggled with telling people what to wear!"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"I am IN LOVE!  This is the best money I have spent this year and quite possibly in the last 12 months.  You have taken everything I have wanted to say and have been meaning to create and done it for me.  Really I just can’t thank you enough for making my job that much easier."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"I downloaded the forms last night . . . and just adore them.  I was a bit unsure about the value for my money before I made the purchase, but I'm so glad I got over that idea! I really appreciate the depth you went into . . . ."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"Joyce’s {what to write} guide is wonderful and by far the best bang for your buck.  It gives you just what you need to start in a photography business.  I love that all the files are customizable; Joyce has done all of the work but still left some room for you to make it all your own.  I would definitely consider purchasing future guides from Joyce. I love that she not only provides the information but packages it in a way that cuts down on me having to reinvent the wheel."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"I'm only on page 10 of your AMAZING {how to sell guide} and if I could jump through this email and KISS you, I would!!!!!  I am so wary of purchasing all things geared toward photographers because it's usually all fluff and no real content.  But, having been so fantastically impressed with your {what to wear} guide, I had confidence that you would provide a product with substance.  And, goodness gracious, did you deliver!  I'm going to have to read it in multiple sittings.  It's like a workshop neatly packaged in pdf form! 
 
From one girl who DEEPLY understands the magic of the "blue box," I thank you from the bottom of my little photographer heart for sharing your experiences and putting together a truly valuable guide.  Okay, I'll leave you alone now . . . I'm just a bit giddy from reading the first 10 pages and to share my excitement and gratitude for a truly top-notch product!" 


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 


"I’m not a guy who writes to the manufacturer of a product to gush how great it is.  It’s just not my style.  But I’m writing you to gush about your product because you need to know just how inspiring you are!  (Yes, you made me into one of those darn “product gushers.”)  Your photography, your writing and the content really fills the void for new photogs trying to find their way in this biz.   You hit it out of the ball park with How to Sell!!  I read all 60 pages in one sitting . . . then read it again!  It was such a relief to see that there IS an alternative to the traditional selling in person/big screen projection band wagon.  I've heard some established photographers describe selling online with a cart as if it were the plague!   You are an inspiring example of 'Where there’s a will, there’s a way.' Your guide was exactly what I needed.  I love it."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"This is Perfect!  It's 3am in Sydney and I just bought the Breathe collection and wanted to share my client pdf with you! Thanks for continually inspiring me to be better and for making me look like a rockstar to my clients. When I read your quotes I knew which photos would go with them and how they could be customized to suit each situation!   . . .  the pressure clients put on themselves and their families can be the difference between an enjoyable session and one you'd rather forget . . . being able to send this out a day before their shoot will hopefully calm any anxiety they feel . . ."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 


"I wasn't sure what to make of {session stories} at first since I am beyond the point of needing a "posing guide," but WOW! This totally surprised me and was more like reading an in-depth magazine article on how you do sessions. . . . I am surprised at how much I learned, honestly!"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

"so, joyce . . . not sure how, but you have done it again. i am LOVING [how to sell]! proof of this fact: my husband was concerned when he found me giggling with sheer glee and astonishment at my computer this morning. i could not believe the fabulous tips and resources you were offering and so, inspiration and gratitude overwhelmed me. THANK YOU, sincerely, for sharing your gift and experience with us. i cannot WAIT to try this stuff out for myself and see the cash start flowing in! i don't think it's overstating it to say that i love you and that you are the wind beneath my wings. :)

forever grateful and planting kisses on your feet all the way from wisconsin . . . "


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

and last but certainly not least . . . 

"WordSmith's not like other things for photographers, where you get all excited only to find the product has the usefulness of bird poop."