We are finishing up the Settings screen in Part IV of my ShootQ series!! If this is your first visit check out the previous posts to catch up:
This week I will talk a little bit about the Account and Integrations portion of the Settings screen.
Account & Billing: Here you can check on your ShootQ billing to make sure that your cc is correct and you are under the plan you want to be under. I’m under the basic Startup Subscription because there is only one photographer in my company and I operate under one brand. The third tab is the Referral Program, ShootQ doesn’t give our discount codes but they do have a referral program. So if you click on my ShootQ pic up top it will take you to my referral page where if you sign up I get $2 off my monthly bill. I hope that I’ve provided useful information to you and if you do decide to sign up you’ll use my link as a thank you!
Brands: This is another area where you can manage your Colors & Themes of your branding. If you are on an upgraded plan you can create brands to match your different aspects of your company. For example you may shoot weddings and pets and have separate websites and branding for these and now you can bring that over to ShootQ.
People & Roles: Let’s say you have a Studio Manager or in my case a husband that needs to know what is going on in my business and have access to contact my clients in case of emergency. You can add up to 3 users to your ShootQ account and set permissions for their accounts. Now in a worst case scenario my husband can login and has all the info about my bookings and can contact my clients if necessary.
Onto Integrations! How good would a studio management system be if it didn’t integrate with the other pieces of your business?!?!
Integrate Your Website: I use a plugin for my WordPress blog that requires the Public API information found under this tab. Now that I’ve said that I have no idea what API keys are but I know they make things work together. There are links on the left hand side for some of the more popular websites that photographers use like Livebooks, Showit, BluDomain, Big Folio and of course WordPress. On the other tab you have the option to have a ShootQ hosted contact form, I’ve heard complaints that it can’t be customized to match your branding but I’ve never tested it. I would imagine since it is directly linked to ShootQ that it feeds pretty seamlessly into your Lead Tracking.
Twitter: I just set this up but have not tested it out yet. The gist seems to be that you can send a tweet that will add tasks to your Account. I don’t really see myself using this option but there may be others out there that love it. I personally am a terrible Twitterer!
Facebook: I do use this option, this allows me to add a contact form right onto my Facebook Business page so clients can contact me through Facebook and it goes right to my ShootQ Leads. Great way to get your fans to contact you for sessions! Make it as easy as possible for them to reach you.
As for the rest of the tabs I don’t use them too much. I’ve looked at them but haven’t gone much further then that. If I do start using anything I think it is important I’ll be sure to write a new post about it.
So now that we’ve covered all the Settings of ShootQ is there anything else you want to know more about regarding how I use it? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do another blog post! I hope these have been helpful to those on the fence about ShootQ or those with questions.
Next month I’m going to talk about Branding and my journey through it all. I’m not an expert by any means but I’ll share with you what I’ve learned over the years!