How are solopreneurs and freelancers using Calendly?

Learn how independent professionals around the world use Calendly to get more clients on the calendar and gain back time for business development.

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Sararogersphotography

“I’ve had several people tell me they chose me out of a handful of photographers because they could book a session online. I think they really appreciate that efficiency.”

Sara Rogers, Sara Rogers Photography

Key Results:

  • Directly increased number of new clients scheduling sessions
  • Gained back hours of travel time between shoot locations
  • Enjoys more family time

Portrait photographer Sara Rogers offers moms high-quality family photos without a high-end price tag.

“When I became a mother, I’d want to get my kids’ pictures taken by professionals, but it would cost an arm and a leg,” she said. So Sara and her husband set up a home studio, which transformed into a full-time business.

But as business expanded, Sara struggled to keep up with her growing client base.

“Someone would email me and ask what times I had available, but by the time they’d choose a date, that date had been taken by someone else,” she said.

Calendly eliminated that back-and-forth, giving Sara a competitive edge.

“Moms don’t have time to do a lot of extra things,” she said. “I’ve had several people tell me they chose me out of a handful of photographers because they could book a session online. I think they really appreciate that efficiency.”

The ability to display specific types of sessions on certain weekdays has also upped Sara’s efficiency, giving back hours of time she once spent trekking between shoot locations.

“I used to spend just as much time driving as I would taking pictures,” she said. “Calendly allows me to make Tuesdays my park session days, or some other day my studio days. I’m saving so much time and a ton of gas.”

Now, Sara not only better serves her clients, she also enjoys more time with her family.

“If I can free up an hour of work, it’s time I can spend with my husband and kids,” she said. “That holds the most value for me.”

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Theprepary

“Giving clients an easy, one-step process makes them more inclined to book. I’m working on my own right now, so anything I can do to fill my calendar with clients is amazing.”

Jaime Petkanics, The Prepary

Key Results:

  • Eliminated 5-6 scheduling emails per client
  • Aligned scheduling experience with professional brand
  • Increased number of client bookings with streamlined process

After seven years of recruiting in the finance and fashion industries, Jaime Petkanics now helps people land their dream jobs through her career consultancy, The Prepary.

“I originally thought I’d work mostly with students and recent grads,” she said, “but I also work with people who are five, ten, even 15 years into their careers and looking to make a move.”

With such a broad spectrum of client needs to fulfill, Jaime’s offerings range from reviewing resumes to mock interviews, all the way to ongoing coaching throughout a job search. And as a one-woman show, she needs to keep her many different workflows streamlined.

For that, she uses Calendly.

“Calendly is a huge timesaver,” she said. “Setting up a session can take maybe 5-6 emails otherwise. When you’re working with many different clients, that really adds up. Now, the process is a lot more efficient and professional.”

The professional UX and UI are key, given Jaime’s position as an expert on the hiring process.

“I have a solid understanding of what people are looking for on resumes, in cover letters, in interviews,” she said. “I need to be able to instill trust early on, so I can share what I know with those who need it.”

With a trustworthy platform and hassle-free scheduling process in place, Jaime can truly focus on consulting—with confidence that new clients are signing up while she works.

“Giving clients an easy, one-step process makes them more inclined to book,” she said. “I’m working on my own right now, so anything I can do to fill my calendar with clients is amazing.”

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