Are you ready for a referral program that keeps on giving? When you refer someone to the Essential Studio Manager, you'll earn $5 every month for every member for as long as they are on an active account. This means you get a monthly payout for simply sharing about our software that's here to help photographers and creative entrepreneurs manage their business.

Give your friends 50%
and get $5 per active referral every month!


make an account

Join the referral program for free by making an account.

share your code

Create a personalized referral code and start sharing it.

monthly payout

Collect a monthly payout for every paid member you've referred

The Essential Studio Manager

Simplify your business

Book more clients, schedule appointments, get paid, and create workflows that work for you — all with one tool that's ridiculously easy to use.


No credit card required

sign up

Make it easy for clients to pay you and send client invoicing with just a click of a button.


Protect your business with digital contracts that get signed fast and are legally binding with a full audit trail.

Digital Contracts

Integrate your Google Calendar with our CRM to stay up to date with all your sessions.

Google Calendar

View all your business finances in one place and stay up to date on how you're doing financially. 


Create your own custom workflow checklist with our software and stay on schedule with each of your clients.


Embed a contact form to your website to collect leads and start the process of client management from the very first hello.

Embeddable Forms

Create custom questionnaires and send them to clients to collect important information ahead of time. 


Make it yours by customizing our software to your brand and provide a cohesive experience for your clients.


Receive notifications anytime you receive a payment, a questionnaires is answered, or a contract is signed.


Automate booking confirmations and session reminder emails to keep your clients up to date.

Automated Emails

We includes an algorithm that notifies you when you're about to double book a session.

No Double Booking

Let us know what you'd love to see added and we will add it to our feature request list!

New Feature

Everything you need

Nothing you don't

Pricing Plans



Monthly Plan

We like to keep it simple. Unlimited everything, forever.
Plus the best customer service ever.

Annual Plan


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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy




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I don't use the ESM, can I still be part of the Referral Program? 

Absolutely. We understand that not everyone NEEDS a CRM, but that they might know people who do. Our referral program is open to anyone and everyone. It's our way of saying thank you to those who help us spread the word regardless of if you're a long term member over the years or simply someone trying to help someone else find a great software to manage their business.

Frequently Asked

Do you offer a free trial?

Yes! We want our new members to have the option to try our software prior to committing longterm. We do require a card on file but you are more than welcome to cancel anytime prior to your trial being over and never have to pay a single penny. Since we are a small business, we do want those who sign up to take it serious and take the time to explore our software and features during that first month to see if it's the right fit and we feel like the best way to do that is to require a card on file.

I'm not a photographer, but you're software looks amazing. Can I sign up?

We hear this all the time, and of course you can! Although our software was built specifically for professional photographers, we have plenty of members who work with clients on a regular basis and love using our software to manage their business. Since you can customize everything within our software you can easily make it fit to your business. 

What's your cancellation policy? 

Our cancellation policy is pretty simple. We don't believe in locking someone into a contract so at no point are you signing a contract with us. You can cancel your account at anytime and we have tried our best to make the process as simple as possible.

What makes the ESM different than other CRMs?

We believe what separates us from others is that we have built our software by listening directly to our members. We consider our active members as part of our ever-growing team. Our number one goal is to improve our CRM by implementing the features they want the most. Everything you see in the CRM was requested by people just like you. If you're hesitant to join us because we're missing something important, just let us know, and we will add it to our list of potential upcoming features! 

Can I get a refund?

We offer refunds for annual subscriptions, and the refund must be requested within 14 days after the renewal date. We don't give refunds for monthly subscriptions or requests that arrive 15 days or later from the renewal date. We always send out a subscription renewal notification 7 days prior to you being charged, which gives you plenty of time to submit a refund request if need be.