Whether you’re editing photos, making invoices, or sending press requests, if you find yourself doing the same thing over and over you should probably have a batch process. In Photoshop batch processes called “actions” can be used to re-size images , sharpen and add watermarks. These actions can be used on single files or an entire folder of 500 photos. Never made an action? Find out how.

Even if you only shoot part time, you should have a professional looking invoice template that only needs a few pieces of information filled in before you send it to your clients. This can be done in word or if you’re really fancy, Adobe InDesign. Make templates for Invoices, Fax Covers and Contracts.

Finally, emails that you send out regularly like press requests and links to coverage should have templates of their own. Life is too short to spend rewriting the same old stuff!