You can create a calendar where clients can book themselves in for meetings, sessions, etc. with Sprout. We call this feature "Schedulers".

You can create a scheduler and send the link to anyone. In the scheduler, you specify your availability, choose your preferences (i.e. buffer) and specify the date information (i.e. length and date name). 

When anyone goes through the scheduler, they pick a date and time and book a date with you. You can choose to have it automatically approved or wait for your approval.
You can also schedule or reschedule an existing date with a scheduler by adding a scheduler to the date. The client can go through it and it will reschedule the date and time, but the original date details (name, location, etc.) will remain the same.
You can add a scheduler to a booking proposal and let your clients choose their shoot date and/or add another date to the shoot as you've specified (i.e. an IPS session or a planning meeting). 

A public booking page lets you create a page where clients can self-book and go through everything they would go through in a booking proposal, but without being a lead first. 

You can add a scheduler to a booking page the same way you'd add it to a booking proposal.

What can I use the Scheduler for?

Mini sessions

Make a public booking page with all of your options (package, contract, etc.) and add a scheduler with your mini-session dates and availability. Send out the link to your booking page and your clients can book you, pick a time, sign a contract and pay. 

Auto-book session

Make a public booking page with all of your options (package, contract, etc.) and add a scheduler with your session availability. Send out the link to your booking page and your clients can book you, pick a time, sign a contract and pay.

Workshops and classes

Make a public booking page with your workshop registration fee (a package) and add a contract, etc. Add a "group" scheduler (with the max # of clients specified) for the workshop date. Send out the link to your booking page and the max number of attendees can sign a contract and pay. 

Schedule a meeting with a non-client

Make a scheduler with your availability and share the link.

Reschedule a meeting or shoot with a client

Click the "Reschedule with scheduler" button on the date you'd like to reschedule and add the appropriate scheduler for the date.

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