Video Production: How To Start A Video Production Business In The Next 24 Hours (updated for 2019)

Video Production: How To Start A Video Production Business In The Next 24 Hours (updated for 2019)

Digital filmmaking. Video Production. Videography. All the same in my eyes. Now, I've talked to a lot of different people lately who think they need to get the glossy pamphlets, stacks of business cards, a website, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, and email newsletter service like MailChimp, and a business license and an EIN from the IRS just to get started with business. If you're into film and videography, do you think you want all of this nonsense just to start a video production business?

And of course, you don't need so much as 3 credit hours, let alone a whole degree in business.

At its core, business is just about meeting a need and serving people.

 

Video Production: Get Paid Today With Paypal.Me, Cash, Credit, Or Neither? (UpDATED FOR 2019)

Video Production: Get Paid Today With Paypal.Me, Cash, Credit, Or Neither? (UpDATED FOR 2019)

My fellow microbudget filmmaker, if you do any kind of video production in between projects, and if you find yourself scrambling to get paid, here's a tool I like and highly recommend. You can even get paid right away, as in today. It's quick for your client, and it's easy for you. 

So easy in fact, I had to write a quick take on it to disarm any mental barriers to trying yet another new gizmo on the web.

Ready?

Paypal.me.

Don't already have a Paypal account? Get one.

Client doesn't have an account? They can easily create one, en route to paying you. Create your link to get paid and share that turkey. 

At the end of the post, I'll walk you through how to get paid with Paypal, even if your client doesn't have a Paypal account (and/or refuses to get one).

Video Production: How To Cold Pitch PROSPECTs Like A Champ (Updated for 2018)

Video Production: How To Cold Pitch PROSPECTs Like A Champ (Updated for 2018)

Today, you're going to learn a new, not-so-easy way to cold pitch video clients, so pay attention budding filmmakers and videographers!

Not-so-easy?

That's right.

If you want to blast hundreds of emails and get zero response, march on drummer boy. 

If you want to send fewer emails, land quality clients and 

  • learn leadership
  • get a better grip on budgeting
  • cast vision
  • fine-tune your pitching
  • and get paid without racing to the bottom

then here's a detailed approach you can start right now in your video production. Everyone wants to be the next Hitchcock or the next Kubrick, but that doesn't come on a silver platter. 

If you want to tell stories of hope, love, forgiveness, _________________, you need to beef up your sweat equity!

How To Raise $1,000 Over The Next 21 Days For Your Short Film - And Keep It

How To Raise $1,000 Over The Next 21 Days For Your Short Film - And Keep It

Here's the quickest way I know to finance a short film. 

It requires:

  • No Kickstarter fees.
  • No Indiegogo fees. 
  • No story (initially).

Only fee you might see (3%) is a credit card fee if your sponsor uses a credit card.

Otherwise, it's your team and the funding you need for your short film.

Oh, and you can do it in less than 3 weeks if you're a bootstrapper. 

Video Production: The Best Ways This Side Of The Mississip To Find AND VERIFY Emails (Updated for 2018)

Video Production: The  Best Ways This Side Of The Mississip To Find AND VERIFY Emails (Updated for 2018)

Today, I'm going to teach you the best ways to find emails to anyone that you want to reach out to.

And if you stick around, I’ll have a video walkthrough for you because this jungle of tricks and gadgets can be a little disorienting your first time using them to find an email.

This technique (or rather, set of techniques) works if you are trying to find new video clients to cold pitch, it works if you are trying to find new guests for your podcast, and it works if you are trying to find Your 93-year-old grandmother who got an email back when Windows 95 was King but she never used it ‘til now.

These techniques are easy, but they are not always quick when you do several of them at once to find one person’s email.

Slackers be warned!

Bury your lip service, don’t make up excuses, and go make Jack Canfield proud.

Total time to find an email: 1-5 mins