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Video Producers: How To GET VIDEO WORK WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE (UPDATED FOR 2018)

Video Producers: How To GET VIDEO WORK WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE (UPDATED FOR 2018)

When you’re just starting out (heck, at any point in your journey as a video producer or microbudget filmmaker), the majority of people will not know who you are. So you have to push against the grain that says “don’t call - don’t email - don’t drop by” etc. You have to make the calls and knock on doors! If people don’t know who the heck you are, you’ll never earn their trust or their business!

Here’s one way to “get out there": free work.

Free work is a two-edged sword though.

Video Production For Non-Profits: A Step-By-Step Guide To Guidestar

If you are looking to take your video production skills to a non-profit and do a little videography work with that non-profit in your backyard, then I highly recommend you take a quick look at Guidestar first.

Today, let’s demystify the tax forms that a non-profit has to file every year, so that you can learn an easy, step-by-step process for deciding if you want to do video production for them.

At the end, I'll have a bonus tutorial for you so you are equipped to handle the guaranteed question you'll face with non-profits (and penny-pinching businesses) "Can you discount your work?" or "Can do this for half as much?"