video production

Video Production: Find More Clients With MeetupS IN YOUR BACKYARD (updated for 2019)

Video Production: Find More Clients With MeetupS IN YOUR BACKYARD (updated for 2019)

That's right. More. Clients. In. Your. (Figurative) Backyard.

Unless you're a budding filmmaker in Casper, WY, you'll have a big city near-ish to you. And that big city is rife with people who need video production. And 2018 is yet another new year where even more businesses and brands will have to net attention with video.

Forget weddings, birthdays, and music videos - go for the businesses right in your backyard by pitching your services as a video producer. It'll put some grit in you as you level up as a filmmaker.

And after an experiment in December (of 2017), I found the best conversions were by meeting people in person. Call it networking. Call it a meetup. Call it a shindig - I don't care. Get out, make new friends, be a servant leader. 

What To Do Before and After You Move To Another State For A Video Production Job

What To Do Before and After You Move To Another State For A Video Production Job

Fellow microbudgeters and video production ladies and gentlemen, this post is for you. It’s quick-ish (actually, it’s kinda biggish), it’s easy, and it’ll shed some light on some of the fog surrounding this big move of yours.

I’ve worked video production as a PT side gig. I’ve done it as a FT freelancer/self-employed/single-member LLC. I’ve worked at 2 different W2 (i.e. someone else can claim me as their employee) video production jobs - FT - in 2 different states. And since I left home at 18, I’ve lived in 9 different states/countries, sometimes as brief as 8 weeks, and at other times, as long as nearly 5 years. I’ve had more changes to my address than Prince did to his artist’s name. Part of that was being in the military, part of that was job-related. By no means am I an expert on moving, but along the way, I’ve learned a trick or two. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it’ll hopefully shed some light on areas you’re not thinking through just yet.

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: X Things That Will Drive You Bananas When Creating A Video For Someone

Video Production: X Things That Will Drive You Bananas When Creating A Video For Someone

Today, we’re going to reflect on all the wild and wonderful things our prospects and clients do that just drive us bonkers. So, if you’re new to video production, I recommend starting here and here. Then read this post so you can see the warning signs on the road and learn how to react. You can’t always control how other people will treat you, but you sure can control how you treat others. Remember the golden rule here, Bubs, and go serve your video production prospects/clients right now with a big ole smile!

Bonus: Stick around after the show for a free performance by Limozeeeen! Actually, I’ve got a guide for you that will walk you through, A-Z, everything you need to start your own video business from scratch. Because clients that drive you bananas are just the tip of the iceberg; you’ll deal with non-profits who want to undercut your services, payment processors who want their cut, and the interminable question: what do I charge my clients? All this and more in the bonus section.

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