Send 'em to me! All kidding aside, there's money to be made in photo montage production, you just need to streamline your production process, speed up your delivery times and keep your services affordable. A montage ONLY production operation, at minimum, can reasonably expect to gross more than $40K a year. Not bad wages in this economy. And NO, not everybody wants to D.I.Y.
"Diversification STill Critical to Video Business Survival" at the video production and marketing blog, "E.C. Come, E.C. Go"
How do you who are active part- or full-time independent professional video services providers survive? Do you offer, market, advertise and promote MANY services and products or do you mostly push weddings and take whatever else may come your way?
If anybody on Videomaker Forums is the ONE person thus far who has downloaded the eBook "Seven Ways to Make Money with Video" please drop me a note so I can provide you with a cleaned up eBook. I've just discovered the original ePub version was really messed up in the conversion and have spent this evening cleaning it up to reupload at Lulu. So, after tonight, the new, revised, reformatted and cleaner, easier-to-read version will be up and available at my Lulu publishing site.
A GREAT guest blog by VM Forums member Luis O. Maymi at E.C. Come, E.C. Go a video production and marketing blog in operation since 2004 "Why You Should Start Your Video Business with Photo Montages". Luis is also a VideoStoryTellers! associate, marketer, video producer, blogger and all-around video production techniques experimenter who operates in Puerto Rico.
Hello there! I've always wondered what are the pros and cons of freelancing vs owning your own production company? I know that if you have your own production business you need to take care of lots of paperworks and even a great deal of money. But with freelance, you don't need to worry about this sort of stuff. Am I wrong here? Can somebody please explain to me how these works?
There are a LOT of forum members. Some VERY active, others not so, and many, many more simply lurk, read, catch and release. Not to find fault with ANY type of forum member, from casual user to dedicated poster/responder, but I sure wish a HUGE number of us would respond to this post/poll and give us all a better idea of how the forums work for you. Thanks.
It's been on the forum a number of times beyond the question of 'what camera to buy', but 'how do I make money?' It's no doubt that YouTube and 'citizen journalists' are making it terribly difficult for trained, experienced and or professional videographers and editors to make a living in an environment where people place no value on their work. Amidst hordes of people all too willing to charge a pittance for their work or give it away for free, how does a profit motivated shooter/editor make a living doing this kind of work?
Just want to share a few things that work for me before, during and after a depressed economy. Much of this I've shared before in one form or another but regardless of the redundancy it's well-worth repeating. Whether you're an established video production professional, amateur, hobbyist, or just now considering video as an income or extra money generator, something here might just help get you up and running.
People still seek professional montage producers, even the D.I.Y. crowd! E.C. Come, E.C. Go, focused on video production and marketing since 2004.
Hello all once again.