“Most folks on Craig’s Lis


“Most folks on Craig’s List are Uncle Morty who has a video camera and some software to edit with – Not very professional looking samples or websites. I highlighted this fact in my ad and made sure my website (while still under construction) looks good and the samples I posted were very good – Also made sure there were no typos or bad links in the ad or the website.”

Birdcat is correct. Remember; everything you use to promote your business becomes associated with what you do as a video producer. If you don’t know web design, spend the money on a professional designer who knows how to build a web site. If you only know Word and maybe Publisher, hire a professional print designer to do your print ads instead. The nice thing is, once you establish relationships with those people, you can use them for referrals. As a web designer (who has had video editing dropped in his lap), nothing drives me more crazy than a poorly designed site, with blink tags, etc. My first thought is “If this person made this (sloppy) of a web site, what makes me think their other skills are any good?” I’m a designer, not a developer, so I farm out my heavy-duty backend stuff with no regrets. The time and aggravation I saved more than made up for any money I spent on subcontracting someone else.

Also, never overpromise. Ever. If you can’t do something, admit it beforehand.And put EVERYTHING in writing.

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Lighting needs run the gamut, from huge budget productions to small, DIY vloggers, and there’s something for every niche. This article will explain what to think about before buying lights and provide a list of the best video lights currently on the market.