I have an acquaintance that offers voice-over business consulting services primarily to those who are new to the voiceover profession. In his usually very sound advice he advocates offering VO, narration, and voice acting services through freelance marketplace websites.
He actually suggests setting up profiles and offering gigs in not one website, but in as many sites as possible – and I’m totally on board with that.
Yesterday he posted a video in which he advocated offering freelance voice services through gig economy websites but then he said something odd. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Freelancers MUST Promote their Gigs (and What Happens When They Don’t)”
Whether it’s offering customers a unique gift idea or a quick and easy promotional piece, here is an extensive list of freelance job ideas for video editors, videographers, and entrepreneurial filmmakers that I have broken down into several categories. Get started making money by creating video content or offering your video-related services today! Continue reading “70 Job Ideas for Freelance Video Editors, Videographers and Other Freelancers”
Getting video ranked on the first page of Google is obviously the goal for anyone using video content and video marketing in their overall business or sales strategy. You’ve probably heard it before, “If you are not on the 1st page of Google, you’re not going to be found.” It’s probably true. Think about it, when was the last time you searched past the first page of search results? Continue reading “The 4 “Must-Haves” to Get Video Ranked on the First Page of Google”
If you’re not one of YouTube’s ONE BILLION active users a month and are yet familiar, YouTube is a video hosting and sharing website that allows any registered video creator to publish a video channel to which they can upload, view and share videos. Creators work to build YouTube channel subscribers, who are essentially fans. Registered users can watch, like and comment on these videos as well as subscribe to content creators’ channels. Unregistered user can only view videos on YouTube. Continue reading “How to Get More YouTube Channel Subscribers Fast, FREE and Easy!”
The secret to making your amateur videos look professional is not nearly as much about the video gear you are using as it is the technique. A lot of the amateur filmmakers today don’t necessarily have all the fancy equipment and gear to make perfect quality videos, but it’s not the equipment that makes the videographer, vlogger or YouTube personality – many are simply using their mobile phones to make a great video. There are certain tricks that you can use to make your amateur videos look professional as discussed in the video from Griffin Hammond (who made an excellent documentary about Sriracha) below. With these ten tricks, you can take a bad video and make it look much better. Continue reading “10 Tricks To Make Your Amateur Videos Look Professional”
“How do I make more money as a filmmaker, freelance videographer or in my video editing business?” is the number one, most frequently asked question we hear – and it is an important question!
The careers of professional videographers and freelance entrepreneurial filmmakers most often begin with the love of a casual hobby. Videos meant to preserve the precious moments spent with family and friends become the catalyst for improving techniques and upgrading equipment. From this is born the desire to make a little extra money with their hobby. Continue reading “5 Ways to Make More Money as a Video Editor, Videographer or Filmmaker”
A common misconception is that you have to form a full-time business in order to find opportunities to make money with your drone. This isn’t true. There are literally dozens of drone business ideas out there for even part-time video entrepreneurs. Freelance UAV pilots and aerial filmmakers are making money with drones even outside of the traditional businesses while selling their services through online marketplaces. Continue reading “Drone Business Ideas for Marketplace Websites”
In today’s hurried life, more and more people crave instant gratification in every aspect of their lives, including the videos they watch. Videos created for video marketing purposes need to be short and punchy, which often creates a challenge writing a script that communicates the call to action (CTA) and compels the viewer to move through the marketing funnel in the shortest amount of time.
One of the most important elements of a great marketing video is a solid script to accompany it. – L. Scott Harrell
Continue reading “How to Write Powerful Scripts for Short Marketing Videos”
I just finished reading an interesting and insightful article, “If You Are Still Ignoring YouTube, You’re Missing Out (Again) on Being a Leader”, by INfluencer Tara Hunt here on LinkedIn. This is the first time I’ve come across any of her material; she breaks down the world of vlogging and social media through her own YouTube channel and articles she is publishing on LinkedIn. She creates content that is both personable and really easy to understand. Continue reading “Using Video to Establish Yourself as an Expert in Your Field”
For new freelancers, starting a freelancing business is one of the simplest ways to make money online without having to spend your time at the office every day. You can set your own workplace, your own work time, your own clients, and even your own earnings. This is why freelancing is becoming one of the most popular businesses that people have, especially those who love to work at home.
However, new freelancers often face various challenges in their freelancing business, which usually discourage them from continuing on their path. If you are a new freelancer, how can you overcome these challenges? Continue reading “7 Common Problems New Freelancers Face and How To Fix Them Quickly”