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Recently bought a drone with a camera? Or need another reason to buy one today? I’ve got great news: You can easily make money from publishing and selling your breath-taking aerial footage.
Here’s the kicker: You don’t even need to be a professional. As soon as you’ve mastered your drone, you will be a natural at taking amazing pictures and video. This kind of footage is a hot commodity for both personal and commercial use.
So how can you use your skills to make an extra buck?
- Choose your “angle”
The beauty of drone photography is that you can film virtually anything. That includes aerial footage of whales and dolphins, mountain biking action shots and the ultimate holiday selfies. To maximise your chances of monetizing on your success, think about a specific subject that you would like to specialize in. This could be of nature, parties or properties. Only your imagination is the limit.
Drones are only getting more popular and there are lots of people who will share your interests and passion. Honestly, the best way to learn drone flying is from people who’ve perfected their craft. Join social media groups or get involved in online chats. You’re bound to find new inspiration and support from cool people all over the world. And you never know, you might just find someone who will love your work and want to know more.
- Become a social media influencer
Don’t worry, I’m not expecting you to become an Instagram sensation with 1,000,000 followers over night (although, that could happen!). All I’m saying is, make the most of the world’s social media obsession to share your work. Upload it to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Vimeo – whatever you can think of. Tag your images with catchy and popular words. Invite people to follow your posts. You’d be surprised how fast you’ll get people getting in touch either for more information or offering to pay for your shots.
Hopefully these simple tips are enough to get you started with your drone adventure. Get more hints, tips and advice from your gadget experts.