Are you finding it hard to look for and trust a Lakeland videographer? On the other side of the coin, videographers are also having a hard time attracting clients and convincing them to trust them with their projects. The trick to persuading clients you are the right man for the job lies on what sets you apart from all the other videographers.
It helps a lot if you have something to show them; if you can do and offer something that other videographers in your area simply don’t have the necessary skills to do.
Volunteer your time
You may say: “I don’t have a second to volunteer since I’m up to my neck with errands, duties, and work.” We say: “Find the time and you will be rewarded.” Volunteer your time and services either as an intern to a professional videographer because you will learn a lot from him or to cover a family’s or friend’s event for free or a minimal fee.
When you shadow a professional videographer, you will learn a lot about his process and the techniques he uses to get the shot he wants. When you offer your services to your friends and family, it allows you to apply the skills you have learned in real life.
Enroll in different courses
There are many short courses that will add to your already glowing portfolio. You can learn more about videography or you can enhance your skills in scriptwriting and editing. Adding skills to what you already know will help you gain more clients. It also enables you to offer more than what another Lakeland videographer can. You can provide more services and this is always a plus for clients who want value for their money.
Attend seminars and trade shows
Seminars and trade shows are great venues to meet like-minded individuals who are into videography, too. Industry leaders often attend these trade shows to give speeches. You will learn a lot listening to these talks. Afterward, these events also allow you to mingle with these industry leaders. It’s a great way to expand your network.
Practice, practice, practice
Finally, what good would be investing in all these skills-learning courses and seminars would do if you don’t put them in practice? As mentioned earlier, volunteer to cover an event for a relative or a friend. You can be paid the minimal fee (just the transportation and parking fee will do) as long as you are allowed to apply your skills.