The industry is tougher than you expect. There is more competition than you could ever have imagined. So, what are you to do about it? As a Lakeland videographer, you are in a unique position to find more ways to earn extra cash. You don’t have to depend solely on your job as a videographer. You can offer your “other skills” to your clients.
Write a Script
Do you have what it takes to write a compelling script for video production? Aside from directing the video production, you can also offer to write the script. Just make sure your script is in line with what the client wants. Work with your client to come up with the best dialogue for the actors in the video. This way, you’re going to get paid both as a videographer and as a scriptwriter.
Are there up-and-coming local bands that need professional video services? They can’t very well make a music video from their smartphones. Why not offer them your professional services? In the future, you will find that this connection will benefit you. For example, you can offer to make more of their music videos in the future. They can also recommend you to other local bands and musicians. If they hold a concert in the future, you can be their primary contact to record it.
Do you know you can monetize your YouTube videos? By amassing a certain number of followers and views, YouTube will automatically offer if you want to monetize your videos. You can make tutorial videos for your clients. This will help them deal with you better once a project has been agreed upon. You can also make tutorials for budding videographers who want to learn a trick or two from a professional Lakeland videographer like you.
Look, these social media influencers are not always great video producers. They’re not super okay with using cameras and tripods. Surely, there’ll be a time that they’ll need the help of a professional videographer like you. Why not offer them your services? In return, they can promote your services on their pages or recommend you to their other influencer-friends.
Freelance News Reporting
This might be a little tricky but if you can pull it off, it’s going to be so cool to watch your videos on the evening news. You don’t have to wait for a TV station to call you and ask for your videos. Call them and offer what you have. But before you do that, you need to go around town and record public events (only if the organizers allow it). Certain news programs are always looking for a freelance Lakeland videographer who can provide them with video content.