How to Make MONEY with TRAVEL VIDEOS!! Yes it is possible.
For the last 4 years I have been running a small business focused on short video productions and freelance photography within the Travel Industry. By no means do I have a massive following on social media nor is my work the best of the best, but I have found a way to make it work and I think you can to.
Here are my tips and advice on how to start making MONEY from your TRAVEL VIDEOS:
1) Portfolio / Showreel – Make one, and make it Banger!
2) Practice – The more the better: Hyperlapse, Timelapse,
Drone, Editing, Transitions, etc.
3) Pitching & Proposals – Contact as many businesses and
agency’s as possible with your region or even internationally.
Research & Contact different Hotels, boutique Hostels, Tour
Operators, Cruise Lines, Local Tourism Boards, Regional
Tourism Boards, PR Agencies managing destinations,
Destination Marketing Firms, etc. (Re: Proposals, I didn’t
touch too much on proposals within this video but it’s really
good to have a base price list available in the case that your
Pitch gets picked up. We can make a future video on
Proposals if it’s of interest to the community.)
4) Networking & Collaborating – Communication, reaching out
to other creators, sending blind emails, researching potential
contacts doing similar things, going to conferences, going to
local events within the industry, etc.
5) 150% Effort. Turn that shit up to 11. – Especially on your first
couple of jobs, but this idea to strive for perfection should go
across all your work really, especially if it’s also a passion like
travel is to most video producers within the industry.
6) Building Bridges – With every YES you get be sure to cradle
that business relationship, as more often than not, one job
will lead to another. This is also a super way to grow your
network and shows valuable standard of practice across your
7) Be Awesome.
Shout out to these three great showreel examples. Check these guys for some extreme inspo:
David Copithorne’s Showreel – (and on YT
Sam Kolder My Year 2016 –
JR Alli My Year 2017 –
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Panasonic GH5 –
Lumix 12-60 –
Lumix 7-14 –
Zhiyun-tech Crane V2 Gimbal –
DJI Mavic Pro –
Rode Video Mic Go –
Canon 5D Mark III –
Canon 16-35 f2.8 –
Canon 24-70 f2.8 –
Canon 70-200 f2.8 –
Lee Filters Foundation Kit –
Lee Filters 82mm Ring – (used for 16-35 and 24-70)
Lee Filters 77mm Ring – (used for 70-200)
Lee Filters 0.6ND Soft Grad –
Lee Filters 6 Stop ND Little Stopper –
Calumet Carbon Fiber TRAVEL Tripod – (actually fits perfectly into most daypacks and easily on the side of any pack, and it’s super light which is awesome!! Love this tripod. Also this last one is not an affiliate link).
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