Drones

Droneworxs Inspection PortalThis article is for those of you who have mastered the skill of taking high-quality photography with your drone. You’ve had fun with it and learned a new skill; now you want to move onto making money off of this hobby.

If this description sounds like you, then this article is perfect. Here you’ll find all of the basic details you’ll need so you can get your dream business up and running within no time.

Pick Your Specialty

Before you even start your commercial drone photography business, you’ll need to determine what services you will be performing. This step is really up to you and you should research about the various types of business models and see which one best fits your skills. Here are some of the most popular ones to choose from.

  • Real Estate Photography
  • Sporting event filming
  • Inspection services

Another easy thing that many people do to start off and build a portfolio is to just start capturing amazing photos and videos of whatever you want. Cities, landscapes, wildlife; any amazing aerial shot you can get will add to your resume and show prospective clients the quality of your work.

Regulations and Licensing

If you are already an experienced drone pilot, then you are already familiar with all of the regulations to become a pilot and what not. This article won’t cover that, but a question many people have is if there is additional documentation needed to start a drone business.

First off, all though not required, it would be a good idea to get a certified training course to show your flying skills. This will look good for your company, as it will show you are a competent pilot. Another thing that’d be a good idea is to insure your drone. They are expensive pieces of equipment and having your drone insured will make your business look that much more professional.

As far as anything that is required outside of standard business licenses and what not, they really don’t require anything else. As long as you are legal to fly your drone, you can turn it into a moneymaking opportunity fairly easy.

Marketing

This last tip is the most important, as you’ll want to get your name out there to build your brand. The drone industry is very competitive and advertising or having an online presence can cost you more than you would expect, so make sure you research this area thoroughly.

An online presence is crucial. You should definitely have a well run website, with your detailed services. Also, having social media pages on all the major sites is just as important, as these are free and an easy form of publicity.

The biggest thing with marketing this type of business is to educate people about what you do. The drone service industry is a new one that has only been around for a couple of years, and many people aren’t familiar with it. You’ll need to approach people and companies and offer to do these services for them.

For example, if you can go to a company who needs routine inspections, you can show them how the drone inspections work, how much time and money they can save the company, and how much safer it is. Or, if there is a local sporting event and they need filming, show them a video of just how incredible the shots you can get will be.

Of course, you’ll need to build up to have some sample projects to pick up jobs like this. So for right now, take any job you can get with your drone and build up your portfolio as much as possible. Film your friend skateboarding or do a real estate film of your own property. Being able to show possible customers examples of your work will show them exactly what they are buying and if it is of high quality, they will be much more likely to buy.

June 29, 2017

How To Start Your Own Commercial Drone Photography Business

This article is for those of you who have mastered the skill of taking high-quality photography with your drone. You’ve had fun with it and learned a new skill; now you want to move onto making money off of this hobby. If this description sounds like you, then this article is perfect. Here you’ll find all of the basic details you’ll need so you can get your dream business up and running within no time. Pick Your Specialty Before you even start your commercial drone photography business, you’ll need to determine what services you will be performing. This step is really up to you and you should research about the various types of business models and see which one best fits your skills. Here are some of the most popular ones to choose from. Real Estate Photography Sporting event filming Inspection services Another easy thing that many people do to start off and build a portfolio is to just start capturing amazing photos and videos of whatever you want. Cities, landscapes, wildlife; any amazing aerial shot you can get will add to your resume and show prospective clients the quality of your work. Regulations and Licensing If you are already […]
June 26, 2017

Best Recreation Drones for Under $500

Earlier, I wrote an article about the best drones for commercial photography. While all of these drones are impressive and some of the best on the market, let’s be honest. Most people can’t justify dropping thousands of dollars on a new drone when they might use it occasionally and only for recreational purposes. So I wanted to give a follow-up to that article for average people who want a drone that is a great start to recreational flying without breaking the bank. Here are the best drones out there you can buy for recreation purposes for under $500. 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter – $249USD (camera not included) Due to its price and features, this drone is definitely one of the best deals on the market. The 3DR has a unique controller that makes every control extremely easy even for those who have never flown. It also has apps for Android and iOS devices that allow you to easily control the drone through you smartphone. Fitted perfectly for a GoPro and controls that any beginner can learn, this drone is perfect for someone wanting to buy their first drone. Hubsan H109S X4 Pro – $399.90USD This drone by Hubsan has both […]
June 6, 2017

UAV

UAV The human race sure have reached new heights when it comes to technology. Who would’ve known that you could fly your own drones for different purposes. Because of the sudden rise of demand for drones, people have been making myths about them to spread animosity towards these helpful items. This article aims to debunk those myths and stop them dead in their tracks. Stick around to see which myths are not true so you can again rely on drones to make your work easy for you. Myth: Drone = model airplane A sad but real allegation, some people do not understand what a drone is. This debunks the myth that model airplanes – planes that fly while being controlled – are drones, too. Knowing the difference between the two things set them apart and keep the definitions loud and clear. No should mess up and shoot model planes out of the sky thinking that it breaches their privacy. Myth: Flying Drones are like flying toys Another wrong allegation made. Drones require all the skills sets a modern pilot needs to fly an aircraft. They may not be sitting in a real cockpit but they are trained. They may even […]