If you’re like most videographers, you love shooting video, but still have a second job. If you’re interested in quitting your job and getting into the business of making videos, then here are a few quick tips for you.

1. The most important tip I can give you is to get started right away. So many people put off getting video jobs, and making money, because it makes them feel uncomfortable. I know it’s fun and easy to sit around planning your business and designing your logo, but eventually you need to start making videos to produce income, and I’m going to tell you, there’s no better time than the present. Regardless of how long you wait, you don’t have a business until you’re making money, and the successful videographers don’t wait, they find ways to make money immediately.

2. Don’t let the lack of equipment and experience stop you from getting started and finding clients. Regardless of your equipment and experience, there are always people out there that can use your services. Make a list of all the things you could offer as far as video production, and then, using that, make a list of all the people that could use those services. This will give you an idea of who your target market is. Next, start getting in contact with organizations that deal with that market. Get yourself out there and show people what you have to offer. Trust me, you’re already worth the money.

3. Set solid goals. One thing that all successful businesses have in common are concrete goals. By concrete goals, I mean goals with an amount and a date. They should be formed as such, “I will be making $5,000 a month by June” or “I will have a client list of 50 by the end of the year”. Set goals that stretch you and make you feel uncomfortable. Decide in your head that you will do whatever it takes to meet those goals. Most people don’t do this when starting a business, and it’s not surprising why most businesses fail. I know it’s scary, but if you can just set goals and commit to them, you will be miles ahead of your competition.

Apply those 3 tips to your video business and you will see profound results… also, as a number 4, I would suggest looking around the site and taking advantage of our free content.