First of all, I’m assuming that you have no camera, accessories, money or credit, but you have a passion for video production and making money with it. I’m also assuming (because you’re reading this) that you have a computer… either a pc or a mac. Lucky for you, you can still start a video production company. Let me give you a few ideas how you can get started with practically nothing.

With no camera, you have 2 choices on how you can structure your start-up video business.
1) You find jobs where the camera is provided. You might be surprised to know that there are a lot of jobs that ask you to use their camera. This may be because they have a high-quality camera, or simply because they want all their footage shot on the same cameras they’ve been using. Regardless, as long as you’ve used a professional camera before, you can always take these jobs. If you’ve never used the camera they’re providing, simply do a google search for tutorials on that specific camera… trust me, you can always find them. But what if you don’t know how to use a professional camera at all?

2) Find jobs that only require editing… you might be surprised to hear that nearly 1/3 video jobs are strictly editing…. that came from a statistic that I just made up in my head… to be honest, I don’t know what the ratio is, but in my experience, about 1 in 3 jobs requires nothing but editing pre-shot footage. Both Macs and PCs these days have built in editing software, and you might be thinking “video editing software that comes with the computer? Its not nearly advances enough to charge money for!” But let me tell you, most of the video jobs I edit could have been done with either iMovie or Movie Maker (Mac and PC’s built in video editing software – respectively). So, if you don’t already know how… start learning those programs, and then find the jobs that need video editing.

To find these jobs, either do a google search, read some of the posts on this blog, or enter your email to get a free video that walks you through the process. I hope this helps =)