8.1 Service Ideas
Now that you know how to fly a drone and make cinematic video, it's time to make some money with those new skills! In this lesson you'll learn about a variety of different services you can offer with your drone skill set.
1.Introduction2 lessons, 06:29
2.Equipment and Setup2 lessons, 09:33
3.Cinematography1 lesson, 04:46
4.Outdoor Factors2 lessons, 07:29
5.Camera Setup2 lessons, 12:46
6.Maintenance and Preparation2 lessons, 11:23
7.Legalities2 lessons, 07:30
8.Drone Services1 lesson, 02:36
9.Conclusion1 lesson, 02:05
8.1 Service Ideas
In this lesson we're gonna examine a variety of different service ideas you can offer with your drone. The potential for growing drone use is, really, unlike anything we've seen recently. Drones just provide such a cost effective solution for obtaining amazing aerial shots, that a decade ago, would have been impossible to get. Because of this, the business potential, and growth, is huge right now. I'm gonna run through a list of businesses that are currently benefitting from UAV use that you might want to get involved with, with your new drone skill set. The first is pretty obvious. And that's regional and local production companies. It's a good idea to contact your local production companies in your area because the odds are they may not own a UAV yet, but are needing some drone shots for their work. Also, if you already have aviation insurance, that's gonna go a long ways in convincing them to use your UAV services. If anything, it's just gonna get you on their radar. Next is real estate photography. There's no better way to showcase real estate than from a drone. This makes property look bigger and showcases a layout of the property and the surrounding area. This is one of the fastest growing markets for drones, and along the real estate line is property surveying. Many property owners just want to see their current property from an aerial perspective, which should help them greatly when it comes to future layout plans of the property. Concerts and other local city events are always looking for creative ways to make themselves stand out. Nothing helps an event or concert video stand out more than a breathtaking shot of the crowd and the atmosphere. Construction and safety inspections have also become very popular. A roof inspection now, for example, can now be completed much quicker by simply having a UAV that can fly up, record some clips and then send those to the client to be reviewed. [MUSIC] Yacht and boat sales are another area. You know longer have to try and keep the camera platform balanced on the water. And it's much easier using a wide shot showcasing boats from above. Farmers are also benefiting from drone pilots because using a UAV, you can highlight areas of the farmer's land from above that might not be getting proper water. Or they can even identify problem areas on large plots of land very quickly. A lot of golf courses and country clubs are also hiring drone pilots now to create what is called course maps. Basically doing a fly by ariel shot of each hole on the course, posting it on our website so the golfers interested in the course can get a full showcase of all 18 holes. [MUSIC] And these are just some of the potential business uses for UAVs. Hopefully this list helps give you some new ideas, and will help keep you thinking outside the box when it comes to uses for your drone. In the next lesson we're gonna recap some of the main points of this course, and I wanna leave you with a few extra bonus drone tips.