How We Survived A Year in LA By Winning Video Contests & Built a Thriving Production Company

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Jake Bradbury is an expert with video contests. In this article, he takes you through his journey of making videos around LA for video contests. Stay tuned because as a special bonus, he’s going to let you know how to win a lifetime supply of Skittles! Take it away, Jake! Sometimes we back ourselves into corners, obsessing about the “right way” … Read More

Video Production Packages: Make $1K In Half a Day by Packaging Your Video Services

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Everybody loves a good package. We told you before, over on Video Production Virgins, that this much was true. And, in fact, that mastering the art of packaging your services effectively will lead to bathtubs of money for your reclining pleasure. Why? Packages are repeatable, attractive and easy for clients to digest and agree to. Putting two things together for … Read More

Social Media Strategy For Filmmakers: 5 Awesome Ways Filmmakers Can Use Social Media

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Today we have a guest article from Finn of United Magic Studios. UMS are a video production company based in the UK. Finn will be talking about social media and its abilities to connect filmmakers together online. Take it away, Finn! Social media has become an ever-present entity in our lives at this point. Love it or hate it, it’s … Read More

19 of the Best Filmmaking Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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When learning filmmaking, a great source of inspiration and ideas is Instagram. These days, many top filmmakers and video production companies have accounts on Instagram. This article will list the best filmmaking Instagram accounts. Not only do top filmmakers and cinematographers the world offer post awesome photos to their Instagram accounts. But they also include great snippets of filmmaking advice … Read More

9 Tips For Starting a Business & Becoming Self Employed

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Today we have a special article fromLeo Babauta of zen habits. This article is about becoming self employed and finally taking the leap to starting your own business. Zen Habits recently celebrated 10 years of existence, and it’s a great blog on productivity and developing habits, especially in the realms of business and creativity. Take it away, Leo! One of the best things … Read More

Unpaid Invoices? 7 Tips When Clients Don’t Pay

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I often get questions along the lines of, “What do I do if my client doesn’t pay me?” Or, “Are there special methods for chasing up unpaid invoices?” So what happens when a client/customer doesn’t pay you? Not all clients are great clients and occasionally you meet a client that doesn’t pay you. It’s rare, but it sometimes happens. When … Read More

Marketing Guide Part 3 – Marketing is Not Hard, Step 1: Reaching Customers

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This is the third post in a marketing guide series of articles by Alexander Vaneck. This series is about Customer Lifecycle Marketing and takes you through the process of setting up your marketing from a customer-centric position. If you missed the first two parts, you should definitely check them out before reading this Part 3: Here’s Part 1. And here’s Part … Read More

A No BS Guide to Marketing, Part 2: Creating Customer Archetypes

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Alexander Vaneck is back today with Part 2 of his No BS Guide to Marketing. He’s going to get into more detail with Customer Lifecycle Marketing and how to find and retain customers. Take it away Alexander! My last post about Customer Lifecycle Marketing got a fair bit of attention. Some have requested I should write more. Thank you for the … Read More