Entrepreneur and author Sean Cannell of Think Media joins us on this episode to drop some much-needed knowledge bombs on us regarding the growth of your business.
Sean Cannell is a YouTuber, international speaker, and coach that helps entrepreneurs build their influence and income with online video.
Sean’s YouTube channels have over 700,000 subscribers, his videos have been viewed over 43 million times and he has been featured in the “20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business” by Forbes.
Matt Johnson joins me on this episode to discuss our distinct types of clients. More specifically commercial and noncommercial. What are the pros and cons of each. How we charge each specific client, why we chose are specific niche in the industry. All followed but a bevy of gear talk.
Ben Consoli is a Boston-based commercial director for BC Media Productions. He joins us on this episode to discuss managing his successful production company from his home town of Boston, Massachusetts. Ben shares his very successful, and quite unique, methods to his production success. Additionally, Ben is the host of the well-known, and established, podcast, The Go Creative Show.
For many of us, finding the “right” clients can often be a struggle. I know I’ve always had issues in this area of my career. Even till this day, I admit that finding the correct clients for my line of work can often times become a bit tricky. Asking the right questions is usually how you can guide yourself into figuring out if a client is good for you or not. In our career, we have different seasons. Those that are starting off are probably looking at any potential client as the “right” client at any given time. Basically any job that lands on your lap, you’re taking simply for lack of other options. This has been the case for most of us, if not all. I know I started by taking any and all jobs that came my way. But that is simply not the case anymore. In fact, I know that these days I find myself refusing certain jobs simply because they do not fit the scope of my work and/or rate. The right client for the right price is what we’re all looking for, always. But as you’ll hear me mention on this episode, that tends to be significantly easier said than done.
Properly serving your clients is an aspect of the freelance filmmaking business that is constantly overlooked. I am sharing my system and mentality of how I believe client-servanthood should be approached. Client-servanthood is the fancy way of saying customer service. When you think about all “customer service” based industries, you’ll notice a pattern in all of them. They all survive solely on the experience of their customers. This being the case for most businesses, it only makes sense to provide that same business mentality to your business.
Special guest Alex Ferrari joins us LIVE on this episode to discuss his filmmaking philosophy. Alex is a filmmaker and director of the feature film “This Am Meg”. Alex is also the host of the very popular podcast “Indie Filma Hustle”. Get ready to dive into the hustle on this episode and learn just how an Indie Filmmaker can make his or her mark in the industry without a major budget.
My film-making resolutions for the year of 2019 are not too crazy, in my own opinion. Simply work harder, or “hustle”. Get more jobs. Get better at my craft. Basically you know the whole deal. But how I plant pursue these goals are what make these resolutions quite interesting. As I have never been in at this point in my career. I plant to document my achievements as well as my failures so that other’s, such as listeners to the podcasts, may have some sort of guide as they manage their way in the industry themselves.
Getting your drone pilot’s license is absolutely essential to becoming a professional drone pilot. Not only for educational purpose, but also because it’s required by the F.A.A. On this episode, my friend James Tobon joins us to discuss a little further as to how the FAA upholds their regulations. James is a professional drone pilot and instructor. He opened his drone school back in March and has helped many aspiring drone pilots obtain their licenses since then.