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31 Ways To Get Video Clients

Is not being able to get clients a fear for you? πŸ€”

One thing that holds filmmakers back from starting their video production company is the fear that they won't be able to secure any clients.

And I'm with you on this one...

But as it turns out there are MANY different ways for you to get new video clients with predictability. Today you will learn about 31 WAYS to find and get video or photo clients for your business! 🀯

Without relying on referrals, word of mouth, networking or creating lots of social media content - unless you want to! πŸ™

In this training video, I pull back the curtain and show you exactly how you can get clients for your video production business.

What you will learn:

  • Proven strategies on how to find video and photo leads πŸ”Ž 
  • Strategies to sell your photo or video services to those leads (potential clients) 🀝
  • Marketing strategies for your video or photo production company 🎯 
  • How to pay to get clients through social media marketing and Google Ads πŸ“ˆ

With these strategies, you can finally stop relying on hope and start taking control over the growth of your business. πŸš€

Here’s the deal:

Most freelancers start out their business like this:

❌ They decide to pursue their passion and try to get great at what they do.

❌ They build a website that talks about their expertise.

❌ They set up their social media profiles and start promoting themselves.

❌ They wait for clients to come to them or referrals.

When it's laid out like that, you can see the obvious flaws. And yet, this is how a lot of freelancers try to start working for themselves. πŸ™„

They think that simply being good at what they do is enough to have clients knocking on their door. But you need to be more than good to get attention. πŸ‘€

I know this because I was just the same. After I graduated film school I had NO IDEA how I was going to land clients and the thought of selling my services weirded me out and made me feel uncomfortable to my core. 😫

So I started researching day and night, learning about marketing and sales. πŸ“ˆπŸ€”πŸ’­πŸ€πŸ’΅

Believe me when I tell you that I've tried EVERYTHING to get clients... Literally everything…

I started out by cold calling random companies. I'd do some research on Google, choose a random business and then just start dialing companies and pitching them my services. I got hung up on, told to "F**k off". πŸ˜‘

So that left me wonderingβ€¦πŸ€”πŸ’‘

"What can I do to find and get more video production clients with predictability?" 🎯

Now if you’re like me and don't want to rely on hope to grow your business there are many ways to get new clients with predictability but it’s easy to get distracted in today’s world. πŸ—£πŸ˜΅

I'm sure you've noticed that in the filmmaking industry people fall into one of two categories:

1) The Hustlers - They make some money sometimes and no money most of the time or are spending waaaay too much time making far too little. πŸ’³πŸ˜±β³

2) The Rainmakers - People who are absolutely crushing it, making more and more money and spending less and less time. πŸŒ…πŸ›«πŸ’΅

What is it that makes some of these content creators make hundreds of thousands, travel the world and build wealth? While other filmmakers make less than they could in a full-time job and struggle to make rent?! 🀨

After talking to hundreds of videographers and being in this industry for years I realized that the successful content creators have two key things in place. πŸ”‘+πŸ”‘=πŸ€‘

And the truth is that if you have both of these things in place in your filmmaking business it becomes very easy and predictable to make $100,000 and more.

Most content creators today are obsessed with social media, new equipment, and the next best shiny new object. Completely blind and sucked into the worlds of all these fake-gurus telling you to "hustle more" and get that newest piece of tech... πŸ“’

They are telling you to post daily on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, to start a podcast and blog. πŸ“Έ+πŸ‘₯+πŸŽ₯+πŸ“+πŸ’¬=πŸ’©

But you need to understand that this is just noise in a crowded world.

Here is the kicker:

While this might work for some, the majority is left wondering how your next client will find you or how you will find them. Relying on word of mouth, referrals and networking. πŸ™„

That's what I call hope. πŸŽ²πŸ™

I don't know about you but I don't want to run my business based on hope.

Now, remember how I told you that the content creators who are killing it have two things in place that the hustlers don't? 🎯

These two things are:

πŸ“Œ 1. High quality, converting and targeted traffic (or people)
πŸ“Œ 2. A system that will convert that traffic into high paying clients who keep coming back

Because it comes down to this:

If you can't pay money or have a proven system to acquire a new video or photo client - then you don't have a business. πŸ˜€ + β™ŸοΈ/πŸ’΅ = 🀝

Because there are only two things that matter in any freelancing business and they are:

πŸ“Œ 1. Generating Client Meetings
πŸ“Œ 2. Conducting Client Meetings / Selling your services

If you're not making the income that you want in your video or photo business then let me ask you these two questions:

1) How many client meetings did you do in the last 7 days?
2) What did you do in the last 7 days to generate new clients/meetings?

You see... in this industry it's easy to get distracted by all these activities and new shiny objects but the raw reality is that you only need to do these two things. πŸ”‘

Here’s the deal:

Most filmmakers and photographers start out their business like this:

  1. They decide to pursue their passion and try to get great at what they do.
  2. They build a website that talks about their expertise.
  3. They set up their social media profiles and start promoting their video production business.
  4. They wait for clients to come to them or being referred

When it's laid out like that, you can see the obvious flaws. And yet, this is how a lot of filmmakers and photographers try to start their freelance business. πŸ™„

They think that simply being good at what they do is enough to have clients knocking on their door.  But you need to be more than good to get attention. πŸ‘€

So you're left wondering:

I'm sure you've noticed that in the filmmaking industry people fall into one of two categories:

1) The Hustlers - They make some money sometimes and no money most of the time or are spending waaaay too much time making far too little. πŸ’³πŸ˜±β³

2) The Rainmakers - People who are absolutely crushing it, making more and more money and spending less and less time. πŸŒ…πŸ›«πŸ’΅

What is it that makes some of these content creators make hundreds of thousands, travel the world and build wealth? While other filmmakers make less than they could in a full-time job and struggle to make rent?! 🀨

After talking to hundreds of videographers and being in this industry for years I realized that the successful content creators have two key things in place.

The problem:

Most content creators today are obsessed with social media, new equipment, and the next best shiny new object.

Completely blind and sucked into the worlds of all these fake-gurus telling you to "hustle more" and get that newest piece of tech...

They are telling you to post daily on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, to start a podcast and blog.

But you need to understand that this is just noise in a crowded world.

Here is the kicker:

While this might work for some, the majority is left wondering how your next client will find you or how you will find them.

Relying on word of mouth, referrals and networking. πŸ™„

That's what I call hope. πŸŽ²πŸ™

I don't know about you but I don't want to run my business based on hope.

Now, remember how I told you that the content creators who are killing it have two things in place that the hustlers don't?

These two things are:

πŸ“Œ 1. High quality, converting and targeted traffic (or people)
πŸ“Œ 2. A system that will convert that traffic into high paying clients who keep coming back

Because it comes down to this:

If you can't pay money or have a proven system to acquire a new video or photo client - then you don't have a business.

Because there are only two things that matter in any freelancing business and they are:

πŸ“Œ 1. Generating Client Meetings
πŸ“Œ 2. Conducting Client Meetings / Selling your services

If you're not making the income that you want in your video or photo business then let me ask you these two questions:

1) How many client meetings did you do in the last 7 days?
2) What did you do in the last 7 days to generate new clients/meetings?

You see... in this industry it's easy to get distracted by all these activities and new shiny objects but the raw reality is that you only need to do these two things. πŸ”‘

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