7 ways to earn an income Online as a Videographer and my experience

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If you are a Videographer looking to earn an income online or leverage the Internet to help you then check out this episode.

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  1. Stock Footage – I discovered this business model by making a $90US sale on a shot from Beijing China. Most people are aware you can sell stock photos. You can do the same, but with Video Footage. For example you can license your aerial footage shot with a drone to nightlife shots done with a DSLR camera and earn from $40 to 199US a video clips. You can sell your clips on stock agencies like Shutterstock that keep a commission from 30 to 50%. Learn more about Stock Footage and which agencies to use.
  2. Gumroad – This is a great platform that allows you to sell anything digital or service related from skype coaching to PDF ebooks. You are only limited by your imagination. You have to take care of your own marketing, but gumroad plays nice with Youtube and email marketing platforms like convert kit.
  3. Online Teaching – I discovered online teaching while teaching English in Taiwan. Platforms like Udemy were growing in popularity with a built-in audience so I started teaching courses about Travel video, How to shoot with a gopro, how to do aerial footage, and do stock footage. I’ve since published 16 courses with about 6500 students on Udemy. With some camera and audio gear, some knowledge, and a desire to teach you can also teach online. It’s a good business model that is passive income and is non exclusive allowing you to build  your own school online or host your courses on other platforms like skillshare.

check out the Episode for more ways to earn an income as a videographer

Monetizing on Youtube Rule Change

Youtube is not the most efficient way you earn income online, but if you create good content, are consistent, and enjoy sharing it’s one great way to build an audience. It’s actually my favorite social media platform for creating and also watching. I first created a channel in 2011 called Chicvoyagegroup.

I started to share travel videos and then started adding educational tutorials on camera’s like Canon SLR’s, drones, and more. When I started to become more consistent publishing I started picking up traction and saw progress as it started from a few dollars to almost $50US a month with my combined channels. This is not my main focus as I prefer to get exposure and an audience on Youtube; providing them an introduction to my content. This is something that I think you should aim for as well, but the side income from Youtube is a good incentive to keep creating and sharing free Video content on Youtube.

Youtube is now changing the rules on Feb 20 2018 stating that you need 1000 subscribers and 40,000 views to qualify. I have enough views, but need more subscribers to continue to earn from Youtube. I would appreciate if you can click and hit that subscribe button. Thanks

How a Canadian Food blogger sells her own tripod and outsources video editing

Canadian food blogger Kiran has a unique business of selling a custom tripod and outsourcing video editing for food bloggers. She has an original business and original story that is inspirational and information packed.I met Kiran and her partner while living in Bangkok with my parents. We ended up working at the same co-working space and later both relocated to Chiang mai. I think she is a good role model for following the lean method of starting a business to reduce risk.


Rob Cubbon on Advanced tips for Online Teaching in 2017 – Episode 30

In this episode Rob and I got together again in Chiang mai  for a candid discussion of online teaching in 2017. We are going to sit down and discuss more advanced topics for online teachers on Udemy and other platforms like list building and marketing tactic for our online courses. We are going to dive into the weeds of what works and doesn’t when it comes to email marketing. We also dive into how we’re using the self hosted platform teachable and even what happened to Amazon Video direct.

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Alternatives to Chiang Mai for Online Entrepreneurs (Digital Nomads)

Chiang Mai, Thailand and Thailand in general is a great destination to start your journey as an online entrepreneur or digital nomad. However, it’s also good to have some alternatives or other options to base yourself for burning seasons, get tired of visa runs, or if you want a change. March is typically the bad time of year to be in Chiang Mai because of the burning season.Before moving to Chiang Mai I lived in countries like Singapore and Taiwan for an extended period. Since then I’ve scouted other locations on visa runs. In this episode I give my reasons for leaving and share some alternative destinations for your to try during the burning seasons or for a change. Check out the podcast episode to find out more

World Tour 2017 Report – South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia – GH29

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I’m back to Chiang Mai after traveling on a world tour that took me to Singapore, Bangkok, Penang, Johannesburg, and Capetown. In this podcast world tour 2017 I share gems from each destination from food, getting around, co-working , and local areas I stayed. I took my filming gear and shot from amazing footage of the modern singapore skyline in marina bay to the beautiful postcard views of Capetown’s Table mountain.

I stayed in modern condos in Penang, a penthouse in Penang, and a unique estate in Houghton, the neighborhood of Nelson Mandela and another past South African president.

I ate world class xiao long bao, dumplings, noodles to delicious rump and fillet steaks in South Africa. The amazing wines in Capetown South Africa from the sauvingnon blanc in Constantia and stellenbosch. Listen and watch to learn  more.

My Amazon book on South Africa: http://chicvoyageproductions.com/southafricabook

Learn Stock footage free course : http://chicvoyageproductions.com/stockfree

Vlogging Youtube Tips: Secrets with Louise Croft: GHS27 Podcast

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Improve your vlogging youtube game with UK Digital nomad Louise Croft. Vlogging has emerged as a popular form of content in recent years with stars like Casey Neistat raising the visibility of this artform. Vlogging involves short videos often sharing your stories and adventures on Youtube. I met Louise at the Chiang Mai video meet up and learned she has a full-time business teaching video based courses on Udemy and a growing Youtube channel. Louise is extremely knowledgeable, has a deep attention to detail, but is able to teach in a non technical way.

In our podcast you’re going to learn:

  • A female perspective traveling around the world and working as a digital nomad
  • Manage relationships with family and friends while living abroad
  • Tips for vlogging on Youtube and growing a successful Youtube channel
  • Tips for producing and launching your courses and teaching on Udemy


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GHS 26 – Master of Light & Sound for Video – Curtis Judd

Curtis Judd is an authority when it comes to Audio and Lighting for Video. I interviewed him for an hour to talk about some audio tips for Videographers wanting to record online courses or talking head videos. We also had a chance to talk about this online business side of things.