Freelance Videographer Tips, The Wednesday Show

How To Justify Your Worth & Relevance As A Creative To Potential Clients

I was on a coaching call with a filmmaker who’s trying to get ahead in creating an independent income from his video skills. He was telling me about how he was out networking one day and a business owner side-swiped his confidence and self-worth.

The person he was speaking with reached into their pocket, pulled out a cell phone, and proceeded to call him out on why he was making a mistake trying to build a video business:

“Why would someone pay you if I can shoot a video on my cell phone?

You’re wasting your time trying to make money selling videos with the accessibility of technology today!”

How would you handle it if somebody said this to you when you were just starting to pitch your video services – trying to put yourself out there for the first time?

Thankfully, there is an answer – Instead of letting this type of attitude crush your spirit and hold you back, take a look at this week’s episode of The Wednesday Show

 

The value of the work we do as creatives is NOT about the tech we use.

It’s not about having the latest gadget or fanciest camera.

It’s not about the software we use to edit it.

It’s about how we are able to help people connect to their audience!

So let’s try to change our approach to corporate video: Let’s try to bring the same passion, focus, and pursuit of ‘authenticity of a scene’ that we try to bring to our creative narrative work and place that same emphasis on our client-based work. This is what we’ve dedicated our lives to, after all!

Business Inspiration, The Wednesday Show

How To Find Your Voice In Marketing

Are you sick of Idea Inbreeding?

It’s a problem that I’ve noticed is especially prevalent for us folk in the 25-35 year range.

You know the ones – we preach messages of hustling, entrepreneurship, and getting shit done.

We resort to rehashing the same inspirational quotes or phrases from those who went before us or from those who are making the most ‘noise’ online right now.

We live our lives by what the latest guru or inspirational speakers say, we share photos with these quotes, we hope it will make us feel unique or special… but it never does.

Sadly, this leads to an oversaturated market of people looking for a life of purpose, but who are preaching the same message.

People making a whole lot of noise but who are failing to make an impact in their market and in their lives.

Look, I’ve been guilty of this myself. This has been such an issue for me that I decided I had to try to find a solution – at least something that works ‘for me’.

So, to kick off the first episode in a new weekly-show format, I wanted to share what I’ve been up to over the past few months to try and find my own unique voice and bring it to business (and life!)

Link here: https://youtu.be/qhzXbkEam-0

Enjoy 🙂