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As a freelance video producer, I’ve got all kinds of things to say on this topic, and Jordan has worked on both sides of this so she has some invaluable insights as well. She works for Droi Media as a freelancer, but she also hires them for her day job. (A quick note: while this post is dedicated almost entirely to freelance video production other creatives and freelancers in similar industries will be able to use this info too.)
Consider pivoting with your skillset. Can you work remotely from home? What special skills do you have that could benefit your clients or local businesses? What can you do on a consultation basis? How can you help a business with live streaming, content creation for web distribution, or getting their work seen on social networks? Can you edit, create graphics, master audio, write blogs, or shoot video updates? While these jobs may not have a large budget, you can focus on volume and fast turnaround. Additionally, businesses are willing to also offer trades for your time and reduced fees.
In its simplest sense, a freelancer or freelance videographer is usually an individual who is hired to perform a specific task such as recording with a camera. A video production company provides their own equipment, planning, supervision, customer interface, the actual recording, editing and anything else the client might need to successfully complete their project.
Whether you start your freelancing career as a calculated choice or land there by accident-you’re in good company. Up to 35 percent of the American economy is made up of independent contractors. Together, these workers have earned a respectable $1 trillion in the past year alone.
Graham Nolte, a DP (and so much more), shares tips and advice he’s learned from freelancing:
Thousands of thoughts are running through a freelancer’s mind during a project. “I need to plan this project to details. How do I get the perfect aerial shot? How do I promote it on social media? Oh snap, I forgot to reply to a message.” Your mind becomes a complete mess and you cannot make sense of all thoughts you get. In other words - you’re utterly distracted and you need to do something about it, since that state of being affects your productivity levels.
Assessing Your Worth: Some Important Things to Keep in Mind When Determining Your Rate as a Freelancer
As a freelancer, independent worker, consultant, gig worker, or whatever title you’re going by, one of the most difficult - but important - items to manage is how much you bill your clients for your time and/or work.
My husband/partner and I have operated our San Diego video production company together since 1982. So after hundreds of video shoots throughout three-plus decades, we have learned what to look for when we need to hire an extra hand or two. But for those of you who are maybe looking to hire a freelancer for the first time, and you want to hire the best, here are five tips to keep in mind as you search.
As a video producer or production company, booking a local freelancer for your client-facing shoot is not a task to take lightly. Book the wrong person and you’ll be in quite a jam. Going through the freelance hiring process is half like giving a job interview, and half selling the crew member on the excitement of the project. So it’s certainly both an art and a science. After booking for hundreds of outside freelance crew members, I’ve assembled six key items to look for to avoid disaster and make your out-of-town production a success.