3 Projects You Could Shoot With Your Video Camera to Hone Your Videomaking Skills and Make Money

Have you been dabbling in video for quite a while and are now thinking of earning some cash out of your passion? If so, here are the baby steps you should take to make money with your video production efforts.

3 Projects You Could Shoot With Your Video Camera to Hone Your Videomaking Skills and Make Money

Take Out Your Camera and Start Shooting
Do you have a video camera that you bought on an impulse or received as a gift for your birthday or for Christmas and is lying around collecting dust? Do you have a computer that came with a decent video editing software or you’ve investing in a video editing program with the hope making some cool video masterpieces.



Have you been wondering how you could get something out of your investment? If you’re you could get started on any of these three video projects to not sharpen your video productions skills, but also earn some cash out of your efforts as well without much of an initial investment.

But then you may have to hone your video production skills first before you even think of making serious money.

Shoot How-To Videos at Home
Do you have a skill that others envy? Or do you know someone who’s good at something, be it assembling a computer, or fixing a leaking roof or giving a massage? If so, you could do a step-by-step video to share the particular skill with others.

Your video doesn’t have to be complicated though. If you understand the process, you could create a simple storyboard to make the video shooting easier. You may also want to write a short script so that you would know the key points you wish to cover for the how-to video.

If you keen on creating how-to videos, but lack the inspiration to get started, you could visit YouTube to take a look at some cool how-to videos made by amateurs.

How-to videos are really popular over the Internet. Most people would rather watch a how-to video video rather than reading a book when they want to learn to do something.

If you find that a little challenging for you, you could at the simplest level, just put a camera before you and you go on to explain how to do something, maybe how to write a story, how to manage your time when it comes to writing. You will then be doing a talking head video.

Upload your productions to video sharing sites like YouTube to gauge response before you tie up with sites like 5min.com monetize your creations


Break Into Corporate Videos

There are many companies out there who would like to communicate their corporate messages to the world but don’t have the budget to hire a top-notch production company. If you don’t have any experience in making corporate videos then you could offer yourself to do one for a friend’s company which you could then use to show prospective clients.

Again you would need to study lots of examples and hone your scriptwriting skills. The challenge would be to tell an engaging story when there seems nothing much to say about a company. Be good at this and you could be seeing some good dollars but you must first come up with something that makes corporate folks sit up and take notice.

Wedding Videos
This is one project you could get started immediately. Have a friend or family member who is tying the knot soon? Volunteer to shoot the wedding at your own expense while allowing the professional videographer to do his own job.

I’ve tried this before and proved that I could do a better job than the professional videographer who shot a relative’s wedding. Again the nicely-edited video would act as your passport to get other wedding, birthday or family function offers.

Hone Your Skills First
Depending on the area you live, video services may be a competitive market. If such is the case, then you would have to really go out there with polished skills. The more projects you invest you time on, the better you would become and the easier it would be to get noticed