Create an income with commercial travel videos:
“When I first saw this, I didn't think it was for me, but now I see it’s so fun” – Diana Ruddick
“It is surprisingly easy to do with a camera or iPhone. I’m doing a lot of videography now when I travel!” – Melanie Wood
“You said this was your favorite get-paid-to-travel opportunity and I see why.” – Elizabeth Coughlan
Guest post by Video Caddy - The Art of Video Creation
Millions of people from all over the world enjoy traveling. Most of them even consider it to be their favorite fun hobby.
With the internet becoming an integral part of our daily lives, there's a certain potential that comes from putting your fun hobby together with the perks of using the internet. In other words, you can use the business potential of the online world and combine it with your favorite hobby in order to make money.
Traveling can become more than just a hobby. You can actually earn money off it.
The best way to achieve this is to establish your own blog. Then, you can use this blog to turn your traveling adventures into a steady source of income.
All people record videos and take pictures on their trips and vacations. Well, these are the most important elements of your newly-established blog. Now, you need to lure in tons of visitors to make it all work to your advantage.
With that in mind, here's what you should do to turn your blog into a lucrative business effort and a make a passive income.
Contrary to what many people believe, you don't need the highest quality and the most expensive gear to take high-quality videos, but you do need something decent to get the most out of it.
This isn't a hard task since modern technology allows us to get pretty decent types of quality equipment at rather affordable prices. This means that you can afford an excellent 1080p DSLR camera for only $400-500.
Add around $300-400 for a multipurpose lens and your gear is ready to roll. You'll be taking great quality videos in no time with such a minor investment. Now, aside from video quality, audio is another essential part of creating an excellent user experience.
If your videos contain any speech or background music and sounds, you should do everything within your power to meet today’s standards. Remember, the more you invest in providing your viewers with the best experience possible, the more your blog will be successful.
Find your own video style
Videography greatly matters here. Finding your own video style plays a crucial role in presenting your blog to the audience. The more you know about this, the better the results will be and, when it comes to traveling videos, video styles greatly matter.
Different filming techniques better present different types of landscapes, so it's mandatory that you educate yourself about different video styles.
What works for someone, won't work for you, so finding your own video style gives you better chances to reach more viewers.
On top of all this, if you really want to stand out from the crowd, and blogging is a very crowded market, you'll need some additional equipment like a light and a small tripod to get the best shots you possibly can. People will value your efforts but you have to give them quality to earn their loyalty.
Take your time when picking the right frame and try to be as creative as possible. It's very important to start properly and give people good quality content to ensure their satisfaction. Once you cover all the basics, you can start showing your most amazing videos to gain more audiences with each effort.
Taking videos always requires that extra push regarding post-production before you make your content public. So, post-processing is a must. Retouching your videos is immensely important especially during your initial, blog-establishing phase.
This will determine your status as a blogger/vlogger so the more effort you put into it, the better the results will be. You can retouch your videos on your own in the beginning but, as you start earning money, take outsourcing post-processing services into your consideration.
Carefully select a video platform
Online platforms are all over the place and they all have different features and purposes. In your case, you have two options: Vimeo and YouTube. Both have different benefits.
YouTube allows you to create your own revenue channel and grow your base of subscribers. Vimeo attracts an audience that prefers high-quality videos and offers you a chance to build your own community.
Now that you have learned how to walk in the world of video blogging, remember to take some videos on your future travels and upload them online so that you can start your serious blogging business. Earning money from this will get you to travel even more than before so it's well worth your time, effort, and money.
Want a cool job traveling the world on
someone else’s dime?
This is one of the most lucrative, and
fun ways to get there...
Hi, my name is Tom Reissmann, and I currently live in Panama.
I am going to tell you today about the very enjoyable way I finance my travels and my life overseas.
I work part-time – with three months off every summer – and I currently earn between $80,000 and $90,000 a year with this method.
This is me at work…
I use the record button on my camera to create short simple videos, as I travel the world, often on someone else’s dime.
Can you create short, simple 2-minute videos on your smartphone or camera?
I know you can because it’s as simple as pressing record and your Smartphone will actually create videos for you.
And this could change the way you travel…
There are countless companies out there willing to pay you for them!
Right now, hotels, resorts and business all over the world, need short simple videos of their rooms, the pool, the beaches and restaurants and fun things to do, to use in their marketing.
For a simple 2-minute video you can get paid anywhere from $400 - $2000… and the best, earn as much as $7000 per video.
Or instead of cash, you can trade your videos for free perks like fancy hotel rooms, guided tours, cruise packages and vacations around the world.
Maybe you’d like a fully-comped romantic weekend getaway at a top-end hotel in Costa Rica?
Or perhaps you prefer adventure travel… like an African safari or a Costa Rica jungle tour, yours at no charge and on top of that you will get paid for the finished video.
It’s a great way to expand your travel budget or supplement your retirement income, especially if you decide to live abroad.
But it’s also a nice way to see your dream destinations because you’re getting paid to be there and create little videos of all the fun things you see and do.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to tour the National Parks in Canada and the US? This was a dream of mine for years so last year, this is what I did – traveling by RV from one to the next filming videos that were used by companies, tourism agencies, and even a documentary.
Or maybe a beach in Mexico or Panama is more your thing? I’m spending a bit of time in Panama this year… so I can see why you might like to winter here or try it out as a retirement destination.
One of the best things about this opportunity is that I get to travel like this – wherever I want to go.
Costa Rica, Holland, Spain, Greece…?
Even An African Safaris and the Outback of Australia aren’t out of the question.
This opportunity has taken me all over the world to several of the planet’s most coveted locations.
Here’s how it works…
From Machu Picchu to the Sea of Cortez… Wherever your dreams take you, videos for resorts, hotels, and the tourism industry can help finance your travel experiences… and land you a fun, flexible income.
Authentic, user-generated videos help companies sell their story.
Companies want them to sell their business services.
Tourism boards want them to sell their location and vacation packages.
Safari companies want them to sell their tours.
Hotels in Costa Rica, here in Panama, and all over the world want them to attract American and European travelers. And more.
And they don’t want professional, cold videos either. They want authentic looking videos that come across as believable and real.
And that’s where you come in.
I started this business 15 years ago and I’ve managed to see most parts of the world this way including Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and now Central America.
But never back then did I see the kind of growth we’re seeing today.
Demand for video is massive.
- A website is 53 TIMES more likely to get to page 1 of a Google search if it has video in addition to plain text.
- YouTube is the second most popular search engine in the world.
- 52% of people feel more secure about making a purchase when they can view a video first, and 90% of people say that seeing a video about a product is helpful in their decision process.
So even at the basic $100 a minute rate, travel businesses know they get a great return on buying these short and simple travel videos off you.
For them, a short video is a clever investment. For you – it’s a great way to earn a fun income and see the world.
And the beauty is, not many people know how to do this so the price we’re paid for these videos is still quite high.
It’s the PERFECT time to get in when work is plentiful and the income potential is at its greatest.
What’s more, new technology for our phones has made it entirely possible to do everything you need right there on your smartphone. It’s amazing. You might not even need a tripod if I tell you what I use to film these videos. You’ll be surprised what a minimal investment it is.
So that’s my offer to you today.
Choose a fun, adventure filled retirement
You can invest in a program that actually makes you “work” for your retirement income ortravel funds.
Or you can try mine risk-free today and get paid to play.
There’s never been a better time to get in.
If you have a phone and you can turn it sideways and hit that little video button, you have what it takes.
Sarita Simmons wrote to me after taking my program and said: "I've always had a passion for travel. Thanks to you, producing travel videos is no longer intimidating, I know I can do this!"
And Melanie Wood another satisfied customer said: “It is surprisingly easy to do with a camera or iPhone. I’m doing a lot of videography now when I travel!”
Julia Cole did what I told her in the program and sent me this note about her first success and how easy it was: “Back in October, I took a leap and pitched a travel video to the owners of a cabin-lodging property. I had stayed there, three years before, and met the owners. I don't think they actually remembered me when I called but, amazingly, they agreed to comp 1/2 my 3-night stay in exchange for the video.”
And Dede Sindelar sent me the following:
“I began my adventure with a vacation rental owner marketing his property at an upscale resort in Mexico.
I used the exact words and benefits featured in the program to sell video services. “Have you ever thought of using video to promote your vacation destination?” Then I followed with all the stats that emphasize why video works.
You know what? He jumped on the opportunity in a heartbeat in exchange for a complimentary stay.
Tom didn’t leave anything out.
Next stop, Bella Sirena and the beautiful Sea of Cortez.“
Armed with a little insider know-how, you can do this.
It’s a clever investment because you’re basically paid to have fun whether you use it for full-time income or just an upgrade in your travel experiences.
Even real estate listings use these little videos now so I’ve added a section on that to the program.
And unlike other programs, you don’t have to invest a lot or wait a long time to see results. It’s pretty quick, and easy and you can start right there at home.
If you think this opportunity is for you, I’ve created a special page below that includes a breakdown of what you need -- including my Travel Videos for Profit program.
I’m not doing anything crazy or fancy. And in fact, if there’s a skill you need most, it’s the patience to sit in a café in Italy and film little video clips from your table. It’s to take a cruise down the Seine and film the view. It’s to sit on a mountaintop and wait for a hiker to break through the clouds.
It’s a no-brainer when you think about it because the sale of your very first video can more than pay for the program. And I’m happy to share my years of experience, my checklists, and blueprint for success… everything that already works for me, I’ll use to help you get that first sale.
Take a little time to learn this one simple skill, and you could launch a whole new travel filled, flexible income. One you’ll have for life.
Click on the orange button below, give it a risk-free try, and save $100 on my Travel Videos for Profit program - available here this week only…
To your fun travel adventures,
Videographer and teacher.
Tourism is an intangible product and cannot be tested before making a booking but a video can relay the feeling of being on
vacation. Google, social media sites and mobile devices also raise the importance of video for tourism companies because it affects their Google ranking and allows them to engage their audience
on social media sites and on mobile devices. Video production for tourism companies is therefore an expanding area and I am encouraging more people to become travel videographers.
Please have a read through this website carefully and if you think that you have what it takes and you would enjoy this life-style or even just earning a bit of money on the side then you can complete this course and get started. Once you have a couple of good sample videos you can begin pursuing paid jobs. Very simple video cameras are available from $500 and you could even use your Smarthphone or Tablet to begin with. You can also use your DSRL or micro four thirds camera for filming if you already have one. You can watch a tutorial on how to decide which video camera to buy on this page.
Why video is so effective for tourism products:
Video is particularly beneficial to travel companies not only because of the intangible nature of tourism but also because over half of all travel arrangements are done via the Internet and evidently 3 out of 4 Internet users will watch videos online, with 60% of people making a purchasing decision after watching a promotional travel video.
The video revolution in travel is well under way and you can benefit by by receiving free vacations or getting paid to go on tours. You can find statistics on the use of video by online companies here and read articles on the video revolution in travel in The Age as well as statistics on the strength of mobile devices in pushing video marketing.
Having been asked about how I got started and how I get my jobs so many times during my trips, I decided I wanted to help other people to live the same
free-spirited, free-lance lifestyle, while combining their passions for travel and film. I’ve been helping people to get started for over 4 years now and the concept obviously works, but don’t
take my word for it, have a look at the testimonials on the right and watch a couple of the videos these guys have made below.
I do have a formal background in tourism and that allows me to understand the industry and tourism marketing, which means I know how to convince companies to spend
money on videos, because I know why it sells more of their holidays.
I will share my knowledge of the industry with you so you can get started getting paid to travel or receiving free vacations. If you think you that this could be a
great way to get around then you should get the manual, which is a step-by-step guide to getting started; understanding tourism marketing; and most of all how to get jobs in the tourism industry.
Anyone can do it, you just have to know how to sell the idea and how to polish your skills.
Obviously not everyone will want to quit their day job and do this full-time (although you may want to once you start, trust me you start wondering why you spent so
much time locked up in an office, it happened to me after doing just 3 sample videos) and you don’t have to, you can do this part-time or even just to get the next vacation/holiday paid for. How
far you go down that road is totally up to you. I will give you a road map but you decide where you wanna go from here.
If you’re not too sure about it all I am more than happy to answer your
But all of the nitty-gritty details you will only get if you sit down and take the time to complete this 7-part course and try to put it into practice. Even people who already know about videography have found the courses to be extremely valuable, simply because it explains the industry and gives you all of the information you need to convince marketing directors and individual owners to spend money on a video.
Have you ever felt you wanted to know more about that resort or that trip you’re about to book and you talked to a sales person, who obviously wanted you to book the holiday, about whether this is the right thing for you and what you will be doing and how it looks? And then you arrived and you found that they really manipulated those photos to make that power line vanish and make the room look bigger or you were promised a real adventure and ended up being stuck in a bus with a bunch of lager louts and were rushed from place to place? But you have also been on some great trips and been to some beautiful hotels and resorts and you thought it was better than it looked on their website. Then you know that it’s so hard to tell what your vacation will be like based on text and still images alone. Well that’s precisely why companies with a great product will want to utilize video. There are a great number of other benefits to video than that, but that’s the main reason, and if you can get capture the beauty and the magic for them on video, then you’ve just found a way to get paid to have some great adventures or stay in some amazing places that would be normally way above your budget. You just have to convince people that you can do it and you have to get your skills up to scratch, and I can show you how to do that.
You can order the complete course via Great Escape Publishing here.
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