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

Fri

20

Jul

2018

How to turn videos into cash:

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.

 

Click here to get started today

 

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,


Tom Reissmann
Videographer and teacher.

Thu

19

Jul

2018

Guest Post: Transition from photos to videos

5 Simple tips to transition from photos to videos 


By Charlie Bulla

 

I headed out early on the morning of my photography class, to get in some practice shots of fishermen out on the water as the morning sunlight crept across the canyon walls and trout sipped on flies. Then, after a few hours of tight lines, big smiles and lots of visual explosions for the camera, I packed my gear and headed into town for my class- where something even more exciting, and completely unexpected, happened.,

In class, I met a new instructor. He was there to teach us a bit about videography. My blinders went up at this idea, and to myself, I ranted…

“I’m a photographer. I’m a photographer. I’m a photographer.”

I wasn’t sure about making the transition from photographer to videographer… but after an hour of instruction, my life changed. When I realized I could tell stories with motion and audio, I felt like a kid in a candy store.

When learning a new skill, it’s good to keep things simple. So, here are 5 simple tips for photographers who want to learn and explore videos.

  1. Take inventory before you buy anything new

Starting a new hobby—whether it’s sewing, fishing, camping, or videography—often goes hand in hand with buying new equipment. However, with videography, don’t be in a rush to buy something new. Instead, take a look in your camera bag first: if you’ve bought a camera or smartphone within the past few years, you’re already on your way!

If your camera or smartphone has a record button, start there. Also, dust off your tripod, because steady video always outperforms shaky video. But other than that, there’s no need for a lot of fancy gear.

  1. Plan your shots

As with any other goal, a bit of planning goes a long way toward helping you get there—

and videography is no exception. So, for each outing or assignment, write down your goals and storyboard a shot list.  Also, consider and plan for your lighting options on different locations. Quality light helps make quality video.

This process will help you visualize what you really want to capture with your video and make you more efficient. Of course, you’ll have to remain flexible as situations can always shift… but anticipation can be your best friend. Keep all your senses awake and be ready for the shot. 

  1. Use the rules of good composition

Keep thinking like a photographer as you compose your video clips. Use the rule of thirds and include leading lines to drive your viewer through the frame.

The same elements of composition for good photography, along with patterns, textures, and depth of field, all work to create appealing video clips. And don’t forget to watch your frame edges to eliminate any distractions.

  1. Tell a story

Think about how you encounter most scenes in real life. Tell the story by starting with a wider angle and an establishing clip of the scene.

Next, move in a bit closer for a tighter, mid-range clip.

Then, get up close and personal to capture clips of details.

Creating clips with a sequence in mind will give you more options in the editing room and also attract editors if you want to sell your video clips.

  1. Capture motion

Video needs motion. Is your subject already moving? If so, after your frame is composed, hit record and let the action play out. Recording through the action will give you and those potential editors the most options when making your cuts and telling your story.

Can you make your subject move if it’s not already in motion? With a static subject and no movement in your composed frame, you may need to create motion with a tilt or pan movement of the camera while recording.

Once you capture some quality video footage, you’ve got options. You can create fun, short video clips focused on your interests and start uploading them to stock agencies for additional income. For travel, you can sell them directly to editors, tour companies, hotels, or travel destinations.

Wherever you let your video skills take you, I hope the excitement of storytelling with motion grabs you like it did me. Remember, start simple and have fun!

[Editor’s Note: Videos are the most lucrative way to get paid to travel with paychecks as high as $1,000 per minute of finished content.  If you can create these short 30-second to 4-minute videos with your camera, phone or iPad, this is a great way to travel and get paid for itThe how-to’s and sample videos you can create are here.]

Wed

11

Jul

2018

Guest Post: The Fundamentals of Video

Videos: Learn the fundamentals and then spread your wings 


By Joe Sindorf

 

Everywhere you look on social media, it’s clear. There’s increased demand on all platforms for video content.  In fact, according to current research by Hubspot, at least 43% of consumers want to see more video.

 

For us as photographers and media content creators, that’s good news.

But before you grab your camera and start shooting clip after clip in order to cash in on the video bandwagon, you need to know that there are pitfalls the unknowing and untrained can fall into on the path to video success.

Video, like photography and writing, is an art form, and like all other forms of artistic expression, it has a core set of rules, techniques, and principles which must be learned.

 

It’s important to invest in your skills.

 

One winter day, when I was a young boy living in New Hampshire, school was called off because of a large storm that had come through the night before and dumped a couple feet of snow. I remember sleeping late, and when my mother came to wake me, she saw a beautiful fox outside my bedroom window, digging in the snow to find something to eat.

I eagerly got my father’s camera—a fully manual, rangefinder 35mm film camera—and confidently started taking photos of this amazing animal.

 

Of course, none of them came out. I hadn’t yet learned the basics of photography. I didn’t know how to set exposure and how to focus—let alone the aesthetic principles of composition and design. My intentions were great, and my confidence was admirable… but my skills were far from adequate to the task.

 

I can imagine some of you are in the same exact place right now. You know how to take still photographs that people like, and you may have even sold some of them as stock photography or fine art. And now, you’ve heard that video will allow you to sell at a much higher commission… or even be the means to quitting your job, traveling the world, and getting paid for doing what you love. And you can’t wait.

 

But before you grab your camera and start making a video, there are some very practical, important, and basic principles you need to learn to help you excel quickly and avoid making amateurish videos.

 

The value of learning from others…

 

I love traveling through Russia. I’ve been there many times, going back to when it was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and my wife and I were always accompanied (or followed!) by a government minder.

 

We loved the architecture, the boisterous use of color, the history of art and culture… but most of all, we fell in love with the people.

 

One of the guides I met in Moscow told me of an old Russian proverb that says: “A wise man learns from someone else’s mistakes, the smart man learns from his own, and the stupid one never learns.”

 

I don’t think anyone reading this is in that third category… of never learning.

 

Instead, I think you are fairly evenly split between the first two groups: those who learn from your own mistakes and those who learn from what others have experienced.

After that first, disappointing experience taking pictures of the fox on my snow day, my dad realized my innate interest in photography and bought me a cheap camera to start teaching me.

 

I am so glad he did! Those initial lessons and the time we spent together in a darkroom set the course of my life and livelihood.

 

I learned and practiced… and kept learning! In college, I studied photojournalism under two Pulitzer Prize winners. Then, when I expanded into film and video, my mentors were highly respected, award-winning filmmakers and cinematographers.

 

At each step, I was patiently taught the fundamentals and then given the creative freedom to spread my wings, develop my style, and go in the direction of my calling and my dreams.

 

That opportunity is being given to you, too. Great Escape Publishing has created a course to help you learn the skills needed to excel in shooting travel videos.

 

And you won’t just learn the basics… you’ll also receive some of the proven “insider” tips that professionals, like me, use to create great videos that clients will pay good money for… and the opportunity to get paid to travel.

 

Your dream, most assuredly, can become reality! Just be sure to take that first step and invest in yourself.

 

[Editor’s note: Right now, short video clips are selling for big bucks ($1,000 for a minute of video is not uncommon), and there’s not much competition out there… but, we don’t know how long the competition is going to stay low.

 

This is something you’ll want to start right now—and when you have a good teacher, you could sell your first video clip by the end of summer. But you’ll have to get in TODAY, here.]

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.

 

If you have any questions please do contact me via email or join me on Facebook.

 

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.

     

I had a dream of going on wildlife safaris in Africa and climb Kilimanjaro, but as you may know it’s not exactly cheap to do. I didn’t have a great camera, nor a formal education in videography, I simply had a laptop with editing software; a handy-cam and a couple of sample videos as well as a passion for travel. So I created a  number of videos in exchange for free tours, made a few phone calls to companies that operated these tours, mapped out an itinerary and ended up getting paid to go on tailor-made luxury safaris, to climb Kilimanjaro and the Atlas Mountain, to do a self-drive in South Africa and much more. And all while doing what I love, which is to capture the experience on camera. I have been shooting promotional videos ever since and decided to never go back to a 9-5 job and sit in an office all day.
 
Travel Sensations for video production in Germany:
 

 

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 questions.

 

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.