Hey Everyone,
I'm taking my first steps in starting freelancing. I want to do a video production that works on weddings, parties, small films, etc., I'm just having trouble starting up. How do i advetise myself? What do i do about taxes?should I tademark my logo? ANY advice about starting up would be much appreciated. Thanks!!!

  • Hi RJ;

    Do you have a portfolio of your work? Have you considered working with small companies and non-profits for free, as a way to build your portfolio?

    As for advertising, you may want to do small local ads depending upon your budget. Social media doesn't hurt either, so long as it's not the "BUY ME" type of post.

    Good luck :)

  • Freelancers Union has some great info on taxes--see "taxes" under the "resources" tab in the upper left.

    I didn't trademark my logo, mostly because in my line of work (scientific and decision consulting) I don't think logos are as important as in more visual fields. Plus I don't like dealing with legal stuff.

    If you can identify some small, specific, underserved niche within your broader field, that might help you focus your initial outreach and marketing. For example, someone I know focused her wedding photography business on same-sex couples. She wasn't lesbian herself, but felt called to support marriage equality by creating beautiful images of same-sex couples tying the knot. She did some initial work for free, but quickly developed a reputation as a great photographer who had no issues working with same-sex couples. So you might think about whether there are any groups you feel particularly drawn to or connected with, and focus there. People having weddings with just a handful of folks in person but engaging their broader community via on-line participation or video? Hipsters looking for wild and crazy videography?Folks for whom English is a second language looking for video production companies who are comfortable with that?

  • Thank you guys! All the information you both gave is helpful!

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  • Hi RJ;

    Do you have a portfolio of your work? Have you considered working with small companies and non-profits for free, as a way to build your portfolio?

    As for advertising, you may want to do small local ads depending upon your budget. Social media doesn't hurt either, so long as it's not the "BUY ME" type of post.

    Good luck :)

  • Freelancers Union has some great info on taxes--see "taxes" under the "resources" tab in the upper left.

    I didn't trademark my logo, mostly because in my line of work (scientific and decision consulting) I don't think logos are as important as in more visual fields. Plus I don't like dealing with legal stuff.

    If you can identify some small, specific, underserved niche within your broader field, that might help you focus your initial outreach and marketing. For example, someone I know focused her wedding photography business on same-sex couples. She wasn't lesbian herself, but felt called to support marriage equality by creating beautiful images of same-sex couples tying the knot. She did some initial work for free, but quickly developed a reputation as a great photographer who had no issues working with same-sex couples. So you might think about whether there are any groups you feel particularly drawn to or connected with, and focus there. People having weddings with just a handful of folks in person but engaging their broader community via on-line participation or video? Hipsters looking for wild and crazy videography?Folks for whom English is a second language looking for video production companies who are comfortable with that?

  • Thank you guys! All the information you both gave is helpful!

  • Hives are assembled when solo administrators unite as one with other solo administrators who have integral abilities. Collaborating permits specialists to give customers a more extensive scope of administrations than they would have the capacity to offer separately. It additionally gives them chances to offer on bigger ventures than they would be fit for tackling solo.
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