How To Make Quick Money With A Drone: Best Drone Business Ideas (2022)

How To Make Quick Money With A Drone: Best Drone Business Ideas (2022)

In the last few years, it's become evident that drones have and will continue to become apart of our everyday lives.

The potential business opportunities and innovation with drones are extensive.

Before starting a drone business, be sure to check local regulations and requirements for your specific use-case.

We've listed the various different opportunities below and provide you with the resources to get you started.

1. Drone Repair Business

Examples of a successful drone repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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2. Film Production Company ($9.03M/year)

Examples of a successful film production company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a film production company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our film production company case studies ➜

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Hello there! My name is Hope Horner, and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Lemonlight, an on-demand video production company that offers brands and agencies access to high-quality affordable video content nationwide.

We’ve built Lemonlight as an entirely self-funded business. We haven’t taken any outside capital since we launched the business in 2014. We’re on track to hit 6M in sales this year and we’ve grown the team to 45 full-time employees. We’ve been recognized in dozens of major publications, and we were awarded in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

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3. Drone Photography Business

Examples of a successful drone photography business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone photography business:

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We are CFF Media, a video production company located out of Atlanta, GA. We create video content (About Us, Testimonials, Promotional, Drone videos) for the Greater Atlanta area with a primary focus on videos representing other companies and what they stand for, but we love the opportunity to try other avenues of video production!

We started just four and half years ago, working out of our house and trying to understand how we could make our way into the industry. I look around now and cannot believe the progress that we have made and every day I’m still shocked to find myself walking into an office with our very own studio. These moments make me look back and really appreciate just how far our company has come in such a short amount of time.

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4. Drone Mapping And Industrial Business

Examples of a successful drone mapping and industrial business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone mapping and industrial business:

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5. Online Course ($1.41M/year)

Examples of a successful online course:

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We are Christian and Rasmus Mikkelsen, also known as the Mikkelsen Twins online. We run an online education company where we help people to build an online book publishing business. The reason why we teach what seems like a random/kinda weird online business model is because it’s what changed our lives almost 3 years ago and freed us from the life path we were heading down (were in the middle of a business degree in community college and there was absolutely no hope for a truly happy and fulfilled life if we had continued to take that path in life).

Fast forward to today, our company is making over 6-figures in profit every month which is almost unbelievable for two 24-year-old (ambitious) idiots with just a laptop, wifi connection and a small team.

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6. Drone Advertising Business

Examples of a successful drone advertising business:

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7. Home Inspections Business

Examples of a successful home inspections business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home inspections business:

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8. Construction Company ($4.2M/year)

Examples of a successful construction company:

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Check out all of our construction company case studies ➜

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With a little luck, and a lot of gaming the YouTube algorithm, I was able to experience the viral effects of the internet. It has now been seen by over 25m people through my channel and other media networks.

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9. Stock Photography Business ($60K/year)

Examples of a successful stock photography business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stock photography business:

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Check out all of our stock photography business case studies ➜

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Hi! My name is Tsour Lee Adato and I am the founder of Pro Photo Studio. I started my product photography business over 5 years ago while living in New York. Pro Photo Studio specializes in high-end commercial photography and also caters to the average eCommerce online seller who sells on platforms like Amazon and Etsy.

The company began realizing a profit very quickly, in the first quarter after opening and year over year profits have increased while the cost of customer acquisition has decreased. Currently, the company makes approximately $350k per year and is on its way to becoming a 7 figure business.

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10. Roof Inspection Business

Examples of a successful roof inspection business:

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11. Real Estate Photographer

Examples of a successful real estate photographer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a real estate photographer:

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12. Drone Surveillance Business

Examples of a successful drone surveillance business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone surveillance business:

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13. Power Line Inspection Business

Examples of a successful power line inspection business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a power line inspection business:

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14. Drone Delivery Service

Examples of a successful drone delivery service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone delivery service:

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15. Wedding Photographer

Examples of a successful wedding photographer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wedding photographer:

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Check out all of our wedding photographer case studies ➜

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Hi, I’m Steven and I’m a wedding photographer based out of Adelaide, Australia. I believe photography is about portraying a scene in ways that people recognize, but at the same time, have never witnessed before. Anyone can take a photo of a scene, but I want to show the world what I can create through my lens in ways that are unique and yet completely relatable to other people who have witnessed the same scene, all the while allowing my couples to act as though I’m not there just as a ‘photographer’ but rather their friend. This allows for a much more genuine set of photos for them to remember their big day!

One of the things that stand out to my clients when comparing myself with my competitors is my ability to come across as a professional wedding attendee! I can help out with any aspect of a wedding, not just their photographer - so I’m often planning everyone's wedding for them. I also make use of some cool technology such as Virtual Reality cameras, hybrid shooting video, and photography, and course drones - and not just the aerial kind, underwater too!

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16. Festival Photographer

Examples of a successful festival photographer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a festival photographer:

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17. Drone Blogger

Examples of a successful drone blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone blogger:

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18. Youtube Personality

Examples of a successful youtube personality:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a youtube personality:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Case Study
  • Zoella has a total net worth of more than $5 million as of January 2021.
  • She earned this fortune by uploading her YouTube videos and has almost a billion views.
  • She has 10.8 millions of subscribers on YouTube.
  • Her popularity made her appear in several advertisements and has also appeared on television.

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Read the full story on influencermatchmaker.co.uk ➜

19. Social Media Influencer

Examples of a successful social media influencer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media influencer:

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Check out all of our social media influencer case studies ➜

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Hi! My name is Dohyun Kim, and I am the individual behind the social media account YourAverageTechBro. My largest platform is TikTok with 155,000 followers, and I am also on Youtube with around 11,000 subscribers, and I am also on Instagram with a much more humble follower count of 850, and on Twitter @DohyunKim.

Currently, I am averaging around $3000/month across ad money, sponsored content, and a few course sales (this is a much newer product category that I am breaking into.

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20. Sell Drones

Examples of a successful sell drones:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sell drones:

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21. Drone Leasing Business

Examples of a successful drone leasing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone leasing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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