8 Event Videographer Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Become An Event Videographer

Event videography is the art of capturing social and special events onto video. Corporate events use videographers to help them improve their company's image and to create future marketing materials. Social events hire videographers to create memories of their events.

Therefore, becoming a professional videographer presents many possibilities to your business.

To become a videographer, you attend workshops or enroll in a short course, then buy a professional camera. You may work under a professional videographer as an intern as you acquire the skills needed to create professional videos.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a event videographer:

1. Lemonlight ($18M/year)

Hope Horner came up with the idea for Lemonlight when he saw an opportunity to bring transparency to the video production industry. With the average cost for a 30-second commercial at $342,000, Lemonlight offered small and medium-sized businesses access to high-quality, affordable video content through pre-built pricing menus and transparent pricing. Since its launch in 2014, Lemonlight has grown to generate $6M in sales per year, with over 7000 videos produced for more than 3000 brands and notable clients including Amazon and TripAdvisor.

How much they make: $18M/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 75

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How I Started A $500K/Month Video Production Company From My Bedroom in LA

Lemonlight CEO, Hope Horner, co-founded an on-demand video production company that has produced over 7,000 videos for more than 3,000 brands, generating over $6 million in sales and growing to a 45-person team, all without taking any outside capital and being recognized in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

About
Hope started Lemonlight almost 10 years ago
Revenue
Hope grew the business to $1.5M/month
Costs
It cost Hope $500 to start the business
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2. Results Imagery ($1.32M/year)

Co-founders Kyle Nelson and Eli Libby came up with the idea for Results Imagery after realizing the importance of high-quality media in the eCommerce industry. With their backgrounds in media and eCommerce, they fused their expertise to create a digital agency focused on providing conversion-centric media solutions for brands and product companies. Since their launch, they have found success in search advertising and have expanded their client base to include eCommerce sellers, online retailers, and marketing agencies. With a monthly revenue of $45,000, the future looks bright for Results Imagery as they continue to focus on key partnerships and monthly retainer clients.

How much they make: $1.32M/year
Current team size: 8

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How We Started A $45K/Month Product Photography And Video Company

Results Imagery co-founders Kyle Nelson and Eli Libby launched their digital agency that focused solely on media creation for brands and product companies, helping clients monetize their conversion-centric media, with their current monthly revenue at $45,000.

About
Kyle started Results Imagery almost 7 years ago
Revenue
Kyle grew the business to $110K/month
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So... can you actually make money with a event videographer?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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5. Lemonlight

Get high-quality video for less. Schedule a free creative call with the experts at Lemonlight, based in Los Angeles – we can film nationwide anytime!

How much they make: $18M/year
Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 75
Website traffic: 100K/month

How I Started A $500K/Month Video Production Company From My Bedroom in LA

Lemonlight CEO, Hope Horner, co-founded an on-demand video production company that has produced over 7,000 videos for more than 3,000 brands, generating over $6 million in sales and growing to a 45-person team, all without taking any outside capital and being recognized in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

About
Hope started Lemonlight almost 10 years ago
Revenue
Hope grew the business to $1.5M/month
Costs
It cost Hope $500 to start the business
Read by 16,923 founders

So... can you actually make money with a event videographer?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

7. KORO FILMS

Best Thailand Professional Wedding Photographer & Videographer. We are available for destination in Bangkok Phuket Samui Bali Vietnam Hongkong Singapore

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8. WEVA

WEVA.PRO is a community of more than 5,200 Professional Wedding Videographers from all over the world. Join us for free.

Where they're located: Campello sul Clitunno, Umbria, Italy

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