30 Innovative Business Ideas For Videographers

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Looking to start a video related business but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own videography business, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

We put together a list of 30 videographer business ideas here:

1. Start a film production company ($60K/year)

Latham Ford from Los Angeles, California, USA started No Idea Films, LLC over 3 years ago, a film production company.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

I moved to LA 13 years ago, by way of Chicago. I began my career in entertainment as an actor. I had a great start to that career by being in many commercials like Lincoln Aviator, Toyota, Apple, Lexus and more. It was by being on set as an actor for TV commercials and film, is how I fell in love with producing.

I’ve learned to fail and fail big. The more I have failed the more successful I became.

After shooting my Lexus commercial I was on fire to produce. I began writing TV ideas, turning them into scripts. I also began writing film scripts. The next step was actually producing them. I never stopped acting because being on set was my school. That is how I learned. Most producers start as PAs but I didn’t have to go that route, I was already on set as an actor soaking in the same information. Not to mention commercial money pays way better as an actor than PA.

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Latham Ford, on starting No Idea Films, LLC ($5,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start an explainer video business ($120K/year)

Marco Gatti from Tallinn, Estonia started Mediatopsolution OU almost 3 years ago, a explainer video business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia

I've always been a salesperson within the family company. A need I often felt in my relationships with customers, was the wish to communicate in a more attractive, engaging and persuasive way. I wanted to win them over and make sure they remembered my messages.

So I started looking for a powerful and innovative way to convey my communications. All this until I stumbled upon something that really caught my attention: the animated video that Robert Cialdini, a Psychology and Marketing professor at Stanford University, had used to promote his books “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”. I liked it instantly: I found it immediate, engaging and easy to remember. And then I thought: of course if such a great mentor of the laws of persuasion has relied on this tool of communication, it must mean something!

At that moment I decided to use the power of video animations to increase the effectiveness of my business relationships with customers. But there was a problem: the existing services had exorbitant costs, about 10,000 dollars per minute, far too much for a company like ours. So I tried and made a video for my family's company myself. The first results were really not professional: I did everything, from the script to the animation including the audio, with my voice. I even recorded it in a small room, putting a sock on the microphone to reduce the reverb effect!

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Marco Gatti, on starting Mediatopsolution OU ($10,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online video editing business ($72K/year)

Sabba Keynejad from London, England, United Kingdom started VEED over 2 years ago, a online video editing business.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Tim and I met during an online hackathon. During the hackathon participants were encouraged to meetup for real. We actually got on really well, and stayed friends and kept spitballing ideas for a startup for years.

At this time, I was a design student at Central Saint Martins and I had recently won a competition for Sony Music creating an interactive music video for the band Hurts with my friend Virgil. Then soon after graduation, I started working as a creative technologist in London for a bunch of different advertising & branding agencies and a few startups too.

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Sabba Keynejad, on starting VEED ($6,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a wedding videography business

Examples of a successful wedding videography business:

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5. Start a baking video sales business

Examples of a successful baking video sales business:

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6. Become a music video director

Examples of a successful music video director:

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7. Become a 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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8. Start a drone photography business

Examples of a successful drone photography business:

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9. Become a documentary photographer

Examples of a successful documentary photographer:

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10. Start an event videographer

Examples of a successful event videographer:

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11. Start a 360 video production business

Examples of a successful 360 video production business:

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12. Become a Q&A video creator

Examples of a successful Q&A video creator:

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13. Become a tutorial video creator

Examples of a successful tutorial video creator:

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14. Become a video game audio creator

Examples of a successful video game audio creator:

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15. Start a youtube video creation business

Examples of a successful youtube video creation business:

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16. Start a video tour guide business

Examples of a successful video tour guide business:

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17. Start a live video service

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18. Start a vlog

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19. Start an adsense business

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20. Start a freelance video production business

Examples of a successful freelance video production business:

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21. Become a tik tok personality

Examples of a successful tik tok personality:

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22. Start a real estate video service

Examples of a successful real estate video service:

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23. Start a film set rental business

Examples of a successful film set rental business:

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24. Start an online news channel ($60K/year)

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25. Start a stock video business

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26. Start a presentation creation business

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27. Become an affiliate marketer

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28. Start a video resume service

Examples of a successful video resume service:

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29. Become a product reviewer ($24K/year)

Examples of a successful product reviewer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a product reviewer:

Check out all of our product reviewer case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Cy's story on creating Super Smash Cache a read:

I’m Cy, an award-winning sex blogger who’s critiqued over 200 body-safe sex toys. My review blog, Super Smash Cache, focuses on which sex toys are worth it, which ones fall short, and which ones may work for others but not for me (and vice versa).

I gave my honest take on THAT nearly-$300 massager that won a robotics design award, and I’ll never rave about a toy that sounds like a dolphin when you clench around it — no matter how many influencers post smiling selfies with it.

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Cy, on starting Super Smash Cache ($2,000/month) full story ➜

30. Become a product demonstrator

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