"My clients so far have been looking for promotional type video for the web and social media to help them connect with their audiences and to build knowledge around products and services they offer as well as for building their brands. I am also…"
Thanks so much for your help narrowing things down! Yes, in addition to promo type videos I can also create training content as well. My regular full job(s) the past 10 years have been in training administration and online training so I…"
"This is great news, Mike. Sounds like you are so ready to take this leap. It is hard to know what to do first. I think I would start with a simple website that identifies what you are offering and the benefits to your clients and then I…"
I am new to this group. I am working on growing my video production company and looking for info and insigths regarding following the passion I have for videography. I have already joined and started a forum discussion over in the JumpIn…"
You definitely need a good mic. Audio is super important. I think you may be OK with the webcam if it looks decent. Not sure what type of training you are creating but it seems most of the recordings for online training are of the screen anyway…"
"WordPress is a great option but how about Squrespace? That seems like a really easy way to get up and running. However, it seems most people on this site seem to favor WordPress...not sure why.
You are the second person to recommend the book…"
"There may be easier options than WordPress. It seems overwhelming at first, but once I committed to spending some time with the program, I picked it up quickly. I like it because it's so flexible and can meet any business need.
I found helpful…"
"Thanks for you comments Holly!
Great article! I definitely have FIP :) I tend to spend so much time trying to create to perfection that I often never deliver. I am a great starter but not such a great finisher. I need to learn the skill of…"
I know the feeling of being terrified and excited. I think it's a good thing. Here's a short post about how I have dealt with similar feelingshttp://www.kairosive.net/facing-fear/.
I think you need a website. As a…"
Sounds like you have gained significant amount of life experience, having gone through this tough experience yourself, to be able to help others in similar circumstances. Hopefully, helping others can provide further healing for you as well…"
How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I have been listening to the 48 Days podcast for years. I have a small video business that I started about 8 years ago. It's been more of a hobby than a full time business, but I would like to grow it, or some iteration at least, into my main income generator. Some circumstances have just changed with my regular full time job so I now have the push I needed. I am both nervous and excited at the thought but I am confident I have come to the right place for help. Looking forward to collaborating with other budding entrepreneurs!
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I have worked for the same company for over 30 year but my employment is coming to an end Dec. 31. I have a small video business that I have operated for around 8 years. It has been more of a hobby than a business.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to become self sufficient and would love to grow my video business to replace the income of my current job. My dream is to do video as my primary income.
I have a passion for small businesses and would like to do something as a service that would help small businesses grow e.g., promo videos, websites, training,marketing, etc...
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I have collage age kids and want to help them get thru college. I had served at our local church for almost 15 years in various audio/video roles and would like to be able to do more of that.
Ideally we would like to travel more now that our kids are close to being on their own. We enjoy camping and going places that are warm when it is cold here.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I have a passion for technology, specifically audio and video. I love to create video or use technology to communicate and impact people. I have found more fulfillment in doing this as a volunteer than I have in most paid jobs I have had over my lifetime. I love to serve and help people by using the gifts and passions I have been given.
I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.
One thing I noticed on your profile is you are into growing your video business. If you're looking for tips and advice, definitely you've come to the right place.
Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can imagine. What's more, if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!
Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:
Welcome to the 48days.net community, Michael! You will find encouragement and support as you grow your platform or gain clarity for your next career. I'd love to have you join my group, purposeful, passionate, and prosperous where we share strategies, struggles, and victories in our businesses and careers. You could also visit my website movedbypurpose.net