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Should I offer my offline video service again? Or not?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Donestrgling, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Donestrgling

    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I started in "internet marketing" from a time when I was really broke, and again I am really broke. I am selling seo, and working part time to do it. It sucks because my solid deals fell out of the pipe.... But i still have more that will close hopefully soon.

    Anyhow, a couple years back I had a dream in my sleep to offer 30 second video walkarounds to motorcycle dealerships.

    I started cold calling dealers with my new concept idea, and got one on my third call.

    I lost my license back then from a DUI, so I would take my computer tower on the bus, and my Panasonic DVX-100a and shoot video.

    My price was $15 a video. They gave me like 10 videos at time, so it was a ton of work, and it wasn't really worth the money.

    One of the dealers hired me on full time, recently went part time, cause they can barely give me $11.00 an hour... I am almost 30 years old.

    Do any of you out there think its a good idea to start the service up again.

    Maybe I can hire freelance video guys in the area, and have them shoot, then a freelance editor to handle to editing, and use fiverr for voice overs.

    I just think if the service is too expensive, the dealers won't want it. I don't see a way to do it for an affordable price....
     
  2. MrCreeper

    MrCreeper Junior Member

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    Sounds like a decent service. Although you probably are killing yourself charging such a low fee.
     
  3. Donestrgling

    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    I got up to $25 a video for a Harley Dealership, but still ehh alot of work.
     
  4. kinlee

    kinlee Supreme Member

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    Since you're really broke... you probably should for the time being.
     
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    MrCreeper Junior Member

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    Why not charge 100 dollars for a video then? You have plenty of experience right?
     
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  6. Donestrgling

    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    yea, tons of experience, I know the motorcycle industry really well, and how their systems work. Just traded my camera, and the mac I was using, broke on me. I guess I just have to find out the price point. They would give me about 10 videos at a time to do, and the other dealers wanted them.

    I really wanted to set up a 360 degree dolly, basically you have a tripod on wheels, and the wheels lock in at different angles, this way it would create a perfect circle, at different radius's.

    Maybe I should just get away from this shop and offer a dealer service's type business. But to all the dealers.

    For example:

    Take all the pictures, and upload them.
    Offer videos, and hook up with someone in here to rank them.
    Offer local seo
    PPC management
    Cl management
    Offer reputation monitoring, and management
    Social management
    Ebay store management
    Newsletter management

    Kind of all the stuff I do at the shop already, plus wash bikes, and help out with keeping the lot clean.