Over the last 8 years I've been helping video business owners scale...
Everybody wants more clients!
But if you create structure in your business and get clear on who you ideally want to work with and under what terms its easier to scale.
I help video business owners work to their strengths, create consistent income, overcome procrastination and attract clients who value them and pay the true market value.
I share what I know and have done myself...
I Learned How To Run A Video Business the Hard Way
In 2009 we started our business and sold $363,000 worth of training DVD’s.. We thought we'd cracked the code - making money was easy..
Until 18 months later when we couldn't give them away.
(It seemed what worked last year, didn’t seem to work anymore).
And this became a theme...
I discovered the hard way that it's actually quite a lot harder work running a business than you first think.
If you've ever woken up at 3am panicking about how you’ll pay yourself next month.
Not booked family holidays because of the fear of missing out on work…?
Or burned yourself out on 100hr+ weeks doing everything yourself just so you can call yourself a “business owner”
When in reality, you're just an underpaid overworked freelancer.
That was me, and I was knackered…
Something had to change
I invested $128,815 in business education, hired coaches, flew around the world to attend marketing and personal development courses and read every business book I could.
I discovered that core habits around self discipline, structure, mindset, strategic planning and clarity of purpose had been missing in my business...
These might seem overly simplistic, but don't confuse simple with easy.
How I went from Shooter to Video Business Owner
It all started great!
I had the dream career in Broadcast TV in London, I travelled the world, filmed in over 50 countries, shot 3267 interviews was a camera man shooting factual, light entertainment, sports, travel & documentary. I met celebrities, filmed movie premieres, and met A-listers and fascinating people from all walks of life. I did my 10,000 hrs in the field and I loved every minute of it.
Until one day in late 2001...
I was shooting in Chamonix, France when I slipped, shattered my ankle in 2 places and wound up being airlifted off the glacier. The break was bad enough but compounded with arthritis I was told I'd never shoot again... All I knew was being a location cameraman - what was I going to do now?
I worked in business development for 5 years in equipment rentals and sales learning the hard edge of commerce but I soon tired of the corporate life.
My first 'solo' business ventures had me partnering with the vogue bloggers of the day, producing thousands of training DVD's for DSLR's and creating great revenue streams for them... I was very much 'behind the scenes' back then, producing and doing the business deals.
Down the line I DP’d live gigs with Duran Duran, Shot commercials with Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid and did a bit of touring with Robbie Williams… (all because of lighter DSLRs)
The real breakthrough in 'corporate video' was producing large scale launch films for the likes of Sony, Zeiss, O'connor tripods and other large equipment brands. I produced launch films for Sony A7s, PXW-FS7, PXW-FS5 and a host of others.
I've given keynote lectures at BVE in London, IBC in Amsterdam, NAB in Las Vegas. Spoken in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Sydney, Taipei, Bangkok, Seoul, Jakarta, Hyderabad, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.