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  • Writer's pictureTom David Frey

Tips on How to Make Money with a Drone

Do you have a drone sitting in your closet, because you don't have a use for it during Corona?

Don't worry; you're not alone. When I'm not traveling, then I'm also not flying as often as I want to.

Luckily, we're here to tell you how to make money with a drone.

Keep reading, and you may be able to start a new business.

Real Estate and Hospitality Advertising

Aerial photography has been a hot commodity for a while, but now anyone with a drone can capture priceless photos for companies.

Resorts, construction sites, hotels, and others use aerial footage to construct their advertising and marketing materials like YouTube videos, website components, and social media strategy.

The quality the drone produces helps real estate and property value when the companies present their places to the public. It helps them present a desirable home or stay.

A lot of drones work on GPS and Glonass, meaning you can program the exact coordinates to go to the same spot every time to get progress and transformation photos throughout the project.

These are greatly valued for real estate projects.

If you plan to offer photography or video services with your drone, it's essential to have a high-quality camera on your drone. Take our quiz to fit the model that fits your needs.

Drone Mapping

Aerial mapping has been around for a long time. Previously it was common to use an aircraft like a helicopter, which produces exhaust emissions.

Mapping from the sky is essential to measure terrestrial places that aren't measurable from the ground.

Industries that can benefit from drone mapping are construction, energy, agriculture, and mining.

Some of the benefits of using drones over traditional methods of mapping are:

  • No cloud cover restrictions

  • Easier and much cheaper to operate

  • Do not involve significant manpower

  • Eliminates physical threats

Now the question is, how do you monetize drone mapping?

If you're interested in providing drone mapping services to companies, you should create your own private company to specialize in aerial photography and video, as well as surveying work.

It's doable.

Weddings and Events

While photography is one of the primary uses of drones, one of the easiest ways to monetize your drone is to take it mainstream and offer your services for weddings and events.

Most brides these days want perfect wedding videos to capture their special day.

What better way than from a birds-eye view?

You can monetize your drone by capturing people's fondest memories with your drone, but you need to make sure your drone has a strong enough camera to keep up with the expectations.

This drone model is great for capturing weddings (both in video and photo mode). It has a great camera, is rather small and can easily be carried along.

Are you sold on how to make money with a Drone?

Drones have been in the public eye for recreational use as well as professional for a while.

They are most commonly known for YouTubers to create impressive content to monetize their channels. However, as we discussed, there are some other ways you can monetize your drone.

If you're looking for your next side hustle or want to take on an entirely new profession, get your drone out of your closet and start exploring your options on how to make money with a drone.

If you still have questions, don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@tomstechtimeyt) and I'll answer all messages - every Sunday!


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