Drones are becoming more popular, but there’s a lot of misinformation about them. Some think that they’re only good to perform air surveillance or delivering packages while other people think that they are just toys that don’t serve any real purpose. In this article, I’ll show you some of the best ways to make money with a drone.
1. Aerial Photos And Footages
Drone photography can be a profitable business and you can make money selling your stocks online. If you live near famous landmark or beautiful countryside, this may be a drone site hustle worth purchasing. Uploading photos and videos to stock photo website can lead t income even if you offer your images on free-to-use at first.
In films, television shows, documentaries, and any other type of video media out there, a drone can take a different perspective that would otherwise go unseen if a camera operator had to get it themselves.
It’s much safer when using a drone instead of an actual person because they don’t have any influence on what goes on during filming.
Drones could be set up in various places around the set where cameras normally wouldn’t be able to go and the result is a larger number of angles in any given shot.
As an aerial photographer, filming houses for real estate agents (real estate industry) or doing aerial wedding photography can be especially lucrative.
3. Hotel And Resort Ads
Standard photography doesn’t always do justice to the location or the views at a hotel, resort, or casino. Marketing teams in the hospitality industry often look to aerial photography to showcase properties. Unless they have an in-house photographer, they need to outsource the photos to a drone operator like you.
As with real estate photography, you’ll need photo and video editing software to compile your aerial footage. You should also create a portfolio website and manage social media accounts to get the word out.
4. Inspection Services
Inspection jobs can be a bit risky and require experienced drone pilots. Still, industrial inspection is a lucrative business, and there are plenty of applications for drones. Drone pilots can save a great deal of time and money by performing building inspections quickly and reliably with thermal mapping and other technology to discover any leaks, corrosion, or other issues that could affect building integrity.