Drones have had quite the surge in popularity in recent years, so it’s no surprise that many people want to start their own drone business. If you’re looking to become a drone business owner yourself, here are some tips to help you get started
Practise Flying Your Drone
You might not know exactly what to expect when you begin your drone business, so you’ll want to practice flying it and gain experience.
This is especially true if you have no background in flying or photography. Getting comfortable behind your controller will help you better serve your clients by providing them with quality pictures and video that they can share with friends and family.
The time you spend practicing will also improve your control over altitude, speed, direction, and distance—all skills that are key to great videography work and attractive photos.
In fact, many professional drone pilots dedicate several hours every week to practicing their craft because of how beneficial it is for their profession; aspiring fliers should do the same thing.
Become a Licensed Pilot
So you want to start a drone business, but do you have a pilot’s license? If so, then you have a significant advantage over other companies because only people with pilot’s licenses can legally use drones for business purposes.
This means that your clients will be able to trust that they’re in good hands and it will encourage them to give your company their business.
The UK A2 CofC is an online exam that can be easily passed with around 8 hours of study.
You should also look to get some drone insurance to not only look more credible, but also protect you from any financial loss in the case of an accident.
Start Your Social Media Account
A Facebook page is easy enough to create; if you don’t have any pictures or video from drones, start there and include links back to where people can view your content.
If you already have an account on Flickr or Instagram (or both) then promote your posts there using hashtags that relate directly back to your business and name—that way, when potential customers search for those keywords they will find your account!
Create Your Website
The first step to starting a drone business is establishing your online presence. This can be as simple as making your website or as complex as developing an app for both Android and iPhone platforms.
For example, you could create websites for both your service and product. These sites should offer information about how you will do business and how customers can engage with you directly; they also provide an opportunity for potential clients to take action on your call-to-action button.
A well-built site should increase traffic that leads to more sales via phone calls, emails, etc., and help get your name out there in general.
Start Getting Your First Clients
If you’re looking for customers, don’t wait until you’ve got a working product and solid marketing in place. Getting your first paying customers takes work, but it’s critical to your company’s success.
The earlier you start, the more time you’ll have to make sure every part of your business is running well. Keep in mind that if it takes 5 or 10 hours of work each week to secure one new customer, that may not be very scalable in 6 months’ time when there are dozens or hundreds of companies vying for their attention.
Look for easy wins—things you can do immediately that will lead to tangible results quickly, like getting reviews on Yelp or driving more traffic from an online forum or social media.