Drone to 1K Podcast by Drone Launch Academy
Drone to 1K Podcast by Drone Launch Academy
Drone Launch Academy
In the Drone to 1K Podcast, we take an inside look at how successful drone business owners got started and scaled their company to making $1,000 per month and beyond. Whether you're just looking to make a little side cash with your drone or you want to turn your passion into a full-time career, we hope that the Drone to 1K Podcast will inspire you to take the plunge and succeed with your own drone business.
S4/EP 7 Guillermo Wenzel of Drone Sky Visuals
This week, Guillermo Wenzel joins us to talk about how he’s built and scaled his drone business, Drone Sky Visuals.   Since starting his business in 2019, Guillermo has gotten experience working in the real estate, construction, inspection, and event industries.   During this episode, he talks about how he’s used word-of-mouth advertising, Google Ads, social media, and more to successfully grow his drone business.   Listen to this week’s episode to hear all about Guillermo’s story and how he’s scaled his business!   After you listen, be sure to play this week’s game of 2 truths and a lie for a chance to win a prize: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/fRZvCCqX   Connect with Guillermo: Facebook: @droneskyvisuals Instagram: @droneskyvisuals LinkedIn: Drone Sky Visuals LLC YouTube: Drone Sky Visuals Website: droneskyvisuals.com   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for the Drone to $1K Podcast? Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn
Aug 13
52 min
S4/EP 6 Derek Cameron of 3805 Productions
This week on the Drone to $1K Podcast, you’ll get to hear from Derek Cameron of 3805 Productions.   Derek does photography and videography, as well as 3D mapping and modeling.   Derek first started his business just before the country shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, he’s had to overcome many obstacles to build his business.   Since then, Derek has worked with many different clients, including local business owners, realtors, construction companies, and even a candidate running to become a state representative.   To hear all about Derek’s business and how he was able to build his network and land jobs even during the pandemic, be sure to give this episode a listen!   And for a chance to win one of this week’s prizes, you can play our 2 truths and a lie game here: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/G9aflRTI   Connect with Derek: Facebook: @3805productions Instagram: @derekcameron21 LinkedIn: 3805 Productions YouTube: 3805 Productions Website: 3805productions.com   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for the Drone to $1K Podcast? Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn
Aug 10
54 min
S4/EP 5 Jeff Carrillo of Tarillo Vue
Our guest on this week’s episode is Jeff Carrillo from Tarillo Vue.   Over the past few years, Jeff has used drones to do creative work and inspection work for clients in many industries. One of the services he specializes in is drone thermography.   During the episode, Jeff talks about how he got started with his business, how he learned how to do thermography, and some of the cool projects he’s worked on.   If you’re interested in learning more about how drones are being used to conduct thermal scans for roof inspections, wildlife surveys, and more, you don’t want to miss this episode!   After you listen to the episode, you can click here to play this week’s 2 truths and a lie game for a chance to win a prize: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/IkItIHmG   Connect with Jeff: Facebook: @tarillovue Instagram: @tarillovue LinkedIn: Tarillo Vue Aerial Photo Video Website: tarillovue.com   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for the Drone to $1K Podcast? Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn
Aug 1
50 min
S4/EP 4 Merrill McKee of Northern Perspectives
Merrill McKee from Northern Perspectives joins us on this week’s episode of the Drone to $1K Podcast.   Merrill went from listening to the Drone to $1K Podcast and hoping to someday achieve what our guests have accomplished, to now being a D$1K Podcast guest himself – which means that he now owns and operates his own successful drone business!   During this episode, Merrill tells us all about his aerial photography and videography business, which is based in northern New York.   Since starting his business, Merrill has worked with many clients, including local realtors, a contracting company, a county board. He’s even had the opportunity to create an aerial video of a socially-distanced graduation ceremony for a local high school.   How has Merrill been able to grow and sustain his business (even during the wintertime in northern New York)? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!   Be sure to play this week’s 2 truths and a lie game:  https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/amhFEfUO. If you can figure out which of the 3 “facts” about Merrill is actually a lie, you’ll be entered into our weekly giveaway!   Connect with Merrill: Facebook: @northernperspectives Instagram: @mackeymckee Website: northernperspectivesny.com   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for the Drone to $1K Podcast? Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn
Jul 27
53 min
S4/EP 3 James Grace of JMG Aerial Imagery
Our guest this week is James Grace of JMG Aerial Imagery. James provides aerial photography and videography services for clients in the construction and real estate industries.   Before starting his own drone business in early 2019, James worked in post-production at Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures. While there, he learned the editing process, and he built a LinkedIn network of 10,000+ connections.   James has used his previous industry knowledge, as well as social media, to start and grow his business.   Listen to the full episode to hear James’ story and learn how he’s built his business!   And don’t forget to play this week’s game of 2 truths and a lie after you listen to this episode for a chance to win an awesome Drone Launch prize: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/oi608JzX   Here is the link to the video of the home with the retractable roof that James mentions during this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ21co4BQ5E   Connect with James: Facebook: @JMGraceAerial Instagram: @jmg_aerial_imagery Twitter: @AerialJmg YouTube: James Grace Website: https://www.jmgaerial.com/   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for the Drone to $1K Podcast? Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn
Jul 18
42 min
S4/EP 2 Kevin Olson of Maryland Drone Guy
This week, Kevin Olson of Maryland Drone Guy joins us to talk about his aerial photography and videographer business, which he’s successfully grown over the past year.   Kevin first started flying drones at the beginning of the COVID pandemic and got his Part 107 license last July.   Since then, Kevin has had the opportunity to work with many local businesses, including wineries and breweries, restaurants, gyms, a drive-in movie theater, an engineering company, and more.   Kevin has used Instagram to grow his business quickly – without even buying paid ads!   How has Kevin been able to build a profitable drone business, while also working a full-time job?   Listen to this week’s episode to find out!   Be sure to play this week’s 2 truths and a lie game for a chance to win an awesome prize: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/cwbo6KDT   Connect with Kevin: Facebook: @marylanddroneguy Instagram: @marylanddroneguy Twitter: @MD_Drone_Guy YouTube: Maryland Drone Guy Website: marylanddroneguy.com
Jul 12
41 min
S4/EP 1 Jen Allen of Wildwood Media
DRONE TO $1K PODCAST SEASON 4 / EPISODE 1 WITH JEN ALLEN   Season 4 of the Drone to $1K Podcast is officially here!   In this week’s episode, Jen Allen of Wildwood Media tells us all about how she’s used drones to capture aerial photos and videos for her real estate and wedding clients.   Jen has been doing wedding photography and videography with her husband for years, but when the coronavirus pandemic started, the majority of their weddings were rescheduled. Jen has been able to find a new source of income: real estate. She uses her photography and videography skills to capture awesome aerial views, which allow home buyers to get a feel for not only the home they’re considering, but also the area surrounding it.   To hear all about Jen’s journey as a business owner in the wedding and real estate industries, be sure to listen to this episode!   Click here to play this week’s game of two truths and a lie: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/qt9ZNoLx   Connect with Jen:   Instagram: @wildwood.media Website: wildwood.media   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for Season 4?   Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy   Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen   iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn   To take the TRUST exam, please click here: https://dronelaunchacademy.com/trust/
Jul 5
42 min
S3/EP 10 Caleb Randall of Randall Productions
DRONE TO $1K PODCAST SEASON 3 / EPISODE 10 WITH CALEB RANDALL   On this week’s episode, Caleb Randall of Randall Productions joins us to talk about how he’s used drones to grow his business to making 6 figures a year.   Caleb started out doing wedding videography, but eventually shifted to creating marketing and branding films for businesses. He’s worked with big-name companies like Geico, as well as smaller businesses, to tell their stories through the art of video.   Caleb discusses how he got started with his own business and what he’s done to grow his network and land more clients and more jobs.   Be sure to enter this week’s giveaway before 3/23/21 for a chance to win a free 15-minute coaching call with Caleb: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/IKepnKia   Also, here’s the link to the Italian castle wedding video that was mentioned in the podcast if you want to check it out: https://vimeo.com/286450774   Connect with Caleb:   Website: http://www.randallproductions.com/ Facebook: Randall Productions Vimeo: Randall Productions   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for Season 4?   Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy   Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen   iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn            
Mar 16
50 min
S3/EP 9 Jorge Casamiquela of JFC prooductions
DRONE TO $1K PODCAST SEASON 3 / EPISODE 9 WITH JORGE CASAMIQUELA   This week, Jorge Casamiquela, our student support manager here at Drone Launch, joins us to talk about how he has successfully built his drone business, all while working part-time for Drone Launch Academy.   In this episode, Jorge tells us all about how he landed his first clients, the lessons he learned along the way, and the advice he has for anyone who’s thinking about starting their own drone business!   Don’t forget to enter our weekly giveaway before 3/16/21 for a chance to win a free 15-minute coaching call with Jorge (or one of our other awesome prizes): https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/lHwxpYNu   Connect with Jorge: YouTube: JFC Productions Website: https://www.jfcproductions.com/ Email: jorge@dronelaunchacademy.com   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for Season 4? Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn    
Mar 9
46 min
S3/EP 8 Rut Patel of Voyager Industries
DRONE TO $1K PODCAST SEASON 3 / EPISODE 8 WITH RUT PATEL   In this week’s episode, Rut Patel of Voyager Industries tells listeners how he grew his engineering business to the point where it’s making hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. A few years ago, Rut quit both of his jobs to pursue his passion for drones and engineering full-time. Now, he has a team of employees and a company that made well over $300,000 in 2020.   How did he do it? Listen to find out!   Don’t forget to enter our weekly giveaway before 3/9/21 for a chance to win one of 5 prizes (including a free 15-minute coaching call with Rut): https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/TQsJBN8q   Connect with Rut:   Instagram: @patelrut Website: http://www.voyagerengineering.com/   Have a Drone Business? Want to be Interviewed for Season 4?   Complete this questionnaire: Drone to $1K Business Owner Application   Training from Drone Launch Academy   Part 107 Exam Prep Course ($50 off) Aerial Photo Pro Course ($50 off) Aerial Video A to Z Course ($100 off) Aerial Roof Inspection Pro Course ($100 off) Drones 101 Course ($20 off)   Other Places to Listen   iTunes Stitcher Spotify TuneIn  
Mar 1
58 min
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