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.
S5/EP 6 Chris Francescani of Sunset Beach Films
This week's guest is Chris Francescani from Sunset Beach Films. Chris was a journalist and reporter for 25 years. Now, he uses drones to create marketing and promotional videos for local businesses in Eastern Long Island. Chris has been able to find new clients by joining chambers of commerce and networking with business owners who could use social media drone videos to promote their businesses. Be sure to listen to this week's Drone to $1K Podcast episode to hear more about Chris and his journey of starting a drone business! And be sure to play this week's two truths and a lie game for a chance to win a Drone Launch prize: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/DFYpPnDo   Connect with Chris: Website: https://sunsetbeachfilms.com/ Instagram: @sunsetbeachfilms Facebook: Sunset Beach Films   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 TuneI  
Aug 10
51 min
S5/EP 5 Grant Puckrin of 19th UAS Precision
Our guest this week is Grant Puckrin from 19th UAS Precision. Grant's drone business started out doing real estate photography and videography. Now, Grant wants to expand into the agriculture industry. Growing up on a farm, Grant experienced firsthand the hard work and long hours that farmers put into their jobs. He wanted to find a way to use drones to help them save time and resources. Grant bought a multispectral drone AND a spraying drone and is waiting on his paperwork to be finalized before he can get started with his crop spraying services. To hear more about Grant's drone work, be sure to listen to this week's Drone to $1K Podcast episode! And don't forget to play this week's two truths and a lie game: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/ZYlImGKT   Connect with Grant: Website: https://19thdesigns.com/ Facebook: @19thuasprecision Instagram: @19thuasprecision YouTube: 19th Designs   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 TuneI
Jul 28
46 min
S5/EP 3 Joe Morgan of Eyes Above Texas Imagery
Our guest this week is Joe Morgan from Eyes Above Texas Imagery. Joe's been a Part 107-licensed drone pilot since 2017. Since then, he's gained tons of experience in the drone industry. He's skilled in photography & videography, mapping & photogrammetry, and inspection work. Over the past several years, Joe's built a reputation as a safe and professional drone service provider that always delivers quality work. To hear all about Joe's drone work and his advice for aspiring drone business owners, give this week's Drone to $1K Podcast episode a listen! And don’t forget to play our 2 truths and a lie game for a chance to win one of this week's prizes: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/D92UH9Un And if you want to join Drone Launch Connect for just $1 for your first month, just click here: www.dronelaunchconnect.com   Connect with Joe: Website: https://www.eyesabovetx.com/ Instagram: @eyesabovetx Facebook: @eyesabovetexasimagery LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-morgan-340463154/   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 14
51 min
S5/EP 2 Eric Hellinger of Vivid Flight Media
Eric Hellinger from Vivid Flight Media is our guest for this week's episode. Eric only started flying drones about a year and a half ago, and he's already running a successful drone business that specializes in providing FPV videos. If you're not familiar with FPV, it stands for first person view. Eric has created FPV videos for a variety of businesses and organizations, from schools to laboratories to wineries. To hear more about Eric and the cool FPV drone jobs he's worked on, give this week's episode a listen! And if you want a chance to win a Drone Launch prize, don’t forget to play our 2 truths and a lie game: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/fCVZxvX2 Plus, you can join our brand new online community, Drone Launch Connect, for just $1 for your first month: www.dronelaunchconnect.com If you want to check out any of the videos/resources Eric mentioned in this episode, here are links to some of them: The FPV bowling alley video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgS54fqKxf0 Joshua Bardwell's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshuaBardwell   Connect with Eric: Website: https://www.vividflightmedia.com/ Instagram: @hellinger_fpv Facebook: @VividFlightMedia YouTube: Hellinger FPV   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 6
58 min
S5/EP 1 Dusty Jolley of Jolley Works LLC
Season 5 of the Drone to $1K Podcast is here! This week, Dusty Jolley joins us as our first podcast guest of season 5. Since getting his Part 107 license back in 2020, Dusty has been able to quit his job in insurance (which he was miserable at) so he can pursue 2 of his hobbies: flying drones and welding. Over the past couple of years, Dusty's been doing a variety of drone work, including cinematography, mapping, and even FPV. Aaaand, we're excited to announce that Dusty is now part of the Drone Launch team in an awesome new role. (We'll tell you more about it during this episode.) To learn more about Dusty, some of the cool drone jobs he's done, and his new role at Drone Launch Academy, listen to this week's episode! And if you want a chance to win a Drone Launch prize, don’t forget to play our 2 truths and a lie game: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/NByITabu   Connect with Dusty: Instagram: @_d_jolley   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
May 31
53 min
S4/EP 10 Danny Elassad of Mole Media and Hoverscape
Danny Elassad from Mole Media and Hoverscape joins us this week to talk about his full-time drone job AND his drone side hustle!   Danny is the chief remote pilot at Hoverscape, where he uses drones to create “digital twins” (extremely accurate, high resolution 3D models) of large structures, like telecom towers and warehouses.   With Mole Media (his own drone company), Danny does drone photography and videography. He’s even had the chance to work with Netflix and TV shows!   To hear all about how Danny uses drones both creatively and analytically, be sure to give this episode a listen.   And if you want a chance to win one of this week’s prizes, don’t forget to play our 2 truths and a lie game: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/L4xJOKdy   Connect with Danny: Facebook: @molemedia89 Instagram: @molemedia YouTube:Mole Media   Have a drone question? Here's the link to our new Ask Drone Launch page: https://www.askdronelaunch.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
Nov 2, 2021
47 min
S4/EP 9 Thom Monterville of NexGen Drones
This week, our guest is Thom Monterville from NexGen Drones, LLC.   Currently, Thom’s business is focused on agriculture and mapping drone services.   In this episode, Thom talks about how he started his business, how he landed his first paid job (which happened to be with one of the largest cattle and agriculture companies in Oklahoma!), and his goals for the future.   If you want to learn how drones are being used in the agriculture industry, you don’t want to miss this episode!   Be sure to play our game of 2 truths and a lie (which is based off of this episode) for a chance to win one of this week’s prizes: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/yT2vPt3G   Have a drone question? Here's the link to our new Ask Drone Launch page: https://www.askdronelaunch.com/   Connect with Thom: Facebook: @nexgendronesllc   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
Oct 18, 2021
54 min
S4/EP 8 Patrick Whalen of Backstage Aerial
Patrick Whalen of Backstage Aerial joins us this week to talk about how he grew his business from $0 to 6 figures in less than a year.   When Patrick’s job was affected by the pandemic, he decided to invest in a drone and get his Part 107 license.   In no time, he was landing jobs with household name clients like Amazon, Netflix, Hyundai, and Justin Bieber!   Patrick tells us all about how he was able to build such a successful business so quickly in this episode, so be sure to give it a listen.   After you listen, don’t forget to play this week’s 2 truths and a lie game for a chance to win one of our giveaway prizes: https://dronelaunchacademy.typeform.com/to/nquz4lpM   Connect with Patrick: Facebook: @BackstageAerial Instagram: @backstageaerial Website: backstageaerial.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
Oct 11, 2021
47 min
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, 2021
52 min
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