How to make money with a drone?How to make money with a drone?


The rapid­ly devel­op­ing unmanned indus­try ini­tial­ly pre­de­ter­mined the emer­gence of promis­ing and inter­est­ing professions/hobbies. Already today, many suc­cess­ful com­pa­nies that use UAVs in busi­ness are expe­ri­enc­ing a short­age of UAV pilots/operators. And the need for these spe­cial­ists is con­stant­ly grow­ing. Despite the abun­dance of pho­to / video infor­ma­tion on the glob­al Inter­net, high-qual­i­ty and inter­est­ing con­tent is rare, but accord­ing to ana­lysts, it is drones that will be able to sig­nif­i­cant­ly change the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion, as they often allow you to shoot where a per­son can­not reach, using cam­era angles for imple­men­ta­tion which in the near past required the use of expen­sive cin­e­mato­graph­ic equip­ment installed on civ­il avi­a­tion ships. Now a drone can do all this, and as prac­tice shows, it is not at all nec­es­sary that it be expen­sive and dif­fi­cult to use. This state of affairs leads many to the ques­tion: “Is it pos­si­ble today to make mon­ey on a drone from scratch?”.

What type of motor is most commonly used on consumer drones?What type of motor is most commonly used on consumer drones?


The bar­ri­er to entry into the world of com­mer­cial drones is extreme­ly low. You can buy a drone capa­ble of tak­ing qual­i­ty photo/video footage for less than $1,000. But, do not assume that this will be an easy path to a high­ly paid pro­fes­sion. The real­i­ty is that aero con­tent that some­one wants to pay you for is a skill in itself. In oth­er words, most of the peo­ple who fly and shoot on order are pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phers or video­g­ra­phers.

What type of motor is most commonly used on consumer drones?What type of motor is most commonly used on consumer drones?

Some use drones in addi­tion to exist­ing tools to per­form sci­en­tif­ic, con­struc­tion or oth­er indus­tri­al tasks. And they are also high­ly qual­i­fied in var­i­ous fields of activ­i­ty. The train­ing course for these pilots cov­ers the areas of nat­ur­al resource man­age­ment, sur­vey­ing, mil­i­tary or police ser­vice, and more. The lev­el of such skills is far from the lev­el of train­ing of an ordi­nary user. Typ­i­cal­ly, when a con­sult­ing firm or a large indus­tri­al com­pa­ny needs a drone, they either look for a hired employ­ee suit­able for the job in their field of activ­i­ty, or pay for the train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of their staff, which is most often the case.

What type of motor is most commonly used on consumer drones?What type of motor is most commonly used on consumer drones?

Let’s summarize

  • If you think that buy­ing a drone will imme­di­ate­ly solve your finan­cial prob­lems, you are deeply mis­tak­en. Do not believe those who claim oth­er­wise.
  • No skills in aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy — no earn­ings.
  • In most cas­es, many poten­tial cus­tomers will pre­fer to pur­chase the nec­es­sary mate­r­i­al from large trust­ed com­pa­nies.
  • Such an income tool will be inter­est­ing for those who already have a busi­ness that needs aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy.
  • Do not rely on the indus­try as the only source of income. Appar­ent­ly, in the next few years we will be able to see oper­at­ing autonomous UAVs that will be able to receive the nec­es­sary pho­to / video mate­r­i­al on demand with­out the par­tic­i­pa­tion of an exter­nal pilot.

Where to begin?

If you have no expe­ri­ence, but you are deter­mined to make mon­ey with a drone and want to suc­ceed, you should start small:

  1. There is a drone for each tar­get. Choose the most suit­able mod­el based on the direc­tion of the ser­vices offered (pho­to / video shoot­ing, adver­tis­ing, sports action shoot­ing, car­tog­ra­phy, inspec­tion, mon­i­tor­ing, etc.). Var­i­ous rat­ings and forums will help you make the right choice.
  2. Learn to fly cor­rect­ly and safe­ly. The bet­ter you do it, the more like­ly you are to be noticed.
  3. Learn how to edit photos/videos. The skill of work­ing in edi­tors (Adobe Pho­to­shop Lightroom/Adobe Pre­miere Pro and oth­er ana­logues) is required. YouTube is here to help.
  4. Feel free to seek advice from pro­fes­sion­als through var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties, 99% of experts are always ready to help you.
  5. Use all kinds of pho­to / video host­ing to pub­lish your work in order to express your­self as quick­ly as pos­si­ble.


By Yara