If you have been looking to unearth some ways to earn money with your stunning aerial imagery, then this can be accomplished by becoming a stock video creator. You will just have to recycle the magnificent shots that you have already recorded.
DroneBase is a drone networking site that has come up with plenty of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) aerial videos to license on Shutterstock’s Footage Collection. The users can get $15 for one of their videos.
The accepted videos will appear for sale on Shutterstock which is a royalty free stock photo, picture and video site. The rejected videos, on the other hand, will be accompanied with a prompt, constructive feedback regarding the measures that can be taken to enhance their quality.
The question that pops up in one’s mind is the how much one can earn through these stock photographs.
A DroneBase official said that all accepted videos will be paid $15 by DroneBase as the website has opted out for a standardized payout scheme in contrast to a royalty system since the customers generally have a subscription to license videos for only a few bucks. He further added that if they had gone for a dividend mechanism, the pilots would have only gotten a minute proportion of the delegated money on a single purchase at a time.
Most of the videos are exquisite aerial shots of a big city’s skyline or a pan shot of a coastline vista.
DroneBase has its members scattered all over the 50 states of the United States and 70 countries across the globe. DroneBase announced this summer that it planned to collaborate with Airbus Aerial to create the world’s first multi-source data service solution for aerial imagery from a single service provider. DroneBase has also partnered with Getty Images which is yet another stock imaging website.
Venture capitalists such as Union Square ventures, Upfront Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group and Skyfund have invested a massive $17 million to DroneBase.
The drone pilot networking platform maintains that it has expanded its operations ten times each year with pilots active in all 50 states and 60 countries across the globe. According to TechCrunch , the member pilots of the networking website have accomplished more than 100,000 drone missions for their clients such as Hilton Hotels and Zillow.
Do you think that freelance pilots will get something out of this opportunity? Would you be interested in submitted your 4K UHD video clip to DroneBase for $15? Do not hesitate to share with us your thoughts and experiences by dropping a comment in the comments section below.