But this got me thinking.
Provide a video studio location where a small business owner could come in and I'd shoot the video and edit it and upload it to youtube or their website for an affordable price.
My idea is to shoot, edit, and be done in 2-3 hours. After that, I'd charge by the hour.
The videos would mainly be a headshot with a nice background, proper lighting, sound, music, and titles. Or they could be like those old Mac vs. PC commercials in front of the white background.
I can see creating an ad that says something like....
"Get a professional video shot in our studio, editited, and uploaded to your site for just $349.00."
Most of the video companies that cater to businesses in our area do high end productions and TV commercials. And most seem to charge in the thousands for videos.
My business model would be like the fast food of video. Quick in and out.
Now on a side note, there's a woman I know who asked me what I'd pay to use a space above her building (in a great location). She's been trying to lease it for 3 years with no offers. I told her about this idea and she loves it (she owns a music school and studio below what I'd be leasing).
So I'd have a location and I have the idea....but before I'd jump in, I'd want to make sure the idea would work...or at least have a chance.
What is the best way to research whether businesses would want this service before I put money into building the studio? I was thinking of asking other businesses, but don't want them to take the idea to other video people they may know and have them steal it.
Do you think offering small business owners a place to create short professional videos for their websites (or whatever) is a good idea?