New Business Guide shows you how to
Start Your Own Video Duplication and Transfer Business
These video services may seem obvious, but it’s amazing how many producers do not offer them. There’s some real money here. And like many video services, a new customer will often buy other video services from you. It’s good synergy. The equipment needed is inexpensive. You may already own some of it. Transferring photos, slides and film to video opens all kinds of creative possibilities. A photo montage alone can become Keepsake Videos, Memorial Videos and a lot more. Look what Ken Burns did with it!
And if that’s not enough, consider Video Biographies that can sell for up to $15,000. Video Biographies can be done mostly with still photos and home movies. Add narration or an interview on video and you can create a really valuable documentary. Even the smallest town holds great potential for these video services.
Four Core Services to Offer
* Home Movie Transfers to DVD, USB drive, or the Cloud
* VHS and Other Video Formats Transfers
* DVD and CD Duplication
* Photo and Slide Transfers
USB drives are superior in many ways and some customers prefer them to DVDs. But even better is the Cloud. You can give your customer their own free Dropbox or Google Drive account with their home movies already uploaded so distant family members can enjoy the movies and photos.
The place to start is by building a firm foundation in those four services. We’ll take you through all of it step by step.
You may think VHS is completely obsolete and in some ways of course you’re right. However there is good money to be made transferring VHS tapes to DVD. I recently did a VHS transfer job that was over $400. All it takes is an $80 machine and the blank media. There are still millions of VHS home movie tapes people would love to have on DVDs or other devices. And you should help them. Otherwise, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table.
You’ll learn how to buy the best equipment for your budget and goals. Learn the best ways to transfer photos, slides and all kinds of film to DVD and video. Forget about trial and error; choose the right equipment, supplies and blank discs right from the start. You’ll learn the techniques and perhaps more importantly what business strategies and policies are proven to work for these services. We’ll look at the film to video transfer process in great depth so you will have the confidence to start that service the right way.
You might think this film transfer business must have run its course by now, but you’d be wrong. The business of transferring film (8mm, super 8 and 16mm) to DVD is much larger than you’d think. That’s why CVS, Walgreen’s and most of the other drug store chains offer those services! And believe me. They’re in it for the money.
You’ll learn the easy way to compete and win against these large impersonal corporations. There are three major chain stores close to my home and yet people come to me with their transfers. Think about it: Would you give your own precious 40 year old home movies to a clerk in a drug store who will send your films out of state to a nameless corporation somewhere? Or would you rather have a trusted neighbor who lives in your same town do a careful transfer? I guess it’s obvious. And that neighbor could be YOU.
Transferring VHS and other formats to DVD, USB drive or the Cloud can also be a lucrative business especially when you have the right gear. Typically, a customer will bring you, not one or two tapes, but a whole shopping bag of tapes. It’s so nice to make a profit on the very first job!
Some customers will want Online Video Distribution so they can sell their videos. You can set your customer up to sell their videos from the cloud. This hands-off sales platform does away with DVDs and credit card processing. Your customer gets a payment every month from PayPal and you get a commission every month. Not a bad business model.
Secrets Of Running A Successful Transfer Business
Offering all of these services at the same time is one of the keys to making it work. Each of the services is related to the others. The customers for one service will often want a second or third service. It’s an ideal synergy. And duplication is a natural add-on to offer anytime you are producing videos whether it’s a Keepsake Video, Memorial Video or anything else. Your customer will want a bunch of copies, sometimes 100 or more. Many video producers don’t even do their own duplication so you’ll also want to offer all these services to other producers in your area.
Selling these services is best done through one primary means which, as you’ll see, is very inexpensive. You can set it up in a couple hours. Then customers will call you every time. It’s simple and easy to do, but most businesses still don’t get it. We’ll show you step-by-step how to win this marketing game.
Smart pricing is an important part of any business and these business are no exception. You want to set your prices for maximum profitability while also being very competitive. We’ll show you our own prices and give you reliable advice on how to set your prices. You’ll also receive an authoritative article on how to set the best prices for any home-based business. This will get you off to a running start.
Sometimes It’s More Profitable To Farm It Out
You’ll see videos reviewing some of the best duplicators in two different classes, but sometimes it’s smarter not to do the work yourself. I just got a call to duplicate 2500 DVDs. Even though I could, this is not something I’d want to do on my equipment. There are some great places to send out a job like this, at a better price than I could do. You’ll learn which companies to call when you get a job like this. They use replication rather than duplication. In the price they charge you, you’ll find there’s plenty of room to mark that price up and still give your customer good value. There are a lots of options to run this business. In one of the videos you’ll see a dupe tower one of our members built. He’s since run thousands of copies.
Surprisingly, the outlook for DVD and Blu-ray discs is still strong.
While sales of DVDs are definitely down, they are not dead by any means. Don’t count them out because millions of Americans still prefer discs to online video and a great many people use both. For home entertainment and long-term usage, many believe that DVDs and Blu-rays simply offer better value. It’s also easier to sell or rent a DVD at supermarkets, gas stations and other retail outlets than selling a download. For visual quality, HD content viewed on the finest tablet display or LCD flat screen doesn’t come close to a Blu-ray. Gaming platforms, such as PlayStation 4 and X-box, will continue to drive significant Blu-ray business.
One videographer we know loves to do photo montages because they are so profitable and lead to other work. We’ve included an article he wrote that explains his niche in detail.
Start Small With Little Or No Investment And Ramp It Up As You Go
A surprising aspect about these businesses is the low cost of entry. The equipment is inexpensive. You may already own some or all of it. It’s an easy kind of business to bootstrap. Start small and ramp up only when your business needs more capacity.
The marketing costs are also extremely low. We’ll show you how to get FREE publicity for your business and all of your products in local publications and websites. You’ll discover how to insure your business is top ranked in LOCAL search engines. This local ranking is vital to a local business. It can make or break you and we’ll show you exactly what to do to insure success.
Of course you’ll have to roll up your sleeves and invest some elbow grease, but when you look at the returns you can make, this is a no brainer.
“Start Your Own Video Duplication and Transfer Business” is full of solid advice and proven strategies for making exceptional profits in this home business.
And here’s something you don’t often hear. This ebook comes with a 90 day money back satisfaction guarantee. I want you to be completely happy with this product or I will give you a full refund. Fair enough?