As you may already know, the drone industry is experiencing rapid growth. Because drones are so versatile and beneficial for many industries, they are a great tool for making money. In fact, drone businesses have the potential to make you a 6-figure income. Not bad, huh?
If you’re new to the drone world, we know, drones may seem intimidating. BUT, it’s actually super easy to learn how to fly a drone. It’s also not very difficult to study for and pass the FAA’s remote pilot exam (commonly known as the Part 107 Exam) to get your remote pilot certificate (or Part 107 license), which allows you to fly your drone commercially.
If you’re familiar with the aviation and drone industries and already have your Part 107 license, you probably know that drones are an up and coming technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way photography, cinematography, inspections, and mapping (along with many, many more specialized skills and jobs) are done.
It’s clear that drones are the new frontier for many industries, which is why many people have decided to start their own drone business.
The problem is, most drone entrepreneurs are naïve. They think, “Hey, all I need to do is get my Part 107 license and jobs will start rolling in!”
While the opportunities are definitely there, it takes more than having your Part 107 license to have a successful drone business. In fact, there are over 100,000 registered commercial drone pilots in the US, but only a small fraction of those pilots actually get any significant business.
Here’s what happens to most drone pilots… we’ll use the example of Donny the Drone Enthusiast:
Donny heard about how drones are revolutionizing many industries and how the market is growing exponentially. He was super excited about taking advantage of this cool new opportunity, so he went out and bought a drone and got his Part 107 license so he could start making money. He also practiced taking aerial photos and videos and was getting pretty good at capturing cool shots.
Once he put all of that work in, he decided that he was ready to start looking for clients… only to find out that he had no idea how to approach people. He tried reaching out to people he knew around town, but they politely turned him down. He thought, well maybe if people saw my website, they’d see that I’m a great drone professional, but he didn’t know how to get people to visit his website. He knew that he could use his drone skills to help people in many different industries, but he couldn’t figure out how to get people to hire him.
Donny ended up getting so frustrated that he was ready to throw in the towel and wave goodbye to the time and money he invested in purchasing a drone, studying for and passing the Part 107 Exam, practicing his skills, and searching endlessly for people that may be interested in his services. He knew that he was knowledgeable about drones and the skills you need to help people, but he just didn’t know what else to do.
So, if Donny was skilled in drone photography and videography and put in all of that time, money, and effort, why didn’t he succeed?
It’s like any industry: just because you may have some skills or tools of the trade, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be successful.
You could know all of the ins-and-outs of pipes and drains, but that doesn’t automatically make you a profitable plumber.
You could know the most amazing recipes, but that doesn’t make you a successful restaurateur.
Think about the real estate industry for example. You probably know (or at least know of) a few realtors that do exceptionally well, making high 5- or even 6-figure incomes. But, you are also probably aware of many realtors who don’t do as well. The fact is, a small percentage of realtors are selling a large percentage of total properties. Every realtor has to study the same materials and pass the same exam. So how can it be possible that so many realtors just aren’t as successful as the realtors who are making 6-figures?
Well, some realtors have high hopes in the beginning, but they don’t have good direction. They hit some bumps in the road and end up giving up because they feel like they can’t find the path to success. their real estate license but don’t really go after new listings. Some realtors just don’t know how to build relationships and market themselves. BUT, some realtors are serious about making a successful career in real estate—they are committed to being successful and learning what it takes to have a profitable career. Their dedication helps them win clients over and get their houses sold quickly.
The same principles transfer over to the drone industry. Like we said, there are over 100,000 registered commercial drone pilots in the United States. Of those 100,000, there are some who aren’t using their drones to make money at all. Then, there are the drone pilots who attempt to make money with their drone, but just can’t seem to book clients and land paying jobs, so they end up giving up. Finally, there are the drone pilots who have built a successful and profitable business, who are making 5- and even 6-figure incomes with their drone businesses!
Achieving what that last group of pilots have been able to accomplish is your ultimate dream for your drone business, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a successful business that makes you some great side cash--or even enough to make a comfortable full-time living?
If you don’t know how to build that successful business, though, you’re probably going to fall into the category of people who are trying and putting in effort, but just can’t seem to get any clients.
Maybe you’ve already bought a drone and feel like it was a waste of your money since you haven’t been able to use it to make money.
Maybe you’ve already put in the time and effort necessary to study for and pass the FAA’s remote pilot exam.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about starting a drone business, but the whole thing just feels overwhelming and scary, and you’re not exactly sure of where to start or what you need to do to be successful.
Maybe you’ve tried to use drones as a side hustle to make some extra money and you can relate with the fact that the hardest part is finding clients.
OR maybe you’ve even invested countless hours and dollars into starting your own business only to realize that you’ve yet to book a client or turn over even a single dollar of profit.
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We’ve talked to thousands of drone pilots that have faced the same difficulties.
Yes, you need to get your Part 107 license and learn some drone skills, but those are just prerequisites. They are not the primary factors in determining how successful you are as a drone business owner.
Every day that goes by that you don’t figure out how to successfully run a profitable business, the people out there that need drone services (that they could get from you!) are going to someone else. Someone who’s already figured it out. Think about the THOUSANDS of dollars in drone work that you’re missing out on every year… thousands of dollars worth of work that should have been YOURS.
Or maybe you’re someone who’s been dreaming about starting a drone business, but you’re being pulled in so many directions that you don’t know where to start or what idea to run with. Think about the time you’re wasting and the money you’re missing out on while you’re jumping from idea to idea, too scared to jump in and actually start your own business.
If you’ve tried and tried and tried with no luck, don’t give up yet. Having a drone business doesn’t have to be a constant struggle and endless cycle of wondering whether you’re doing everything right.
We have another way…
If it seems so hard to start a successful and profitable drone business, how are there actually people out there doing it?
You may have listened to our Drone to $1K podcast, where we’ve interviewed dozens of successful drone pilots and shared their stories. They go into detail about how they started out and how they got clients and built their business to what it is today.
If people like them are able to do it, then it must be possible, right?
YES, it absolutely is!
After talking to thousands of both successful and struggling drone pilots, we set out to figure out everything that gets in the way of starting a successful drone business so that we could help you cut STRAIGHT to what you need to know and do to be successful (so you can avoid years of trying to figure it out through painstaking trial and error).
Through the Drone to $1K podcast, we’ve had the chance to become friends with some of the most talented and successful drone business owners in the country. We partnered with them to dig DEEP into their businesses and extract the exact formulas they used to start and grow a profitable business. And they agreed to teach them to YOU in this program.
Drone Launch Academy founder David Young travelled all over the country to link up with these 6-figure drone business owners, as well as other experts that will help catapult your business and give you a foundation for success. These experts are people that our successful drone entrepreneurs WISH they had the chance to learn from when they were starting out: search engine optimization (SEO) experts, certified public accountants, and digital advertising experts. These seasoned pros will be sharing their decades of business wisdom with YOU in this program.
Through the knowledge and advice of our profitable drone business owner instructors, as well as the experience and expertise of the experts we’ve invited to help teach the course, we pieced together the common threads that have been tried and proven to help create drone businesses that prosper. We call it:
Drone Business Mastery!
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What is Drone Business Mastery? In simple terms, Drone Business Mastery* is a comprehensive program that will help you build and grow your drone business efficiently and successfully.
*Drone Business Mastery was formerly called Drone to $1K, which aimed to help drone entrepreneurs build a business that makes at least $1,000/month. Once we saw how successful our students became (some of them making waaay more than $1,000/month), we decided to rename the program.
The Drone Business Mastery Program focuses on 4 crucial aspects of any business:
1. Building a strong digital presence that will establish your credibility and make your business “findable” online.
2. Having an established and organized back office that will help you to run your business smoothly.
3. Practicing tried-and-true networking and outreach methods that will help you land clients and close more deals.
4. Implementing a strategic digital marketing plan that will attract new leads and help you get in front of thousands of potential clients.
Drone Business Mastery is made up of 4 sections, one to address each of these important business aspects.
Powerful Online Presence
In the Powerful Online Presence (POP) section, you will learn how to build a strong online presence, which is necessary to build credibility and reach potential clients. We’ll walk you through the process of choosing a name and creating a logo for your business. You will also learn exactly how to build and optimize your website and social media pages so that you can “be findable” online, which will help people who are looking for your drone services to find you quickly and easily.
Drone Business Back Office
In the Drone Business Back Office section, you’ll get a deep-dive into the behind-the-scenes aspects of your business, an essential aspect of business setup that many entrepreneurs get overwhelmed by.
Don’t worry, though. Setting up your back office doesn’t have to be a daunting task. We’ll tell you exactly what to do. Our expert instructors will teach you how to set up your business entity and business bank accounts, bookkeep, file business taxes, and find a drone insurance plan that fits the needs of your business.
Landing Dream Drone Clients
The Landing Dream Drone Clients section is all about perfecting your networking and outreach skills so that you can connect with more leads and close more deals.
Our successful drone business owner instructors will share with you the exact methods they use to build relationships with potentials clients, pitch their drone services, and close deals. They’ll even give you the exact outreach messages, pitches, presentations they’ve used that have helped them land important deals.
Digital Marketing and Paid Advertising for Drone Businesses
The Digital Marketing and Paid Advertising section will teach you exactly how to establish and implement a successful online marketing plan using Google Ads.
For this section, we brought in our (Drone Launch Academy’s) Google Ads consultant, Dan Hindley, who has had 15+ years of experience as an online ad expert. Dan will walk you through the entire process of creating powerful Google Ads, which will help you find new leads and convert them into paying clients.
You may be thinking, alright, this all sounds great… but how do I know this actually works?
Well, we’ve asked ourselves the same question. We wanted to make sure that this process works, so we went out and found the best experts in the drone industry, including some 6-figure drone business owners that we’ve featured on the Drone to $1K podcast, and brought them on as guest instructors for the course. We then enrolled a test group of students that used the Drone Business Mastery program to build their businesses and verify that this method does, in fact, work for people who are thinking about starting a drone business, as well as people who already have a drone business, but are struggling to make it work.
Let me tell you a couple stories from our Drone Business Mastery graduates:
Let’s talk about Spencer. Spencer was stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. He already had his Part 107 license and decided to start a drone business. He decided on a name, built his website, and started looking for clients.
He decided to target local realtors and tell them about how his drone services could help them sell their listings quicker. So, he put together a huge email campaign (which took lots of time and energy) and sent it out to about 300 of the top realtors in his area. He had made sure every detail was perfect. He was confident that his efforts were about to pay off and that at least a couple of the realtors would be interested in his services.
But… he didn’t get a single response.
He was a bit discouraged, but pressed on. He tried some other marketing strategies that he thought might work.
But, again… not a single bite.
He didn’t know what else to do… until he heard about the Drone Business Mastery program. He decided to give it a shot.
After joining Drone Business Mastery and following the steps in the program, he got his first paying job! Once word spread about his services, he got another job.
Within one month, Spencer went from making $0 to making over $12,000 (and counting)!
You might be asking yourself, how is that possible?
Spencer took the information and skills he learned in the Drone Business Mastery program seriously. He started implementing his new knowledge and skills and started landing jobs. He ended up working with real estate agents and also got the opportunity to help an insurance company document damage after a recent hurricane, which has helped with disaster relief.
In just one month, Spencer was able to work with a realtor to provide cool drone photos and videos for their listings AND an insurance company doing cool drone work and making a difference.
Pretty cool, huh?
Let’s talk about another one of our Drone Business Mastery students, Jonathan.
Like Spencer, Jonathan had started his company before joining Drone Business Mastery.
He still had lots of questions, though, and he couldn’t shake the feeling that certain aspects of his business were missing.
He watched YouTube video after YouTube video, but the amount of information being thrown at him was overwhelming. There were too many voices and he didn’t know who to listen to and what advice to take.
Drone Business Mastery was the unified, straight-forward voice that he was looking for to help him pull everything together and transform his business.
After going through the course, his questions were answered and he felt confident that he was no longer missing the crucial foundation of a successful business.
He learned how to market his business, interact with potential clients, and land jobs.
Hearing from successful drone business owners about their personal experiences helped Jonathan understand what prospective clients are looking for, as well as which outreach methods work best.
After Drone Business Mastery, Jonathan has been able to retain his clients and book recurring jobs. For one realtor, Jonathan has already provided aerial photos and videos for 15-20 of their listings.
Want to hear more success stories? Listen to the experiences of more Drone to $1K alumni…
You may be thinking, great, Drone Business Mastery sounds awesome, but what exactly is inside the course and what will I learn?
In addition to the videos that are included with each lesson, you’ll get access to:
- Pre-designed ad campaigns that you can use for your business.
- Our private Drone Business Mastery Facebook group, where you can interact with fellow Drone Business Mastery students and instructors in a constructive, helpful community.
- Outreach templates that will help you land jobs.
- A click-by-click walkthrough that will show you EXACTLY how to set up your website.
Drone Business Mastery leaves no topic uncovered and no question unanswered. This is your comprehensive guide to starting and building your successful drone business.
Why is this a good deal?
Well, we’ll give you a few reasons...
- Even if you only used one section of this course, it would pay for itself. For example, if you only used the SEO section of this program, you would learn everything you need to know to rank higher on search engines (like Google), which would help more people see your website, leading to more jobs. Or if you only took advantage of the step-by-step walkthrough to learn how to build your own website, you would be saving yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars that you would’ve paid a website designer to do it for you.
- Even if you only landed 2 clients the entire year, this program will pay for itself. Most drone jobs pay AT LEAST a few hundred bucks. All you’ll need to do is find TWO clients, and you’ll have covered the cost of the Drone Business Mastery program. But, we’re confident that this program will help you land many more jobs than just two. (Imagine how much money you could be making if you landed just two clients a week—which you can definitely do after going through Drone Business Mastery!)
- Depending on which drone(s) you buy, the money you save with our drone discounts could almost pay for the program! Yup. We can get our students some pretty great deals on drones
- We have a COMPLETE Google Ads training that is tailored specifically for drone businesses. We have spent $3,000 of our own money, running test ads, weeding out what works, what doesn't work, and what brings in profitable drone clients. Most Google Ads courses cost hundreds of dollars just own their own. But in OUR Google Ads for Drone Pilots module, we actually GIVE you a working and tested campaign that you can download from us, upload into your account, change for your location, and BOOM! You've got a profitable advertising campaign that you can simply turn on and off when you want.
Has it been worth the investment for other Drone Business Mastery students? Hear for yourself…
If you’re ready to start the drone business you’ve been dreaming about (so you can get paid to fly drones!), join the Drone Business Mastery program now!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
In the Drone Business Mastery program, you’ll learn everything you need to know about starting your own drone business from an array of experts who are experienced in their respective fields.
David Young, Founder and Chief Instructor
David is the founder of Drone Launch Academy. He holds an FAA Private Pilot Certificate and is also an FAA-certified Advanced Ground Instructor. In the past few years, he has grown Drone Launch Academy into a 7-figure business. Prior to starting Drone Launch Academy, David also had a consulting business where he landed big clients like Google and other startup clients, helping them with accounting and data analysis. He’s started multiple businesses over the years, which has given him firsthand insight and knowledge about building a business from scratch. David is also a Certified Public Accountant. He’s had the chance to teach over 18,000 students (and counting!) all about drones.
David will teach you all about starting your very own successful drone business.
Cody Retlich, Guest Instructor, 6-figure drone business owner
Cody is the founder and owner of Midwest Aerial Productions, a drone company that specializes in videography, photography, UAV mapping, 3D models, and thermal imaging. He quit his sales job at an IT company to pursue his drone business full-time. Within his first year of full-time work, he made six figures. He’s built his own business from the ground up.
Cody will share his experiences and advice with aspiring drone entrepreneurs.
Steve Russell, Guest Instructor, SEO Expert
Steve is the Director of Analytics here at Drone Launch Academy. He also handles our search engine optimization (SEO). Steve has worked with organizations like Prudential Global Investment Management and the Department of Justice.
Steve will teach you how to optimize your website and content so that search engines will rank your website higher, which will make it easier for people to find you!
Anthony (“AJ”) Duesler, Guest Instructor, CPA
Anthony is a CPA with over a decade of experience. He’s worked for accounting firms, working his way up to Tax Manager for a regional CPA firm before deciding to start his own tax practice. (He also does Drone Launch Academy’s business taxes and David’s personal taxes, so we trust him!)
AJ will teach you all about setting up your business entity, bookkeeping, and taxes.
Dominic Wilkerson, Guest Instructor, 6-figure drone pilot
Dominic is in the real estate industry providing photography, videography, and virtual tour services. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal the New York Times.
Dominic will teach you tips on building professional relationships, as well as showing you how he built his business almost EXCLUSIVELY through Instagram.
Jeremiah Oschwald, Guest Instructor, 6-figure drone business owner
Jeremiah is the owner of a 6-figure business, Beard House Media, that specializes in real estate video tours. He also owns Overland Pioneers, an outdoor lifestyle marketing company.
Jeremiah will teach you about working in the real estate industry, breaking into the market, and landing clients.
Rut Patel, Guest Instructor, 6-figure drone business owner
Rut owns Voyager Industries, a company that uses drones to provide asset management and inspection services for energy, agriculture, and infrastructure companies.
In the Drone Business Mastery program, Rut will teach you about the benefits of using drones in the construction industry, how to network with construction decision-makers and close deals, and how to provide them with deliverables that will help them keep their projects on track.
Jeff Carrillo, Guest Instructor, 6-figure drone business owner
Jeff owns Tarillo Vue, an aerial photography and videography company, as well as IR Aerials, a company that specializes in thermal imaging inspection services.
Jeff will tell you all about how to succeed with drone thermal imaging. He’ll teach you how to conduct thermal inspections with your drone, how to create an end-product that will provide the maximum benefit for your clients, and how to network and grow your business.
Ilan Yusim, Guest Instructor, Skywatch.ai
Working for Skywatch.ai, Ilan helped create and market the world's first on-demand, telemetry-based insurance solutions for mobility in the emerging drone industry.
Ilan will teach you about different policy types and pricing, getting the RIGHT insurance for your jobs and all about the inevitability of crashing your drone.
Dan Hindley, Guest Instructor, Google Ads
Dan has been working in the digital marketing world since 2005. He is currently the director of Right Shout, a marketing and advertising agency. Dan’s 15+ years of experience have given him the opportunity to work with many businesses, large and small (including a number of businesses in the drone industry), where he’s managed over $30 million dollars in advertising spending on Google and Facebook (including managing almost $1 million of Drone Launch Academy’s advertising budget over the years).
Dan will teach you all about Google Ads, which will help you reach potential clients that are looking for the services you provide. Having run many successful Google ad campaigns in the drone industry, Dan is the perfect person to learn from!
As you can see, we’ve recruited the best of the best to teach you about building your business. They’re excited share their knowledge with you and can’t wait to see you inside the program!
Still not sure?
That’s why we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
Once you enroll, you’ll have an entire year to ask for a refund.
If you complete the entire program and show us that you’ve implemented what you learned, but feel like you didn’t get value out of the program, we’ll give your money back – no questions asked.
What do you have to lose?
With our money-back guarantee, this is a risk-free investment.
If you’re ready to get your drone business up and running successfully, what are you waiting for?
Join the Drone Business Mastery program today!