How to start an Online Video Business
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How to start an Online Video Business

Learn to build a passive income using Video from anywhere
4.8 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
619 students enrolled
Created by Greg Hung
Last updated 4/2017
Current price: $60 Original price: $140 Discount: 57% off
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn business models to earn their first online passive income
  • Learn tips & tricks to improve video
  • Learn how to find leads for video freelancing
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  • students should expect to take specific courses to deep dive into topics like improviding video, sound, & lighting

This course shares the real world knowledge for how to start an online video business with your camera through the use of your video footage, video skills, and a laptop. It will arm you with the knowledge and blueprint you need to earn an online passive income.The other core focus is to build your business while living in another destination like Chiang Mai. You are free to work on your online business anywhere, but if you are starting from ground zero you have to give yourself some time to build up your revenue especially if living in an expensive city like Vancouver, New York, or London. There are several benefits to working abroad in a destination like Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Chiang Mai Thailand has become one of the worlds most popular locations for other like-minded online entrepreneurs (digital nomads) to base themselves, offers a high standard of living at low cost, warm weather, and a great internet and cafe/co work space infrastructure and culture.

The course is taught by me Greg Hung. I used to be a Canadian IT manager, but I've been living abroad as a Digital nomad videographer living a location independent lifestyle from Taiwan and Thailand. 

I spoke live unscripted at the famous Nomad coffee club friday
meet in Nimman Chiang Mai, Thailand to an audience of Digital nomads.
They asked some excellent specific questions related to my online video business that I've organized into the first section.

I understand the Digital nomad lifestyle may be something you may not know much about as it has only emerged in the past several years with advancements in laptops, Internet speeds, and growing communities. That is why I've included a separate section with an essential living guide to help prepare you and get you started in Chiang Mai Thailand. I cover basics like where to live, meet people, get connected, and prices of apartments.

I made the mistake of starting my business in Vancouver alone in my apartment. I should have come to Chiang Mai, Thailand where I could work with like-minded people. Starting a business is a lot more fun and it makes a lot more sense if you're learning from people that are doing similar things in a unique setting such as Chiang Mai. I hope to see you in your course to start your entrepreneurial journey.

Who is the target audience?
  • Digital nomads
  • Freelancers
  • Videoographers and photographers
Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
My introduction & story
1 Lecture 11:51

Learn about who I am and my background in Canada and how I became a digital nomad videographer

Preview 11:51
Chiang Mai talk
13 Lectures 51:45

Here I share how I started from ground zero to building a sustainable business using video

  • Ramped up knowledge using free resources 
  • Role models - Chase Jarvis, Phil Bloom

  • courses & workshops

  • Practicing

  • sharing with the world and how it led to opportunities

  • Podcasts 
  • Website 
Starting points for success

Learn how I built a digital product and what tools and platforms I used to host and market it

Tips for marketing your digital products using Youtube & Gumroad

  • Learn which clients pay more and how to connect with international clients
tips for video freelancing while living abroad

I spent a lot of time and money and traveling to find some success abroad in Asia. Here I cut to the chase and share advice I would given my younger self to build an online video business

Tips I would have given my younger self

  • what type of videos can you host on Amazon video direct
  • What is Amazon video direct
  • How you monetize on it
  • Ad types
  • Phil Ebiner has an in depth course course on Udemy
The opportunity with Amazon Video Direct

Get tips on how to do your research for gear and how to test gear by renting

Purchasing Gear

You'll get some of my best tips to improve the look of your videos

Tips to make your videos look more professional

  • - 5 essential pieces of gear to get started
  • Stability, Stores to buy, Lighting, camera's
Gear Kit recommendations for beginners & tips to improve videos

Storytelling with your Travel Music Video

Field Recorder: H5 Zoom

Rode Shotgun mic

Smartlav Mic

Blue Yeti Usb Mic

How to improve the sound quality of your Video

Drone models will continue to evolve. Learn what features to look for when buying a drone and some tips for learning flying regulation around the world

Drones - What to look for when buying one and regulations around the world

What Video Editor to use for beginners

Do you need to travel for business video? End of talk
Bonus Content
12 Lectures 01:35:39
Case study: Marketing a digital product on Gumroad using Youtube

Monetizing on your video skills

Different ways to monetize your video Footage

Finding Business Leads

Different Camera Categories

What is stock footage 2016?

Learn which Stock footage agencies to work with in 2016

Which Stock Footage Agencies to work with

Improving the production value of your online courses

The experience of running a Mastermind from Chiang Mai

Other online business models used in Chiang Mai

Podcast Lessons learn after 20 episodes

Podcast: A behind the scenes look behind the stats on my Dashboard
Preparing to relocate to Chiang Mai Thailand
12 Lectures 56:07
Understanding Thai Visas 101

My personal recommendations for what to do when you visit Chiang Mai
What to do in Chiang Mai

If you're planning to stay here a while and work on your business should you bring savings? That's what this talk is about
How Much Savings should you bring

Lifestyle of chiang mai

I'm not using my iphone in 2016. I share the smart phone I'm using for

living abroad in 2016 that will cover all your traveling needs from
unlocked sim, support for your favorite apps, and great photos.

A good inexpensive phone for Travel

As a digital nomad you may have to start a journey traveling alone at times and working on your business. It's not easy. In this lesson I talk about this and share first experiences traveling alone.

Traveling Alone

I break down monthly expenses for living in Chiang Mai and even share some sample budgets (including my own) for to look at.

Getting connected in Chiang Mai

I share ideas for where to meet the digital nomad entrepreneurs and
where they tend to hang out. This includes not only places to work, but
also activity groups like hiking and volleyball

Where to meet Entrepreneurs & spots to Work at


Costs of Living

Mid to High End Apartments in Nimman Chiang Mai

I share my top tips for renting apartments in Chiang Mai Thailand and generally how it works

Tips for renting in Chiang Mai
1 Lecture 02:15
Course Summary
Bonus 2-17
2 Lectures 06:27
My forecast for 2017 stock footage

Better Video for al cameras
About the Instructor
Greg Hung
4.0 Average rating
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4,952 Students
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World Explorer, Videographer, MBA, BA, Entrepreneur

Hi! I was born in South Africa but as a child my family relocated to Canada and lived most of adult life in beautiful British Columbia. I attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Communications degree . After I graduated university I went on to have a successful IT career working 13 years in the field. As an IT manager I went onto pursue my MBA at SFU and found inspiration to start my own business and travel and film.By the time I had completed my MBA in 2011 I had found my passion travel, business, and filming.

During a wild and intense 3-year period I sold my house and purchased a camera and traveled the globe with my camera in search of adventure. I traveled to places such as Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, The Grand Canyon, and Turks and Caicos.

After returning to Vancouver I planned my next travel adventure to Australia, Asia, and Taiwan. I sold my car and all my possessions and arrived in Taiwan on a working holiday my essentials, camera gear, and my dreams. 

I discovered the laptop lifestyle digital nomad culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I used Chiang Mai as my base to travel and film around South East Asia. I now teach videography, online video business, and share knowledge from my IT career.