Every movie buff has been there, and it isn’t the last time a lover of the big screen will have the thought. ‘How can I make money from movies’ is a thought all movie lovers have on a daily basis. And, if you don’t, you’re reputation as a movie buff is in jeopardy. The common problem is most people don’t have the good fortune or looks to become a film star. As a result, it is hard to see how you can make money from your passion. It isn’t like there is a shortage of contenders out there trying to break into the industry, is there? Still, don’t put a dampener on your dreams just yet because all is not lost. There is a way to make your passion pay, you just need the right tools for the job.
The trick is to get creative and use your passion to your advantage. Okay, you might not become the new Ryan Gosling and earn millions a year. But, you will still get to do what you love and make money in the process. Sounds good, right? It sure does, and all you have to do is follow the simple instructions underneath. Good luck.
Make Your Own Movies
Becoming an actor isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t become a filmmaker. When you think about it, you don’t need much to start. All you need is a decent camera and a few willing participants. Then, you can make movies and distribute them to anyone willing buyers. Sure, it sounds a lot easier than it is, and the work will be hard. Still, this is the first step in the right direction. As long as you have a good concept, the world is your oyster. Just take a look at films like Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. They had relatively small budgets and made a fortune, and anyone with a camera could have done the same. If you don’t start making your own movies, you can’t sell them.
Sell Old DVDs
Okay, so you can sell movies without making them from scratch. As a self-respecting movie geek, your collection of old movies and DVDs should stretch around the block. And, before you have a heart attack, no one is suggesting that you sell them all. What you should do is sell the ones that you don’t use or need anyone. If you take a good look at your collection, you will find plenty of movies that you have fallen out with for some reason. Maybe you don’t like the actor or director anymore, or maybe the genre isn’t your cup of tea. Whatever the reason, web pages like http://buybackexpress.com/sell-movies-music-games/ are a Godsend. They will take your old movies off your hands and pay you a fee. What can be better than that?
There is no one better placed to review a movie than a film buff. Sure, you might not have a degree in filmmaking or drama, but your experience is still relevant. As an avid movie lover, you know just as much about movies than most people, and more. You understand what it takes to make a good film, what a good performance looks like, and all the other variables that go into the final product. As such, your opinion is as valid as anyone else’s, and online publications are willing to pay as a result. All you have to do is find a blog or website that publishes movie reviews. Tell them that you are willing to write their reviews for a small fee and, hey presto, you’re in business. It is a thorough and difficult business, but it is worth it in the long run.
Become An Advert Marketer
What the hell is an advert marketer? Even movie fans aren’t too familiar with the term, so let’s give it some perspective. In layman’s terms, an advert marketer is a person paid by research sites for completing surveys. The surveys have a link to movies or TV shows that you want based on their trailers. Once you fill out the survey, you get paid for your time. And, you get to watch the trailers in the process. Although it isn’t a very popular term now, that could well change in the future. There is a risk, though, so you shouldn’t go with the first one you find. To make sure you choose correctly, take a look at slideshare.net and their tips and advice.
Are you a Netflix type of person? Good, because Netflix has a scheme that has the potential to make you a lot of money. It is called ‘tagging’, and it involves you watching the full movie instead of just the trailer or commercial. Netflix need to tag all of their movies to improve the user experience of their site and app. Obviously, it is a huge task because they have tons of shows and movies. But, because they are clever, they outsource the task to people like you who love movies. They get a certain amount of cheap labour, and you get to watch movies and get paid. Everyone wins, apart from the person whose job it would have been, but, hey, that’s capitalism.
If you prefer to sit in a movie theatre and get paid, you want to be a movie counter. A movie counter is someone who goes into movie theatres and simply counts the people that watch a particular movie. Why does this job exist, you ask? Why don’t the movie theatres just tally up how many tickets they sell each night? The reason is because it is not for the theatres; it is for the production companies. Cynical production companies don’t always trust movie theatres to give them their cut of the take, so they employ people to count bums on seats. The count is your responsibility, but once you have the number, you get to watch the movie. Maybe it is a little boring but a good way to make money nonetheless.
Throw A Movie Party
Last but not least, you can always throw a movie themed party. Cinemas are very expensive nowadays, and a lot of people want a cheaper experience. If you can provide that, there is the potential to make money. You can buy beer, create your own movie theatre and sell tickets accordingly. The Oscars is coming up soon so what are you waiting for?