If you have been toying with the notion of creating lots of video Wares to sell on the web – you may been throwing around more visions than you can actually be aware how to go about capitalizing on. This is an easy hole to fall into so it’s essential to do some brainstorming for concepts initially, but always be certain to put a limitation on your conception developing stage. If you let it draw on, you’ll never get anything done. Set deadlines for yourself even when you believe you don’t have to. Don’t fool yourself into believing that you’re making progress toward your goal when in fact you haven’t gotten anything done.
The failure to focus on one job and take it through to successful finish is a perfect sign that you’re dillydallying. If you get a brainwave for creating a different video production each day, but you still haven’t created a complete product to trade on the World Wide Web, make up your mind to do something about it now. Suppose your friends all say you’re a natural comedian and you’ve been playing around with the thought of producing a comedy routine or skit. One way to get it done is by setting priorities, sticking to a plan, and making deadlines.
Set a day and time to shoot the video and stick to it by approaching this as if you were doing a job for hire. When you put your mind to getting things finished, you’ll begin to observe a big difference in the results you get. How much time you give yourself depends on how much time you can actually spend working on the project, of course. If you’re making this at night or on the weekends, you evidently need more time than a full-time Internet marketer who is planning a promotional video recording for a site. Get out of bed 60 minutes earlier if that’s the only way you can find time to do it and approach it as a project for one month by marking your filming for one month from now – then stop thinking about it and begin composing a script.
As Jack London said, “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club”. You have to get something written on paper to trigger off connections between ideas and my best thoughts always come during the composing process – never in the “thinking about what to write” stage.
Experience has taught me to just begin writing and get it all down on paper so when I make a first draft in front of me, that’s when I get inspired. I see all sorts of things I ne’er would have found without the stimulus of the ideas that came on the face of it out of nowhere as I was working on the first draft of my script. So stop thinking about it and get a script on paper, then revise, shoot it and put it up for sale on the Internet – but get started up today.
Image by Stuck in Customs
While walking across this open field in the Andes, I stopped countless times to open up my tripod. I’d only walk a short distance before looking around again and seeing everything anew.
I’d like to go back here on another epic hike. Perhaps I’ll go in the deep of winter next time. This place would be even more amazing under a fresh snow.
– Trey Ratcliff
Read more (and see a behind-the-scenes video from the new app, Stuck on Earth) here at the Stuck in Customs blog.