Thanks for the sincere mention @Bri_Castellini and @samlockie, Bri is right, I have turned making web series’ into a pretty sweet business but, my brother, it hasn’t always been so. I’m not going to give the $40 speech but I am going to tell you I’ve been there. Let me ask you this. Is any of this applicable to you?
I don’t don’t have access to the money it will take to make my project
I’m tired of making great content that no one sees
I don’t have an agent
I can’t afford to work for free anymore
People think my stuff is weird
I’m too old
I don’t live in LA
I pulled that list from my website because I want to show you that I know how you feel because that was me. But, that being said, if you stay where you are and cave into this doubt, it becomes a tough place to create from, let alone make a living from. I’m not judging. It was super dark for me at times, a lot of times. Brother your work matters, because if it didn’t you wouldn’t be so bummed about it.
You say you’re experimental. There is a ton of need for that kind of content, especially on the web. Brands are paying big dollars for weird. I once made a kinetic text video about a little-known Danish chef. It was super odd and “artsy” as people said and I ended up selling the idea for $30k. No agent, no giant Hollywood network. I was a chubby kid from Indiana so people definitely didn’t know who I was.
Today it’s different. Over the past 4 years, I’ve made over $7mm worth of some pretty badass content … and the branded thing? They know that this generation refuses to be advertised to. Brands know they want to be told a story and more importantly, they want to feel something. I bet your work does that.
Sorry, everyone, for the epically long post, but I really want everyone to know that this is very doable. Every single digital platform is buying right now. There is a huge demand for quality content.
Well, I know what I’m writing tomorrow’s article about.
Anything I can do for you, Sam let me know. That goes for anyone else reading this. Hit me up on Facebook and I’ll send you all a little something I’m finishing up next week that I think will help. It’s a PDF I made for a training I’m doing about how I sell my work. It’s private, but I own it so If you don’t mind, Bri, I’d be happy to share it with people individually after my training session. I just don’t want to post it wide. https://www.facebook.com/alex.lemay.14
Hope that helps