Alice in Texas asks:
I am not a drone pilot - can barely spell drone. But I'm an old hand at sales and marketing and setting up successful small businesses.
I am getting ready to set up a drone photography service for realtors and construction managers in Texas where I live. I have a pretty good 'in' with several of those folks, and I can see that the demand is there. So I'll be the sales and marketing frontend, looking to partner with professional drone pilots.
My idea is to set up strong scheduling and processing standards (where realtors have complaints, they seem to be around those things). In other words, I'll establish the Realtor relationships and keep them happy and build standardized processes for communications with realtors and home owner/construction managers. I want to outsource all photo and video editing for quality standardization.
For most businesses, your plan of being sales and marketing person and subcontracting out the work seems like a workable way to create a business. However, to me there may be several potential problems in this industry:
What do drone operators out there think? Has anyone else tried this approach?