Fixed vs. Hourly Pricing | How to Price your Drone Services

When starting a drone business, one of the things you must know is how to price your services. In this video, Taylor Mitcham will be showing you how to price your services, specifically when to charge hourly vs fixed (lump-sum) rates.

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19 Comments

  1. Variable on May 27, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Great video Taylor!

  2. rob mahabey on May 27, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Hi Taylor, I am having trouble getting my email address to you through the link can I give it to you here and hopefully you can get me the info I need. I have been enjoying you videos here as of recent. I am 56 and a survivor from cancer in the past which I am cancer free up to this point. I am looking to get into this field will my whole heart. I have construction / engineering experience and have been trying to find as much info as possible and studying as much as possible. I am sure this could be my calling . I hope I can prove to myself and family that a man of my age who has had a few overwhelming situations in my life take me to my knees physically emotionally and professionally can and will hold my head high and prosper. I’m not a quitter and look forward to making it in this amazing business.
    Thank you and I look forward to any and all information.
    Robert Mahaney
    Robert.wes@aol.com

  3. Jessie's Drone Adventures on May 27, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Thanks for making this!!!

  4. Five Niner Photography & Videography on May 27, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Great advice!

  5. PrinceofDrones on May 27, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Hi …. could you please text me at 970-589-9583 please I have somethings I would like to talk with you about thank you.

  6. sunbladerr on May 27, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Thank you, Taylor, these are excellent insights into our business. By offering lump-sum pricing the people paying for services can do a comparison between our services and those of conventional competitors.

  7. Michael O on May 27, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Thanks for this. Good video!!
    Do you need to charge sales tax for drone photography and videography services?

  8. ISGOV PRAJOUD on May 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Your a very intelligent woman, you know the business, I salute you, I am from the u.s. Now living in Canada and became a drone pilot last year, this is very helpful, I am on standby for drone search and rescue and on my own time take photographs of our island near the arctic circle, I considered the real estate drone profession, now I want to, thank you.

  9. Ty Brady on May 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Another option is by the hour not to exceed. This way the customer gets a lower price if you finish sooner, but they know the top price. This helps to get the job and to get return customers. For a fixed price, you need to assume the worst case scenario. Most jobs fall between the optimistic best case and worst case scenarios, leaning toward the worst case scenarios. There are always things that happen that you did not plan for. If you do hourly rate, make sure the customer knows that the clock starts when you leave your business and that it still takes X amount of time to process pictures.

  10. Titus Nixon on May 27, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Great subject, I just got my first construction gig, got a good reel out of it, but they are thinking about utilizing my service for the duration of the project which I can see at least four more months. Oh btw it’s in the Midwest, and winter is here. This has no particular at this point. Hourly, daily, one lump sum…only have ideally what to charge, but gotta started some where

  11. Adrian Laing on May 27, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Big up from jamaica!

  12. Johnny Bickle on May 27, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Hey , me again ha. What exactly is it that you are doing for the construction company at the site, i mean what all can we do for them? There is a lot of construction going on around me, and i’d like to explore that as well so what is it we offer with our drones to the construction industry ?

  13. Korey Smerk on May 27, 2021 at 3:31 am

    Super helpful. Keep it simple for the clients to understand and don’t include any nonsense for them tp get hung up on. Thank you!

  14. Aerial Oklahoma on May 27, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Good stuff and food for thought.

  15. Wayne Turner on May 27, 2021 at 3:32 am

    your free course is not working

  16. Justin Parrish on May 27, 2021 at 3:34 am

    I appreciate the information that you put in your videos, but you the information that you provide is just vague enough that I need more. So I try the link to get more information that just takes me to another site that doesn’t even route me to your content. I find it click baitish. I won’t be recommending you.

  17. Dana Schoen on May 27, 2021 at 3:35 am

    Good information. I have seen one other model that really fits into your "KISS" philosophy. Retainers. Get paid for work you haven’t even done yet!. Yes it will probably require a cheaper rate, but for your long term jobs like project monitoring it might be workable. If you are efficient about it it might be a nice tool to have in the bag!

  18. Have Drone Will Travel on May 27, 2021 at 3:40 am

    I really like your videos. Clear, concise, to the point, and full of info. I don’t know why you don’t have 100K subs. Thank you and keep ’em coming.

  19. The UrBAN ArTIST on May 27, 2021 at 3:45 am

    Thanks sister, girl you’ve given me some good game. I’m the Howie “C” Stylez and flying is my life. My first opportunity is tomorrow just from people seeing my channel…lol. Hallelujah 👏🏽 I want to ask a personal question. What would you charge to photograph and video the condition of a bridge(overpass)? It’s supposedly not not big, it’s in a residential (private property). I have to drive 30 mins to get there. Please answer👏🏽

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