Two-Time College Dropout Teaches Creatives How to Build Successful Businesses

After dropping out of college two times, Brandon developed a six-figure business. Brandon started his career as a rapper. Then he learned how to film and edit rap videos.

“I had to practice on people. That’s how you get better. You have to practice. So I said let me do your video for free,” Brandon explained. “They said ‘I’ll pay you to do it again.’ I said okay cool, I’ll take your $200. So I started taking all my friend’s money. Before you know it, I became a music video director.”

In an inspiring interview with Xavier, The Digital Marxman, Brandon shares insights on how to become a successful business owner.

BLACK AFFLUENCE: What are some of the pain points for people that you help?

Brandon ShotMe: Photographers and videographers feel like they need clients. Yes, they do need clients, but it’s a lot of business aspects as far as the mindset that they don’t understand. Especially when you’re coming from school or you’re going to college, and they teach you something different. If you understand how to work a camera, it’s everything outside of that you need to understand: marketing, branding, building relationships and changing your mindset. Once you change your mindset, you will be able to get the clients. You need to act as a business owner.

BLACK AFFLUENCE: How are you different?

BS: My business model for my photography and videography class is hands-on. I’m teaching you with your camera because I know you won’t learn without practicing. I’m real personal. I show you how. At my presentation today, I had everyone go outside. 125 people. I don’t care if it’s cold, hot, blizzard, sleet, or snow. You have to disrupt. That goes back to your generational family line. We have to do something different.

BLACK AFFLUENCE: What’s your number one advice for people getting started in the industry?

BS: Don’t fall in love with it. A lot of people say you should fall in love with the process, but don’t fall in love with what you do. There is a difference between your passion and your talent. Video is not my passion. It’s my talent. My passion is actually helping people. God put me on this earth to help people. I help people find their gifts and live their dreams.

 

Latest articles

spot_imgspot_img
spot_imgspot_img

Related articles

26 COMMENTS

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!

  2. The following time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I imply, I know it was my choice to learn, but I actually thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you might fix if you happen to werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

  3. I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…

  4. I really enjoy looking through on this website, it contains fantastic posts. “The living is a species of the dead and not a very attractive one.” by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

  5. Virtually all of the things you state happens to be astonishingly appropriate and that makes me ponder the reason why I had not looked at this in this light before. This piece truly did switch the light on for me as far as this particular subject matter goes. Nevertheless at this time there is actually one particular factor I am not really too comfortable with so while I try to reconcile that with the actual main theme of your issue, allow me see just what the rest of the subscribers have to point out.Well done.

  6. Admiring the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  7. I do believe all of the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for newbies. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  8. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  9. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  10. In this grand pattern of things you actually receive an A for effort. Exactly where you actually misplaced me was first in the details. You know, people say, details make or break the argument.. And that couldn’t be more accurate at this point. Having said that, allow me reveal to you what did do the job. The writing is certainly really engaging which is most likely the reason why I am making an effort in order to opine. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, although I can notice the leaps in reason you come up with, I am not convinced of just how you seem to connect the ideas which in turn produce your final result. For the moment I will, no doubt yield to your position but trust in the foreseeable future you actually connect the facts much better.

  11. naturally like your website but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth nevertheless I will certainly come back again.

  12. I’d have to examine with you here. Which is not one thing I usually do! I take pleasure in reading a post that may make folks think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  13. I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thanks, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

  14. Excellent website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_imgspot_img