Starting a company can be daunting because there are so many variables to consider. You know you only have a limited amount of time before you need to start earning money.
And it may seem as if there are even more things to figure out when it comes to providing drone surveying services. Which kind of drone can I purchase? Is it necessary to buy insurance? And how am I going to attract new customers?
Here are five important questions to consider before launching a drone company.
1. How Much Will This Cost Me?
There will almost certainly be some startup costs when it comes to getting your drone service company off the ground. You’ll need a drone, as well as possibly additional lenses, batteries, and props.
Drone insurance, software licensing, and marketing-related fees are some of the other costs you can encounter. Start by creating a budget and a timeline for how you plan to recoup your startup expenses to help you answer this question.
2. Do I Need Insurance & What Kind of Insurance Do I Need?
It’s a good thing to look into insurance if you’re starting your own drone services company. If you’re flying with a newer or more expensive drone, you’ll certainly want liability insurance, and you would also want hull insurance.
3. Where Do I Find My Niche?
This may seem self-evident, but it’s critical to know exactly what services you’ll be providing before you start your company. Some drone service companies claim to offer a wide range of drone services, including aerial thermography, mapping and 3D modelling, aerial cinematography, agriculture, construction, and mining—basically, anything a drone can do.
However, we suggest focusing on one (or two) niches and honing your skills in those areas. Focus on being the best at what you do by honing your ideal customer and finding your ideal customer.
4. Have I Completed the Job’s Technical Requirements?
It’s critical to take a step back and be honest with yourself. Have you put in the effort and honed your skills to fly a drone in the field?
Remember that flight mastery is just one component of technological readiness for starting your own drone services company. The camera settings, sensor settings, intelligent flight modes that come with their drone, and post-production software are all familiar to real experts.
5. What Will My Business’s Marketing and Sales Look Like?
Don’t be put off by the prospect of marketing. This question essentially asks, “How am I going to bring in new customers?” You may have a contact at a real estate firm and are confident that they’ll be your first customer and maybe introduce you to others.
It’s also possible that many farmers in your region have been interested in attempting precision agriculture. You believe you’ll be able to convince them that by using data gathered by drones, you can increase their annual yields.
That’s all there is to it, guys. We hope you found this list of considerations helpful as you begin to plan your drone business.