As promised in my first post of the year, I’ve been meaning to dig deep into real people who are working in the industry, so today I’m highlighting an old pal who’s doing some pretty cool work.
A few generations ago the idea of having a side job would have been a completely strange. However, in today’s day and age it’s never been easier, and in some communities more important, to have two or maybe even three sources of income.
I recently met with an old high school friend, Henry Wright, who, among many things, is working as a freelance video producer. As soon as I hear this I knew this would be perfect for the blog. Henry always had an interest in film and video and was always tinkering with cameras so it was a surprise to me and everyone else when we found out he had started his own home renovation company. Henry explained that it was more circumstantial than anything.
He took over the family business, which allowed him to gain the cash flow that kept him interested in his side hobby. Henry continued to niche down even more, creating his company Furnace Repair Vancouver. It was around this time that he started to also take on side gigs during the summer slow season. This was a perfect balance for him, a decent income from his renovation business and extra cash doing what he loves. Having a bit of extra cash is a great way for you to experiment with new equipment, classes and projects without the pressure of having to earn an income from it.
His freelance video career is just starting to take off. He’s been hired to create corporate videos, wedding videos and has even made a few music videos. Check out some of his work on his vimeo channel linked below!
I thought this story was worth sharing for those readers who are looking to get into the video world but are stuck with their 9 to 5. Henry is a good example of how you can slowly transition from one career to the other without completely cutting off your main source of income.