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How to stay creative & make money working from home

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No matter what the climate, being creative and staying inspired on the regular can be tough, especially whilst working from home! But we want you to know that you’re not alone in trying to keep motivated. We’ve put together a list of our best tips on how to keep busy and stay creative, ensuring your projects keep moving, below.

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Learn New Skills

We don’t always have time to push ourselves to learn and develop but it’s important to stay ahead of the game and increase your worth. Set yourself a challenge to learn new skills and get the sense of achievement you’ve been looking for. For example, we’ve recently been learning how to use aftereffects, which you can use to create cool titles. Alternatively, you could load DaVinci Resolve and learn how to colour grade to the level used in feature films.

Master Your Editing Programs

We don’t always have time to push ourselves to learn and develop but it’s important to stay ahead of the game and increase your worth. Set yourself a challenge to learn new skills and get the sense of achievement you’ve been looking for. For example, we’ve recently been learning how to use Adobe After Effects, which you can use to create cool titles. Alternatively, you could load DaVinci Resolve and learn how to colour grade to the level used in feature films.

Memories Video

During your hectic schedule of everyday life our personal pursuits can often get pushed to the wayside. Very often we put off personal projects and edits, so now is the perfect time to do what you’ve been putting off! Whether it be your home videos, that short film you’ve always wanted to make or even editing your summer holiday pics! Make sure it’s something that brings back good memories or is a keen interest of yours and you’ll soon find your creative spark again. We like the idea of creating a lifestyle or memories video using all the spare footage you’ve gathered over the years.

Host Presets on Innergrade Marketplace

Create your own Lightroom Presets and host them on Innergrade. Sign up to sell your digital assets through Innergrade and earn a residual income on your effects, LUTs, colour presets or any other asset you would like to sell. Now is the time to give it a go! Make your own stylish colours based on what you like and share them with your fellow filmmakers, this is a great way to put your own mark on loads of projects and make money from home. It’s the perfect time to host your products with us, we’ll do all the marketing so you can focus on what you do best, creating top quality digital assets.

Update & Progress Your Social Media

In our rush to get our work out there, we can forget to think about the aesthetic of our Instagram feed. You can create a plan on your Instagram feed for how you want it to look, plan out your posts and remove some of the clutter. Having a good social media presence is vital to showcasing your work! 

Once your social media game is on point you can sign up to influencer sites to do sponsored posts. This is a great way to bring in revenue if you have engagement with your posts. A lot of companies are looking for micro-influencers with around 15k followers to promote their products and brand. We highly recommend doing this if you fit the criteria. A great site to link you with brands is Sweet P Social.  

We know this can be a difficult time for everyone, but we hope you’ve found our guide to working from home helpful and that our tips will keep you creative and productive!

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