Virtual Tour Business Plan – From $0 To Your First $10K Step by Step With Zach Calhoon
It’s Zach Calhoon here, co-founder of CloudPano.com. Today, I have a business strategy for you that can help you turn zero dollars into your next ten thousand dollars of customer value. It’s a simple plan, and it’s not too difficult to execute.
So, how do we start with zero dollars and turn it into a business?
The key is to pre-sell. It’s actually to your advantage to start with nothing and validate your business idea within a specific niche before investing in becoming an expert. For example, in the 360 virtual tour space, many people make the mistake of buying expensive hardware and software before they even have a customer. This is not a good business model. Instead, it’s better to focus on getting customers first and then figuring out a profitable business model and value proposition.
One way to do this is by offering free virtual tours to event spaces. Event spaces, like wedding venues, have high ticket prices and make a lot of money from events. So, find an event space and offer to shoot a virtual tour for free to build your portfolio. This will allow you to get your foot in the door and get on location.
While you’re there, be sure to demonstrate a CloudPano demo. It’s smart to become a pro plus member on CloudPano so you can white label the demo and send it over to the event space after your visit. If you don’t have a membership, you can still show an example of a virtual tour on CloudPano and explain the benefits of using a virtual tour for their business.
After you’ve demonstrated the virtual tour, it’s time to pre-sell. Offer to shoot a virtual tour of the event space for a discounted price, with the understanding that they will pay the full price once the tour is complete and they are happy with the results. This gives you an opportunity to get paid upfront and validate your business idea before investing too much time and money.
I hope this business strategy helps you get started on your journey to turning zero dollars into your next ten thousand dollars of customer value. Good luck!