8 Ways You Can Make Money Using a Drone

For most every hobby there is a potential income stream, and flying a drone is no exception. And for this technology, the sky really is the limit.

5. Real estate

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Real estate sales could benefit from aerial photos, particularly for high-end properties with acreage, multiple buildings or amazing views.

Drones could also be used to help prospective buyers. If they are in the market for a large site, a drone could help identify areas they might want to investigate before getting too deep into the deal.

6. Security

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Drone pilots can keep watch at a fraction of the cost of a team of agents on the ground. One pilot can cover a large area quickly, and a thermal-imaging camera can make a drone still useful after dark. There’s also far less risk of confrontation for a drone operator whose unmanned aircraft spots a ne’er-do-wells than for a guard who spots them.

7. Wedding photographs

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You can sell a person almost anything if you tell them it’s for a wedding — and indeed, the business of aerial wedding coverage is growing. Typically, aerial shots are taken in addition to traditional wedding photos, adding a better sense of the setting, particularly for an outdoor or destination wedding.

You might be able to subcontract with a videographer or photographer to give them wide shots and fun images that they can’t get from the ground.

8. Public service

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There are other ways to make an important contribution with your drone, such as aiding with search and rescue. In the aftermath of a disaster, a drone can zip in and out of dangerous areas, helping guide crews toward people in peril and away from unsafe structures.

With the explosion of this new technology, there’s definitely lot of fun and money to be had. The sky — and your imagination — is the limit.

Are you intrigued by drones and their money-making prospects? If you have one, how do you use it? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.

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