Congratulations! You have made the decision and purchased a drone franchise. While we have previously discussed owning a drone franchise and what your options are, we have yet to dig into what it’s like during your first year. This post will cover what you can expect as a new UAV franchisee and how to be successful.
Your first year as a UAV franchisee will depend on several factors, including your current drone experience, which franchise you choose, and other skills you have to help run your business. If you are still deciding whether or not to join a franchise and need some guidance, please contact us today. We love helping people get into the drone industry.
Narrowing Your Niche
Being a drone pilot means there are many industries you can work for. From real estate, tourism, and flying lessons, to construction and deliveries, you will quickly discover what type of drone services you enjoy providing. For several of the franchises we have outlined before(link), the drone services provided will be determined by the franchise. For example, as a UAV franchisee for Hommati, your focus will be on providing real estate services. Other UAV franchises like Recon Aerial allow you to choose your specialty among a variety of commercial services. Step one in your first year will be narrowing in on your niche. Niching will make you a respected drone services provider in your region.
Setting Up the Office
One of the huge benefits of owning a drone franchise is that physical office space is typically not required. If you are a one-person show, you can typically run your business from your home. If you decide that you will be hiring employees, then you will need to spend time exploring office space and training your employees. As a UAV franchisee, your franchise will provide you with training materials and certifications, but you will likely be spending some of your own time giving on-the-job training to your new employees.
Making Your First Sale
With the support of an established franchise behind you, there is no doubt you will be successful in selling your services right away. As a new UAV franchisee, a lot of behind-the-scenes work will take place in your first year to begin marketing yourself to your audience, including setting up a website, social media marketing, and advertising. While this list isn’t exhaustive, and you may not do all of these things, you will be directly involved in the marketing of your business as a UAV franchisee and a huge part of its success.
Living Your Drone Dreams
Starting a new business as a UAV franchise is an exciting opportunity. With the drone industry expected to grow to an over $16 billion market by 2025, now is a great time to get in and hit the ground running. Becoming a UAV franchisee means you have the opportunity to run your own business with the support of a powerhouse brand behind you. If you haven’t already reached out to us to discuss how owning a drone business can affect your tax planning, we would love to talk to you!