Ηey, what is up nation? In this session
we're going to be going over 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ways that you can be using Sketchup to
make money The first way is to get a job in architecture. That's a traditional job
so you would go to school or learn how to draft, and then find your way into an
architecture firm or an interior design firm, where you can use your skills and
Sketchup. So basically in this particular scenario Sketchup is
secondary then it might help you find a job or get a job in that field if that's
what you want to do, but nonetheless it's a perfectly viable way to get a job
using architecture Number 2 is to essentially become a consultant for architecture and interior design firms making Sketchup models.
So a lot of
smaller architecture and interior design firms don't want to spend the time to do
their own 3D models. I can take time and they want somebody who's really quick at
doing that if they ever need to develop a 3D rendering or something like that.
They might do everything by hand. So finding those firms it's a really great
way to get essentially a niche market and you get to use Sketchup and really
hone your skills and you can make money that way 3
Now we're going to start to get into ways to make money in Sketchup they're a little less traditional.
So 3 is marketing your services on freelance websites like Upwork and Fiverr. So you
would go on there, you'd create a freelancer account and then you'd start
to sell your services. There are a lot of people who have drawings or they do
their own drawings and they want it refined, or they want to see it in 3D so
that's a really great way to find clients all over the world who are
looking for architectural or design services.
Number 4 is to design objects
that you can then sell on 3d model websites, so there are a bunch of gaming
websites, I'll list them in the comments below. I've never
done this before but I know it's pretty lucrative and a lot of people do it, like
for games you can put 3D assets on there and people like them then they pay you
for them. Obviously it's tough to gain a lot of attraction to that but if
you're looking for a little bit of passive income and you just like
modeling Sketch up it might be a great option for you. Number 5 is to do 3D
renderings of your models. If you have a realistic photo rendering plug-in or
even if you don't, there's a wide range of people who are looking for different
images for different reasons. Obviously, it's a slow revenue grower, you're not
gonna make a million dollars overnight probably, but you know if you've already
modeled something and you just want to hit render and then sell that image –
you've really not a big problem.
Number 6 is really similar to five, where we
were talking about selling your images on stock photo websites. 6 can
be great if you use animations. You can charge a whole lot more for animations,
it's kind of like a bunch of pictures. And there's, it's pretty niche at this
point, so there's a lot of people looking for different kinds of animations, and
Sketchup has that built into it, so you can do really simple animations or if
you have a rendering software that can render a higher quality image you can do
that as well. And like I said before, this is another
passive income stream. You're probably not going to be a millionaire overnight,
but, you know, to make a few hundred bucks probably isn't a month, isn't that
unreasonable. Number 7 is essentially what I do. I teach people about Sketchup
and I love that aspect of what I do, I love teaching and I don't make a ton of
money from what I do on here the amount that I make through through YouTube is
pretty minimal, but I love it.
I love teaching you guys things and sharing
what I know. Because a lot of what I know I kind of take for granted, I think that
"oh, yeah, everybody knows this", but it turns out no. That's not true.
And I think that's part of a thing if you if you decide to start teaching
Sketchup that you need to get over is just realize that there are
people that don't know as much as you and your if you're just a step ahead of
somebody you can really help them, so you can teach people through YouTube videos
like I do, you can teach them through courses, online courses or physical
courses at a school, or something like that, you can teach them through,
I said, courses online like places like Udemy will let you host a course, so you
can make videos like I do and host a course on Udemy.
You can also do like a
tutoring, in person for someone. So those are great ways if you like teaching that
you might want to get into that and that's the last way that I think that
you can make money using Sketchup. So hopefully this helped, if you like this
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