Get Paid to Fly as a Commercial sUAS Operator with DroneBase Pilots

BY Alan Perlman
17 November 2016

DroneBase is no stranger to the sUAS community.

Commerical sUAS Pilot with Dronebase When DJI and Accel launched their $10 million SkyFund last year, DroneBase was their first investment. To date, they’ve raised almost $7 million dollars from investors like Union Square Ventures and Y Combinator.

To its thousands of customers, DroneBase offers aerial images and videos at a fraction of the time and cost.

How do they do this?

With pilots like you, stationed in all 50 U.S. states and in 30+ countries around the globe.

Signing up is free and can be done here. And with over 1,000,000 commercial drone missions available, you can start flying and tracking your earnings immediately.

DroneBase has two different ways to earn money:

1) Mapping the Skies / Pano Missions

This is kind of like a stock footage model. DroneBase is amassing a library of panoramic shots they can offer to their thousands of clients. You fly Pano Missions, and if clients purchase the footage, you ultimately get paid out 50% of what your footage is sold for.

DroneBase app exampleNo post-processing necessary…just follow the flight instructions, upload your raw footage, and DroneBase’s auto-stitcher does the rest.

2) Client Missions

Client Missions pay (on average) $200-$275 per hour on site.

Depending on your location and skill level, DroneBase will send you client-specific missions. Not only will you get support from DroneBase during the course of your mission, but they handle all the post-processing. Simply upload your raw pictures and videos into their platform, and get paid with 1-2 days.

Dronebase dashboard

We’re fans of DroneBase because they’ve made it so easy for drone pilots of all types, from aficionados to beginners, to start earning a wage from their flying based on their skillsets and abilities. And it’s pretty incredible how easy they’ve made things for pilots—check out these examples below to see how you could be using their app to earn right now:

Dronebase app pictures

Questions about DroneBase? Here’s a good place to start.

I encourage you to sign up! Again, it’s free, and when I went through the sign-up process this past week, it only took me about 5 minutes to get set up in their new system.

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This article was sponsored by DroneBase.

Click here to learn about the different ways you can reach our community.

Alan Perlman

Founder & CEO

Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.

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