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“Just do it!” – Nike and Melanie Wood

Great Escape Radio host, Jody Mayberry, talks with Melanie Wood about her success in creating travel videos and a few mishaps along the way in this week’s podcast.

It started with a choice.

Melanie had attended several of our workshops and was considering going to our photography workshop in Portland, Oregon. At the same time, she also had the opportunity to go on a photography expedition to Peru.

“I wasn’t sure if I should choose the workshop, the trip to Peru or choose neither and save money,” says Melanie.

It turns out, Melanie didn’t have to choose after all.

A friend of hers, Vera, who leads tours to various destinations presented her with an offer that would make everything work.

Vera asked Melanie to go on a trip to Peru and do travel videos for her.

As part of the deal she offered to knock $2,000 off the price of the trip, cover her in country airfare and cover any meals not included in the tour package. In exchange, Melanie would create testimonial videos on the trip.

To prepare for the trip, Melanie signed up for the Ultimate Money-Making Photography workshop, added an extra day for the videography class –, and then used what she learned to create videos on the trip to Peru.

“My first thought was ‘who was I to be taking travel videos for this company’,” says Melanie. “The previous videos were so professional; I wasn’t sure I could do it.”

Despite her doubts, she prepared herself and just did it.

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