Meet the Tribe
WARRIORS From Around the Globe
Video WARRIOR is much more than its founders. Today, it is a collective of video creatives and entrepreneurs from around the world.
Our tribe grows every day, and if you’re reading this, we hope that you’ll choose to become a part of it, too.
On this page you’ll learn more about us and our movement.
We hope you find inspiration in the stories shared here. Soon enough it will be your turn to add yours to this page.
Helping Video Warriors
Change Requires Action & Accountability
Our Core Values Emphasize Personal Growth & Professional Achievement
Whether you want to make it on your own or are wanting to achieve your first seven-figure year, the work required to achieve your goals is derived from the same truths: chance requires action and accountability.
Video WARRIOR Core Values:
We promote healthy conversations around money as a way to boost people up, celebrate closed deals, and acknowledge each others accomplishments… no matter how big or small.
We call out opportunities for growth and encourage our tribe of WARRIORS to seek critical, objective, and honest feedback. We value the truth and respect each other enough to understand that feedback is an important professional tool that empowers us to be better.
Our community supports its members. Our tribe endures because of the strength of its members. We grow by attracting like minded people to our tribe, and by adding value to their life.
Every WARRIOR in our tribe chooses to build meaningful connections with other WARRIORS. Our brothers and sisters support our growth, invest in our ideas, and make each other better.
Success Within Our Community
Since launch, our community has driven thousands of sales and helped generate millions in new revenues for our members. Check out a few below- will yours be added her next?
Your Video WARRIOR Mentors
Marcus Rideout is the founder of the weekly Warrior Wednesday Show on YouTube and author of “Video Selling Formula” (the book that teaches filmmakers how to run sales meetings, word for word). Contrary to the legends surrounding the man, who also writes about himself in the third person, he’s really just a normal dude who stumbled upon a way to sell video (without selling out).
After proving it wasn’t a one-time fluke sale, he thought it was something only extroverts like himself would be good at. That is until he shared it with one of his most introverted friends, who happened to put it to work and do over $40,000 in his very first year of his own business!
These days he enjoys spending his time in the small Canadian city that captured his heart with his girlfriend of 8 years and their calico cat, “Cali”. He’s recently been seen torturing his neighbors while trying to learn how to play slide guitar on his National Reso-Phonic (one of three axes in his arsenal).
Nik Koyama started making videos at a young age because of his passion for becoming a professional skateboarder. He closed his first contract to make skate videos for an energy drink company when he was 9. The ‘Proof or it never happened’ culture led to a life-long obsession with a video camera. After breaking way too many bones, Nik decided he wanted to produce every type of video he could... and he did.
He didn’t even do it for money, and it wasn’t til a business owner forced a payday upon him for the work he did that opened his eyes to making money from his skill. He went on to earn 6 figures a year while still in high school from his video production work.
Recently he discovered and fell in love with the city of Santa Barbara and took a chance moving on a whim. He had no clients, no family, no backup plan, and within the first 12 months of being there built Santa Barbara’s premiere video production company, employed 13 staff, and sold just shy of $500,000 in video projects.
We Turn Videographers Into
We teach essential business lessons – if you can’t pitch, sell, produce, and help market videos for your local clients as a result of what we teach then we have failed our mission.
We’ve got something for every video maker, whether you’re just getting started and haven’t made your first sale yet, if you’re selling already but at a price ceiling (like $2,000 per project), or if you’re already running a video business and doing over $75,000 a year.