Everyone has to start somewhere, right? You may dream of making videos for the biggest names in the music industry, but you might want to think locally in the beginning. Reach out to local bands and musicians and see if they’re open to you shooting a music video. If you have a few friends who are also musical artists, this process seems to be much easier—and often less lucrative—but your rate is honestly not the most important thing you have to worry about at this point. I was “charging” 100 bucks a pop back in the day, which usually evolved into buying me drinks after—which was totally fine with me.