I am currently setting up to start working towards becoming a full time Steadicam operator. I started messing with Steadicam in film school after garret Brown came and gave us a small workshop on it back in 2011. After that I started using it whenever I could. Have been trying to work towards this for a while (bought a steadicam solo a while back with the arm and vest) and have been using it at work for various shoots (I work corporate video currently). I now have the budget for a new aero 30 system + good wireless follow focus system, and would really like to do it up right to get started. I've read the books and the forums for a few years now, so my technical knowledge is good and I feel like I'm good to start. I understand that I have a long long way to go but I want to start moving in that direction (not quitting my day job yet).
What I don't know is any of the business aspects of doing this. What to charge for myself/the kit. Where to start marketing myself to get some good gigs. etc. Any suggestions on this as well as other topics would be greatly appreciated.