Do you suffer from these doubts about becoming a “pro” producer?
You receive quite a lot of audio production tips here on Audio Issues, so you’ve probably got the hang of the technical side of things when it comes to running your home studio.
But what about transforming it into a “professional” recording studio?
I don’t mean buying a building and building a huge commercial facility. I just mean, would it hurt to make some money from your audio skills?
That’s what I do all the time and I can tell you that it’s one of the most gratifying things that’s ever happened in my career.
Profiting off your audio skills is like having a superpower other people with boring normal jobs don’t have. I want you to have the same superpower, but maybe you’re worried you don’t have what it takes?
Now, you might be thinking, I can’t run a business because I don’t have a pro studio?
I would say: you don’t need a pro studio to run a successful side business.
In fact, my home studio is just a converted garage and I have clients in there all the time, reading my comic books in between takes.
Also, many of the engineers making a living every day from their home studios don’t even have clients come into their studio because they do most of their work online or work on-location.
If you think it’s too hard to start a business, I would actually say that it’s harder to hack it as an employee.
When you run your own business you’re in complete control of your hours, your rate, and most importantly, your flexibility and your freedom!
Starting out from scratch might be hard, but if you’re making music in your home studio you’ve done most of the work already.
Or maybe you’re worried that you’re not good enough?
Trust me, I’ve been there. I used to be terrified about releasing my mixes and showing my work to the world. Even in the early years of Audio Issues I was still worried that people might hate on my mixes.
I mean, who was I to tell people how to mix if my mixes weren’t good enough right?
Well, turns out that this happens to everybody. It’s called imposter syndrome (wooooooo) and every high-performing individual suffers from it, even rockstars and astronauts (true story!).
I got over it when I started getting praise from my mixes from the bands I was working with. Imposter syndrome goes away real quick when people start complimenting your work. But you won’t get to that point unless you put yourself out there and start working as a professional.
You might also juggle a lot of different projects that keep you busy, but are all those projects as exciting as working on music? Or are they just boring jobs to pay the bills?
Or maybe you think business and marketing is just boring in general?
Yeah, I can totally relate to that.
I’ve worked with some boring-ass companies that sell products that are so boring they make me want to gouge my eyes out with a spoon.
But being in the music industry and working on records that make you want to jump, dance, headbang or pump your fist in the air?
That’s not boring. That’s passion.
How do you not want to work on something you’re passionate about?
This isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking to finally break through and make money off your home studio, I’m proud to recommend the Profitable Producer Program from Brian Hood over at the Six Figure Home Recording Studio. Also, if you use my coupon code ‘audioissues’ to join before Friday we’ll knock $800 off the price of the full course.
His program will show you the step by step process to set up your home studio as a business that can transform your audio skills from a hobby into a profitable business.
I already have a degree in Business Economics and another degree in Entrepreneurship from one of the highest ranked programs in the U.S but I still believe his course is extremely useful.
Even with 4 years of business school behind me, in addition to my audio engineering diploma and experience as a self-employed business owner in the industry, I still need to keep learning to stay afloat in this industry. The good news is, Brian’s packaged it all for you so you can get started without any formal education!
That’s why it’s so easy to put my recommendation behind the program.
If all the Profitable Producer course did for you was help you create an extra $500 – $1,00 per month on the side (that’s $6,000 extra per year), would that be worth it to you? You would certainly make your tuition back almost immediately!
And if all it did was give you the freedom to work with music you were passionate about and help you create a reputation as a professional engineer in your community, would the time commitment of a few hours/week be worth it to you?
And what if all it did was help you create a system that makes it easier for you to find new clients to work with, would that be worthwhile to you?
If that’s the case, it seems like you have two choices:
- Do nothing and stay where you are. Keep your current job and don’t do anything to improve your career.
- Take action and follow a step by step system that will make you more money, give you more freedom and help you follow your passion.
I think the choice is clear.