Here’s a piece of advice.

If you really want to accomplish nothing in your studio, focus all your attention on unimportant things like setting your studio up as an official business.

I get these questions all of the time. People want to know what steps they need to take to become an official business. They want to set up a business license, form an LLC, and understand all of the tax implications.

What’s my response?

I tell them that if their goal is to make money from their studio, then the only thing they should focus on is THAT – making money from their studio.

It doesn’t matter how the tax codes affect you if you haven’t made a single dollar. Once you start making money, you can figure out all of those things. But creating a business on paper does not bring in clients.

It does not help you make money.

All are you are creating is a paper monster that will devour hours of your time and give you nothing in return.

Focus on what matters.

If you don’t have clients, get some. If you don’t have good enough skills to get clients, get some. It’s really that simple. It’s not easy. It’s hard work. But it is simple.

It’s easy to get lost in mindless paperwork and still feel productive. It’s much harder to invest time and money into getting better at mixing a song, for example. That’s not easy. But it will make you better. (And it could help you get more clients.)

If you want to hone your mixing skills, put down the paper, pick up the mouse, join Dueling Mixes, and start mixing.

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Joe Gilder
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