3 Reasons You NEED to Be Good at Audio

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you WANT to be good at audio.

You want to get better. You want your recordings to sound great.

But do you NEED to be good at audio?

My vote? Absolutely.

Here are 3 reasons why:

1. Extra Income Potential

Would you be happy with some extra income? Of course you would.

As the economy continues to do its crazy dance, lots of people (perhaps even you) are nervous about their financial futures. Jobs that once seemed “secure” don’t seem so secure anymore.

Or maybe that same old paycheck just doesn’t go as far as it used to. (more…)

There’s Nothing Quite Like It

It’s late at night.

You’ve been working on this project since late afternoon.

And it’s finally done.

You fire off an email to the client with an mp3 of the finished song. You know you won’t get a reply until morning, so you toss and turn in bed all night.

The next morning, before you do anything, you check to see if the client has replied. And…


And the best part? Not only did you work on a project that makes you proud and makes the client happy, you also GOT PAID to do it.

Pretty sweet scenario, right?

But for a lot of people it’s just that — a scenario.

They rarely or never actually make any money from their passion for music and recording. Sure, they WANT to, but they can’t seem to break through the insecurity and frustration that surrounds actually asking people to pay you.

Here’s the harsh truth — if you want to make money, you’ve got to think like a business. Businesses don’t exist simply because their owners had a dream and a passion. They exist because their owners figured out a way to create something valuable that people are willing to pay for.

Maybe you’re not looking to quit your job and dive into recording full-time, but perhaps you WOULD like to start pursuing some paid gigs.

I say GO FOR IT.

There’s nothing like getting paid for something you love to do, even if it’s just a few bucks here and there.

To help you get started, I’m doing a webinar today (Thursday) at 2pm for my VIP members. I’ll be sharing a bunch of different ways to get clients, based on my experience and the experience of several engineer friends of mine.

If you’re not a member, five bucks gets you in:


…and the video recording will be available for all VIP members.

That’s it for today.

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

6 Ways to Attract Clients

This is another guest post from Nick Lewis of Brighton Mastering. It’s a followup to his previous guest post Making Money from Your Home Studio.

Business CardSo, you’ve been sitting at home making tunes for a while, you think you’re pretty good at it and see no reason why you shouldn’t start charging other people for your work. After all, you can provide a service to people who can’t do it for themselves.

But how do you go about getting clients? There’s no fixed answer, but here are a few pointers. (more…)

Making Money From Your Home Studio

This is a guest post from Nick Lewis of Brighton Mastering.

After reading Joe’s post about charging for your work, I had a few thoughts about home studio engineers starting out, and the current state of the recording industry.

As an online mastering engineer, I get sent very respectable sounding home-brew mixes all the time, but a lot of home studio owners don’t feel confident enough to charge for their work. Your studio and your skills are an asset, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t benefit from that. (more…)