When is the last time you did work for a client?

Perhaps it was yesterday. If so, good job.

(Keep reading though.)

Or perhaps you’ve never worked for a client.

I want to share with you a couple reasons why you should change that as soon as possible.

I recently finished up a project for a client, and I was reminded why it’s so important that I continue to take on new clients, whether I want to or not.

Life is busy. I have an album I want to release this year; I have a long list of dozens of things I would like to accomplish with my business. On top of all that I’m a daddy of a three year old boy and 11-month-old twin girls. Taking on client work can be a losing proposition depending on how you look at it.

For me, sometimes I take on projects that don’t make very much money. I could easily make the argument that I should not take on any new clients without charging an arm and a leg to make it “worth my while.”

That’s the worst advice in the world.

Working with clients (whether they’re paying you or not) is insanely good for you and your home studio skills. If you work exclusively on your own music, you never have to subject yourself to feedback from someone else.

Sure, you may ask your buddy if the latest mix sounds good, but that’s a different type of feed back than when you submit work to a client and they tell you all the things they don’t like about it. That’s a different experience entirely. It’s uncomfortable, but it makes you better.

Question for you: what are you doing to secure your next client gig?

If you’re looking for a big list of ways to become more effective at recording and mixing AND getting new clients, check out one of my recent VIP weekly videos. It’s includes a PDF called “21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Effectiveness in Your Home Studio.”

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Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner