Diversifying Our Sources of Income

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Over the past 5 years, I’ve been involved in more and more projects, all thanks to word of mouth. I’ve never worked on a project for which I applied first, I was always recommended by people I worked with before.

As the pool of people I’ve worked with has increased, so has the number of recommendations and projects. That’s earned me enough to allow me to invest in some gear and quite a bit of software and sound libraries. That being said, I still have to have a day job in order to pay the bills, rent, etc.

Recently I put out a few sound libraries, which have sold a few copies, and I’m working hard on improving them and releasing more.

I’m also filling out/updating my Upwork profile as I’ve seen a few successful audio people on there, such as George Vlad.

I’m curious as to what other things I could be doing in order to get more work. All feedback and suggestions are appreciated!

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I’ve found that doing some teaching part time has been an incredibly valuable experience.  I’ve always considered myself a bit of an introvert, and I struggled with being a bit socially awkward in school.  I took a huge jump outside my comfort zone about 2 years ago and decided to apply for a part time Audio Instructor job.  Best choice I ever made, I’ve seen huge improvements trickle into every other aspect of my life.

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If you have any experience with live sound, theater sound design is a potential avenue. There are some really interesting technical challenges in that arena.

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