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18 Quick Tips For Running (And Growing) A Successful Studio

Podcast Episode 67: 18 Quick Tips For Running (And Growing) A Successful Studio

If you’re a regular listener, you’re well aware that The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast is an advice buffet. This week, Chris and Brian take it to the next level and offer a plethora of quick tips to help you in your studio.

Which ones will apply best to you? Find out by listening now!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why you need to have a great system for follow-ups
  • How checking in with leads you lost a project to can result in more business for you
  • How a CRM could save your career
  • How standardizing your revision process can save time and relationships
  • Why you need to properly set expectations
  • How you can process your aggression without burning bridges
  • What not sticking to your word does to your reputation
  • How discounts can be dangerous
  • Why long hours are detrimental to you
  • How email templates can give you back most of the time you spend on emails

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The Future of Gear and The Power Of Networking

Podcast Episode 66: The Future of Gear and The Power Of Networking

Learn about where the music industry is headed, why going to conventions and conferences will boost your career, and why being a gearslut is going to be even less profitable in the future.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How attending meetups, conferences, and conventions will help you in a variety of ways
  • How technology has changed (and will continue to change) the music industry
  • Why we shouldn’t take anything for granted
  • What could happen to the industry in ten years, and what it means for gearsluts
  • What pitfalls can make testing gear at NAMM difficult
  • How manufacturers fund R&D for more affordable products
  • Why getting out of your cave and attending a conference is good for mental health
  • How finding other people who face the same challenges will help you
  • What a mastermind group can help you learn

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Kickstarter, Marketing, And Networking: How To Help Your Clients Succeed – Chris Greenwood

Podcast Episode 65: Kickstarter, Marketing, And Networking: How To Help Your Clients Succeed – Chris Greenwood

Do you come across a TON of broke bands? Do the artists you spend weeks recording get ANY amount of traction with their music? Are your recordings ever ACTUALLY being enjoyed by a large audience?

Chris and Brian interview Chris Greenwood, aka Manafast, and discuss artist development. If you take the time to A. Help artists fund their music with Kickstarter B. Help them market their music so it ACTUALLY gets heard and C. Connect them with an industry expert that can help their career, you can help your career immensely.

The bottom line is this: If they win, you win.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why engineers and producers have an easier job than artists
  • Why we rely on the success of artists
  • How you can make good connections to further your career
  • Why artists need producers, not engineers
  • Why you have to ensure that artists have money left over for marketing
  • Why you need to focus on the long term success of your clients
  • What you need to understand about the future of the music industry
  • How the “arms race” in audio has changed in the past decade
  • Why learning about crowdfunding can help you get more clients

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How To Have Your Best Year Ever By Creating A Scoreboard For Your Studio

Podcast Episode 64: How To Have Your Best Year Ever By Creating A Scoreboard For Your Studio

In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss the importance of having a financial scoreboard for your business and what it can do to motivate you or keep you in check.

Every business needs to have a scoreboard, and studios are no exception. Listen to the episode now!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why you need to have a scoreboard for your business
  • How you can measure the success (or failure) of your business
  • Why you need to focus on leading indicators, not lagging indicators
  • How your business relates to football
  • How a scoreboard will help you reign in your inner gearslut
  • Why you can’t let fear stop you from creating your scoreboard
  • How to hold yourself accountable to work on your business, not in your business

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1 How To Profit From A Rising Trend In The Music Industry

Podcast Episode 63: How To Profit From A Rising Trend In The Music Industry

Brian and Chris discuss the ever-changing environment of the music industry and discuss their prediction of the state of the industry for the coming years.

In 2019, artists are figuring out that content needs to be released on a regular schedule. Don’t be like the major labels in the early 2000s and stick your head in the sand — adapt, stay ahead of the curve, and profit off this trend before everyone else!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Where the music industry is headed so you can prepare your business
  • How you can pitch your services to artists under the new model of the music industry
  • Why a subscription model is beneficial to artists and studios alike
  • Why having a band on a treadmill is good
  • How consistency will boost your business
  • How you can make pitching your services easier
  • What opportunities the changing industry brings you

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How To Fix Your Stagnant Income By Asking Yourself 6 Hard Questions

Podcast Episode 62: How To Fix Your Stagnant Income By Asking Yourself 6 Hard Questions

In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast Chris and Brian talk about 6 of the most important questions you have to ask yourself to make the most of your audio career.

If you neglect to ask these questions, you might be entirely unaware of what’s wrong with your business — or worse, burying your head in the sand, hoping the problems disappear.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How performing this gut check can improve your career
  • Why you need to be critical of yourself more than you’re critical of others
  • Why eating reality for breakfast is vital to your business
  • Why learning new skills can actually hurt your business
  • What American Ninja Warrior has to do with the skills needed for your business
  • Why some opportunities should be skipped
  • How relying on motivation will cause problems for your career

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How Fear Holds Us Back From Being Better Audio Entrepreneurs

Podcast Episode 61: How Fear Holds Us Back From Being Better Audio Entrepreneurs

In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss fear. Whether we realize it or not, everyone has a fear that is holding them back from making progress in their life.

Even Chris and Brian open up and share their fears, showing that fear is ever-present, no matter where you are in your career.

How can you overcome fear? Listen to this episode to find out!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How fear is ultimately holding you back
  • Why it’s so difficult to overcome your fears
  • What the number one fear tends to be for audio engineers
  • Why some people create failure by disqualifying themselves
  • Why getting a definitive yes or no is better than a maybe
  • Why some people deny reality instead of facing their fears
  • What “fear of man” issues are
  • How accountability can help you get over your fears
  • Why you need objective goals for accountability
  • How Chris can help you in 2019…if you’re committed enough

 

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How To Build A Kickass Portfolio (And Get The Most Out Of It)

Podcast Episode 60: How To Build A Kickass Portfolio (And Get The Most Out Of It)

In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss the importance of your portfolio and how you can build yours to showcase your best work.

Without a portfolio, a studio will have no way to show what they are capable of and anyone browsing the studio’s website will likely move on to the next option. A weak portfolio is just as bad. Make sure you absorb the content in this episode!

 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why you need a portfolio in 2019
  • What the “eyebrow test” will show for your portfolio
  • How knowing your strengths and creating work around those strengths can launch your career
  • Why you need to update your portfolio frequently
  • Why what works for one person might not work for everyone
  • How you can build relationships with other studios by asking for tracks to practice on
  • Why you need to build your portfolio step by step
  • Why you must build relationships that aren’t one-sided and set boundaries in those relationships
  • What to avoid when you’re just starting to build your portfolio

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How To Build An Audio Career 100% Online From Anywhere In The World: With Austin Hull

Podcast Episode 59: How To Build An Audio Career 100% Online From Anywhere In The World: With Austin Hull

Chris Graham and Brian Hood are joined by Austin Hull, a full-time producer from our own Facebook community. In this holiday-postponed episode, you can learn how Austin harnessed his own Facebook community to act as a nearly-endless source of leads — even though he never intended it to be one in the first place.

Austin has worked with over three-hundred clients in the past year, and every single one of them came from his group. Find out more about this impressive feat by listening to this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Austin grew his business, as a college student with a full-time job at Barnes and Noble, into a six-figure full-time mixing business
  • What Austin did to more than triple the size of his community from 5,000 to 17,000 in just one year
  • How the metal and pop communities are different, and how that’s an advantage for both, but in different ways
  • How Austin turned his un-branded group into Make Pop Music, a successful business
  • Why Austin doesn’t need to read The Go-Giver, but everyone else should
  • What dentists and recording studios have in common
  • How Austin maintains his short turnaround time for clients
  • How Austin juggles up to thirty clients simultaneously
  • What creating your own lead source can do for your business

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1 The 3 Roads To 6 Figures (Choose Wisely)

Podcast Episode 58: The 3 Roads To 6 Figures (Choose Wisely)

In this episode, Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss three main business models you can use to build your studio to six figures. Though you can try to use several models instead of choosing one, it is typically easier to focus on just one.

 

Listen in to hear the pros and cons of the three business models which could boost your studio to new levels if executed correctly!

 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why choosing a business model will benefit your business
  • What you can learn from Chris and Brian’s mistakes when they were starting their businesses
  • Why having an emergency fund is incredibly important, especially if you use the high-dollar, low-volume business model
  • Why statistics are vital to high-volume businesses
  • How marketing should be handled for a high-volume business
  • Why a “student of life” will beat out the naturally awesome audio engineer
  • What makes systems key to a low-dollar, high-volume business
  • What the fastest way to six figures is
  • What the major setback to a recurring business model is
  • How ripping someone off might be a great business model

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