Doubling Your Studio’s Income From $50k To $100k… In One Year – With Jim Stewart

It seems like you’re working every waking hour of every damn day, but your income hasn’t budged. 

As a matter of fact, your income has been stagnant for the past 3 years. 

What the hell do you do to fix this? 

You obviously can’t work any more than you already are. Not, at least, without further sacrificing relationships with the important people in your life. 

You could raise your rates, but you’re already charging more than some of the popular studios in your area, so you might lose out on business. 

You could try to systemize, automate, or delegate work, but you don’t know where to even start with that. 

Welcome to Jim Stewart’s life 12 months ago. He was in this position – trying to figure out what the hell he could do to get himself out of a three-year rut. 

Listen now to find out how Jim doubled his income in 1 year. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why mastermind groups are vital for entrepreneurs
  • How business coaching can help improve your career
  • Why an A-level mix in one genre won’t necessarily cost the same as an A-level mix in a different genre
  • How you can crunch the numbers on a price increase
  • What you can do to give yourself an advantage over traditional studios while still having a live room
  • Why a little embarrassment can be good for you
  • How only working with local bands could doom your business
  • Why you need to work with strangers to avoid an artificial cap on your business
  • Why you shouldn’t give up if your studio needs to move

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Quotes 

“A mastermind group is just like business therapy.” – Jim Stewart

“Less clicks means less mistakes. Less mistakes means more flow state. More flow state means better work. Real simple.” – Chris Graham

Episode Links

Websites

456 Recordings – www.456recordings.com

Chris Graham – www.chrisgrahammastering.com

Filepass – https://filepass.com

Bounce Butler – http://bouncebutler.com

Jim Stewart – https://www.jimstewartrecording.com/

Recording Workshop – https://recordingworkshop.com/

The Mastering Show (Ian Shepherd) – https://themasteringshow.com/

Chris Graham Coaching – https://chrisgrahammastering.com/coaching

Courses

The Profitable Producer Course – theprofitableproducer.com

The Accountability Accelerator Bootcamp (PPC students only) 

Facebook Community

6FHS Facebook Community – http://thesixfigurehomestudio.com/community

Instagram

@chris_graham – https://www.instagram.com/chris_graham/

@brianh00d – https://www.instagram.com/brianh00d/

@jimstewartrec – https://www.instagram.com/jimstewartrec/

YouTube Channels 

The Six Figure Home Studio – https://www.youtube.com/thesixfigurehomestudio

Send Us Your Feedback!

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How Social Skills Helped Billy Decker Dominate The Nashville Mixing Scene – https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/social-skills-helped-billy-decker-dominate-nashville-mixing-scene/

How To Grow Into A Better Niche By Embracing What Makes You Unique – With Andy J. Pizza – https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/how-to-grow-into-a-better-niche-by-embracing-what-makes-you-unique/

Artists and People

Incubus – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incubus_(band)

Stuart Richardson – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Richardson

Ed Cash – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Cash

Andy J. Pizza – https://www.andyjpizza.com/

The Welshly Arms – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welshly_Arms

Justin Bieber – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber

Finneas O’Connell – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finneas_O%27Connell

Billie Eilish – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Eilish

Graham Cochrane – https://www.grahamcochrane.com/

Books

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish – https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Rockefeller-Habits-Increase-Growing/dp/0978774957

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers – http://a.co/d/aSPBi9T

The Go-Giver by John David Mann – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591848288/

Software and Gear

Trello – https://trello.com/

Monday – https://monday.com/

Ultraloq UL1 – https://store.u-tec.com/pages/ul1-bluetooth-enabled-fingerprint-and-key-fob-smart-lock

August Smart Lock – https://august.com/

MixPre-3 – https://www.sounddevices.com/product/mixpre-3/

Wyze Camera – https://wyze.com/

TV

Shark Tank – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_Tank

Jimmy Fallon – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Fallon

Automatic Episode Transcript — Please excuse any errors, not reviewed for accuracy

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