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    The EvO:R Street Journal
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    Dedicated to the culture, business and interests of the indie artist. EVJ delivers controversial points of view, hard-news commentary, Industry Insites, artistic prose and photography and welcomes responses (pro or con), feedback and topic suggestions from readers. If you would like to submit an opinionated article, inspired poem, photo or essay to EVJ, forward all copy to Editor ESJ and put To the Editor in the subject field.

    How to Feed Your Career, Yourself, and Lose the Day Job
    by Ken Cavalier

    Musicians, Independent Artists ..... Please tell the truth; is your day job seriously getting in the way of your independent music career? Is having to get up early after a late show to travel into a hum-drum job that you could care less about really starting to annoy you? All because you must, as everyone else, pay your bills, and subsidize your music marketing efforts.

    Being extremely annoying in one thing but think about the valuable time you're taking away from your music career advancement and music marketing & music promotion efforts. Think of all that you could be doing for your music career during the time you are working for the man. Things like marketing your MySpace site, putting the logistics together for a good tour, getting more shows, writing and sending out press to the music media, working on CD reviews, writing and arranging new songs, or just rehearsing and working on your live performance as much as possible. Not to mention the shows that you may have to turn down in order to work your regular job.

    But you have no choice, you have to work the regular job because you're not rich and you have to pay your bills and help support your music career as well ... Right? Well in today's world of opportunities, there may be a way to minimize the time you spend on traveling to a job, working 4-8 hours a day, all to make money to pay bills.

    What if I told you that there are quite a few ways that you could work from your own home for a few hours a week, and make the money you need for bills, subsidize your music career, and possibly then some. And you could utilize all that extra time marketing and promoting your career and your creative flavor? Well there is a way and it's not as difficult as you might think.

    There are many legitimate ways that you can set up your own home business on the Internet and make the money you need. Better yet, your own home Internet business can be related to the music industry. Something you already know a lot about. I'm not talking about the thousands of "work at home" scams, or network-pyramid marketing, or any of that stuff. I'm talking about legitimate methods that with a little set-up time can put you on auto-pilot to making the money you need to subsidize your music career.

    Once set-up, it's your very own business and you could maybe spend a few hours a week on it and rest of the time is yours to spend on your music career. Many independent artists have found that doing this relieves a tremendous amount of anxiety and frustration from their life, and has given them the freedom to work on their first love, and what is the most important thing to them in life ... Their Music Career Advancement.

    There are numerous opportunities out there for people to work for themselves at home on the Internet. I'm talking about a real business of your own and not getting involved in any of the scam related business opportunities. It could be as simple as setting up a small music related website and learning how to drive traffic to it. You could be utilizing your band websites for this purpose by simply adding a few links to it. Although nothing in the way of creating an income generating is easy, it can be done. I advise my musicians and clients how to do this all the time and many artists have found that they can at least generate enough income to lose the day job and pursue their music career with peace of mind.

    2009 Ken Cavalier All Rights Reserved

    Ken Cavalier is a music business consultant, artist manager, speaker, and author. He is widely considered an expert in his field and his focus is the advancement of his musician's and artist's careers. Ken is also the founder of Allure Media Entertainment, an artist management & consulting firm in Philadelphia, PA. As a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammy Association) and other distinguished music industry organizations, Ken has authored many informative guides on music promotion and music marketing. His widely popular Music Business Tip Sheet "The Unstoppable Indie" is published and distributed monthly to thousands of independent artists and bands. Ken is available for independent artist consultations on an hourly basis or on a short term management-consulting basis and he also provides music publicity copywriting services such as artist biographies, press releases, feature articles, music marketing plans, and other music industry related press for independent musicians.

    You can visit Ken's Website

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