Category Archives: I WANT IT ALL

My life is a giant question mark

I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been wandering aimlessly wondering what I am supposed to do next. Mostly, I’ve been ruling out options. My husband asked me, “What do you like to do the most?” I said, … Continue reading

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Actions, not words

I’ve been busy doing what I have been talking about doing all of this time, so I haven’t had time to talk about it.  I know you’ve all been dying to hear from me *winks*  so I am here to … Continue reading

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Competition

Friday Night Today* I decided it would be fun to take my children busking with me. I had forgotten that performing music in the sun on the side of the road with children is actually a miserable experience. My husband … Continue reading

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An awfully pretty little BUSINESS EXPENSE

All of my frugal domestic tasks and money discipline cannot make up for the large purchases that I occasionally make in the spirit of improving my performance on stage. In other words, I bought a guitar this week and my … Continue reading

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Web Design for musicians

I listed web design as my last thought on the list of skills I have as a musician that will help me make it full time with no side income. I have chosen to elaborate on it first. I have used … Continue reading

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Full-time musician

What does it look like to be a full time musician? I suppose the answer would depend on your skill set.  Let’s look at a few guys I know personally who get their entire income from music. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Frugal Living for Musicians

I’m sort of cheating when I say, “I am going to live on musician income only.” That is the ultimate goal. I don’t want to be like the musician who is “making it with music only” and lives in their … Continue reading

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Numbers Chapter 2

How do I make an income playing music?  Or more specifically, how am I going to make $12,000 per year playing music?  I am not sure yet, but I know that I have to be willing to do almost anything. … Continue reading

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Numbers Chapter 1

How much money can you make as a full time musician? Well, how much do you want to make? Where do you live? How much do you need to survive? And what will it cost you to make that money? … Continue reading

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Musician Income Only

Being a musician only, relying only on my music career as a source of income and learning to survive on musician income only seems like a crazy idea. But I am of the belief that if you don’t try it, … Continue reading

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