"Small Bedroom Studio" (CC BY 2.0) by dejankrsmanovic
"Small Bedroom Studio" (CC BY 2.0) by dejankrsmanovic

Supporting Yourself With a Home Studio

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When most of us think of a job in music, our first thoughts are of performing. We want to be on stage or in a recording booth, delivering real works of passion from our own designs. While this is a worthy pursuit to hold onto, it’s also far from the only option. In fact, it’s much more possible to turn your home studio into a base for online work. The opportunities here are near endless, and you might be surprised at how rewarding the experience can be.

Understanding Your Options

We have a tendency when browsing the internet to overlook just how much effort goes into making everything work. Music is one such example.

An illustration we’ve noticed recently is going through online casinos with titles like Plinko Go. This title plays as a paid Plinko online software, developed by famed provider 1X2 Network. Most importantly for us, it features a fun little music track to keep players engaged. The same is true for each of the hundreds of casino games on this site, and this is just one example of the potential out there if we choose to look.

More options to consider include unique YouTube music, online teaching, collaborations with social media channels, and much more. From short clips to longer tracks, the options out there are hugely varied, it’s only a matter of keeping an open ear, and wondering if something might be right for you.

"Linux home recording studio" (CC BY 2.0) by wstryder
Linux home recording studio” (CC BY 2.0) by wstryder

Starting Slow

If you’re unfamiliar with working with music over the internet, it can be the best practice to start slowly and work your way to more dedicated effort. This way you can better find a pursuit that suits you, and avoid getting too far down a path that doesn’t agree with your lifestyle.

What hours do you want to work, and what time of day and night can you not miss? How much do you enjoy working with others, and how often would you prefer to work alone? Indeed covers a few key concepts like this, and they need to be paid attention to. Enthusiasm for music driving you down a path you’re not entirely happy with can negatively influence your appreciation of music as a whole, so you never want to force an ill fit.

Learn the Skills

Working from a home studio still means working professionally, and this is a skill many of us might not have developed away from an office. To excel with a home studio you need to work without distraction to maximize success. As noted by Mind Tools, effective scheduling is the best starting point. From here, you also need to ensure others in your household understand that remote work is still work and that interruptions aren’t acceptable during operational hours.

Making music with your home studio is a great way to build your knowledge base, expand your skills, and get paid at the same time. It’s also a surprisingly viable option for anyone who doesn’t mind putting in the effort. There’s a lot available out there, and as we move further into the online future, employment opportunities are only going to improve. For a temporary job or a career you can be excited about, consider looking into what’s out there for you.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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