After almost a year not working that much on my stock music portfolio (except for managing and pruning libraries) I find it’s time to see what the ‘damage’ is. I mean, there has been money made here so it’s not that bad. I am not going to put exact values here, only rounded percentages. I […]
I think I’ve talked about this before. In my spare time I like to build guitar effects for my friends and myself and repeatedly heard that I should do something with it. Since I’m a graphic designer by trade and like to tinker with software I’ve decided to build a website dedicated to building guitar […]
As a creative, you most definitely appreciate the flexibility that comes with the freedom to work from home. You don’t have to deal with the rigid 9 to 5, or the claustrophobic cubicle. But remember you still need to maintain your creativity, if anything productive is to come out of it.
Okay, I love to make things simple here. And also love lists. And by love lists, I mean LOVE LISTS. So here are some practical do’s and don’ts for making and maintaining stock music.
Starting out is the easyest part of becoming a stock music composer. Being consistent is the hardest part. Here are some tips to become succesful. If you keep going at it, at least.
The mantra to success for any person or business is to think big. Thinking big makes you achieve big things. Nothing is impossible if one starts dreaming about it. The art of becoming successful really lies within all of us and it is we, who have to really step up our thinking in order to make it happen.
We sometimes need the tools to know how to work on habits. But first, what is a habit loop and how do you trigger it? The habit loop consists of the cue, routine and reward.
What would a future boss think if they saw a big gap on your resume filled with “Creating stock photography for
Why am I writing this all down? Whats the point? Nobody will be reading this crap. Here are some thoughts that crossed my mind when starting with this blog.
When I was reading the Four Hour Work Week by Tim ferris, there was a chapter about outsourcing mundane things to a virtual assistant. This assistant can be located in India, other Asian countries, in the US or Canada, hell, even in the middle of the ocean on a sailboat.
Let’s take the time first to realise what this means and that it is a moving target. Meaningful content can mean something totally different, lets say, two years from now. But if you can combine evergreen with meaningful, then you got it and are well on your way. Meaningful content means that what you make […]
In life, there will always be risks, obstacles, mistakes, and setbacks along the way. By human nature, we are subject to commit mistakes which result to failure. Failure is part of growth. Every venture will involve a certain amount of failure on the road to success.
I don’t feel productive (working on my own projects) at all right now. Since I work as a graphic designer at a creative agency, creativity has to be on demand. This is not easy at all times but there are ways to handle this.
A common problem while working from home is the lack of available, free, uninterrupted time. Most people tend to include a lot of activities int their schedule and attempt to do them all.
Have you ever been treated like dirt? It’s so unfair isn’t it? Another post about pride although I try not to mention it, or bash it, too often this time. Let’s be constructive and put our finger on some of the pain points.