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Building my own little business. (My new Journey)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Twixx, May 14, 2017.

  1. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    Okay, I'll try to keep this short. I was a very active member here a few years ago. At that time, I was making quite a bit of money online by doing shady PPD stuff and other short term methods. This was a time in my life that I really enjoyed, but I knew that it couldn't keep going forever. After a while I decided to shift my focus on what I really wanted to do with my life, producing electronic music.

    I took action and applied to a audio- & music production university, in which I currently am going to. It's coming to an end in about a year from now, and I really need to prepare for my life after graduation.

    I've been running a YouTube channel since 2015, on which I've uploaded all kind of videos related to electronic music production. This has been mostly "open source" project files, tutorials and reviews of synths, effects etc. Through the years, this channels has given me quite a bit of opportunity of working with bigger and better producers, ghost production for DJ's and other freelance work that I really enjoy doing. This has been truly amazing since people have wanted to pay me for things I otherwise still would have been doing by my own, but I'd still prefer to work by myself and not for others. It has also given me a platform to connect with people who really supports my work and I've built an completely organic audience of a few thousand people who are exited for new content.

    Lately I've been thinking a lot about how I could turn this channel into something bigger. Ideally I would like to make it a real business and my primary source of income by this time next year, and I have a plan that I think may succeed. I also have the education, experience and lots of out of the box ideas that haven't been done before in this niche. :)

    I will keep this thread as a place to update and motivate myself (even though I have enough motivation already). I'll also use it to write down ideas and maybe bounce ideas with some of you guys who are into the same thing as me.

    So yeah, I'm really happy to be back on this forum and I'm confident that it will work out. :)
     
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  2. healzer

    healzer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just recently I spoke with a few guys who're on a very similar path as you are.
    My advise would be: make sure whatever you do is different/unique -- don't be "yet another channel".

    Goodluck!
     
  3. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    Yes, you are right, and making things unique is my speciality. ;)
     
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    All the best mate, I am watchin' u :)
     
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    Can you PM me a link to your channel? Would love to listen to your work!
    Good luck!
     
  6. Gloria Parker

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    Bookmark your thread to follow it
     
  7. Twixx

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    Some things that I missed mentioning in the first post;

    Besides my channel, I am also running a website for my channel. It's made with wix and looks pretty fucking good right now, only some small tweaks needs to be done.

    I've also made a "graphical branding profile" that contains all of the graphics needed in order to make video uploading as smooth and quick as possible. I've kept the same style of graphics for years now, which makes it easy to recognize the channel.

    Things I wanna keep going with;

    - daily upload. The videos I currently make are mostly very short, and takes about an hour to record, edit and upload.

    - daily update on the website. This will contain info about the video i made the same day, and will contain a resources needed for the users. My videos are currently giving me a few hundred visits to my site per day. I wont put any ads on this site, since it just looks ugly and is not worth it.

    - weekly project file / sound design download / other download video to keep my viewers happy.

    Things I've been thinking about for later;

    - Patreon. Maybe at a later stage with a bigger audience.

    - I've had a few companies approach me with offers to do videos about their product. (vst synth, effect etc.) I haven't done any of these yet, since I haven't liked any of the companies products yet and I certainly don't want to sell out at this stage.

    - Building a database of free resources for producers. This could be pretty big, and there are lots of content.

    So yea, just a few things I had to write down. :)
     
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