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Journey to becoming a musician digital nomad

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by alkalemmire, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. alkalemmire

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    good luck , looks like a solid plan
     
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  3. alkalemmire

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    Hope so. Ill se where it takes me and keep you updated. In the mean time, any guidance regarding advertising tips will be welcome.
     
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  5. alkalemmire

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    Here's a hint for you: Cambodia.

    You go there. Pay 270 bucks or so per year of visa. That does not give you the right to work, but in reality you can work anyway. The police there are very weak.

    You do not need 5000 bucks or so to live. You need about 2000 bucks for the both of you.

    I take it your girl speaks English. So she can work in a hotel in some semi-managerial role I guess.

    You either do the online music things for students everywhere, or you start an NGO to teach locals music. You spend the time that you do not spend teaching, collecting money for this NGO. Pay yourself a modest wage from the NGO.
     
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    Good luck mate! I am grinding day in, day out as well, in order to travel the world. It's a great motivation!

    For what it's worth, I think your English is Awesome. I'm a UK native, and from reading your posts, i wouldn't have guessed that English is not your native language.
     
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    Hey buddy. Im argentinian too, we left buenos aires for the same reasons you say in your post. Have you ever considered coming to Chile? I think you could do some nice money with music here. Here people actually supports music (as far as i have seen) you know, people playing in the metro makes some nice bucks (like 20 usd per run lol). Even i dont know what the fck i was doing working 12 hours per day for a 400 USD salary.. so we left buenos aires and came to Santiago with my gf.. she is now working on a dental institute and im trying to start some websites to make money.


    Cheers!
     
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    Nice to see an argentinian here too. I have a couple of friends who migrated to Chile this year. Weve been thinking about it.

    Ive been thinking a lot about focusing in writing in teaching in english. Its a way bigger market. The thing is it would be too much a of a risk right now. I leaving my payjob in the music school by january. I need to focus on getting more students right now.
     
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    Started using buzzbundle. So far ive been replying twitter posts with people saying they want to take guitar classes. Dont have many articles to promote yet. As soon as I write more Ill start posting with links to those.
     
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    Its starting to look to me that buzzbundle doesnt offer me anything I cant do manually. Actually searching for certain keywords manually seems to give way more results. Im wrong about this? The good thing is that it actually opened my eyes to this kind of marketing strategy.
     
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    Good Luck with your Journey mate!
     
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    Hey man! Another Argentinian here!
    I really like that you have a Dream! It all starts from there.

    Earning a living from music is super possible. You even want to teach music! There's a hundred of websites where you can set up a course and sell it ! < Check that out too ..

    Here's another idea

    Why don't you just set up a course like JAMORAMA.. a simple course with a few chapters that gets you playing guitar in a couple of sessions! Even if you don't know sh*t!.. That must be the most automated way to do it! Cause if you built that.. they will come..(just kidding). If you built that then all you need to do later is Promote it. You can find affiliates, put it on clickbank, anything! You would be the BOSS! Beyond being an affiliate ! Which is great!

    Also let me give you a recommendation. If what you want is quick money.. then stand by and start a a parallel project.

    I know I'm sounding a bit as a black cloud here.. But trust me .. If what you want is move the hell out of here (Argentina) in no time, then I strongly recommend that you start scraping the MAKING MONEY section and use some easy and fast methods that will get you the money faster!
    I started a method that right now is earning $ automatic.. not much .. but hey if you save that by the end of the year you would be sitting in a couple of thousands of dollars. And I don't do it anymore but it is still earning! Get it?

    Your dream is a beautiful one! But It's going to take time! .. If your main goal is to LEAVE THE COUNTRY, then hold on buddy and start to work with a more fast method! .. Then when you get to your main goal and you are making your first thousands a month with IM, and you are comfortable enough that you don't have to worry about $ or time, then go all in for your dream and it's going to come a lot more faster!!

    I know that some may say "screw that and try your dream right now!" But we are not in the First World man.
    Time is running ! I suggest to take a quick method (there are a lot!! ) And start making money right now!! You can be making $$ the very next week! Start now! If you want to take your girlfriend and yourself out of here.. then you need $$, and your Music School is not going to give you that any time soon.. let's be realistic.. So go on an make the money first.. You know that with just $1000 you would be living good down here..and you can be earning that in no time! Why don't you work on that while you gather ideas for your dream.. and when you start earning the money then keep on with your dream! You can invest knowledge and money in it!

    Besides.. all the stuff that you are going to read in the Making Money section and all the work that you are going to put in trying some of those methods, are going to help later in the construction of your dream in a huge way!! TRUST ME .. You learn invaluable lessons from trying these methods and from reading all of this information!

    You are going to be available to promote your Music School in a much better way.. because you are going to be already in the IM game ! ..

    So that's my recommendation as a fellow Argentinian who also lives a similar situation .. I started to make money this year with IM .. and I didn't know sh*t ! .. but here I am starting my second project and already making money with it, while in the meantime my first project is still making money :) .. And this projects are not my dream! .. but they are a step to my dream :) Get it? You can be saving money for your trip while you keep thinking ideas for your Music Scool.

    Work for it!! Work hard !! And don't give up.. You're gonna get there for sure .. just make the proper steps ! Good luck and work hard! Remember the course Idea.. Like Jamorama.. that could be good too :)
     
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  16. urfather

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    my 2 cents: make a channel on youtube and make quality videos (lessons, tips..) make videos that are full of quality information and captured well - this will make your viewers to subscribe. (on youtube or also you can make them subscribe to your email list for "special lessons")

    -If you are really good musician/teacher students will demand skype lessons with you

    Look up for really succesful artists/teachers on youtube for example: Felicia Ricci (vocal teacher), ken tamplin (amazing vocalist - students pay hundreds of $ for one hour skype lesson), Marty Schwarz (guitar teacher, many free lessons)... there are many out there. And I am sure that many of them are earning nice money :) . Because they are -

    -great instrumentalist
    -great teachers
    -charismatic
    -providing a lot of free stuff
    -building a list (emails and subscribtions)
    -not selling anything in videos
    -GREAT marketers!

    I wish you all the best I really like your ambitions and dreams :) I am also a musician and teacher but not online (so far)

    regards
     
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  17. alkalemmire

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    Urfather good advice. Ive been observing the same things than you regarding youtubers. Tomorrow Im actually filming my first video tutorials. Beside the ones ive been filming for my students.

    Good stuff, Julian! Very interesting. I checked Jamorama. Ive been thinking of producing similar courses. So much to work on...

    Maybe you have a point there. The one about making money fast. Have posts or reading to recommend? Cold you elaborate some more? That stuff about clickbank and courses sound interesting. Actually I have this courses platform site online already. All i need to do is upload some courses and try to monetize through that kind of stuff.

    I guess Its going to be an eye opening journey...

    =)
     
  18. alkalemmire

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    Well im just returning home from my work at music school and just thought about updating the thread with my recent doings.

    Last Sunday we had presidential elections in Argentina and things are probably going to change a bit from now on. Specially in the economic front. But who knows.

    In the mean time I've been filming videos for my students and posting in my blog. Just bought a dslr camera to photograph and film my tutorials and blog stuff in a more serious way. I also introduced myself to other social networks just as instagram and Twitter.

    Instagram looks like a good place to promote myself. My blog is getting to be half guitar half travel and lifestyle. The concept is to narrate my attemp to become a digital nomad and eventually my travels and promote my classes and music as well.

    And going back to the idea I've been selling the stuff I won't be taking with me. Kind of embracing a more minimalist way of life.

    After having fully decided my filming set, camera, logo and video style I'm starting the serious video shooting this week. After filming a couple of tutorials I'm starting the Skype classes promotion.