Author Archives: Chris "Seth" Jackson

Want To Make $50,000 a Year In Music? Start With One Dollar a Day.

A big part of this blog is to figure out how to actually make money with music.  However, I’ve been talking about giving music away for free, buying fancy tablets, and paying for web hosting.  If you look at my … Continue reading

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This site might be down and not updated much this month…

Sometime this month, I will be transferring this site from hosting to my own hosting.  I will have to export everything (comments, posts, pages) and import back into the new host.  During this time, this site will look ugly, … Continue reading

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End of the Week: Online Marketing and Inspiring Advice

Online Marketing: TopSpin’s Ian Rogers provides a great guide to marketing your band.  One of the quotes that seems most interesting is “Don’t sell ANYTHING until you have 2,500 fans.”  Getting Practical: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building an Online Marketing Plan That … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Become a Mobile Merch Table

I did it.  I took the plunge.  I bought a tablet.  Not the iPad, though.  I got a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  I bought it for this post, in fact. Why would I do such a thing?  Well, I’ve been kicking … Continue reading

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How To Create A Band Website With WordPress: Part 3: Themes

After installing WordPress, you need to choose a theme which is the look and layout of the site.  WordPress has many free themes, so it’s a matter of personal taste choosing which theme you want for your site. As far … Continue reading

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Weekly Music Advice Round-Up: Make A Million Dollars on YouTube

Here’s a few articles I spotted this week.  Figured I’d start sharing cool articles I find on a weekly basis.  My big take-away is that YouTube is what every musician should focus on. YouTube is looking better than a label, … Continue reading

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How To Recruit Band Members: Get Your Ad Headline Right

(I might put this post under the category of either “obvious” or “doh!”  Either way, I kinda slapped myself in the forehead after realizing what I’ve been doing.) I’ve been trying, rather unsuccessfully to recruit band members.  I just discovered … Continue reading

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What to do with broken equipment? Make art!

  Another Music Experiment: Make broken equipment art.  Then sell it.  Broken strings, cymbals, cables; turn them into something fans would love.  Decorate a CD case with broken strings.  Make an artistic logo and signature on the broken snare head.  … Continue reading

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How To Create A Band Website With WordPress: Part 2: Installing WordPress

My previous post covered setting up a domain, hosting, and e-mail.  In this post, I’ll briefly cover installing WordPress on your website. First off, WordPress is blogging software. However, it is highly configurable and allows for multiple plugins. Once you … Continue reading

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How To Create A Band Website With WordPress: Part 1: Domain, Hosting, and E-Mail

First off, I’m definitely not the first to do a site like this or to do a blog post about it.  Do an internet search, and don’t take my word for gold.  Actually, trying WordPress is a first for me. … Continue reading

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