We spent a lot of time rehearsing new sets, and although the work was coming in, it wasn’t enough to sustain us financially. We didn’t have so much of a problem with this as we were all studying at University and had reasonable amounts of time available to put the work in.
It takes time to command higher fees Get out and build a reputation
This is an insight into ONE of the MANY approaches to self employment as a musician. I make sure that each month I am making enough money to break even. I’m not in a regular working band, so any gigs I get have to be over and above the work I already have to survive.