Tuesday, March 29, 2011


In case you haven't noticed, it's kind of hard to make a living as a musician.  I know that's a shock to all of you long time musicians.  The best way to make it is ... Diversify!  Most successful indie musicians have found that a mixture of performing, songwriting, and teaching are the best approach.  If you are looking to share your musical knowledge with others, and make a few bucks while you're at it, all you really need is, of course, students.  The hard part is getting them.  If Craigslist isn't cutting it for you, there is a new website for teachers of every trade called betterfly.com.  Although it is still in its Beta stage, one would be wise to jump aboard now as it grows in popularity.  As a teacher, you create a profile that tells who you are, what you teach, your qualifications, and your rates.  Potential clients then can search whatever discipline they are interested in, ranging from tuba to underwater basket weaving, and compare prices, qualifications, and reviews of nearby teachers.  It is all free to use, and the interface is quite simple.  To try it out, visit http://betterfly.com/

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