Develop your Skill set:
Look for Clients
Considering that you’re going to be new audio engineers just passing out of an Institute, it’s good to start with small clients. These maybe Youtube Artists, people from your local music community, Church Choir etc.
Sit down, compile a list of Musicians and people you know and get in touch with them. Do your research about the clients you are contacting and how you can come onboard and help them become better at what they are currently doing.
Below are some of the ideas that I used to get clients when starting out.
- Scouting for Artists at Shows
- Giving a free Demo
- Cold Calling
- Getting your contacts to refer you to their circle (Setting up basic referrals)
Level up your Clientele
Focus on Inbound Business
There are two things that you require to be a successful Mix engineer
- Be good at your job
- Be noticed.
If people don’t know the kind of work you do, then you’re going to really struggle to find clients and improve and upgrade your clientele.