Friday, July 12, 2013

Music And Still Chasing Riley....

No. My music isn't available online-yet. I'm still working on what I have been working on since the beginning of this blog: Financial independence. I have a lot of projects going now, that is why I've been scarce, but I will attempt to do a post every Friday to keep you updated.
Remember when I said I didn't know how to get my MTV Music Generator stuff online? Well, I still don't, BUT a thought occurred to me just the other day. 'What if their are music generators online?'
HELLO! Why didn't I think of that before?! So, anyhoo, I found some sites and I'll be working on some 'new' music that will finally be heard on the Internet. I have found some great books on marketing your music for free. Here's one right now, get it before the guy changes his mind.
Six Figure Musician
If you are an indie musician and you want to make more money, then you will want this book! It covers every aspect of selling your music.  I am glad I have it, so that when my music is finally able to go live on the Internet, I will be able to market it properly instead of guessing.
On the Chasing Riley end of things, I have decided that the only way to get rid of my day job  is to write. I have chosen Kindle to do this. I am sure you have heard of the success of many authors such as J. A. Konrath, Amanda Hocking and John Locke. The books I have published are not making big sales, so I have to change my genre to fiction. Non fiction is not the biggest seller. That is all I have been doing, which is probably why I haven't succeeded! So, I have the key, so all I have to do is put it in the lock and turn it.
Until next Friday.....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Getting Closer To Catching Riley

*Sigh*. No, I'm not yet close to getting my music out yet, but a way to become financially independent is. Well, one good thing is that I do have a publishing contract for a series. My first book will be out in October. Instead of endlessly searching for things to do to make money, I have focused on three things:
  • Writing(my publisher+ Kindle, Smashwords and other websites like them)
  • Teaching(online)
  • Crowdfunding
 So, I am hoping by the end of next month to be debt free, and therefore able to purchase the software and equipment I need to get my music online and heard by millions of people. So, you will hear from me once more this month, and will hear the final verdict next month. Will I have caught Riley? Will I finally be able to just wake up every day and work at home? Stay tuned and find out....

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Riley Update

Well, trying to raise the money on our own is taking a long time, so we've decided to try crowdfunding to get the equipment that we need. I've read a lot of stories in my local newspaper about people having success with it, so I believe crowdfunding will get us there faster.
Still working on my contracted books, and books for Kindle and other platforms. I'm trying to teach myself to write fast, but distractions are everywhere and it's hard to focus. If I want to reach my goal this year, I must try harder, and I will.
Then, I am also trying other ways to earn money, but as I said it is slow. I hope to make a breakthrough this month so I can finally relax and do what I've always wanted to do. So, since I'm so busy, I can't promise another post in June. I'll post once a month to let you know of my progress. I'm getting closer to catching Riley, I can feel it!