#5. Shows are guaranteed money… Keep reading!
Even if you were to perform for free at a venue, you can make a lot of money. People who are watching you live will be very prone to buying your CD or merchandise as long as they like you. You don’t necessarily have to have the best live show in the world, but as long as you are friendly, people will want to support your music and career. If you are doing shows, always have merchandise and CD’s available. I will guarantee that you will make money. We’ve seen this magic happen again and and again with independent artists. Go out there and perform! The money is there waiting for you!