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Make Your Own Music

Posted: August 29, 2010 in Guides/How To, Music

Music, it plays a huge part in almost everyone’s life. Almost everyone has some kind of music that they can listen to in their free time help them relax and ease their mind. Then there are the ones who dream of making their own music. Maybe you have journals full of lyrical poetry just aching to be made into music. But a lot of people face one big problem! Not everyone can afford to spend anywhere from $50-$200 or more an hour to be in a recording studio to make their dream come true. I know quite a few people who work part time jobs just so they can earn money to record their music. Honestly most of those individuals are very talented artists with a lot of potential.

Maybe your one of them people who have that passion to make music. Well why spend so much money an hour to have someone make your music when in fact you can make your music yourself! You may be thinking right now that this is going to be an expensive setup. Well, Not really! Your reading this now so assuming you already have a computer. You only need a few simple things to start and it’s easy!

Well what do I need? You need a computer with internet and a microphone to start. Go online and look up recording software. There are many free recording programs out there that can be used and that are easy to operate. I personally would recommend spending the one time fee and getting Adobe Audition. A very unique and easy to control program for audio recording. Simple! A computer, microphone and a recording program!

But what about beats? Well there are many ways to go about this. Search around on the internet to find music beats that are either cheap or free for use for your music. Soundclick.com is a great place to search for beats. Most beats are cheap and or free to use. Find the right beat for your music and download it to your computer and load it to your recording program and your ready to record!

Most all recording programs will come with simple easy to use guides on how to operate their programs. I was one of these people once and when I discovered this opportunity I was making music the very same day. I’ve been making music off my computer now for over four years and loving it. Anyone can do it. You don’t have to know a lot about computers to do this. Best of off, doing this is a great way to learn audio production and get into the career field and one day even start making money!

When I started, I was doing it for personal enjoyment to make my own music. Nothing more or less. Not even a few months in playing around with it and letting people listen to my work, I had people offering to pay me to help make their music! You can do the same! Good luck and remember, just to make simple music, you don’t need thousands of dollars in equipment. They are great to have but you don’t need them starting off let alone pay someone too much money per hour just to make your music. Get back to them search engines and find a recording program and get to work.

You can start your own personal studio for as little as $5 if you have a computer. That $5 or more is just the cost for a microphone

Read more: http://musicouch.com/music-making/make-your-own-music/#ixzz0y2Fcw0uw

Reality on Paid Surveys

Posted: August 29, 2010 in Guides/How To, Money

You see them all over the internet. Make $5,000.00 a week taking online surveys! Maybe your hard up for money and you look into this advertisement. You waste 30 minutes of your time reading their sales pitch and find out they want you to pay them to make you money. Throw the red flag out now! Don’t even bother wasting your time and money.

To many people fall for these scams and after a while think that no one will pay for online surveys. This is not true. The key to success is to look deep into every program you find. A true online survey taking program on the internet will not ask you to pay them for their service. Well then what is a legit online survey company you may ask. I’ve looked into many of these and like most I got frustrated until I found a couple survey groups that are real.

OpinionOutpost.com
This website is a good start. They won’t charge you for their service. They won’t say you will make thousands a week or month. They email you with survey opportunities and in order to take the survey you have to take a brief questionnaire which will determine if your right for that specific survey. You don’t have to test products and spend your money. It’s clearly your opinion! On average you will make at least 1-2 bucks a survey or more! Today I just made $5.50 taking two simple surveys that took me about 15 minutes. You can’t make a living off this. You fill in profiles which will help them send surveys that are better fit for your opinion. I’m very happy with this service and on average I receive about 1-4 surveys every few days. Sometimes you will find you will be declined taking a survey quite frequently but don’t let it aggravate you. Try it. It’s free and not hard. Just a few minutes at a time can make you anywhere from $1.00-$5.00. It’s that easy.

Along with Opinion Outpost, there are more programs out there just like them. Vindale.com is another good one that pays quite well but the catch with them is you will need a credit card for a majority of their surveys and it will require you to look at websites, products and programs. But with them you can make anywhere from $2.00-$12.00 or more each survey and most are not more then 10-20 minutes.
You have to keep a good eye out for these programs and the more programs you sign up with, the more surveys you will take and the more money you can accumulate! To make even close to a living doing this though, I’m going to say it’s not going to happen in a few months. It could take over a year or more to even come close to making a living off of online surveys. You will have to go out there and look yourself and remember keep your guard up and never give a company your credit card number when you are the one trying to make the money. Good luck and happy survey taking!

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