Today's industry offers a lot to the independent artist, but it does require a great deal of self motivation and the ability to seek out and utilize new resources. You're very much in charge of your own empire as an independent artist. Here are 5 things you can do every day to set yourself up for success.
1. Morning Routine
Start the day by taking the morning for yourself. Make a list of your goals and consider what you actually want to get out of the day. Do you want to start writing a new song today, or maybe finish recording your next single? Make a note of it. You're more likely to complete your goals when you can see them written down in front of you.
2. Find Inspiration
Go for a walk outside, read, or listen to something inspiring. Find inspiration in new experiences, and the little things that make up your day to day life. By extending yourself outside of your regular routines you will often be able to tap into new inspiration that you can utilize in your artistic endeavors.
Write every single day, regardless of whether you feel inspired or not. This will help you develop greater discipline, creativity, and, most importantly, it will help you recognize your shortcomings. Not everything you write is going to be amazing, and that's okay. It's the little bits of progress every day that counts.
4. Update your Social Media
Being an artist is all about being a part of a community. Make sure to keep your fans up to date on your daily activities and engage with other creators and creatives who inspire you. Establishing a connection with others in your industry is essential. You may believe you can do it all on your own, but it's much better to have a community of like-minded people on your side.
5. Take care of your instruments
Daily care for your instruments is so important, whether it be your voice, or guitar. You'll only be able to perform at your best if your equipment and body are in top shape. So make sure you clean your instrument, warm up your voice, and take some time to stretch! You are your greatest asset.