A long time ago, in a land far, far away, we interviewed Todd Barriage about the work he was putting into growing his fledgling YouTube channel.
Ok, it wasn’t that long. It took about two years of grinding away before Todd realized he needed a break – and that’s what we’re here to talk about today.
You see, if we stay on the grind too long we’ll become burned out. That will lead to any chance of a music career falling apart before it begins.
Todd’s decision to slow down may well have saved the momentum his YouTube channel is building. Listen now to learn more!
What you’ll learn:
- Why Todd enjoys covers more than originals
- When to take a break from the grind
- Growing your audience by making music for the right people
- Creating content without gating the best parts
- Using the “Netflix of learning stuff”
- Consuming worthwhile educational content
- Why YouTube channel networks are worth signing a deal with
- Fostering a healthy environment for your fans
- Building a Patreon membership
- Planning? Where we’re going we don’t need planning
- Why “the grind” isn’t supposed to be forever
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