Believe it or not, it's actually possible to make a great living as a professional musician, even if you aren't playing on a sellout arena tour. I'm living proof of it. But how did I get here? And how can you? There's a path and a plan, and I'll show it to you.

To start with, let's make sure we understand that as a musician who wants to go pro, you absolutely are an entrepreneur. Which means you'll need to be extra disciplined and focus when it comes to business.

But this money topic is also about what we do and don't spend money on. Which leads us to our favorite topic: gear! So let's talk about all of it: Money, Business, Buying New Gear and more...

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