When you are starting your career in music, you naturally try to emulate what the big stars do. As a result many of us spend years pretending to be something bigger than we are. We see the path of the big stars as the way to go. They are successful, so if I do what they do I should become successful as well. Unfortunately life don’t work like that…
I adapted a approach of honesty when I started releasing my songs. I have shared with you my struggles and successes in these blog posts for the past year and three months now. OK, I did have years of experience to start off with, I give you that. But as this surely helped me a bit, it has not given me any shortcuts.
The thing is, if you just do what you do consistently and be patient, you will see growth in your followers. Teach your self how to do all of this without being a spammer. Learn how to reach out to people in a genuine way. And be your self. Don’t pretend to be a big rock star when you are not. In the beginning stages you will come across a wonderful grass root hard-core fans, who want to support the honest musician who is doing something genuine. They will not be interested in someone who try to portray a false image.
Be honest, be who you are and most of all, be patient. It will take time as it did for those big stars, you just didn’t see them struggle in the beginning, because they were not big stars back then and nobody cared 😉
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE