We’ve all been there… We’ve all had dry months where you just don’t get clients, so you resort to doing things outside of your comfort zone just to be able to pay your rent at the end of the month (such as going back to your old bartending job which you used to do as a student to earn pocket money). As an Audio Engineer, I have experienced this more often than I would like to admit… Especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic, so I started looking at other ways to earn extra money.
In this article, we will explore a variety of different ways in which audio engineers can earn extra money. I will break them down into two categories namely: Active Income, and Passive Income. I will also be discussing the pro’s and con’s of each of these, as well as talk about the ones I do, and why I do them.
One last thing… Passive Income seems like a thing you can do to earn money without putting in effort, but the truth behind it is that you will have to work your finger to the bone in both of these categories. However, if done right, these will be a way for you to create a safety net when those dry months come… Kind-of like a trampoline to bounce you back up when you fall down.