Here's what I see around my circle of producer friends. I, myself is the most disciplined out of the group but here is the typical schedule for a "producer"
Wake up at noon and play Playstation until 5. Get on the phone and text message girls for a few hours and then go see a movie with money they shouldn't be spending. They bitch about not having money but seem to get enough money to buy weed and beer. Then they get online with the wifi their mom pays for and complain about artists not buying beats. Get the **** outta here.
I have fun too just like any mid 20's guy but I do it after putting in my time daily 8-5. I don't know about you, but I feel like shit when I dont work because I feel like I just opened the door for somebody else to kill me on sales.
If your beats suck, work on getting better, if your website looks like ass, make it better. This forum is filled with good information so this is a great place to start.
Check this out. 2 years ago I was living at my moms, no shame, you gotta do what you gotta do and thats what family is for. I am grateful for that. I worked everyday usually from 8-5 getting my empire up. I borrowed money from my grandparents $300 to get a website up and get the beat store and stuff in line. You have to invest in yourself and it takes money to make money.
It's Aug 2015 and no joke, me and my girlfriend are living in a house that I rent living well. I'll make a guide of what I did later but my bills are about 2.5k a month and have no problems paying them with enough left over to take my girl out.
I don't believe in the whole, there's too many producers out there selling beats and nobody is buying beats anymore bullshit. What I see there too many producers not knowing how to start a business.
I just started with Soundgine and just today I made $209 and made $1600 plus in beat sales. I do work a graveyard shift at 7-11 two nights a week, but at this rate I will be able to quit my job and do music full time.
I used to get frustrated telling my friends the roadmap I took and a few of them are MUCH better than me at making music but they care more about looking good, getting girls, smoking weed, such a waste! You can lead a horse to water....
Maybe some producers will overlook my post, but maybe, just maybe a kid or anybody will read my post and understand if you want to make money like a grown up you must put in time like a grown up. Wake the f*ck up.
Dont believe me? Cool, that leaves the door open for hungrier producers.