Secret eight

How to win your first playcheque

The secret of living is to find people who will pay you money to do what you would pay to do – if you had the money.

Sarah Caldwell 1924–2006, Opera conductor and founder of the Boston Opera Group

You’ve now seen how to use the latest online systems to get yourself known and how to offer something that people really want. Now it’s time to put it all into practice and actually make some money. This chapter will show you how to win your first playcheque and prove you can get paid to play. Remember that being a player means that you are creating your work; there is no job for someone to hand you; no standard formula to getting paid. But if you are determined, persistent, and willing to think creatively, ...

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