Category: Income Opportunity

Monetizing the Band Blog

As a 30-yr veteran school product fundraiser, I utilize words like fundraising, money-making, profit, etc. Merging that fundraising mindset with my high school teaching assignment, I look for creative “monetizing” ideas to make the band blog an income stream.

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10 Reasons Teachers and Coaches Make Good Fundraisers

At my first teaching position, I replaced the band director who went into fundraising. My fundraising rep was a former band director. Four years later I left to start a fundraising career. Of the fifteen reps in our ‘District’ — over half were band directors. The company owners were band directors who had broken off from another company run by band directors.

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10 Reasons To Hire Band Students

band students have learned the value of hard work. They have spent hours in the heat learning new skills and have seen the benefits of dedication. Band students won’t quit the job because the manager gives them criticism because they understand that is what makes them better.

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Will you build YOUR dream, or someone else’s?

I have helped dreamers and hired dream helpers. I prefer being the dreamer and more in charge of my own destiny.

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Digitizing Media as a Profit Center

I asked a group of band parents how many had LP and VHS media at home. Someone asked me back if I was including 45’s and Beta. Oh my! Yes. Most of the adults in the room raised their hands. When I asked how many had a way to play them, about 3/4 of those hands went down. When I asked if they knew how, or knew how to get that media digitized (put on CD/DVD, etc), almost every hand went down.

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My first employee quit a secure job to work straight commission

I did resign and was one of the very few who did so to start working independently in the same business, who did NOT get challenged on the contract — and my theory as to why…

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Digitizing Music as a Booster Profit Center

Band Boosters are always looking for a way to generate income. This concept sets them up as a local service provider offering to digitize old media (vinyl LPs, VHS, Cassette, etc) to DVD, mp# and Cloud Storage format.

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