1. LEARN TO COOK + PACK GREAT SNACKS
Eating-out is super fun but it costs us hundreds and hundreds of extra dollars per month. Once we knew we were going to pursue our dream of music full time I had to become a professional snack packer and cook. In order to do this you will need to pre-plan which is HARD to do as an artist. But it will help save you hundreds of dollars each month. Click here to learn how to become a professional snack packer and cook.
2. CUT OUT SUBSTANCES
Ok, this one might be hard for some, but it is crucial in saving money when pursuing your dreams. When Nathaniel and I stated touring full time in 2010 there were many nights when venues would pay us in drinks. However, after a bit we realized that alcohol and other substances (drugs, cigarettes, ext) do not aid in us feeling good about ourselves. So we made a conscious decision to cut out all substances (alcohol, drugs, ext) We save tons of money because we do not drink or smoke. Click here to learn how to cut out substances.
3. CANCEL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Recently, I went through our bills and fine tooth combed through them to see if we had subscriptions to services that we were not using. To my amazement we were spending over $189 dollars towards subscriptions we did not use at all. One by one I canceled our memberships and subscriptions and now I feel so relived. I can still go through and see if I missed anything but the lesson here is when you are going for your dreams you need to keep your costs at bay. Get rid of the excess clutter weather it be subscriptions or actually clutter in your house because it is holding you back from letting new opportunities from coming in to your life.