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This week’s Work-At-Home Success story comes from Rob Mayzes of Home Studio Center.
Rob teaches people about recording music, voice for their podcasts, videos and more. He works from home selling premium courses and also has popular courses on Udemy.
1) How did you get started working from home?
I kind of stumbled into it. My first business failed but led me on to several more ideas. I then read The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris and it changed the way that I saw the world!
I started my own blog and made a short course for Udemy, almost as a practice round. I didn’t expect my first course to make much money so it was surprising when it started to bring in enough to live off (just about).
2) How did you choose the work-at-home career you do?
I studied Audio Production at University and have been audio engineering for most of my life, so it was an obvious niche to go into.
As soon as I realised it was possible to teach others about recording at home and make a modest living from it, I jumped on the opportunity.
3) How did you get started (basic initial steps)?
My first step was to create my website and start writing. Then I joined Udemy and did a lot of research about which topics were in demand. After that, I created my first course!
4) How did you get your first client or customer or job?
My very first sale came organically through Udemy! They found my course on the website and enrolled.
5) How do you market your business?
My main marketing engine is content marketing. I write free articles and tutorials that are shared on social media and bring traffic to my website.
Once people are on my website, I do my best to get them to subscribe to my mailing list. This keeps them engaged and I send out weekly emails.
6) What does your usual day look like?
Most days I drop my girlfriend to the train station at 07:30, return home, eat breakfast and start working just before 08:00. I normally take an hours break around 12:00 to have lunch and walk the dog. I then continue working until my girlfriend returns from work around 19:30.
7) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish I’d read The 4-Hour Work Week sooner. That’s what truly made me realise that this life was possible.
8) What advice would you give someone who wants to work from home?
Don’t doubt yourself. It’s easy to think that it isn’t possible and end up in a boring 9-5.
To connect further with Rob, visit:
Website URL: The Home Studio Center
Twitter Handle: @RobMayzes