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What are some good day jobs for a musician?

So I want to make a living in music, but if things get tough I'd like to have some other skill to help me support myself....something with flexible hours, doesn't require extensive eduation...that kinda thing...I've thought about CAD Drafting and web design, and I'm a good writer....are any of these on the right track? And what are some other good jobs that won't heavily interefere (and possbily help) with my career in music?

Asked By: Kyle - 11/24/2010
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CAD drafting and web design would be flexible, since you'd be doing freelance work, but those jobs aren't exactly plentiful. And writing isn't exactly a good way to make a living, since jobs are very scarce and there are millions of unemployed writers competing for the few jobs that do exist (trust me -- I worked for... More
Answered By: baxterville - 11/24/2010
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the only place i could think of is guitar center
Answered By: Domo - 11/24/2010
 
I have been what my friends laughing call a "Professional Musician" for over 55 years and I can tell you for a FACT that every performr I have ever known or woked with, have some sort of FOOD SERVICE in their C.V. I've been a COOK a BAR TENDER and a MATRE D' during the lean years.. and FOOD SERVICE has the added... More
Answered By: Outta Touch - 11/25/2010
 
One professional musician I know has a degree in accounting in addition to her music degree. Working as a part time accountant keeps her bills paid while teaching lessons pays for her high end instruments and other music related expenses. Be happy. Best wishes.
Answered By: Diane - 11/26/2010
 
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