4. By touring with a band
Simon Tam played bass for The Slants, and was also the group’s manager. After a few years of touring and building up a fan base, Tam was looking for a slightly more stable lifestyle.
A college in Oregon was on the hunt for someone who could come at digital marketing from a new angle. Tam explained how his band was basically a brand which he had built from the ground up. He’d attracted international attention in just a few months with no real budget.
Impressed with his unique approach and tenacity, the college hired Tam, and now he’s relegated his musical aspirations to his spare time.