Let’s say you invite someone over to your studio, and your workspace is your bedroom. You can still make sure that it looks professional. Make sure the bed is made, laundry is picked up, and there are no personal items lying around.
You don’t want your studio to feel like your client “dropped by unexpectedly”. It can be very difficult to recover from an unprofessional first impression. It is possible to operate your studio and have it feel YOU are professional and that you just “happen to be working out of your bedroom”.
If you are operating out of a dedicated space, there are even a few more things you can do to make your clients feel like recording is more than just your hobby…
The bottom line is that people need to feel taken care of.
They need to feel comfortable. If you can make your client feel comfortable in the working environment, then, they are likely to come back.
So make a good first impression first impression in your studio is to make it look as professional as you possibly can.
Question: What else could you do in a “less than perfect” environment to make people feel comfortable?