About This Show
Would you let me tell you the story of how you got here with me?
In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.
In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.
In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.
In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.
By 2016, the Udemy courses I was teaching had made nearly $2 million dollars in sales with me receiving over $600,000 of that before they banned me because of what they said were policy violations despite me literally praying to God to follow the rules and being obsessed with following the policies. To make that $600,000, Google, Facebook, and contractors billed around $400,000 leaving me with about $200,000. Then, the US government took over $60,000 and the companies I borrowed money from in 201.
Most Recent Episode
Jerry's Dance! Song #15 is EDM from FL Studio 12 with Violin Ensemble 2, PoiZone and Misty!
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Will you listen to my 15th song in my first year of making music set in electronic dance music created in FL Studio 12? To make this song, I did a live stream on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter with Periscope, and Hitbox using what I teach in my 80+ Skillshare video classes online at https://jerrybanfield.com/freecourses/ with the resources listed at https://jerrybanfield.com/resources/. Thousands of viewers watched with a a few actively collaborating by suggesting how to arrange elements in the track, which chords to use, where to put silence, and stacking each element in the chorus to fit together. Tomas George, a music producer and sound engineer from the UK, helped me to understand exactly how to make this song harmonious and was kind enough to share 30 to 50 live comments guiding me as to where to put each note. His classes on Skillshare are helping me create better music and I recommend starting with Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers at http://skl.sh/2oc3tiF. If you would like me to listen to your music and naturally share about what you do, would you become a partner today at at https://jerrybanfield.com/partners/.
If you are hoping to recreate parts of this beat, I am happy to help because my mission is to communicate with everyone in the world using music and inspire you to share your songs along with me! To make pattern 1 with the main chord, I used Misty which is preset on the Sytrus plugin. For pattern 2, I used the same chord with PoiZone set on ARP Interpolation ToTc with the arpeggiator up 3. For the kicks, I used two Deadmau5 Xfers XF_KickProc041 and XF_KickProc039. Two hi hats came from Deadmau5 Xfer XF_HatAmp011 and XF_HatAmp021. Introducing this track is a 3x Osc with a square wave, sawtooth wave, and a rounded saw. When the beat drops, you will hear violin ensemble 2 from Sytrus. Entering in the second part of the beat is PoiZone #2 with ARP It Wasn't Tim ToTc and Nice & Harmless from Harmor synthesizer plugin. Finally, I used an automation loop to slow the tempo down twice because I love how Tomas George uses that in this Angel's Prey song at https://soundcloud.com/tomasgeorgemusic/angels-prey. Watch the video where I finished this song live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poG0Gazrzrc.
Thank you for reading about the fifteenth song I have released within my first month or so of live streaming my music creation with FL Studio 12! Prior to 2017, I had no experience making, creating, or playing music out