Do some of you guys at times get the feeling that you're beating your head against a brick wall? I'm finding that no matter how much I do, and no matter the quality of audio work I push myself to achieve, I'm finding it very hard to break out and get a steady flow of work, or at the very least higher caliber work. This whole thing seems to function on word of mouth, but christ the word must be driving a 1940's Ford. It's sure to get there eventually, but the time taken to get around kills you. What kills me at times is that there are some local studios, and project studios around which do work that I wouldn't consider very quality at all, yet get a constant stream of clientele. All because of the convenience of the owner/studio/package being bundled into the one thing. It seems very hard to make your mark without your own facility, as there seems hardly any incentive for bands to record at studios at all, much less with a freelancer. Just wondered if anyone else felt they were in the same boat.