Hey, all. I'd created a similar post to this a little while back, here (Creating a "bass player" music portfolio) but the question was kind of unfocused. Since then, I've been able to clarify my goals a little more. I want to be a freelance bassist in my city. This means that I want to make my services available for session recording and fill-in positions for live shows. I want to be paid for this. I've been speaking to my bass teacher, and he seems to think that I'm more than technically skilled enough to do this. (I really appreciate his opinion and I really try to reference it when I look at how good other professionals are.) The problem I'm facing right now is this: although I'm capable of marketing myself through business cards, a website, etc etc, I don't have any "press" material to show. Many players that I've seen online have videos of them playing with existing ensembles, and they also have press kits (official photography, features in print media, etc) as well as their calendar of availability. I'm basically starting from scratch here; I don't have any footage of me playing in a band, and the music that I have recorded with other people is not professional and it's not something I'd want to showcase. Freelancers on Talkbass - how did you attack the formative months/years of breaking into the freelance market? How did you create a portfolio of work and what pitfalls would you avoid if you did it again?