I am just now getting my studio up and running. Somethings that are helping me get word around is becoming an active member in the music sceen. One thing I have learned from working in music retail is building repor with people. Becoming that person that people will wait just talk talk or deal with. They won't go to anyone else but you. This happens by getting to know the person, following up with them, keeping your word when you say something (like I'll call you back in 5) and truly caring about thier needs and wants. Another thing is go the extra mile. Is hooking someone up with an extra 30 min or even an hour cuz they really need it but don't have the cash really going to hurt you (of course only if you have that free time to give). It will come back to you later cuz they will come back and also say how great of an experiance they had with you to others (hence word of mouth). We make like $30 or more an hour so let's give them the BEST service we can. Just my 25 cents.