I play for the worship team at my church, and they really like me there. I've performed with a few groups over the last decade or so and done my share of weddings. I've never made a CD although I'm starting to make one and I have a budget multitracker to work with and I have to do everything myself, all the arranging with my outdated MIDI setup. I don't even know how to go about protecting myself properly (copyrighting my songs and getting licensed for other peep's songs, etc,) though I know there are great resources on the net on that. Then I have to find a company to replicate my CD's and distribute them, and I have a whopping $1000 budget or so. Now THAT's small time, baby! How small time are you?