How to make a demo
How I did it: Practiced and practiced and kept polishing the songs! Then found a cheapish studio by a friend's recommendation and reserved a time slot, went in and started recording! Our sound engineer was a great guy who helped us first-timers a lot. The results are pretty good. Now I just want to do it again and even better!
Lessons & tips: Be sure the songs are ready when you go in - the studio is not a place for practicing. Try to relax, record something silly at first so you won't be intimidated by the new situation. And remember a demo is just a demo!