Today, i am sharing with you the knowledge and experience i got when it comes to selling beats online, if you are beginning with selling beats online you will take some great tips, learn some new stuff and apply it for your business, if you are already selling beats keep reading, i am sure it’s going to help you elevate your business to the next level, that being said, let’s roll !
Before you even start thinking about selling beats online or leading any other business, you have to know yourself, who you are and what’s your definite chief aim, are you doing this so you can have some extra money, do you want to live off selling beats or just do it as a hobby ? Spend some time thinking about what are you ready to give, how much time to invest in it, and once you have made the decision we can move on…
“Any definite chief aim that is deliberately fixed in mind and held there, with the determination to realize it, finally saturates the subconscious mind until it automatically influences the physical action of the body toward the attainment of that purpose.” – Napoleon Hill
Invest And Work On Yourself
Everything that you will ever be doing is a result of your thoughts, make sure that you are spending your time on quality things that are going to help you, i am big fan of personal development and self-improvement books, i strongly suggest you to read books like: “Think And Grow Rich” and “Law Of Success” by Napoleon Hill, after that you are going to change your mindset and the way you perceive this world, it starts within you.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
Where To Start ?
The best thing you can do is sign up on BeatStars, AirBit or any other beat selling platform, there you have everything you need to make your first sale. With the free plan you will be able to upload your 10 beats, get players and pages, they will do everything for you, when people purchase beats they will get their licenses and beats instantly so you don’t have to worry about anything, they are your middle-man, decide what platform you are going to use, i personally use BeatStars because i like how their system works, later you can upgrade your plans and upload more beats and get new cool features.
Be clear, original and unique, why do you think people buy Coca-Cola or Apple products ? Because they believe in what they are purchasing, they know for what they are paying. Decide which color you are going to use, and stick to it, get somebody to make you a logo, you can find logo designer for very cheap on Fiverr.com
Make art covers for your beats, intro for your videos, video templates for your beats videos…Put your imagination to work, it’s important what message you are going to spread with your brand, what you would like people to know you for, think about it…
Get Out There !
Yes, get out there, share your beats with friends, family or even strangers, ask them what they think about your music. Upload your beats on YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, don’t copy others, just see what they are doing to get some ideas and start spreading your brand, do not spam people that’s a turn off, nobody cares if you tell em ,,Check out my beats..blah blah blah”, imagine somebody approaching you on the street asking you to buy something from him, why would you buy it ? What benefit are you going to have ? That’s how people think, you have to convince and show them why they should buy your beats.
Get Your Own Website
Having your own website is a big and important factor for your business and your brand name, it’s showing people that you are serious about what you are doing, that you are ready to spend some more time and invest money into it. Nowadays, making website is very easy, you don’t have to be an expert in programming, i suggest you starting with WordPress, Wix or Weebly, you can make your professional and good looking, responsive website in 3h just like i did, later you will learn more and will be able to make websites and get paid !
Just be yourself, you heard this many times, even when you wanted to approach that girl at the bar, but what people mean by this ? You already have your purpose and mission given, embrace it, if we all start to copy each others, world would be a boring place to live, don’t think that you only have to make what’s popular and commercial to sell beats online, there are still rappers who need Boom-Bap, G-Funk and Old School beats, i am making genre that is not popular nowadays and i am very satisfied with my income.
Give Free Beats
Giving beats for free doesn’t mean that people are taking advantage of you and that you aren’t going to receive anything, you can give people free beats in exchange for their e-mail addresses, start e-mail marketing, you can start with MailerLite which i am using… You have free plans which is enough for you, later you can upgrade, collect more e-mails and send them coupon codes and discounts, what is more important and beautiful is that you will be making connections with people all over the world, you can also give beats in return for YouTube Subscription, do your research and use your imagination !
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein
Make Better Beats
The one and only thing that you can do to ensure that your beats will be sold is to make better beats, master whatever you are doing and you don’t have to worry, people say even if you have great beats without marketing you are nothing, great products and services get great reputation, remember that, people are constantly searching for more valuable products, that being said, do more than what are you paid for ! Learn how to mix and master your beats, learn music theory…
“I determine to render more and better service, each day, than I am being paid to render. Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them.” – OG Mandino
,,Render more service than you are paid for and eventually you will be paid more for less services rendered.” – Napoleon Hill
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is crucial factor in any online business, it determines how people are going to find you, what they are going to type in order to find you. Writing proper Title, Description and Keywords is the basis of every SEO, do your research and learn some new skills ! Apply it on YouTube, your website and other platforms to get organic traffic.
After you made some money selling beats online you can pay promotions and get your beats out there, whether it is Facebook and Instagram ads, YouTube advertising, Google AdWords it’s surely going to help you Fiverr.com has some great gigs, for only 5$ you can promote your beats up to 150k people !
Network with other artists and producers online, through collaboration you can make great connections and find new fanbase, be friendly and good guy, this is going to help you a lot, nobody likes people that only care about themselves.
Like i said, i am sharing knowledge and experience i gained while selling beats online, i hope it’s going to help your business, feel free to comment below and let me know what you love/hate…
Thank you for reading !