Apr 16, 2020 by DanPlants - 0 Comments
Today Im going to give you 7 useful tips and resources to help you start making money at music today.
1. Start An Email Sign Up List For Your Music Today
Not having an email list is something you cannot afford to do or have. If you have an email list, you have a career, you have a way to reach these people. You can sell them Merch, concert tickets, Patreon Subscriptions. Setting up an email list is super easy and fun!
Mailchimp (free up to 2000 subscribers) https://mailchimp.com/
2. Make A Merch Line To Sell To Your Subscribers
For merchandise I use TeeSpring. The great thing with this site is you don’t have to hold inventory and having your capital tied up. You can upload the design, set the price and they’ll make the product and ship it out.
I get all my music merch designs made from Fiverr. Their inexpensive and fast! Anything that I cannot make on my own I outsource to people who can. This frees up my time to focus on doing what I love to do.
3. Get On Pateron
It will surprise you at how many people will support you in what you are doing. Patreon is a platform where you can allow fans to
support you. You can even make exclusive content for them, I give them tours of my house lol
4. License Your Music Today
I would start today by applying to 1 music licensing company everyday. There is a market for every kind of music imaginable. Below is a list of music licensing platforms that you can apply to.
5. Start A YouTube Channel
Don’t let your knowledge go to waste! I promise there is someone out there who would love to hear what you have to share. Start by making one video, you can use these videos to promote your Pateron and Teespring pages. I’ll share some of my top YouTubers who will help you grow your YouTube Page. Once you get to 1,000 Subscribers you can partner with YouTube adsense and start getting paid!
Nick Nimmin: https://www.youtube.com/user/NickNimmin
Adam Ivy: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamIvyTV
Damian Keyes: https://www.youtube.com/user/Damiankeyes
6. Grow Your Instagram
Instagram influencers make a lot of money and if you know what you’re doing you can grow an account fast! There are countless free resources out there to help you grow your instagram account. And with every post you can promote your email sing up, merch and patreon.
Alec Wilcock: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2pd3JpIlsGXODAXClA7wA
7. Give Something Away For Free
The biggest mistake people make is not adapting and embracing the future. The music industry is changing and things are different now. Music is free these days, those who use this to their advantage win. Those who hold on to the “good old days” and try to continue selling CD’s will lose. Anyone can stream your music, listen to it on YouTube, ect. By giving your music away in exchange for an email you are providing value to your fans, while gaining a contact. You can build these contacts and begin to monetize them. this is a secret to how people build enormous wealth, the use the internet to build their contact lists. Then they monetize them. Rinse and Repeat.
What I do is make a Free Landing Page on Mailchimp or my website with a sign up form that says “Sign Up For 10 Free Songs.”
I connect that sign up form to an automated email series in Mailchimp. Overtime these leads will become sales. Trust me!