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How to Sell Beats Online. Top 8 Steps!


First of all, you need to know that there are millions of artists willing to buy online instrumentals, so why not make a second income or even fully dedicate yourself to sell your instrumentals?

       This is not an easy task but it is possible, and I think you know people who do this but if not I will mention some producers or top online record labels: Johnny Juliano, Anno Domini from (annodominination.com), AllRounda, 5starbeatz.com or Vans from (The Cratez), and the list can go on.

 

1) Marketing

     You can be the best producer, to have the best beats, complex beats, banger’s, but if you don’t have traffic on your website you won’t be noticed and your sales will be more poor than an average producer, thus, even though you have an account on Rocbattle, TuneVibe, Beatstars or any other online beat store, it is very important for you to know how to generate traffic to your beat store page or your personal website, so that people who visit your page can hear and enjoy your music.

2) Own Website

Try to build your own website, your own logo, do so that everything looks professional because customers like to see that you are organized and a trusted seller.

One of the best and easiest platform to build your own free website is WordPress. Add rich content to your pages like Flash/Html5 Players, and start selling.

 

3) Soundclick

One of the oldest platforms for selling online beats, Soundclick it is still being used by millions of artists looking for online instrumentals, and so it is a “must have”.


Sign up for a VIP account, buy a website layout (thisizmitchell it is one of the sought graphic designers for Soundclick layouts), install your layout and add the Flash Player Store so that you can start selling beats!

Also you can use Soundclick as your own web page.

 

4) Social Networks

You must have accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Customize these accounts with your brand and make them look as good as possible. Socializing on those sites is very important and it can bring you many customers. Try to talk to them, offering package deals, discounts and even free instrumentals.

Don’t set YouTube aside because many artists look for beats on YouTube and this can be a source of very good targeted web traffic. I have also noticed that top producers regularly upload new beats on YouTube, and if you think you’re skilled also produce a beatmaking video and directly show your followers how you do a beat!

5) Email Marketing

There are lots of auto email platforms, for example: FanBridge, AWeber, MailChip and more.

     Build yourself a big subscribers database and send them emails with news, deals, new beats etc.

 

6) See what’s sought

Try to make beats that are similar to those played on radio or TV. Don’t be stubborn to produce only what you like because it will not make a profit and you’ll be disappointed by your sales.

7) Customer’s opinion

Yes, customer’s opinion is very important, try to talk to the artists, don’t do everything automatically, be flexible with them, offer them as many options as you can in selling beats.

 

8) SEND YOUR TRACKED OUT FILES INSTANT TO YOUR ARTISTS


You have to know that artists never liked to wait for you to manually send them mp3’s, wav’s or big audio files (Tracked Out files) after they bought a beat from you, therefore we recommend that you use a BeatStore on your website and let it do all the work for you.

The beats are instantly sent after the payment is complete and the customers are happy.

How to sell beats on Tumblr

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What is Tumblr?

Founded by David Karp and recently bought by Yahoo! Inc., Tumblr is a combination of micro blogging with Social Media and currently has over 270.0000 millions blogs. On this platform users can follow other relevant blogs and they can create their own blogs where they can post and re-blog almost any content (videos, music, pictures, animated pictures – gif’s) even adult content, without any censorship.

Like we mentioned above, Tumblr is more than a simple blogging platform, users can share and like each others content, comment, follow blogs or search for certain type of keywords using the well-known hashtags. OK, but what does it have to do with selling beats online?

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Let’s talk about the benefits of using this social network.

DoFollow links

 

If you sell instrumentals online and you already have your own website you definitely know what “dofollow” means and how important are these back links in SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
By default the majority of social media websites they set up all the outgoing links to “nofollow“. Well, Tumblr uses “dofollow” links which means that there is some sort of authority, PageRank and “link juice” to your content, cool isn’t it?

What does Tumblr do to be so special?

 

Spreading content on Tumblr is very easy beside other social media platforms.
Just like a re-tweet on Twitter, Tumblr gives you the possibility to re-blog your favorite content. Let’s just say you posted a YouTube video that contains a beat and a link to your website and your followers re-blog your content 135 times. This meas 135dofollow” links to your website that naturally grew.

Brand your business

Keep in mind that all the power of Tumblr doesn’t mean anything if you don’t bring interesting content for your followers.


Here are some interesting ideas for content

1. Pictures /Gif’s

You can start by re-blogging interesting pictures. Gif’s were, are and will be all the time a great demand on this type of platform. If you truly are creative person you can shoot photos, make illustrations, or create animated pictures, even if you are using a professional photo camera, Photoshop or why not Paint, as long as you bring new and quality content.

2. Memes

Yes, memes are great! They can become viral very easy.
You can use them often but don’t make them your main focus.

3. Comic Videos/ Music

 

People always loved funny videos. Try to post funny content because it easily goes viral.
Music videos from YouTube are also loved on Tumblr. You can share your favorite music from SoundCloud or why not your own beats.


Watch the video bellow and see how to easily and cost effectively get followers on Tumblr.


 

How to Sell Beats on Twitter in 4 Basic Steps

     As we know Twitter is one of the most used socializing platform. Well known stars like Kim Kardashian, Drake, Jason Mraz and even Barack Obama together with other 550 million users, successfully use this well-known socializing platform. If one uses Twitter reasonably, first off you will create new relationships with other users from around the globe and you will have the possibility to find and participate in relevant conversations that matter to you.

The most important thing is that you can make a name for yourself in your niche with the help of this social network.

1. Do you use #Hashtags on Twitter?

A hashtag has one role: to group all the messages from a certain subject in a single search, just like a blog category.
Many Twitter users use hashtags, and then why not take advantage of them?
You can search Twitter for: #rapper #artist #mixtape etc., and you will be surprised of how much these tags are used by artists, producers or anyone who wants to refer to certain subject, and thus you can find possible targets in selling your beats online.

2. Do you got followers on twitter, how many?

Have you ever wonder why some producers sell lots of instrumentals online? Pick any top producer from the online music industry, enter their official twitter account and watch the number
of followers.

For example: Paul Cabbin Beats, JGBeats, Church Boy Beatz etc

You are surprised right?

Be very careful because the most important thing about Twitter is your followers. Try to do anything in your power to raise the number of those who follow you.

Here you can find the most important tools that you have to try to increase the number of twitter followers.

3. Make regular posts on Twitter.

Do not make the same mistake as most of online producers do by using posts like:

 ….and others, posted every two minutes, it’s annoying isn’t it?

This way you can lose all your clients and probably you will be categorized as spam. Try to be creative if you only post 4-5 times a day. Find other subjects besides selling instrumentals online and skip complementing your own beats because this way you will only lose potential customers.

Answer your tweets, interact with people and in this way they will feel that indeed a real person is behind your account not just a spam bot.

4. Accelerate everything with on the spot conversations!

Enter conversations with artists and try to listen to them, talk to them, and not just send messages and tweets with your instrumental site or with your offers you have because like this you will be quickly categorized as a spammer.

Try to move conversations away from public eye by using “Direct Messages” and if these artists had positive experience with you even if the first time they will not buy any beats from you they will certainly buy something from you in the future.

How to Set Up Instant Beat Downloads on ANY Site!

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The video below shows you, step by step,

how to setup your player (beat store) on

your

OWN WEBSITE

BLOG 

or 

SOUNDCLICK 

Profile page.

It also presents the main advantages of

using Beat Manager and why this

software is important in

Selling Beats Online.

 

 

Video made by Busy Works Beats.