Ever wonder what it would be like to make money from a source that isn’t limited by geographic location, time or budget?
Thanks to the internet, you have the opportunity to do just that.
If you have a good musical ear and can write and produce songs that people can actually want to hear, you can become a music producer, singer-songwriter, or guitarist and make money from home.
The Basics Of Online Selling
To make money online from music, you’ll need a few things:
- A computer with a microphone and speakers
- A steady internet connection
- The ability to record acoustic instruments (not all music producers make tons of money)
- A digital music editing program like Audacity
- A record label or management company interested in representing you
- And, most importantly, music to sell!
Once you have all of that, you’re ready to get to work. Let’s get started.
Create A Profitable Website
Before you put a single guitar solo down, it’s important to set up a website to show off your music. Despite the convenience of streaming music online, there is still value in having a physical product you can sell. Even if you don’t have a single track to sell yet, you can use your website to show off your previous work and get people to come back for more.
When someone clicks on a song from a site like YouTube or Spotify, they will be taken to your website. If your music is good, they may purchase it there without ever leaving the site. In addition to this, you can sell and ship from your website. Shipping charges are generally included in the price of the product.
Diversify Your Income
Having two or more income streams is essential for anyone who wants to make money online, especially in these times where margins are so slim. Having a side hustle or a second job allows you to have more money throughout the year. If you can invest in a microphone and keep your current job, you could become a full-time music producer and still earn enough to live on. Even if you don’t have a formal education in music or arts, you can still make money with music. You just need to put in the time and effort to learn the necessary skills.
The nice thing about music is it is generally accepted as being “art for art’s sake” and doesn’t require as much training to be appreciated. If you are fortunate enough to have a talented ear, you can get by with only a few hours of practicing per week. In addition to this, composing and producing music is a pretty flexible job. You can do it in your spare time and on your own equipment. This makes it much more accessible to everyone.
Find Your Niche
If you’re fortunate enough to have a good ear and can pull off unique songs, you have the opportunity to become a music producer for hire. With your own website and stable of popular songs, you can get in touch with a record label or management company and get started. Before you begin pitching your services to labels, it is essential that you find a niche. This is the category of music that you will specialize in. For example, if you have a background in blues and jazz, you can become a specialist in that genre and focus on producing and writing songs in those styles. If you can become the go-to guy or gal for jazz music, that is the type of career you can pursue.