Selling beats online can be a very profitable business for music producers. Most producers fail to make significant money from selling their beats online simply because they don’t know how to do it effectively.
Just throwing a few beats online and thinking artist will flock to buy is not enough. If you really want to make the big money (6 figures a year or more) you have to understand thoroughly marketing and promotion. You have to understand why people buy and most of all how to drive targeted traffic.
The problem most producers have is they don’t where to start to sell beats online. Well you have a few choices.
1. You could purchase domain and hosting for cheap and have a web designer make you a music webpage to sell your beats.
2. You could use 3rd party arbitrage sites that allow producers to upload their beats so artist can purchase and download instantly.
3. Put your music on huge communities like soundclick, beatstars, rocbattle and let artist contact you to purchase beats.
All of these methods can result in a good amount of money if done right.
It is a good idea to do all of those methods to make as much money as possible.
You have to treat this like a business and not like a hustle. Your in the business of selling music, and your beats are the product. Your customers are music artist (mostly up and coming) looking buy affordable beats to record their tracks to.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it will take time and dedication to start making the big bucks when you start to sell beats online. It is hard work, but worth it in the long run.
It is also a good idea to have at least 50 hot beats already made and ready to be sold. 50 is a good amount because it gives the artist a few beats to choose from.