Being a musician is as much about entrepreneurship as it is about musical skill and ability. Therefore, it stands to reason that you will want to build your own website and blog. Furthermore, it is only natural that you will want to make money with a music blog. In this post, we will discuss six ways in which you can make money with a music blog. So, let’s get started.
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1 Make Money With a Music Blog Promoting Affiliate Products
If you blog, you will not only have the ability to impart some of your knowledge. Blogging also gives you the opportunity to advertise affiliate products. You can advertise with banners. However, it is also a great strategy to use the power of persuasion and sell products through the wording of your posts.
You can write review posts or just write recommendations within a bigger post. I hope to be making more review posts. Your reviews must be of products that you have personal experience with. For instance, I will be making more review posts about the products I have downloaded from Plugin Boutique. This company is one that I am happy to deal with because they have fantastic customer service. If they didn’t, I would be dealing with a different company.
You can sell CD’s or vinyl through companies like Kunaki.com. I have used Kunaki for a couple of years and always had a great experience. I tend to use them at Christmas. It is like a tradition now that I get CD’s printed and made up by Konaki that I give to family and close friends. These CDs are cheap to produce (a little over a dollar per CD) and also look and feel great. I highly recommend Kunaki who also sell vinyl. Therefore, if you want to have your music on vinyl, this really is the way to go.
Other things you can sell through your website WooCommerce store include…
- Clothing, Tee shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, etc. There are various companies who can do this for you. One that I recommend is CafePress. However, I would recommend that you look around before you choose a clothing merchandise company to work with.
- Posters, photographs, signed photographs, etc. You can get these in the usual way. Find a great photography company to work with.
- Sample packs, templates, presets, etc. I would recommend that you sell these on websites such as We Make Dance Music.
- Other promotional items such as mugs, coasters, keyrings, etc. Again, look around until you find a company you are happy to work with.
3 Sell Event Tickets From Your Music Blog
Whether you play gigs at a physical venue or online from home, you should be selling event tickets to make money with a music blog.
Online gigging is where the industry is going. You can choose your own prices, communicate with your fans and run promotions to make sure you make even more money. Communication with individual fans was unheard of in the past. However, you can hold a tipping contest where you give a shoutout to your biggest fans and those who tip you the most money.
One website that allows you to hold gigs for free is Stageit.com. I can highly recommend this. They don’t charge the artist but take their money from a small percentage of the tips and ticket sales you receive from your fans.