How to Make Money With Your Music From HomeBy FestivalNet, posted 01/28/21 11:56:47 Category » Musician Tips
It’s every musician’s dream come true: having the opportunity to make money doing what he or she loves.
A day of strumming your guitar or singing? That beats going to the office any day.
But nowadays, when live concerts are starting to feel strangely like the ancient past and the distant future at the same time, making money from your music is more challenging than ever.
But... not impossible.
Here are some creative ways to make money with your music from home.
Sell Band Merchandise
These days, it’s easy to use a print screen service to outsource T-shirts, hoodies, water bottles, even face masks with your band name and logo on it. Then all you need is a Shopify online store to sell them, and you’re good to go with an easy but fairly profitable source of income. You can also have an online shop on FestivalNet.com.
Give Music Lessons
You’d be amazed at how many people are just sitting around their house wishing they could learn to play the guitar or the piano, or maybe become a better singer. And it’s so easy to teach an online lesson on platforms like Zoom.
If you know how to create professional-quality beats or samples, there are performers willing to pay for them. Mix and match your beats so they’re unique and then find music websites or social media pages where you can sell them. A word of caution: make sure you know what you’re doing, as this line of work isn’t for everyone.
Get on Upwork or Fiverr
These platforms are well-known as places where freelancers offer all kinds of services, music included. Market your services writing advertising jingles, recording background music for movies, or making music videos. And don’t forget, you have other skills you’ve developed in the music business: the ability to create fliers, podcasts, and promotional materials of all kinds.
Create Content for Music Blogs
You’ve probably learned a lot in the years that you’ve been in the music biz. This is knowledge you can share with others. Try your hand at writing a few blog posts about your experiences. A good music blog will often pay $25-$100 for a quality article.
You can post articles to your FestivalNet Blog to exposure in our Community!
Start a YouTube Channel
A YouTube channel is a great platform to connect with audiences both by playing your own music and providing lessons and tutorials. Lessons can easily be monetized, providing a good source of income for you.
Be sure to upload your videos to your FN profile. Learn about all the profile perks here in this membership chart.
Get Your Music Onto Streaming Services
Popular streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are where most people are listening to music these days, and as a musician, you really can’t afford to ignore them. To do this, work with a distribution company like Landr or TuneCore, which charge a small fee to give you access to the major streaming services.
Paid subscriptions are a great way to generate some steady income. All you need is a solid base of loyal fans who are willing to pay a set amount per month to receive fun freebies, like T-shirts or occasional downloads of your newest song.
Remember, if you want to make money as a musician, it’s never a good idea to rely on just one source of income. Try a few of these strategies to get you started, and you’ll soon be earning money doing what you love.
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