If you make music you are in a great position to make money online selling digital products.
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Why Digital Products Are Great
Digital products are great because once you create a digital product, it’s done. That product can be packaged and sold multiple times at almost no cost to you.
At that, since the product is digital, it can be delivered instantly to be downloaded by your customers around the world 24 hours a day while you do almost nothing.
Think about it… physical products have upfront cost to buy, they need to be ordered, shipped, they take up space, and they may not sell, so you may lose money.
By selling digital products you have the opportunity of creating multiple streams of income. Instead of relying mainly on your job for income, you can start to bring in passive income by selling your exclusive digital products and other tools that are byproducts of you music making.
Here are 6 Digital Products Music Producers Can Sell Online.
1. Sell Beats & Instrumentals
You already knew this one. Music artist all around the world are in need of beats. Selling beats exclusively can lead to big bucks, but there is also a business model in leasing beats to be sold to multiple music artists. Geniusboy says he has sold over 20,000 leased beats online. Check out the Music Maker website template to sell beats online.
2. Sell Drum Kits
If you have been making music for a while, you may have made some custom drum samples. There are music producers just like you out there willing to pay for quality drum samples. I use both Gumroad and Sellfy to sell digital products online.
3. Sell Background Music
If you make beats for music artists, you can make background music that can be licensed for movies, online videos, video games, events, bars, etc. If you check out Audio Jungle, there are background music tracks that have been sold over 6,000 times at $17. That is some serious cash, which adds up to over $100,000.
4. Sell Sample Packs
Just like the custom drums, there are people out there who will pay for quality sample packs like horns, piano loops, and more.
Example Product: !llmind released a sample pack called “808’s & String Breaks”
Over 120 audio files (over 1.6GB worth) of authentic !llmind 808 kick drums & original string riffs.
5. Sell Tutorials & Educational Material
If you have experience making music, you may have some knowledge that is helpful to music producers like yourself. This information can be on how to make better beats, how to sell more beats, how to network in the music industry, and so on. You can package your knowledge into training videos or ebooks to sell to fellow music makers.
Example Online Course: The Music of Business: MBA concepts + Music
6. Sell Software Presets
Another by-product of you producing music are custom software presets. There are companies online selling presets for NI Kontakt, NI Massive, Vanguard, and other software. You can create your own custom sound presets and package them up to sell.
I hope this post has given you a few ideas on how you can use your talents to make some additional money. By creating multiple digital products and promoting them correctly, you can earn a nice chunk of money each month.
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Posted by on November 27, 2013. Category: How to Sell Beats