Marking "SOLD" to Push Sales

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  2. 3 years ago

    Tristan

    13 May 2017 User since 2015 San Francisco + 244 RP
    Edited 3 years ago by Tristan

    Like the saying goes "People want what they can't have"
    That could be a dangerous experiment as you could lose out on a sale that an artist wants. I'd mark beats that you don't feel will sell anyway as sold.

    Interesting thought.

  3. Tone

    13 May 2017 User since 2016 Florida USA + 801 RP

    I found this works when you are starting out, but overall it's a bad habit to get into. Go with what works for you, just my opinion.

  4. knocksquared

    14 May 2017 Power Contributor User since 2014 Atlanta Ga area + 1249 RP
    Edited 3 years ago by knocksquared

    These are different times... go with WHATEVER works... as long as you don't hurt anyone or their business... go for it. Big companies do stuff like this all the time.... its all about "wording". If marking beats "Sold" helps...then do it. Dudes posing as women online to get sales... Who cares DO IT ! Dudes saying they produced for "50 Cent" and got buyers thinking they mean 50 Cent the artist... but they actually meant they produced for 50 cent... as in sold a beat for 50 cent... but its all about the wording...lol...and WHO CARES... DO IT !

  5. Mike

    15 May 2017 User since 2016 New York + 509 RP
    Edited 3 years ago by Mike

    Corporate companies do it all the time and they have spent millions on the phycology of online buyers. I used to work for a housing company that sell insurance packages. I was friends with the person in charge of the website and he told me they had fake counters like (only 3 packages left).

    It was obviously bullshit but it pushed more sales.

  6. godlike

    18 May 2017 User since 2015 New York + 842 RP

    Tried this technique the past few days and my sales jumped lol.
    Not sure if it's just coincidence or this ninja trick actually works.

    What I did was upload beats I wouldn't have uploaded anyway and marked them as SOLD. Not sure how long I'll be doing this tho, just feels unnatural.

  7. 808

    14 Jun 2017 User since 2016 + 249 RP

    So this experiment works.

    I marked some beats I haven't sold and I personally don't think is my best work and I've been getting emails similar to this.
    -image-

    The idea' @Helix '; mentioned to give the impression that my beats are in demand works.

  8. Breeze

    14 Jun 2017 User since 2015 London + 858 RP

    Did you advertise to bring in traffic?

  9. 808

    14 Jun 2017 User since 2016 + 249 RP

    Yup. Unless you have a big following you need to push traffic after making beats as sold. I posted on Instagram and Fiverr

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    Jaytay

    6 Dec 2018 User since 2015 + 309 RP

    Haha, I tried this method and got a push in sales, not sure if it's just coincidence or the mind game actually pushes the buyer to buy.

  11. Jason Daws

    6 Dec 2018 User since 2017 + 18 RP

    That's some shady ass shit, but whatevs (serious)

  12. fenixprod

    7 Dec 2018 User since 2018 Lithuania + 640 RP

    '@Helix '; great Idea, I'll try that! :)

    @808' Yup. Unless you have a big following you need to push traffic after making beats as sold. I posted on Instagram and Fiverr

    Could you explain what do you post on Fiverr?

  13. Blacksheep

    27 Feb 2019 User since 2016 Washington + 384 RP

    Did this over the last week and what do you know, sales!

    (grin)

  14. fenixprod

    27 Feb 2019 User since 2018 Lithuania + 640 RP

    '@Blacksheep' glad for you! congratulations! :) How many beats did you marked as sold?

  15. Blacksheep

    27 Feb 2019 User since 2016 Washington + 384 RP

    '@fenixprod'

    2nd, 4th, 5th then down to around 8th then 13th

  16. fusion

    28 Feb 2019 User since 2016 Florida, USA + 545 RP

    I'll try this weekend and see what happens.

  17. Blacksheep

    28 Feb 2019 User since 2016 Washington + 384 RP

    '@fusion' May need to let it sit for a month, a couple of days isn't a good gauge unless you get lucky.

  18. fenixprod

    28 Feb 2019 User since 2018 Lithuania + 640 RP

    I'm sure it is a good hack if you have a stream of traffic to the web, it creates urgency! :)

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  20. Maxx Factor

    21 May 2019 User since 2014 Paris + 205 RP

    Going to test this for a month, I'll report back.

  21. ProducerTag

    11 Jun 2019 User since 2019 + 26 RP

    If anyone is feeling guilty about doing this (basically lying..lol) then do this: Decide which beats you want to mark as sold..... list them for 1 dollar...then YOU quickly buy them yourself...and mark them as SOLD. Problem solved. You are no longer lying. Its SOLD ! LMAO ! Big Record labels were/are notorious for buying their own product to make it appear that sales are going crazy. It's business.

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