Made $1600 So Far...

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    LoonyBinBeats' @Kid V'' @ThisIsTheLegion' It's dope that you guys are all making it happen for yourselves, it's funny how people think that in order to succeed others need to fail but I'm a strong believer that theres plenty of room at the top for all of us! Keep killin it, thanks for the insiration

    I think so too. I've had a lot of help so far in music from other producers and engineers who could have easily seen me as one more person to "take their spot," but they were really generous with their knowledge. I try to do the same. Even if you just do it for selfish reasons, if you help other people out along the way, they might remember that and be in a position to help you later on.

  3. @OxygenBeats' Most recently though, I got this job offer in China. It's a lot of work, they want 100 songs in a year, and I mean full songs, not just beats. And they have a bunch of artists they want to be recorded. But I'll have $100,000 a year to spend on expenses plus salary (which I'm still waiting to hear on). But... I don't think I'd have time to keep up my brand if I took the job, so I'm at an interesting fork in the road right now haha

    That's a lot of money! Sounds like a big opportunity and also a lot of work. Maybe you can have like an apprentice/intern/employee or someone help keep your brand going while you're working on that for a year? I bet there are some producers that are in the earlier stages of their career that would love an opportunity to do some work for you and see how you've been able to build the Oxygen brand.

  4. OxygenBeats

    2 Sep 2015 Power Contributor User since 2015 + 3556 RP

    '@ThisIsTheLegion' that's could be a really good idea... i'll have to look into maybe doing something like that...

  5. @OxygenBeats'' @ThisIsTheLegion' that's could be a really good idea... i'll have to look into maybe doing something like that...

    Yeah, I started working with a couple younger producers/engineers in my area. I show them how to post up beats, automate some social media stuff, etc and while they learn some good tips, I get to focus on making beats and more big picture strategy instead of spending so much time doing the same things over and over. So far it's been working OK. The hard part sometimes is just being willing to let go of some control.

  6. OxygenBeats

    9 Sep 2015 Power Contributor User since 2015 + 3556 RP

    '@ThisIsTheLegion' that's cool man! Do they pay you to mentor them then?

  7. @OxygenBeats'' @ThisIsTheLegion' that's cool man! Do they pay you to mentor them then?

    No, the way I'm doing right now is with no money exchanged. They put in some hours of work for me and in turn get some experience and learn some of the stuff I've learned.

  8. OxygenBeats

    10 Sep 2015 Power Contributor User since 2015 + 3556 RP

    Okay, well that's nice as well! :D

  9. Persis Music

    1 Feb 2016 User since 2015 the Netherlands + 4 RP

    Not sure this is the right place for this, but since i see so much people having succes, i gotta say..

    honestly, i have been producing, mixing and mastering for years now.
    i had a site, took it down, renewed it and i have one up with the soundgine player right now.. but to me it seems like back in the day i could sell beats more easily. Sure i was using a few different beat marketplaces, which helped me to sell some. I don't use that no more, because i just think it's better to focus on my own site.

    However, i have huge trouble trying to sell beats right now. Man, it looks like people don't even want to download beats for free (in return of newsletter opt-in), because there are so many producers doing the same things as I am.. I kind of don't know how to start over/go on selling beats without having a marketing budget. Let me just say this: i have been using soundgine for maybe one year now, but i have not sold 1 beat with soundgine. However, I refuse to stop.

    Sidenote: of course i am using social media as a tool to promote myself.

  10. godlike

    1 Feb 2016 User since 2015 New York + 842 RP

    '@Persis Music'

    "However, I refuse to stop" this statement alone will propel you to success barring your beats are good. Let's take a look at your website. Mind if we take a look and give you pointers?

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  12. Persis Music

    2 Feb 2016 User since 2015 the Netherlands + 4 RP

    www.PersisMusic.com is my website url.
    Here's also a link to my opt-in page: bit.ly/1OJcswL

    Thanks in advance.

  13. godlike

    3 Feb 2016 User since 2015 New York + 842 RP

    '@Persis Music'

    Your website seems pretty good, well laid out, do you have a counter that can tell you how many hits you are getting daily?

  14. Persis Music

    3 Feb 2016 User since 2015 the Netherlands + 4 RP
    Edited 3 years ago by Persis Music

    sure, well i got a mini google analytics installed in the back-end of my site.
    see attachment for a lil screenshot. As you can see here, there's already one problem we can point out: the bounce rate is way too high.. also, i think there are just way too little visitors. but i cannot compare it to any other site, so maybe y'all can tell me a lil about your amount of site visitors

    btw, thanks for all the help.

  15. Helix

    7 Feb 2016 User since 2015 San Diego, California + 812 RP

    From my experience you get 1 sale per 100 visitors, so the question is how do you them right? I guess that's always been the holy grail of all questions. It's mentioned on the Godzilla Seo thread here

    But creating outside blogs is a good idea. Honestly it takes a lot of work to build a fanbase, do you have a Youtube channel?

  16. Darkair

    7 Feb 2016 User since 2015 San Francisco + 294 RP

    '@Persis Music'

    I'll share some detailed pointers with you early in the week my man. We are all here to help. I wish all of us here can contribute and build a PDF and give it away.

  17. Persis Music

    7 Feb 2016 User since 2015 the Netherlands + 4 RP
    Edited 3 years ago by Persis Music

    @Helix '; From my experience you get 1 sale per 100 visitors, so the question is how do you them right? I guess that's always been the holy grail of all questions. It's mentioned on the Godzilla Seo thread here

    But creating outside blogs is a good idea. Honestly it takes a lot of work to build a fanbase, do you have a Youtube channel?

    yessir, although, i didn't do anything with it for a long time. I just recently started to upload (beat) video's.
    I wish 1 sale per 100 visitors was true for my site also, but clearly that ain't happening, otherwise i would have at least a few sales. Do you all use the Credit Card feature on soundgine? Also, what do you think is used the most, is there a significant difference between how many people prefer to pay with CC instead of Paypal? My 2checkout account is not working 100% right now.

    @Darkair'' @Persis' Music

    I'll share some detailed pointers with you early in the week my man. We are all here to help. I wish all of us here can contribute and build a PDF and give it away.

    Thanks, I appreciate that alot

  18. Kid V

    8 Feb 2016 User since 2015 Venice Beach California + 392 RP

    I'll be waiting too :)

  19. Darkair

    10 Feb 2016 User since 2015 San Francisco + 294 RP

    Sorry I'm late. Actually just now recovered from my Superbowl party, never again.

    What's crazy is that I've met' @Kid V' in Venice during a Snatchap App party (not really a party, just a bunch of people drinking wine and beer) but it's crazy how this community is really tight.

  20. Darkair

    10 Feb 2016 User since 2015 San Francisco + 294 RP

    '@Persis Music'
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    @Marketron' has recently mentioned it before. but I'll be more specific. I got my word out by exchanging links with companies related to what I do. What I do is offer a section of my website or better yet create a separate hub (blog or website) and offer to exchange links or create a partners section.

    Then I go after companies similar to the same base. Examples:

    - Soundkits
    - Beat Software
    - VST Websites
    - Soundclick layouts (yuck)

    I stay away from those 'beat training sells' videos as those are now perceived as spam / scams.

    As mentioned before, when they ask for a link title and a hyperlink you want to use your keywords. So if you want to rank high for "hip-hop beats" you want that title in the link going to your website.

    After getting just a few link exchanges you will see a boost in ranks.
    This is not for the weak, it takes a stomach to take a lot of rejection and no responses to email and phone calls.

    Here's a secret that some people are doing. Some producers are doing two things. Running a site to sell music and using a resource hub focused on link exchanges and used as an excellent way to redirect traffic.

    What I found was for every 100 visitors it would convert to 1 sale.

  21. knocksquared

    2 Mar 2016 Power Contributor User since 2014 Atlanta Ga area + 1225 RP
    Edited 3 years ago by knocksquared

    In 2009 I decided that instead of providing beats for artist I would provide a service for producers. Went into the Beat tag game and now number one on Google for Beat Tags. I was thinking about selling beats online again but I know its a lot that goes into selling so my focus always falls back to beat tags. On the 31st of December I left my job in radio to go full-time ME !! I am going to REALLY try and get some beats up on my player since I been with Soundgine for a long time and still have not put them up for sale :-( . The success stories here are inspiring and make me have hope for selling tracks.

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