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.