#5 Be Consistent
I personally know a few friends that are natural musicians and can absolutely make fantastic beats but the problem is some of them lack patience. I'd say 90% of producers just say f*ck it after a few months of not selling beats.
It sounds ULTRA generic to say, "Just keep plugging away" but its true, you have to. But you have to do it right, meaning get a proper brand people remember like I don't know..."Fire Dragon Music" and have a cool logo of a red dragon" Silly example, but you get the idea. People have a hard time remembering brands, so the more memorable, the better.
Use Soundgine's free download option on the player and collect those emails. Be active on social media and DON'T get discouraged if you see no traction for a few months.
Two major factors for success.
1. Product Quality (Your Beats)
As to finding out if you have quality products, post your beats and have other critique them, don't be offended by negative reviews, learn from them.
You can post beats on this forum as I remember from this forum
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Posting beats on forum instructions here.