Make Money With Your Beats

  1. Fade


    Beat Scientist
    Jul 14, 2014

    Do you want to make money with your beats?

    Yes! The ultimate goal for all producers and beatmakers - make money. Of course, a lot of you will also say that you want fame and recognition, but be honest - money is the driving force. We all love money and we all love making beats, so it's only natural that the two of them go hand in hand.

    How To Make Money With Your Beats

    I want to first say that there is no guarantee that you will be successful with your beats, as not everyone is cut out for this line of work. And that's what this all comes down to - work. Like anything in life, you have to want it bad enough that you're willing to do as much as you can to reach your goals.

    There are many ways that you can make money, but it comes down to you and how much work you want to put into it. Below are some ways that a lot of other producers and beatmakers have turned their beats into a profit, but feel free to use them as a starting point for your own ideas. Ultimately, it's your own ideas that will set you apart from the rest and lead to others following you.

    Promote Your Beats

    The most obvious way that you can sell beats is to first promote yourself and your brand, and the best way is on social media. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud are some of the best options when trying to reach thousands, and possibly millions of people with your music.

    Even by having your beats in the Beat This! Competition, or the IllMuzik Beats section, you will be showing the world what your beats are like. Every little step counts towards your bigger goal.

    Making money from your beats is obviously not an overnight thing, so it will take time for you to promote your music and build up a fan base. The other reason is that you can also network with your fans, collect email addresses with a mailing list (which you can use to reach everyone on a regular basis), and be easy to reach. Everyone is on social media, so that's the place for you to be.

    By reaching all those people online, you will be able to showcase your beats, which will lead to fans possibly asking you where they can purchase your music. This is when you can lead them to a website where you sell your beats.

    Sell Your Beats On A Website

    In the past, you would get beat sales because of who you knew, as the people in your network were the ones looking out for you and helping you get clients.

    Today, it's a totally different ballgame. There are plenty of websites where you can sell your beats, and probably the best one that I have seen is myFlashStore. The owner of the site has put a lot of time and effort into it and has thought of pretty much everything when it comes to beat sales and how members can benefit. They have a huge marketplace, voice tags, mixing & mastering services, beat sale tracking, and a community.

    Make Your Own Website

    A lot of producers and beatmakers lean towards using a third party to help them sell beats, and that's fine, but having your own website is a great way to promote yourself. You could also set up a selling system on your website, but that would require you to have a certain level of knowledge about building a website.

    Your own website should have a biography, all of your contact information, pictures, videos, music, and a list of all the possible ways that people can reach you.

    Profit From Your Website With Advertisements

    If you're going to go with your own website, then it's best if you try and find a way to capitalize off it as much as possible. The easiest method would be to place Google Adsense ads on your website. You could also take it a step further by selling direct ads from advertisers that contact you directly, but if you're starting out, Adsense is the way to go. Just make sure you don't put too many ads on your website, that will turn people away. But one or two well placed ads will do the trick, and you will make some extra money from that alone.

    Teach Someone How To Make Beats (And Charge Them)

    I'm all for helping people out whenever possible, but there also comes a time when money needs to be made. There are plenty of people out there that want to learn how to make beats, or at least how to use certain pieces of equipment, so teaching them would be a great opportunity for you.

    With your website and all your beats showcased, along with your biography, you can advertise yourself as a beatmaking specialist of sorts, and offer a few courses on how to make beats. You would be amazed at how many people would pay for your services.

    Useful Resources For Making Money With Your Beats

    There are many articles and forum topics that have covered this topic, so I am providing a list of them for you. I recommend that you read up and do your research, for selling beats requires you to have a solid understanding of what it takes to do so.

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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016
  2. dacalion
    Great advice!
  3. Fade
    Thanks, Dac!
  4. odbarq
    If I may...
    "Make a beat everyday." seems to be a pretty consistent answer when I ask my successful friends. The work is work as mentioned above, and this is the first part, of the 'work' piece. Get your talents and skills lined up in such a way that you can sit down and be productive on demand, just like at work.
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  5. Mach Keys
    Having your own website definitely helps alot.
  6. hezekiah
    I never sold any beats until I made my own website. Now I am selling just loops, snipets and kits which does surprisingly well.
    Honestly soundclick is the only source thats helped me acquire over 900+ exclusive sales over the past 10 years. Sure, websites of your own are great but there's a lot of ground work to be done, spamming, connections, advertising, word of mouth etc etc ..all ya big boys online like Anno Domini for eg started on soundclick , acquire ya base first then brand onto your own for a more cemented branding.
  8. Jay Ziza
    thank you for these valuable tips
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  9. Beatking
    Ok man thanks alot for the tips
    Hey Fade! What's crackin homie! I am quite new to beat making and I am gettin ready to release my first instrumental mixtape. With that being said, I'm going to checkout your Camp Blood album. Is it own DatPiff, Soundcloud, or YouTube?
  11. Fade
    Actually it was on Bandcamp but I removed it a while ago. I might put it back up but if you want to hear it, give me your email and I'll send you a link.
    Thankyou!!! I just recieved it. I'm excited to hear. I will let you know what I think
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