If you have read some of my older posts, I talk about how you can share your music blog content with maximum potential. This is different from blogging about social media, weight loss, or making money online as a music blogger. Therefore, in this post, I aim to show you how to discover new ways to promote your music blog. I will give you some advice on how not to promote your music blog. Also, some advice on stock images for a music blog.
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How Not to Promote Your Music Blog
Let’s start with how not to promote your music blog. This is one of the biggest reasons for writing this post. There are certain websites to avoid as a music blogger.
Perhaps the biggest of these is Pinterest. Although many people swear by Pinterest for other blog niches, music is not a good fit. If you are using Pinterest to drive traffic to your music or music blog post, I would advise you to cut your losses and try something else. Later in this post, I will give you some great ways that you can generate more traffic to your music blog.
A Word of Warning
If you are using Pinterest for blogging at the moment, I would advise that you don’t invest huge amounts of money in new stock images for a music blog. I got into a contract with a larger stock image site and they expect a large payment every month for a year.
If you’re in popular Pinterest blog niches, that is not a bad thing. In that case, you probably are fine to invest that kind of money. However, if you need to get stock images for a music blog, I would strongly advise against it.
However, if anyone expects you to be tied in for a year’s worth of anything, I would forget it. If it doesn’t work out, you only stand to lose a lot of money.
How to Discover New Ways to Promote Your Music Blog With a Podcast
The reason I am showing you how to discover new ways to promote your music blog with a podcast is that you can drive traffic from your podcast to your website and blog posts with a mention in your podcast.
What if People Mishear Your Podcast and Can’t Find Your Website
If you name your podcast after your website, it is obvious what it is. For instance, if I call my podcast the Krannaken Music Marketing Podcast and mention in the podcast that the post can be found at Krannaken.com, people will only search for Krannaken.com under the proper domain.
Host Your Own Podcast
As a musician, you should be looking at audio channels. This can be audio and video such as Facebook Video, Instagram IGTV or YouTube. However, I would also recommend that you start a blog podcast. I will be making a blog post on how to start your podcast and it will be hyperlinked here when it is live.
A podcast can drive literally tonnes of the right traffic to your website. This is because Libsyn can submit your podcast to all the top audio websites. These include places like Spotify, SoundCloud, Deezer and more.
Libsyn does cost something, but if you enter promo code FIRE when you sign up, you get the rest of the current month and the following month for free.
So You Don’t Have a Great Voice – Neither Do I!!!
If you are concerned that you don’t have a great voice for running a podcast, you are on common ground. Many people don’t have a great voice. I don’t have a great voice. That is why I use artificially intelligent voiceover software that has a great voice and you can use it too.
Furthermore, it doesn’t cost a tonne of money. I purchased it one time for well under $100. I don’t remember how much it was exactly, but I was very happy with the cost.
Discover New Ways to Promote Your Music Blog and Share Your Podcast
I also advise you to share your podcast on your current YouTube and SoundCloud accounts. There will be a version that is submitted by Libsyn. However, you can submit another copy to your currently existing profiles channels too. You own the copyright on both videos. Therefore, you are perfectly and legally within your rights to share your own content.
How to Discover New Ways to Promote Your Music Blog With Hypeddit
As always, I highly recommend that you use Hypeddit to share your podcast. The Promotion Exchange is included in your account. Therefore, you should be making maximum use of it to drive traffic to your podcast.
More Ways on How to Discover New Ways to Promote Your Music Blog
I have been using Social Bee to schedule my social media posts. This was a deal I found on AppSumo so I have a lifetime account at a knocked-down price. I can use Social Bee to schedule x number of posts for each blog posts and even say when I want each post to go out. If you don’t already use a scheduling service, I can highly recommend Social Bee.
There is a lot of fun stuff going on the Facebook page now. Don’t forget to visit and like it.
How to Discover New Ways to Promote Your Music Blog With Content Studio
I also like to use Content Studio to share my blog content. The good thing about using Content Studio, apart from the sharing features is that it will also automatically post to my Medium account. This is particularly good because Medium has a high domain authority. Therefore, it gives my blog posts a search engine boost when I link to Krannaken.com.
How to Discover New Ways to Promote Your Music Blog With Yoast
If you’re good at writing you can discover new ways to promote your music blog with Yoast premium. I always recommend using at least Yoast free. However, if you want to get more Google traffic, I can also recommend Yoast Premium.
With the premium version of Yoast, you get up to five times the search engine power as you can include your five best keywords. Yoast Premium is £105 per year but is well worth it. I have seen a dramatic increase in my search engine traffic.
I hope you have found a lot of value in this post and that you now know how to discover new ways to promote your music blog, how not to promote your music blog and that you are more confident in using stock images for a music blog. If you can tick all the boxes, I am a happy chappy. Thank you for making it this far down the post.
Please also feel free to read any of my other recent posts below…
- How to Boost Your Mental Health and Build Your Music Career
- Why Now Is The Best Time to Start a Music Career
- How to Make Money From Blogging as a Music Artist
- 5 Instagram Content Ideas For Music Artists
- How to Plan The Perfect Music Gig Under Lockdown
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