Why do you need to blog as a music artist? What is the point? Does it make a whole lot of difference? What can you do with your own music blog? In this post, I am going to show you how to make money from blogging as a music artist. Therefore, I will to introduce you to blogging as a music artist. Whether you have an electronic music blog, a music production blog or whatever else, this post will be a great introduction to music blogs for new artists.
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How to Make Money From Blogging as a Music Artist
Firstly, let me give you a bit of advice. Your blog is a marketing tool. It allows you to get your message across to the masses. It does not mean that you should be blogging every day. In fact, blogging every day is a huge time suck and you are better spending your time doing something else. This is why I am changing my blog frequency to every Wednesday and only giving you one post per week.
Therefore, please understand that I am going to only release posts on Wednesday’s at 12 midnight London time. I hope this does not disappoint you too much. However, I know that your time is better spent doing other things. You probably don’t have time to read it as much as I have been posting in the past.
Secondly, whatever anyone tells you, you should know that blogging is not a golden ticket. You will not become rich overnight as a blogger. So many “internet gurus” talk about blogging as though it is a golden ticket. This is because they want you to part with your money so that they can get rich.
In this post, I am going to show you how you can turn your blog into an income. This is not through blogging on a daily basis. I am going to show you how you can make money as a music artist with your blog.
The 80/20 Rule in Blogging as a Music Artist
I am currently doing some blogging training courses with David Risley. In a course that I recently completed, David specified that you should only be blogging once per week. You can also put out a YouTube video and a podcast once per week. I intend to do both of these too and have already started them. However, if you are making new blog posts on a daily basis, then it is too much.
Blogging as a Music Artist – Why is Blogging Daily Too Much?
In writing a blog, you are providing free information. Therefore, blogging in itself doesn’t pay you any money. What you need to do is to support your blog with paid work. Isn’t that what your local Jobcentre insist you find? Well, they have a point. You need to do something that will pay you money. As artists, we are in a prime position to make money by selling things like stock music, sample packs, templates, etc, etc.
How to Make Money From Blogging
If you want to learn how to make money from blogging, you need to stick to the 80/20 rule. This means you spend one day a week in writing blog posts, making YouTube videos and your podcast. The rest of your time, you need to be working on making products that will make money. In our case, this means making musical products. Isn’t that why you make music in the first place? So that you can get paid? Other than the fact that I love playing music, I also signed up because I want to make money with music.
How to Make Money From Blogging and Music Blogs For New Artists
If you are just started out and looking at music blogs for new artists, I can highly recommend David Risley’s blogging training. However, there are a few points that I want you to understand before you invest in David Risley’s training. These include…
- Firstly, you should avoid Pinterest. I know that most bloggers consider Pinterest to be the holy grail of blogging. However, if you are blogging as a music artist, Pinterest is not right for you. However, one blogging community I can recommend that I am just checking out myself is Tumblr.
- Secondly, look for support from other music bloggers. I am part of a fantastic community of musicians and music bloggers on Facebook. It is run by Bruce and Vox Henderson. Vox especially is a big help to me. I often confide in her if things aren’t going well. I will also let her know what does work and what doesn’t.
- If you are starting out in your music career and blogging as a new artist, you should be using a WordPress.org based website. The internet is full of WordPress.org site. These allow you to completely customise them. I also use Second Line Themes. Second Line Themes are especially built for music artists, podcasters and audio bloggers. As you will see from Krannaken.com the site is really cool and has everything I need as a blogger.
How to Make Money From Blogging With an Electronic Music Blog
With an electronic music blog, you are probably in the best position to make money from blogging. This is because you will already have a tonne of experience in using a computer to make money.
Just think about this for a second. As an electronic music blog, you will be able to quickly and easily make money by making templates, sample packs, stock music and more. If you want to put on a show you can also do that with StageIt.com.
How to Make Money From Blogging as a Music Production Blog
If you run a music production blog, you will be expected to have your own product. After all, a music production blog shows the reader how to make music, right? Well, this is your opportunity to make some money by selling all those aforementioned products. If you are techie enough, why not try making your own music softsynths or effects VSTs. Personally, I am not techie enough to make softsynths or effects VSTs, but that isn’t to say that you couldn’t do that. If you do so, please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
Thank you for reading How to Make Money From Blogging as a Music Artist. I can highly recommend David Risley’s blogging training if you want to learn more about creating your own blog. This is not an affiliate link, but I hope to secure a place on David’s affiliate program in the near future.
There is plenty of opportunity for you to make money with music blogs for new artists. Please also consider reading any of my other recent posts in the list below. Thank you.
- The High Notes and Costs of 1985: Electronic Music Production
- Benefits of Networking With Other Musicians? 10 Great Reasons
- How to Make Money Selling Presets to Music Producers
- Make Money Selling Stock Music to Creators on Etsy
- Make Money by Selling Music to Fans on Etsy