Producers Blog Post : The Importance Of Having Your Own Website
The Importance Of Having Your Own Website
People ask me daily how they can make money with their beats. One of the most important factors in being able to sell beats consistently is being able to be found. Through the years, I have found that I made more money consistently when I got off the third party music websites like Soundclick and Myflashstore. I’m not saying that this is the only way to make a full-time income but this article is about that I believe and have found to be true. There has always been a debate about whether is it better to use a third party website or to have your own website and many people will tell you different things. Through my own personal experience, I found that I made about 60% more money on my own website than I ever did with a third party website.
Why is that you may ask?
I’ve found that when I hosted my own website I had much more freedom to implement REAL marketing and promotional strategies. I had the ability to make my website look and do exactly what I wanted it to do.
How is that beneficial to me?
There is a whole world of marketing and business out there. You will find a lot of “producers turned marketers” that will try to teach you how to sell beats online. Some have good information and some are the same old recycled information that the marketer before them taught. This information will typically only get you a few beat sales but nothing sustainable. Once I dove into the true power of marketing, I found that I needed to be able to completely control my website as a whole and also the message that I was conveying.
Another reason I started hosting my own website is because there’s a lot of competition on these third-party websites. Because there is no magic bullet or a possible way that you would be able to keep up without having to invest a considerable amount of money (which I did not have at the time) I decided to do my own thing.
Starting your own website and optimizing it for success is not easy. Honestly in life anything worth doing is never easy. There are tons of web hosting providers but my favorite is Hosting24.com. I’ve used them for years. I’ve never had problems with them and their customer service is great. What more can you ask for if you’ve never built a website on your own before? Hosting24 is my go to hosting provider and they always have great deals going on. For instance, I only pay about $15 every 3 months and it comes with a free domain. I used to spend more than that on useless crap every day. Not knowing I could take that money and build a business that I could have forever.
To Your Success,