Starting your Music Production career can be as dangerous as it is exciting, and without a strategic plan in place to monetise your efforts, you’re likely to throw in the towel before you’ve even given it a real try.
Today I want to do my best to ensure that your life never becomes so crappy that you just give up on something you’ve spent years dreaming about, All though profiting from your beats as a music producer can be a challenge, it’s no different to starting any other kind of business and if you’re building your business online, doing so is made a lot easier if you understand native advertising.
If you don’t know what that is, here is how Wikipedia defines it:
*”Native advertising is a type of advertising, mostly online, that matches the form and function of the platform upon which it appears.”
Most social platforms online will have their own way of selling traffic to their members i.e. Paid Promotions, Airbit falls into this category.
While there are plenty of traditional ways to profit from your music, I’m not really a traditional kind of person, so today what you’ll learn is how to do it in the 21st century, but first…
What Is Airbit?
If you don’t know who Airbit are, let me tell you.
In it’s simplest form, you can think of Airbit as an E-commerce solution for Music Producers to easily distribute their beats to prospective customers, Offering an array of features such as custom licenses, HTML stores, Co-producers, Mailer integration and much much more, Airbit can be as versatile as you need it to be.
A common mistake I see way too often within the majority of young music producers is copying and pasting shitty automated twitter techniques that you see everywhere, I don’t know about you but whenever that happens to me, my thumb becomes very block heavy, with platforms such as Airbit at your disposal you have to understand that targeted traffic is out there and there is no need to spam people to sh*t anymore, being active on Social Beat platforms is where your time is much more wisely spent.
Airbit memberships start from only $9.99 a month for a Gold account or $19.99 a month for a Platinum account, with a free option also available, promotions can be expensive with the minimum time duration being 7 days and minimum spend is $20 a day, but if beat leasing is what you want to do, there is no better place to be than on Airbits homepage.
Let me walk you through how to set up your first paid Airbit promotion.
How to Promote Your Beats On Airbit’s Marketplace
Step #1 – Hit Promote Beats
To run your first Airbit promotion Hit Promote Beats on the right-hand side of the user interface.
Step #2 – Hit The Green Book Promotion Button
Next, you’ll be presented with your promotion calendar, this is where you can see any promotions you’ve booked and how long they’re being promoted for.
In the next stage of the booking process, you have to hit the green booking promotion button.
Step #3 – Filling In The Details
Now is when we fill in the details of our promotion, As we said above the minimum time duration of running a promotion on Airbit is 7 Days, during that time you get a position on the homepage that is randomized every time the page loads, giving everyone who is promoting their beats equal visibility,
While you’re selling your beats via the marketplace you receive 100% of your sales and you’re only allowed one booking per day, meaning that you cant go and promote 10 beats at a time, there has to be equal space for everybody.
Now, select the start and end dates for your promotion in step 1 by clicking the small calendar icon.
Now in step 2, you need to select the beat you want to promote.
The last is simple, its time to get your wallet out or have your PayPal address at the ready.
And that’s how easy it is to set your first Airbit promotion, it doesn;t have to be hard to get targeted traffic to your beatstore, sometimes our biggest problem is thinking too much out the box and not utilizing the traffic that is right in front of us, Airbit promotions is just step number 1 that you should be taking to build your beat selling empire.