Do you make beats for sale and also use websites like Facebook? Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized the way people use the internet and make purchases. These sites grew so quickly that many people are still coming to grips with how they can be used to make money. And because there are hundreds of millions of users on all these different social networks, it’s no wonder why people are trying to find ways to sell to them through the different platforms. If you’re a music producer, Facebook can be a great way to promote and even sell your beats online.
The first thing you have to do is obviously have a Facebook account. If you don’t have one yet, go over to Facebook.com and join. Fill out your personal details and add a picture of two as well. It might be a good idea to put “the producer” as your middle name so everyone knows you make beats. Once you’re done this you need to create a Facebook fan page that you can direct people to. To do this, simply visit an existing fan page for a big name artist. Just search their name in the search box at the top of the screen and go to their fan page.
Once you’re on their fan page, scroll down to the bottom and look on the left hand side. There should be a link somewhere that says “Create a Page” or something along those lines. Click on that link and you’ll be taken to a page where you can create your own fan pages on Facebook. Choose to make a “musician” page and add photos and personal information. Once you’ve done that you’ll need a Facebook application that will allow you to sell your beats for sale online.
There are a number of different options for this. If you want to go the free route you can use the ReverbNation MyBand application, but this requires you to sign up for a ReverbNation profile as well. A better option is to use a paid service like MyFlashStore or BeatStars. Both of these companies have Flash based music stores where people can buy beats instantly. Again, these are paid options, but they allow you to automate things so you don’t have to worry about sending out beats every time someone buys one.
Once you have your beats for sale uploaded to the flash player or application you choose, it’s time to start promoting your music. Keep adding different people that look like they are music artists. Normally you can tell if a person is a musician, rapper or singer by looking at their pictures and profile information. Add as many people as you can and once they’re confirmed as your friend, suggest that they like your fan page and check out your beats. Do not be annoying and spammy, however. First start a conversation about their music and build a rapport. Once you’ve done this suggest to them to check out your beats and let you know if they hear anything they like. And you’ll be well on your way to selling your beats for sale on Facebook.