You no longer need to sell full CDs of your music. You can sell tracks online, one song at a time. It won’t be long before digital files will be the only format available for music. You need only a few things to begin selling your music online.
If you expect people to pay money to download your music, provide them with a good-quality product. Creating your music and getting it recorded in the highest quality sound possible is the most difficult and critical component when you want to sell tracks of your music. But once you have the digital files ready to go, selling the tracks online is easy and affordable.
Where to Sell Tracks Online
You have several options regarding selling your tracks online. Amazon and iTunes are the mega-malls of the Internet, and everyone wants their music available there, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best places to start. The best place is your own website. Plenty of services are available to help you create a shopping page on your website. PayLoadz.com, for instance, has an easy-to-use service that provides you with the code to install payment processing buttons that say “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart.” These digital sales services provide the sales processing through a link on your website and allow you to sell tracks in a professional manner. You don’t need a lot of technical know-how or money to do this.
Digital selling services like PayLoadz.com often provide the option of listing your tracks online in their own e-stores. This eliminates the need for your own website and makes promotion easy.
Marketing Your Tracks Online
If no one knows your music is available for sale online or where to find it, how will they ever buy it? Social media has made getting the word out about your music easier than ever. Use your Facebook page and Twitter account. Send out links to the URL your friends would use to buy your music online, and encourage them to share the links with their friends. Word of mouth has always been the most effective marketing tool available, and social media and email have made it easy to spread the word.
If you want people to listen to your music, you can’t be shy about telling them about it. Take every opportunity you can to share the information regarding where to find and purchase it online.
Most people like to hear a sample of a track before they buy it. As you are researching which download service to use for your e-store service, find out whether they provide the ability for customers to listen to a small portion of the track online before they purchase.
Those are the basics. Get that music recorded, uploaded and available for purchase!