This one is a pure gem. Patreon is one of the most underrated social media platforms out there, no one seems to understand that it has a lot of advantages, because you can both sell useful services and create a strong community at the same time.
How Patreon works?
Patreon just works like any other social media, you can post photos and videos and people can interact and comment under your content. It’s a social network that will help you to create a niche of superfans in your community. Superfans are the people that deeply care about your music, your brand and they also support you economically.
Patreon becomes really unique when you are looking at its “Tier” feature. You can offer services and be paid monthly. That’s why you should offer exclusive content that you don’t release anywhere else.
Examples of interesting content can be:
- Sneak Peeks of Your Music
- Exclusive Sample Packs
- Hangout Sessions With Your Fans
- Feedback Sessions
Keep in mind that Patreon can also be connected to a Server on Discord and people can get access to specific roles on your Discord server. One more way to convert your fans into superfans!
I’m actually on Patreon too. On my profile you can get access to exclusive content that I don’t release anywhere else, like for example gift cards for my sample packs store, samples that I use for my music, etc… Take a look at my Patreon here.
Making money as a music producer in 2021 isn’t easy. The last thing you need to do is to try to run all 6 methods of this article at the same time. The first method to become successful (and in this case to get an economical profit) is to do what you are good at and naturally talented.
If you don’t like making trap music, don’t start making beats just because they are easy to sell. If mixing bores you, don’t offer mixing and mastering services just because it’s easy money. It is always better to do only one of these 6 things and do it well, rather than all 6 in a mediocre way.
You may have also noticed that in order to follow even only one of these six methods, a basic knowledge of music production is still required. You have to know the right techniques, choose the right sounds and have your own style. This way you can make money as a music producer.
If you want to solidify your foundations as a producer on this site you can find a private one-to-one music production course with me, which can help you to learn how to improve in music production, how to mix and master your tracks and how to promote your own music. Take a look at the course here.
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