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    Is promoting beats on YouTube getting you anywhere? What's the best way to sell beats

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    I ask myself this every time before uploading a new beat. Its like they're almost unrecognizable when uploaded. I see my subscribers growing every day, its been 6 months and I'm almost at 700 subscribers but they come from one successful beat I had that's free. It has some 80,000 views and overshadows the rest of my channel making people not want to check out the rest of my beats. If my first beat I made is that good, shouldn't they want to see the new ones expecting and getting better beats. I've gotten one sale off YouTube. It doesn't seem to help as much as they numbers say it should. I look at the popular YouTube producers and I'm seeing that they as well don't get a whole lot of sales.

    I ask FP this question, how do you sell your beats if not on Youtube, Soundcloud, Soundclick, etc?

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    what kind of relationships are you building??
    what are you doing through Social Networks??

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    I promote a lot through Twitter, coming to the artists instead of them coming to me. The types of relationships I build with people are mainly business but I connect with my customers and I'll usually give them their first beat free and have them come back for more then start charging.

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    You have to build relationships my friend, If people are viewing that beat its mostly because of the views. If you want others to listen to your other music you have to network, some may check it out on their own but the ball is in your hands.
    I don't mind sharing my customers with you. Place your add on my site today! >> http://www.trizzytrebeats.net/apps/webstore

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    Indeed. I am networking with people but when I am I'm having them peep my music directly from me rather than YouTube or Soundcloud, where those sites almost don't mean anything for my sales. Maybe popularity but the real question artists ask after taking an interest in your music is who you've worked with.
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    I can understand the frustration, as I always upload to Youtube.

    I have sold 17 beats from Youtube. The way I did this was labelling the song instead of HartlessBeatz - 'Amnesia' I put something like, Kid Ink Ft Chris Brown Type Beat 'Amnesia' Prod.By HartlessBeatz (2014 Instrumental)
    Don't forget keywords. Make sure you're using them to the full potent. You can't expect some to find a video for example called imadeabeat.avi. In the keyword section. Put things like 'Beat, instrumental, 2014, HartlessBeatz, Amnesia, Kid Ink, Chris Brown' Ect. That way if people are searching for a Chris Brown song, there's a chance your video could stand out too.
    Also, list that the beat is for sale. You can set-up a Paypal button, which you can put in the description of your video. (Google, as it's hard to explain)

    You also mentioned getting 80,000 views on the one video. Are you partnered with AdSense/Youtube? They will pay you decent money for some views like that, in return for you allowing them to put ads on your video's. I get like 50 monthly just for this alone. But my views have decreased. When a beat is in it's prime, i can usually rack up 80 monthly.

    I hope this helps.

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    you need promotion and for promotion is not allways free
    try also to contact to people that maybe can help you for free like webzines or bloggers just to get your name

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    Quote Originally Posted by HB_Beats View Post
    I'll usually give them their first beat free and have them come back for more then start charging.
    Does this actually happen for you? Are they coming back to buy that 2nd and 3rd beat after the 1st freebie? Did you say you got 1 sale there?

    I only ask because if you advertise a free beat, there's no question that one will gain far more attention than your paid beats.

    If I was a rapper (playing devil's advocate here), I bet I could find 15 free beats in an hour. Mixtape! Why would I buy anything?

    That's starting to get off-topic. But as far as advertising on YouTube, it's the same as any other social network. If you set it up right, and use it to its fullest extent, it can work for you. HartlessBeatz had a good post about that.

    But IMO, cancel the free stuff. Give me a reason to buy your beats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HB_Beats View Post
    I ask myself this every time before uploading a new beat. Its like they're almost unrecognizable when uploaded. I see my subscribers growing every day, its been 6 months and I'm almost at 700 subscribers but they come from one successful beat I had that's free. It has some 80,000 views and overshadows the rest of my channel making people not want to check out the rest of my beats. If my first beat I made is that good, shouldn't they want to see the new ones expecting and getting better beats. I've gotten one sale off YouTube. It doesn't seem to help as much as they numbers say it should. I look at the popular YouTube producers and I'm seeing that they as well don't get a whole lot of sales.

    I ask FP this question, how do you sell your beats if not on Youtube, Soundcloud, Soundclick, etc?
    Youtube isn't a place for selling beats, its a place for promoting and finding your market. Personally, I never look at a videos based on its number of views alone, I care about more than such things. I'm not the type to troll under youtube's search bar looking for popular videos, that's not for me. Instead, I troll google's search bar which shows me all the videos I'm looking for, and sometimes popular videos show up. I type certain words into the search bar and get certain results as they relate to those words; although, I could be wrong this whole internet search query thing.

    My guess (es), somehow the optimization for your most popular video is better than your other videos. Maybe the video was embedded in other websites which contributed a great deal to its number of views. Or, perhaps a bunch of bots played the video from different ip addresses in order to generate those views. The times and dates that you upload videos play a huge part in online activity also. Whatever the case, this doesn't entitle your other videos to the same number of views or the same amount of business. Its likely you'll need to put in the same amount of effort with every video you upload.

    Does your most popular video continue to grow? What did you write in the comment section? Do you have a beat store? What where you doing with your video that made it hit 80k views? Can you do it again with your other songs?

    BTW, this is the beast way to sell beats online. You need a place where money can be exchanged for beats quickly and effortlessly. Youtube aint the the place for that IMO...

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