I see producers all the time who are doing the right things but canceling it all out by not following it up with the next correct steps.
One thing I feel like producers are missing is the follow up after they allow artists to download beats from them.
The idea to just set them all for free and let artists download although proven to be a great strategy has 1 huge flaw that most producers over look on a daily basis.
What if the artist doesn't have the presence of mind, or the class to hit you back and say hey I want to use this beat or I want more beats?
What if they just happen to be that person who doesn't purchase beats at all at the moment but as God would have it in a few months will be some producers biggest customer ever?
This is the reason for ~~>> Website number 1: www.mailchimp.com
Start your account today and stop the random out of the blue downloads now. Sure its a bit of hard work... but in the long run, you will have more valuable artists to contact about purchasing your beats!
What do you do?... well first you make sure that any artist that is coming to get anything for free from you, has to get it from you.
Have some tracks set aside that you just give away to artists who want a taste of what you got. Of course e-mail required to receive so now you have a contact and permission to send tracks, and information.
Every time you send some rapper a beat, log him into your mailchimp mailing list and watch it grow. Try adding about 10 artists per day.... and making about 5 beats per week.
This should give you the artists you need, and also something to talk about when you contact them.... new beats. You can also hit em with new specials, opportunities, and events.
Next.. at #2: www.dropbox.com -- Enough said here... just visit the site and you will see its perfect for sending large files very quickly. Get you an account and invite people to build up your available storage space.
#3 is a trick answer lol.... because #3 is your very own website. Yes get one please, its vital to what you do online.
Would you send your customer for soul food into a shopping plaza that contained 10 other soul food restaurants to find you. No you would sell the same food but more than likely across the street so you can have space from your competitors.
So get your own website and find a place like www.rocbattle.com to host your beats, and allow you to make the sales easier.
Also please make sure your websites are optimized. I see too many websites that don't have a chance in hell at the end of the day because they are just never going to be ranked in the search engines, meaning if you ever stop promoting.. the customers more than likely stop coming.
Thats all I got for yall though. Try and get these things done... and I gurantee you will have the cash flowin to you, and you won't have to chase it down every single day.
Thanks for reading: Focus