That quote is true because in making money with music you don’t have to be a music star.
The Music industry is packed with opportunities for laymen to create a sustainable source of income. Whether you are an avid music lover or you enjoy streaming music as a hobby, there are methods on how to make money listening to music. Yes, by listening to any kind of song you love.
Many are ways you can employ to make this possible. There are sites and apps that can help you do so. Instead of being a paid subscriber to music streaming services, why don’t you lean in on some of the cake? Statistics show that 84% of Americans are paid subscribers to music streaming services. This is estimated at $82.1 million.
We will explain 6 effective ways to make money listening to songs rather than always paying to listen to them. A list of resources will also be provided to aid you on your journey to success.
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Start A Blog Reviewing and Interpreting Songs
This is one of the easiest ways to make money with songs. There are thousands of people searching daily for the meaning of songs in every genre. All you need to do is build a blog around these songs.
In addition, you can also look for lyrics and their meaning and build a website based on them.
You can find these topics using keyword research tools like Ahref, SEMrush, or Answer the public. These keyword tools will provide you with the specific topics people are searching for, the number of searches every month, and the keyword difficulty.
After you have all the songs you need to either interpret or review, you then start listening to the songs, create great content and publish it. The next obvious question is how can I make money with this?
You make money by either placing Ads on the site or using affiliate offers. With the Ads, use either Google AdSense or Ezoic depending on the number of monthly page views you have. Also, are dozens of sites you can affiliate with to provide assistance to your audience.
You can use sites like Digistore24 or Clickbank to recommend affiliate offers related to the music or songs. Some of these affiliate offers pay up to $20 per sale. This can add up really quickly. If you get one sale a day, you will be making about $600.00 a month easy.
Start A YouTube Channel Reviewing and Interpreting Songs
Similarly, instead of a blog, you can start a YouTube Channel based on these songs.
Starting a blog means buying a domain name and hosting it at a cost. However, with a YouTube channel, you won’t incur such costs. All you will need is a microphone and camera to film your videos.
There are hundreds of YouTube Channels reviewing and interpreting the meaning of songs and making thousands of dollars every month.
To begin, first, find the keywords using any keyword tool you prefer. Some are free but some will cost you some money every month. After that, using the keyword, structure your content around those ideas. Google will place Ads on your videos after which you will start making money. You can also apply for affiliate offers and promote them through those videos.
Start A Blog Reviewing Different Bands
Another strategy is reviewing different brands and their songs.
There are a lot of different bands out there. There are indie bands which include indie rock bands, indie folk bands, Korean indie bands, etc. In addition, there are also country song bands and Christian bands as well.
Just like with the song meanings, your search for the keywords with the help of a keyword tool. Do a good job at creating impressive articles around those bands’ keywords and insert Ads and Affiliate offers into your content.
Start A Blog Reviewing the Best and Worst Musicians
People are always constantly searching for musicians based on their interests. This gives you the opportunity to create two different types of content.
First, you can either create a blog on the best musicians out there. Yes, people search for these kinds of words online. This can be in any kind of genre. They can be Christian, country, Hip-Hop, Jazz, etc. you name it. And as usual, you use those keywords to create and structure your articles and place either Ads or Affiliate offers on them.
Second, you can also create content specifically around the worst musicians and use those kinds of keywords to structure your website. Because music is a very expensive word in google’s eyes and people are constantly advertising, you will be making money in no time.
Start A How To Play Blog Or YouTube Channel
If you are an expert at any instrument and you know how to play songs people like, then you can use this strategy to build a blog or YouTube Channel.
Do the research, and find the songs people are looking for that create how-to articles or videos showing people how to play the different songs they love. Millions of people search on google every minute for how to play songs by musicians such as Adele, Justin Bieber, and Michael Jackson. Do that and you can make money listening and playing songs.
In addition, you can teach people specifically how to play instruments such as the piano, guitar, etc., and use affiliate offers to provide expert lessons on those topics and commissions when they purchase those services. Google AdSense or Ezoic are other options to make this work.
Refer People to Find Royalty Free Music for Their Music Productions Using Your Blog or YouTube Channel
Music producers, YouTubers, etc. are constantly searching for royalty-free music to put into their videos.
With this in mind, build a blog or YouTube Channel, curate the various places to find these free resources, and place Ads and other Affiliate offers on them.
Thousands of sites do this. They apply for offers from sites such as Shutterstock and iStock, review the sites, place the offers on their site, and with every sign up they make a commission.
To make this strategy increasingly successful, combine the blog and the YouTube Channel. Remember, the more traffic you have, the higher your chances of making more money.
Start A Meditation YouTube Channel
This strategy works well because millions of people browse online for meditation songs, seeking to relax and unwind.
First, build a list of keywords around the topic of mediation. Then, use those ideas to create videos and upload them to your channel.
Thousands of searches every month for these key terms on Google and YouTube are registered by keyword tools like the one above.
Also, you can use Amazon Affiliates to recommend meditation books to your audience and make commissions when they purchase products through your links.