Once upon a time, the only available career options for music lovers was to become a singer, songwriter or a musician, but now, the choices are unlimited. So, if you’re musically talented in one way or other; you might not be the one who sings melodious, play an instrument like a pro or write better songs, but music is your passion and you understand it well, you already have the potential to make a great entrepreneur.
All you have to do is discover the right thing for you, and you are all set to become a successful music-entrepreneur. There are plenty of potential business opportunities for music lovers that let you showcase your musical talents, however, this article will discuss how a music review website can prove to be an awesome business opportunity for music lovers.
Well, in order to setup a music review website, you do not necessarily be a techie; a quick research on creating a website using WordPress can help you set up a good website in short time. What matters most is to identify a business model, i.e. how you are going to make money with your music review website.
Let’s discuss the options to monetize your music review website, so you can ensure a regular income from the venture.
1- Selling ads; if you have a good understanding of music, writing about music should not be a big deal. Yes, you might not be able to write like a pro, but being a blogger, it’s more important to speak your heart out, rather than taking care of a magazine quality grammar & punctuation. A music review blog can sell advertisements using Google Ads, BuySellAds & various other similar networks, or sell direct advertisements through your website using “Advertise Here” option.
2- Review musical equipment; a majority of music enthusiast refer to online information before buying a musical instrument, so helping them with such information can be a great way to attract more targeted traffic to your website. Join an affiliate program, review their products on your website and make money whenever someone purchases a product using your affiliate link. It can be a lucrative business opportunity, but you need to focus on quality, i.e. make sure you do awesome product reviews. I loved the way guitar-heroes.com educates potential guitar buyers.
3- Create a weekly music podcast; since the target market of a music review website cannot be entertained with all-text content, you must be creative with your content. Making a podcast is a great way, not just to keep your audience more engaged, but also to give you another revenue stream. You can make some massive profits from podcasts when they take off, so, educate yourself on how to create highly effective podcasts. Focus on a theme or subject matter in each of your shows; rather than taking a generic subject, go for a niche market.
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As a fact of the matter, reviewing music doesn’t necessarily require one to have exceptional musical talent. But having that understanding is a must! If you know a great deal about new music, you love to explore little details about instruments and music equipment and are enthusiastic to become an entrepreneur, this is your opportunity. Gaining an online following is an easy way to make a sustainable income for yourself, so create your very own online publication and grow it with your musical understanding. Profit is guaranteed, and moreover, if your publication gets large enough, you can sell it to a media group as well!