Hi, I’m Janie and this is how I found 5 ways to create a passive income online for musicians that can help you do the same.
As a musician, performer and teacher, I have only so much time I can trade for money and I miss playing just for me or giving concerts with the music I choose.
In 24 hours you can only do so much, how should I pay my debts? Mortgage, instrument, car…. would I have to eat pasta without sauce till the end to save money?
Can’t do that as a pro musician, you need to eat well and shouldn’t play for free. It’s against our profession which is to play the music people pay to hear or pay to learn.
So where could I learn to rise the value of my time?
Still doing what I love, just only the parts I love most about it, and being paid adequately?
I would need at least one new skill set. Learn how to sell my art. Yes, my friends, we can’t depend on agencies anymore who, if all turns out for the better, make a lot of money with you and pay you close to nothing. It’s for the glory.
First thing we need to value ourselves a lot more and learn to sell our art without selling our soul.
More about me and why I’m wanting to help others out in my article —–>life design for musicians.
Why should a musician want to create passive income online?
When they told me this joke it really got to me.
It was meant to be fun, and maybe it is, but for me it was the last drop:
The dogs of an engineer, an architect and a musician are separated. To each of them a bowl with different kinds of fodder was served.
The engineer’s dog looked at the consistency, separated the bigger from the smaller, the stronger smelling further away. The more liquid was the first to go into its stomach.
The architect’s dog put all the pieces together and built some nice heaps with a lake next to it. When the third fell down, it ate up the crashed parts and tried again.
The musician’s dog devoured everything as soon as the bowl touched the ground. Without taking a breath it asked:” When do we get payed?”
It makes me laugh now!
But certainly not back then as it was the precise description of a freelance musician’s worth ethic.
I didn’t want to be part of that anymore and am truly sorry for those who are living in this unbearable situation trying to make it as a musician.
That brings us back to the question: How can I be paid more for less time and rise my value as a musician?
Passive income opportunities for musicians
Passive income creation online is possible for every one.
Musicians, however generally add two ingredients that not everybody provides:
Passion and knowledge.
Those two are crucial and make it that easier for a musician to create a passive income online.
So to whom do we bring our passion and knowledge?
The answer is the online world. There are more than 4 billion people connected spread out to every time zone and situation. There are so many people looking for information that we have already learned during our training as a musician.
So why shouldn’t I share those tips and tricks and earn a living from it? Why shouldn’t I advise buying one gadget rather than another, one instrument rather than another? I have tried so many, I know and have an opinion that can certainly help others.
I found out a way of practicing that is effective and not too time-consuming and could share how I got there. Or help others find their own practice strategy earlier than I did.
But certainly we musicians have another advantage:
We are used to performing. Why wouldn’t we use that?
We can make a video series and upload it to YouTube to raise awareness that we exist. We can make very short live videos on social media inviting to our concerts, courses or masterclasses. Those courses and masterclasses could also be recorded online and maybe accessible up to a certain point for free, then we add a fee.
This way we would just need to keep the awareness alive and the courses, music, e-books or whatever we created will work for us in an automated way.
Now and then we would get a notice that someone has bought something or commented on something.
We would finally have the time and money to organize the concerts and performances of our dreams.
Offline an online performance will enhance each other!
So here they come – 5 ways of creating passive income online for musicians!
1) YouTube channel and Facebook page for musicians
So many aspects to our world that we might not be aware of, but that when you told someone who yet has to get where you are, become inestimable in value.
Again, I thought, making a video course on YouTube or with a sales funnel and just doing the same thing I have seen others succeed with, that could be a beginning. But I wouldn’t want to do that for fun, I would want to go all in and do it professionally. So I’d need training.
First thing is watch other s do it. You will quickly realize that all they say, you could have said. I also thought that some flutists in my case, where not really playing that well. If they can do it, I can definitely do it.
What would it take to get out of my comfort zone and start shooting videos?
Putting up a Facebook page and looking into Facebook ads to sell my music, books, gadgets, concert tickets or whatever. Come and have a look around at mine
This is possible, but can only get you so far. You will need to create a huge audience and continue to grow. Regular posting and interesting your subscribers.
After a certain number of views and subscribers, YouTube will propose to put ads in your videos and pay you for that.
Maybe a huge brand becomes aware of your existence and might propose you to do reviews for them.
Too many maybes and odds for me.
I went looking on.
2) Website Design for musicians and email marketing
Again, as musicians we have an eye for artistic style and we could use that to create a beautiful website that invites to engagement and connection. Thinking of that, I loved the idea of a window onto the house that I had been dreaming of as a kid.
A huge Villa with keys for all my musician friends.
Every time I got home, I wouldn’t know whom I would meet, who came by, who will play or discuss something with me, leave me a gift to make the open house even more comfy and take some of my advice in return.
I would leave give the key to every one who was generous and open and always learning. So we could all grow together.
This dream has become true thanks to the internet. I can build the Villa and give the key directly to my friends or wait till google navigation sends new friends to my doorstep.
The Villa is obviously my website. This is another way of investment. A website needs time to grow and to become an authority site. Content production won’t be a problem as we are musicians and can create posts about a lot of things as well as add videos and photos.
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My own website is a blog and I continue to fill it with what I hope is valuable content and will help more and more flutists and other musicians. The next step is to create a newsletter that sends the content directly via mail to my subscribers. If you are curious, I’d be more than happy to offer you a peek at
I will then create an email list which I can use to send invitations to concerts, courses, masterclasses.
Or I could have a second set of emails to whom I would promote flutes, accessories, textbooks, e-books, videos and audio files that I create or promote as in:
3) Affiliate marketing on your website – learn affiliate marketing for free
This is the way I chose for now! Affiliate marketing. It means that you review products and put links for their purchase on your website which will be linked back to you in case your reader buys. You will earn a commission. The buyer will not pay more.
To learn about Affiliate Marketing have a look at my article —–> here.
You simply provide them with inside information about the features and why something is good or for whom it could work.
This is extremely valuable and many people do not have other access but your professional help to understand what a product is all about. But I had no clue on how to do that so I did a search on google. And another. And another.
This is how I found a lot of people talking about Wealthy Affiliate online.
How their teaching and training was amazing and how you would earn while you learn. I thought that that sounded interesting and asked questions. It turned out that the first month was for free, no credit card necessary.
So I thought it was worth a try, after all I was still that musician’s dog!
Hungry for more.
I decided to take in as much as I could and ask for more if I got that far!!
What can I say?
I was a complete illiterate concerning the online
After one week I had a website up and running and posts indexed.
After one month, two posts were ranking on google’s first page.
That means that people would find me if they were looking for what my articles were about.
4) Google Ads on your website
It seems incredible to me now, but in just a month I discovered how to be of value to people online,
how to be found by them to help them and how to start making some revenue. The training continued and when I finished I had a lot of precious content on my very own website, brand and domain. A month
earlier I didn’t even know what those therms meant.
Now I’m a keyword pro who finds out what musicians, flutists in my case and to be precise, are looking for online and I know how to research and give the answers.
But this is only the beginning, the training never stops and I can listen to webinars by leading trainers on as many topics I could ever imagine. There is no end to it, and I became passionate about it.
As with YouTube, when your site becomes popular you can let google put ads on it and be paid for that.
But as mine is for now my home and villa, I will put only the direct links to products that I myself have bought, use and am happy about. The reason is:
5) Treat your website like real-estate and trade it
When your website turns into a villa it rises like real-estate and you can sell it after some years of hard work worth a little apartment or even a real villa. You need to put it on solid foundations, work on it and live it. It’s value rises and you have nearly no maintenance costs, neither do you need buying expensive tools or invest a lot of money.
Just time, knowledge and passion.
I wanted to build my dream villa just with passion and knowledge. That’s what I did and continue to do. It is an incredibly satisfying and free feeling and it grows with my real-estate online.
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5 Ways to create a passive income online for musicians
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