Being an independent artist is, as we all know, a costly endeavor. Musicians will almost certainly spend thousands of dollars before seeing a profit. That is why, at Viral Media Boost, we are continuously on the lookout for new ways for indie artists to supplement their income.
Consider these three side hustles to help bring in some extra money that can go towards funding your dreams.
Offer Music Lessons
Do you play an instrument? If so, then teaching others how to play it could be a great way to make money. If you are a guitarist with years of expertise with the instrument, you can offer private lessons to those who want to learn or sharpen their skills. You can even provide group lessons by reserving a room at your local library or rec center and getting people to sign up via Eventbrite.
Become a Songwriter
Websites such as Fiverr make it incredibly easy to post your creative services and get clients. Songwriting services are one of the most popular searches on the website among musicians and producers. Writing for other artists who don't have the time or are battling writer's block can bring you in some quick and easy cash.
Become a Wedding Performer or DJ
Weddings are a fantastic way for artists to make money. Wedding singers can make between $300 to $450 in a night, while DJs can earn even more, from $300 and $10,000 per hour. You'll need to do a little bit of marketing to land your first wedding. This includes printing business cards and promoting these services on social media and booking websites. Also, if you are considering DJing at weddings, you'll need to ensure you have the appropriate equipment that can be easily transported and set up.
As an artist, funds can run dry fairly swiftly. Consider any of these income streams to increase your money flow. You may be able to fund your next mixtape or studio session.
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