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Don’t you wish you could turn your music production hobby into a source of income? Maybe you don’t need a full-time income but at the very least you may want some help paying for that new piece of gear you’ve been eyeballing!

Well, the good news is YOU CAN! I want to take some time right now to teach you how.

In this episode of the TechMuze Podcast I lay down the foundation for how you can use the web and the various web 2.0 services out there to insert yourself into the places where your potential fans and clients are already hanging out. We discuss the appropriate way to interact with these folks to cause them to WANT to do business with you.

The most important thing you need to do TODAY is to set up a website on your own domain to act as the hub of your online presence. If you don’t already have your own website (for your band or studio or anything else you may be doing) you are missing the boat!!!

If you want to learn more about how you can take full advantage of  this new Music Economy, I strongly recommend you check out my buddy Greg Rollett. He has put together an awesome tutorial series covering everything you need to know about building a responsive fan list, driving traffic to your bands website, how to sell your music easily and much more! Check it out HERE!

Here are some links to the services I recommend to establish your own web presence and begin collecting a list of potential customers that you can build a relationship with and ultimately make money from:

BlueHost – This is where you can register you very own domain name and also host your website. This is the service I use and highly recommend. You can register your domain for only $10/year and hosting is only $6/month!

Click Here To Sign Up At BlueHost (note: signing up with BlueHost through this link will also help support the TechMuze Podcast!)

WordPress – This is the simplest, most powerful way to build your own website even if you don’t know a thing about html or programming! Oh, and it’s FREE!

MailChimp – This is where the gold is found! You want to start building a list of fans and prospects from DAY 1! People who opt in to your email list are basically raising their hand and saying”Yes, I want to hear from you”. This is how you can begin building a trusting relationship with you fans and potential clients.

Youtube – Do I really need to explain? We use sites like YouTube and the other Web 2.0 sites as a way to provide value to our audience.

FaceBook – Set up a FaceBook page for your business needs. Don’t use your personal profile as Facebook encourages pages for business.

Twitter – This is another great way to reach out to thousands of people who may be very interested in what you have to offer. Also, you can find and follow all of the people YOU are interested in. If you’re not already on Twitter, What are you waiting for? It’s FREE!

This is just a short list of some of the things you NEED to do to make yourself known amongst the people who might be happy to do business with you if only they knew who you were.

Let me know what you think! Leave a comment under this post.

We’ll talk soon,

Dezz

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