Looking to increase your merchandise sales? In one of my previous posts, I talked about how merchandise can be a nice source of revenue for many artists. Before I get to the details of how to sell merchandise, I need to clarify one thing though: Most of your merchandise sales are going to be in your concerts. Unfortunately, websites and Facebook sales do happen, but they are sporadic and not a very reliable way of revenue. So instead of putting your merchandise on your website and waiting for something to happen, focusing on your concert merchandise game will help you make so much more money!
One of the most difficult parts about preparing your artist portfolio is writing a biography. It looks like a very simple task, but in reality it is so easy to write a boring bio without getting notice past the first two sentences. You want to keep it simple, yet provide details; you want to tell them your story, yet not like you’re writing a book, you want to stand out; yet you have to sound professional.
One of the biggest mysteries of being an independent artist is getting endorsements. The good news is that now is a great time for getting endorsements for indie artists, as in the past, endorsements would usually be reserved for stars with lucrative record label deals. In today’s music world endorsements are key when it comes for artists to support themselves. It might be not only an extra source of revenue, but also in the form of equipment support as well. In this blog post, I would like to get into 5 steps of getting endorsements for independent artists.