Do you any of you enjoy music or play an instrument? I can guarantee that a few of you raised your hand. I’m a big music fan myself. I enjoy several different genres. Did you know that there are side hustles out there for music lovers? In today’s post, I will be going over five side hustles that music lovers can try.
Work at a Music Festival
Spring marks the beginning of festival season. In most cities, you will see an increase in outside events. Depending on where you live, your city could have several music festivals or concerts that you could work at. Some of the jobs that you could apply to are ticket takers, concessions, customer service, and ushers. Not only can you make money doing this side hustle, but you can also get a chance to listen to some good music.
Manage an Artist
The next side hustle on the list is to manage an artist. The amount of pay that you can get from this hustle depends on several factors. First off your artist was to have some talent. If he or she sucks, nobody will listen to them. You won’t make any money that way. Your artist also has to have a good work ethic. Making a couple of songs each year will not cut it. If the artists that you are managing do something like that, it’s time to let them go. They aren’t hungry enough. There are plenty of starving artists out there that will put in the work.
Start a Soundcloud Page
Starting a Soundcloud page is the third side hustle on the list. You may be wondering what the heck Soundcloud is. It is an online music distribution platform. People can upload music or podcasts on the site. As of 2015, Soundcloud had over 200 million unique monthly listeners. That’s a lot of traffic. If you create a Soundcloud page for or your artist, you can start making money via ads. If you’re really good, you may get discovered by someone famous.
People are killing it on YouTube. Some of them are making millions. Consider making a YouTube page to help spread your artist’s music. Make sure that the audio is good and that your videos are nice. You can get paid with ads and possibly sponsorships with Google. The money doesn’t come automatically. Your artist has to make good music and be consistent. You also have to post regular videos on the YouTube channel. Once you do that, your following will build up. Once that happens, the opportunities are endless.
Enter Amateur Music Shows
The final side hustle on the list is to join an amateur music show. From time to time different bars or places may host an amateur music night. They will showcase various artists throughout the evening. Whoever does the best gets a cash prize at the end of the night. If you or your artist performs really well, this could be easy money for y’all.
If you’re a music lover, you can see that there are several ways for you to make some extra money. Try one or two of these suggestions and make it happen today.
Some side hustles can be intertwined. If you are a photographer on the side, you can also do some of these. Your artist needs good photos and videos that they can add to their social media profiles. If you have a camera, you could take those pictures or videos for different people. If not, I’m sure that you can find a nice photographer that won’t charge you an arm and a leg. The opportunities are out there if you look hard enough.