So it's been a month and 3 weeks since I launched my website (selling music instrumentals), and I need some feedback on where I stand. Here are the numbers so far:
Start Date: 08/08/08
Website: Beats Online | Free Rap Instrumentals | R&B Beats | Open Minds Entertainment
Unique Visitors/day Average: approx. 100
Instrumentals Sold: 30
Profit Earned: $520
Mailing List Subscribers: 205
I am pretty satisfied so far and I am optimistic in the potential of the site, but my reason for this post is to emphasize my marketing inconsistency.
I know the basics about what it takes to market a product. I've optimized the site for my keywords, set up a blog (The Beat Talk) and submitted my articles at ezine, have been adding friends on social networking sites, have a nice little mailing list going, have submitted videos to all the sites etc.....but I honestly hate marketing. I look at it as a chore...drudgery. It depresses me and takes away from my time making music. Not to mention the fact that my mood changes a lot, and I will be greatly optimistic one minute and depressed the next.
I guess what I'm asking here is....who should I turn to to outsource some of my marketing? Is setting up an affiliate campaign a reasonable option in my niche? How about joint ventures....would anyone be interested?