How to Make Better Money with your Music

Article by: Valerie Carricato, Philip Garcia, Alessa Ray
VQS Advice Blog | Cover Image by Andrea Piacquadio

How can you increase that side-money and turn it into your full-time income?

The internet is the most highly recognized and utilized public space in the world. By having an online store, you will grow your brand’s visibility and create a flow of side-money, or make a living!

Here are our top 5 tips to increase your merch sales.

1. Winning Great Feedback

Everyone loves social media! Start rewarding their behavior when they share your content.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Give them coupons for product ratings.
  • A free coaching session for tagging you on social media.
  • Give them a shoutout for featuring or reviewing.

Remember to be generous to your audience. They love being appreciated (or spoiled 👀 )

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2. De-Clutter Your Audience’s Mind


If you have too much content or products in your store, your audience will be confused. How is that affecting your sales now?

Promote your newest or best product and highlight it.

Focus on your strengths.

Eliminate unnecessary components to the checkout process, and make it user-friendly. People will save time and money. The world will be a happier and less cluttered place 🤗.

3. How to Become The Obsession

First impressions are everything!

Make sure your website loads fast and the words and images are SEO friendly. Even better you can find an amazing freelancer on Fiverr or Upwork to help you take your website to the next level.

How easy are you making it?

You just need one click to sell your product. Hint: have you heard about Amazon?

4. Relationships vs Transactions

How Do You Want to be Remembered?

Here are some ideas to keep your audience engaged:

  • Send a followup email with Mailchimp
  • Host a giveaway or coupon
  • Create a podcast or be a guest on ours!
  • Offer them a “Buy One Get One Free” deal
  • Sell gift cards!


Congrats on making it this far! How will you use these tools to increase your online sales? We’d love to know which worked the best for you!

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