Using Twitter to sell beats is one of the best ways you can reach out to potential buyers. You could sell privately through direct messages and tweets to one another, or you could simply use Twitter to promote your myFlashStore page.
Whatever method you choose, Twitter is a great tool to use. Most people don’t realize how powerful social networks can be for communicating with others, so here are 3 tips for helping you sell more beats on Twitter.
1. The Tweet Box Is Now At Top Where It Should Be
When Twitter showed everyone what they did with the tweet box by putting it at the very top of the home page, a lot of people were actually turned off. I think it’s a great change.
To some it may not seem like a big deal, but when you want to get a quick tweet out, it helps since it’s right there in front of you so you don’t have to click on the upper right tweet button.
The reason why Twitter put this tweet box at the top center is because they want you to feel like you’re more involved in the conversations in your timeline. What you don’t want to do, however, is post a bunch of tweets consecutively, as it will clog up your followers’ timelines. Just use it as a much more convenient way of tweeting, and soon you will start to see your notifications tab light up!
2. Pin Your Tweets To Promote Your Beats
This feature is really overlooked. When you tweet a post, it shows up in your page’s timeline. Simple. But you can also go to any of your tweets and pin it to the top of your page!
To pin a tweet, just mouse over any of your tweets and click on the three dots. A drop down menu will appear, then click on “pin to your profile page”.
Why would you want to pin a tweet to your page? It’s simple: to sell more beats.
The first thing you need to remember is that you can only pin one tweet. Twitter put this feature in place so that you can use it as sort of like a way to show people what your page is about. This is why you can use this to let them know about your beats.
What you will need is a really good picture. It could be of your face, your studio, your logo, or something that related to you and your music. Make sure it looks good and stands out because it’s the first thing people will see when they check out your timeline.
Of course, the first thing visitors see when they visit your profile page is your big Twitter background at the top, then your logo on the left, but that’s probably changing. I’m saying this because it’s the same as banner advertisements on websites; people’s eyes are trained not to look at the ads anymore. So when someone goes to your page, their eyes will probably navigate to your timeline first.
Once you have a really good picture, attach it to your tweet and then post something about your beats. You could say you’re having a sale on your beats, or even just mention your website. My advice is that you use this pinned tweet as a way to promote a website where you have your beats – like your myFlashStore page.
So your tweet could be something like, “I only produce banging beats – check them out”. Then have your link and picture. That’s it. It’s quick, simple, and to the point.
3. Search For Hashtags And Network
This is one of the easiest ways to network with other people on Twitter, and all you have to do is search for certain hashtags.
Let’s say for example that you’re looking to collaborate with a rapper or even just sell a rapper some beats. You need to do a bit of research first. Search for something such as #hiphop or #hiphopmusic or even #lyrical. You will have to try different words to see what results you get, but those are pretty good.
Once you get results from a certain hashtag, check out that person’s tweets and see what they’re posting. Do not just blindly send messages to random rappers offering your beats. What you want to do here is build a relationship and network with them. Once you find a rapper you like, then you can either tweet @ them, or follow them then tweet @ them, asking them to follow you back so you can send each other direct messages. (Twitter only allows you to direct message someone if you’re both following each other.)
Hashtags can be used for many other things, such as just retweeting or replying to someone that has the same interests as you. The more you do it, the more you will build up a reputation of someone in that particular circle. You could be the person that everyone turns to when it comes to the #beats hashtag, for example.