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Save Time on Social Media: 5 Kinds of Images You Can Pre-Plan for Your Instagram

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I have spent a lot of time on this blog writing about how pre-planning or scheduling your social media posts is perhaps the best way to ensure you always have a steady flow of content, which can keep you on top of people’s minds and even gain you new fans in this socially focused world. It’s incredibly easy on Twitter, where there are dozens of applications that allow you to actually schedule messages to go out on specific times at certain days, but Instagram is a bit trickier.

3 Times You Need to Use a Hashtag as a Musician

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I have written extensively on the Sonicbids blog about how important social media is for musicians at all points in their careers, highlighting the fact that it is especially necessary for those who are on the way up. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a handful of others are how you, as an artist, keep in touch with those who support you and pay your bills, so please don't discount them.

One unfortunate truth I come across quite a bit when I browse those online social hubs is that many people don’t quite comprehend hashtags, though they have some vague understanding that they're important. It’s perfectly fine to not be a social media expert, but if you’re going to be using hashtags at all on your posts (which you should), you should know when to use them and how.

YouTube for Musicians: 'How Is All the $$ Made?'

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This article originally appeared on the DIY Musician Blog.

 

So, what is YouTube monetization? Monetization on YouTube is the process by which original content makes, you guessed it, money. 

The Argument for Longform Content on YouTube

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Over the years, attention spans have been whittled down, and every industry has been forced to find a way to keep people watching, reading, listening, or otherwise hooked. As a result, a lot of content has become shorter.

At the same time, a few people have learned how to make longer length content work for them, because not everything needs to become more compacted. You can learn a thing or two from them, and you should consider dabbling in longer content from time to time.

The best place to experiment is on your YouTube channel. If you're used to posting short videos or snippets, thinking your fans only want 30 seconds of you at a time, here are three great reasons to post a longer video ASAP.

Get More Newsletter Subscribers With These 3 Opt-ins (That Aren’t Free Downloads)

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Ever feel like your email list is growing at a snail’s pace? Are you getting people to sign up, but they’re unsubscribing just as fast?

The trick to a healthy, engaged, and growing email list is to clearly identify your ideal audience and provide them with quality content. Keep in mind, it doesn’t always have to be about your music. Allow fans to get to know and love all sides of you, not just your music side. Chances are those fans share similar passions as you, so expand on that.

Once you’ve decided what content you want to share with your subscribers, give them a reason to join.