Are you an independent hip hop artist wanting to promote yourself on the Internet?
Online, people are not going to be typing your name in the search engines to find you unless your a celebrity who as already made it. You must know how to strategically promote yourself.
Here is how you can attract new fans.
First, build a single page website. This website should be a single page website that serves one pupose, to get people to subscribe to your mailing list or fan club as most sites would call it.
This web page should have a sample of your music. The page should also invite them to join your mailing list to get more samples of your work. 1-3 Full-length songs.
Once they get on your mailing list, you can offer to sell them your full album at a discount. Make it a one-time-offer that is automatically presented new subscribers right after they opt-in to your mailing list.
You should have an autoresponder mailing list in place that sends out a sequence of follow-up messages, so that your fans don't forget who you are. You can simply share some background information with them, and other personal information that you don't mind revealing.
Sharing personal information helps to develop a relationship with your new fans, so that they begin to know, like, and trust you. Every time you release a new album you have an established fan base that you can email.
You can also email them other hip hop related products. Most of your fans will be hip hop artists themselves. There are affiliate programs that pay you commissions to promote their hip hop related products to your fans.
Royalty free hip hop beats and hip hop beat making software are affiliate programs I promote to my mailing lists on a hip hop site I am currently joint venturing with my sister on.
You can also promote hip hop cd's from Amazons affiliate program or some other music site with an affiliate program. Hip Hop clothes, dance videos, and information products, are yet a few other products you can promote.
So above and beyond your own album, you can cash in on your mailing lists passion for everything hip hop.
Once you grow you mailing list large enough, you will be able to generate thousands of dollars with the click of a button just by sending out an email broadcast promoting your new album or a new affiliate product!
With your own hip hop related niche site, you get to follow your passion, and get paid for it. It doesn't get any better than that.