Compared to our previous generation, making money using your talent in music isn't as difficult as today. Promoting your brand as a music instructor and reaching out to your target customers has been made conveniently possible through the use of internet. In fact, there are several ways you can make money using your musical skills from the comfort of your home but still make a decent living through your career as a music instructor.
It’s also not new to many of us that the internet has made a fortune to people who invested a lot of their time building their career online, so it’s not impossible for you to do the same. You shouldn't hesitate to start making a living as a viola instructor
. Aside from the fact that you can teach online, here are some other tips that you can try as a starter.
Create a Series of Online Video Lessons
Videos is the quickest and easiest way to teach an instrument to anyone. Be it a beginner or intermediate, videos are easier to follow than contextual guides you usually read in textbooks. You can start a series of videos designed for viola
students and upload it on Youtube, Vimeo or even Facebook.
To monetize video lessons, you can place ads on those videos which can become your passive income in the long run. Alternatively, you can encourage your viewers to subscribe to your videos for an exclusive access to more of your video lessons.
Offer a One-on-One Session
Another option you can do to monetize your service as a viola teacher is to offer a one-on-one session. To get students who will enroll in this program, you can share your program on social media as it is the quickest and cheapest way to spread the word out to the public.
What you can do as a strategy in targeting your audience is to narrow or limit the audience who can actually see your promotion on social media like Facebook. On Facebook, you can design your promotion for a specific persona such as women with 15-20 years of age, living in Manchester and who has an interest in playing the violin.
By doing this particular persona targeting, you can filter out by default the people who are not interested in your program and therefore will not cost your promotion on Facebook.
Sell Physical Products Online
If you are confident with your talent and skill as a violist, you can also make money by selling your creation rather than teaching. You can record yourself on CD playing a violin and sell it on Etsy, Amazon or even create your own website where you can exclusively promote your product.
Create an Online Portfolio
our product and your lessons might be your best option to make money online as a musician
. However, you can help bring in some clients by making yourself an online portfolio on your own website. There are individuals that occasionally look for independent musicians for hire online to play in small events like weddings or bars.
To hard sell yourself on your website, you can upload your previous live performances, your achievements, your other career if you’re not a live performer and other convincing factors that you believe to be useful on your online portfolio.
There are a lot more alternatives to make money as a musician or music instructor that the internet has made possible. You just need to find which one will work for you and will make you enough to have a decent living especially if you’re doing it from the comfort of your home.