There Is a big secrete having a music site here in Nigeria but am not really saying you should focus on Nigerians alone but in Nigeria people love music, our tradition is blessed with music and if am not mistaken not less than 50 tracks are being released in the gospel niche daily.
Blogging is not easy but if you have the passion and the finance you can overcome it stress and frustration, if you ask me why did I create a new music site? Then my answer is should be a question too which is “why do you blog” but let me just go straight to the point…. My main reason why I open this new Gospel music download site is because…
The music niche has much funding but the end is very great let’s say for example Solomon Lange or wizkid contact you for a music promotion on your site, do you know that even if they give you 100,000 naira to promote their music you will still make x2 of that with your AdSense on the site??
Secondly my friends who know, me as a blogger will say zealmat I want you to promote my song for me but the issue is no one understand that blogging has different niche which am not supposed to be posting music on a technology niche.
Thirdly I always believe in niche blogging because I fetch me more money than a multi niche blog. The reason why I love niche blogging is that your readers will keep coming because they believe they are coming to meet same tech or music related topic on the site which is important as a responsible blogger
Having a music site is nice but how do you manage it? First you need to devote at least 20% of your time daily to work on your site and make sure your visitors keep coming. Try to start with free promotion then make sure when replying customers messages try to do it in a professional way e.g.
“Hello thank you for contacting primessong.com Nigeria best online music portal for instant download and live streaming we are here to serve you better please tell us what you will like us to do for you and if you want to know services we render then checked them below
Advert placement on our site
Youtube video promotion and many more
Please select and give us a reply and if the service you want is not listed please tell us for our team to review thanks.”
A music blog is a unique niche first I started my music niche on blogger but it was not good idea because I wanted to make things look professional so I swapped to WordPress now let me show you how to get a started getting your hosting plan and domain name.
How to Buy Domain Name and Hosting
Now you need to choose a good web hosting company either Godaddy
, or many more….. But my tutorial is going to be on namecheap and please don’t use any type of web hosting company to host your music site please to avoid story that touch I have tested and seen but if you want to buy domain you I will advise you buy from a different web hosting company and your host from a different one too.
website then you need to search for your domain name then if available you will see a green text saying…
“Congratulations! mymusicsite.com is available!”
Just choose the domain year you want to pay for a start and then click on “Order Now”
Now on the Domains Configuration page click on [No Hosting! Click to Add] then select what type of plan you want to purchase. For me I will advise you buy
Ultimate plan … remember
This plan is under the shared hosting section
A music site requires a large storage space and also bandwidth because whenever you are promoting, your promoters are also sharing and that will require unlimited bandwidth so select the unlimited plan on namecheap.
Unlimited SSD-Accelerated Disk space
Upto 50 website
It cost $29.88 for the first year only click that small button labelled Add to Cart.
Now click on the button which you believe is suitable for you”
· I want to get a FREE .website domain
· Purchase a new domain
· Use a domain I own with Namecheap
· Use a domain I own from another registrar
To cut it short this is how it goes
Checkout or payment
Now after payment you will receive a confirmation massage, your hosting details then proceed to you cpanel or for less stress just submit a ticket to namecheap for assistance in installing your WordPress and the rest.
Now after that you will be given a username and password to login to you site.
Music Site Design/Theme
When getting a theme for your site you need to get a light theme because your site is going to be filled with different plugin so to main the speed of your site then try to get a good theme either paid or free.
Top list based on performance in 2017:
· Genesis Theme
Importance of Installing an Mp3 and Mp4 tag
The main purpose for the Mp3 tag for wordpress and Mp4
tag is to help reduce expenses when you get audios and videos for your blog this can be done through copying the download link from any site then you will fill a form on the Mp3 and Mp4 tag
page then click upload.
After clicking on upload you will be giving a refined link not the one you copied. Also during this process you can change the name of the author, producer, song title and also the album image.
After this process that music will automatically be moved to your own file manager and also it will be there forever.
Note: Installation process should be exhibited by someone who is a professional or contact me for that for a little token (08170131671)
List of plugins you need for you Music site
· CUE Audio player
· Easy Media DownloadEasy – Media Download is a free download manager for WordPress. It gives your users the ability to download digital media files from your website. The plugin is lightweight and makes downloading easier.
· WP Favorite Posts
Wp-favorite-posts, reading list, post list, post lists, lists Requires at least: 3.5 Tested up to: 4.4.2 Stable tag: 1.6.6 Allows visitors to add fav …
· Theme My Login
Themes the WordPress login pages according to your theme.
· WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More
The ultimate infinite scroll and lazy load solution for your WordPress powered website.
· Facebook like box
Facebook like box (Facebook page plugin) is WordPress plugin that allows you to include Facebook page plugin anywhere on website.
Favorites for any post type. Easily add favoriting/liking, wishlists, or any other similar functionality using…
Plyr.io HTML5 video player.
· User Submitted Posts
Easily submit posts and images from the front-end of your site.
Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can also easily add a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page.
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
Enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed.
· Lazy Load
Lazy load images to improve page load times and server bandwidth. Images are loaded only when visible to the user.
· W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content …
How to Promote this Music Blog
First let’s discuss the meaning of Promotion
Promotions refer to the entire set of activities, which communicate the product, brand or service to the user. The idea is to make people aware, attract and induce to buy the product, in preference over others…
The music niche needs more promotion than another niche because most artists love seeing their album online. Your promotion should first start with boosting your page know your audience and also giving free space for free promotion for the first time on your site then the next promotion you can start charging then per music promotion. For you to promote you need to sit down and search for good social network that will give you good result like never before
ü Facebook Page for businesses and brands
But I use Facebook most because that id the world largest social network recently I promoted a post for just $3 and it result was very cool and if you understand your visitors then get set to enjoy them better.
Knowing your competitor
If your competitor is having 20K likes on Facebook then your aim should be 50K and I don’t mean you should buy a page, set a budget and then make sure you run it well target good geo graphical locations were you know music is their hobby.
Not only Facebook we have other social networks that can also boost up your social signal most especially twitter because most times when you write about any celebrity on twitter and his or her name is been included in that link shared then get ready for a retweet which will increase your traffic and earnings.
Lastly before I will love to say you need to sit down and write down the limit you want to see your website grow up to. You should not just create it and abandon it tomorrow. Also try to get a good domain name for your site that can be easy to pronounce or visit by your visitors.
Reasons why you need Unlimited hosting for your music blog is because the Unlimited hosting for power users it has speed, reliability and no storage limits for the neediest of websites such as music or data websites.
BE READY BEFORE YOU START