7 Steps to Build a KILLER Beat Selling Website A to Z with WordPress & WooCommerce (A Visual Guide)21 min read

  1. Create your SiteGround account to claim your domain (youbeatstore.com) & your web hosting account to get the party started in few clicks (Be happy as I walk you through it all very easily) Jump to this
  2. Set Up WordPress (SUPER easy) Jump to this
  3. Install a WordPress theme (I got the BEST free theme to sell beats & music with WooCommerce) Jump to this
  4. Customize your newly published website (Hopefully with my instructions you'll get over this step fairly quickly) Jump to this
  5. Install useful plugins (I have some SUPER USEFUL, yet free plugins to show you) Jump to this
  6. Create pages, posts & products (Here you'll watch me build a TOP-NOTCH beat selling website, can't wait to see you at this step) Jump to this
  7. Create a custom home page (I've never seen NO ONE build a better looking beat selling website like I show you in this step) Jump to this

STEP.1

if you're like me, you know that you & your music got what it takes to make ends meet. But you also feel that there's way more to it. And you're DAMN right. But really, everything simply starts by getting set up to build a stunning beat selling machine (website). And so claiming your domain along with a fresh hosting account to lunch your website is what step 1 of this course is about...

STEP.2

It's called WORDPRESS and it's free. And now that you own both a killer domain name and the most intelligent hosting account you're ready to install it, at no cost. Here we bring your beat selling machine to life. This is a short step but yet game changer. The majority of producers pay a monthly subscription to create and run a site like the one you're about to build. But that won't be you. And so installing and setting up WordPress to start building your beat selling beast is what step 2 of this course is about...

STEP.3

OK - so when it comes to beat selling websites it's NOT a matter of how your website looks but more about how easily & quickly artists can browse through your catalog of beats. You know, to find the vibe they're looking for. I write music A-LOT and as a customer myself I found sites like looperman.com and dripchord.com to be just GREAT. That's why I worked out a way to build a website just like the ones just mentioned and best of all at no cost at all. That's what themes and plugins allow you to do and this is exactly what step 3 of this course is all about...

STEP.4

Look - before you launch your site & make it live for artists to find the perfect track for their project you must create 1. few pages, both for legal purposes and user experience, 2. posts to leverage the "internet magic" and 3. a cohesive catalog of beats. Reason I'm telling you this is because I see producers doing the same mistake over & over when it comes to selling beats. Produce the beat, and share it around the web. But now that you have your beat selling beast almost fully set up, you're well able to think deeper than that. And so taking care of all the above is what step 4 is obviously about...

STEP.5

It shouldn't take a revolutionary complex landing page to welcome new artists to your website & make them want to buy, stream or freely download your music from you. In this short little step, I suggest a new approach to showcase your music to artists in need for music. So that they'll have such a friendly experience that even if they won't find the beat they were looking for, they will UNDOUBTEDLY come back for better luck. We'll cover this NOT from the viewpoint of a producer, but from an artist's one. Creating a warm custom homepage is what this step 5 is about...

STEP.6

There is time for everything, and now it's time for what ultimately matters the most. Content. But content is no king at all. It's more the name of the game, personally, you know. Set a sound content publishing strategy from day one, and you got this. Plus, as you produce your music, make room for abstract ways it could: 1. get heard, 2. by whom, and 3. what's for. The internet has no walls, plus, as a steroid advertising machine that it is, loopholes spread all over consistently, obviously. Details about publishing your stuff around are what step 6 of this guide is about...

STEP.7

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.1 Domain & Hosting

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

OK - So, let me introduce you to SiteGround.com. The safest & most reliable hosting service in the world. Not to mention how reasonably priced it is for what it offers. In fact, no matter how safe, reliable and good a service is, it has to be reasonably priced, or very cheep for that matter, to get my approval.

Frankly, I wish someone told me about SiteGround when I made my first beat selling website. But it didn't happen. It's OK I guess though. Thankfully, sometimes in 2015 some random guy on the internet introduced me to it. And I've been a loyal customer & heavy promoting it ever since.

Here's the landing page and by clicking "GET STARTED" you tell SiteGround that you're here to create a WordPress website. By doing so SiteGround automatically sets you up for it. Just do that, and everything is bound to flow easily & quickly.

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The GrowBig plan is SiteGround's best selling plan. And there must be a very good reason for it. I'm not a math genius, but obviously, if  $2 difference allows me to host unlimited website as opposed to just 1 on my hosting account. Count me in!

I've been broke almost 71% of my life so far. I understand you if you feel like saving $2; especially if you're already have a beatstar presence or whatever and just working to pro your game up launching your own platform.

Stay cheerful because you can always upgrade later.

I'm personally addicted to this whole launching new sites in the music niche. As of this writing, I got 2 websites hosted on my SiteGround hosting account: MusicMoneySchool.com + RoyaltyFreeLofiMusic.com. I'm not ready to lunch & host a 3rd.

But when I am, I can simply get the domain, which is going to be typebeatplanet.com and freely add it to my account.

OK - That's the magic of the GrowBig Plan with only $2 price difference. So I go ahead and click "GET PLAN". But again be free to pick what best suits your reason.

By the way, typebeatplanet.com is still available as of this writing...You can steal it away. I'll come up with something else in due time!

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Traditional folks have no idea of the money behind domain names. How can one blame them. It's not a topic taught in school or in church. But I know better, luckily, and I hope you'll too, that is by the time we're done.

Just know that everything starts right here.

See, when you claim your hosting account you basically paying a company to keep your site live on the internet 24/7. The more reliable and safest the company is, the less bumps in the road  you'll encounter managing your website, if any.

But that's not an asset. You don't own anything.

On the other hand, when you claim your domain name your in fact buying a "piece" of the internet. To what shall I compare buying a domain name? What is it like? It's like buying a piece of land  to build a house or harvest.

That's figuratively speaking...

And ss such, picking a good domain matters. It should:

1. somehow state what the site is about, and that's more  for user experience

2. be short and communicate, choosing the appropriate extension (.com, .co.uk, .net etc..) the search engine the country that it targets

Now music, you'll agree, is a universal language and so .com is the extension you'll want to pick. That's to make sure your website will enter google database as a universal website. Creators and artists all around the world will be able to get access to your website.

However, if you wish to restrict your website to only folks in UK you may only buy yourdomainname.co.uk.

Producedby + your producer name is a wildly so-called domain name modifier. So if your producer name is 'freedom' you would go ahead and register producedbyfreedom.com.

That would your first very asset acquisition, and a great one too. Because It clearly states what the site is about, that is production. Plus, it's short and with the .com extension you tell the search engine that the audience it targets it's worldwide.

Beat Selling Site Class #3

Remember the song "Fools Rush In" performed  by the late Frank Sinatra?

That's true in many instances in life. But here, "Fools Hesitate" would  sound much better. You're building your first website, it's not like you're getting married or something.

So if you kinda feel - OK - about the domain you checked availability for. And luckily found it available. Just keep going & roll with it. Get this thing over by tonight. So tomorrow you'll be ready to keep doing what you're doing best.

Because that's what matter the most. Keep supplying artists dope-ass music not ignorantly but smartly, that is forgetting abut beatstar and all that, but through your OWN site, your OWN platform.

And by the way, to make this guide as real & important to me as possible I actually started a brand-new site. I think I mentioned it to you before. And the domain, I intently chose, is Royalty Free LOFI music with .com as extension.

I bough it for $15.95 just as the same. But wait until I rank up 71,000 PageViews to the site on a monthly basis. By that time, the site will be worth somewhere around $25,560.00. That's just with ads revenue in mind.

And I got the skills to make that happen in about 104 weeks. Believe me, as I done it not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 times. And in the process of making it happen yet again...you guessed it, I am using royaltyfreelofimusic.com as case study you can follow to the tea.

Just know that if you follow exactly this guide and never skip a beat, a $15.95  investment for a domain name that it's short and on point, your site, too, will worth that much.

And the domain name it's part integral of the value of the site. You could in fact sell the domain alone and earn a bundle. Facebook Inc. bough facebook.com for $200,000 on August 23, 2005. Businessmen are stubborn by nature and will pay anything for a domain name they desire.

Anyways, when I said that traditional folks are totally unaware of the money behind domain names, that I know better, and that I hope you'll too...well, I hope you now know what a jaw dropping deal you could potentially make with a "whopping" sum of $15.95.

Just make sure it's short, that it gives and idea of what the site offers and that is .com.

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I have a bank account dedicated for online expenses I can easily pass to my accountant when it's that time of the year. Paying the good old taxes. And here I am using that very card. Needless to say that SiteGround is SAFE and RELIABLE and any card would do.

Just follow the image below and that the plan you are choosing is your desired one and that the period is 12 months. That is if you desire to take advantage of the 40% discount to you available. Plus, as for the extra services both domain privacy & SG Site Scanner I suggest you leave alone. You really don't need ay of those.

 

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Beat Selling Site Class #6

As you can see I went through it all and proudly claimed my brand new hosting account to build my beat-selling website.

I chose the GrowBig plan, and by now you should know why. Royaltyfreelofimusic.com is bound to make it big. I know it. Initially, I felt I was going to find the domain taken. But to my surprise I found it available and so I got myself through the check out process quickly.

I am now all ready to get down to business and I am excited to share how I go about bringing it all to life.

As soon as you check out and the image below generates, an e-mail you'll receive. This email contains important pieces of information. Never mind about it for now.

Click "PROCEED TO CUSTOMER AREA" and get to a page that should look not just like the one you see below but the one right after it.

 

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STEP.2 WordPress Set-Up  

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

Few clicks and we're almost there to get yoursite.com afresh, up & live. There are few more clicks and things we must go through before we get to that, though.

Easy stuff.

We'll first set up the site, then install security certificate, plus a service to make the site even safer and faster then we move on to step 3. You stay cheerful, I am walking you  through myself  that, too. For now click "SET UP SITE"

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As you tell SiteGround you're not here to migrate but you're here to set up a new site. Go ahead and choose WordPress as application you'd like to make it happen. I could tell you to choose WooCommerce but I have my reason to tell you...

Click "SELECT" under WordPress in the first lot and next up...

And here you want to simply set log in credentials.

You better choose a strong password and write it off on a piece of paper or something. You'll need this every time to log in to what's known as WordPress Dashboard. It's the behind the scene. We call it the backend of a website. The front end would be what the internet sees.

You'll upload your music through the backend and you customers will access it through the front end. So just make sure you use credentials you use personally and that you feel are safe enough no-one could ever hack.

 

Check your email and you'll see several email from SiteGround.

The one you should open and check the one saying: "VERIFICATION REQUIRED:...".

In it click the link the verification link and  in the next page just go ahead and verify by clinking the big orange button "VERIFY INFORMATION".

Yo, guess who're all set!?!

At this point I am excited to tell you that we're about to set your site up in a way no one in the world would teach you. Usually, if not, mostly, fellas that teach fellas in need how to build a website don't go into sharing ALL there's REALLY to it.

Once they walk you through getting a hosting account along with a domain, plus  the basic set up. They'll show you how to launch it, installing plugins creating pages and call it a wrap. That's not me.

Next up we do must launch the goddamn sucker but right after that we ain't just installing plugins, creating pages and call it a wrap. Keep up and you'll find out in due time, that is less than a time of a modern trap joint 💪  .

In the mean time just click on "MANAGE" and follow me.

Yo, guess who're all set!?!

At this point I am excited to tell you that we're about to set your site up in a way no one in the world would teach you. Usually, if not, mostly, fellas that teach fellas in need how to build a website don't go into sharing ALL there's REALLY to it.

Once they walk you through getting a hosting account along with a domain, plus  the basic set up. They'll show you how to launch it, installing plugins creating pages and call it a wrap. That's not me.

Next up we do must launch the goddamn sucker but right after that we ain't just installing plugins, creating pages and call it a wrap. Keep up and you'll find out in due time, that is less than a time of a modern trap joint 💪  .

In the mean time just click on "MANAGE" and follow me.

As can see, from the Install & Menage under the WordPress tab, there's a "Manage Installation" right at the bottom.

Follow the big arrow and click the icon the arrow itself shows.

Then do as I do and bypass the useless wizard and click "EXIT"

STEP 2+ : CloudFlare Configure

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

Then do as I do and bypass the useless wizard and click "EXIT"

STEP.3 Themes, Customize & Plug-Ins: Themes

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.3 Themes, Customize & Plug-Ins: Customize

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.3 Themes, Customize & Plug-Ins: Plug-ins

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.4 Pages & Posts

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.5 Custom Homepage

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.6 Content Publishing Strategy

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...

STEP.7 Analytics Stet-Up

If you're like me and you're hooked to this who making-money-with-niche-sites things, you HATE hearing so-called internet marketers showing how to create a niche site WITHOUT giving you a clear picture on how to choose a winning niche, a winning domain and the most reliable hosting company to host your website live on the internet...