As a music producer today it's important to make sure you have a professional product you're putting out to the public. There are a huge number of producers in the world today that make beats and instrumentals of a very high quality. If you do not compete with these producers and beat makers on their own level, you'll never be able to sustain a real business selling beats online. So it's important for you to continuously evaluate your beats and your production style to make sure you're always doing the very best you can.
Now if you're a music producer who just wants a quick way to make a buck or two, then you can make some mediocre beats and sell them for $ 0.99 to rappers who have no chance of making it anywhere in the music business. And if this is the route you take, more power to you. However you have to realize that this is more of a temporary hustle than an actual business selling beats. You would never be able to scale this up into a business that is sustainable. And if you are able to sustain and scale up this business, your profit margins are so low, that it may not even be worth it to pursue.
That's why you have to put time and effort into your craft and learn about how to make music that is always better than the last beat. This is the real key to success and growth. Education plays a huge part in the quality of music that you are able to make. If you're constantly learning about new techniques, skills and practices and always honing your art form then you're always growing. If you're always growing you're always getting better and better. And if you do this, you'll be in a position to offer your products for a significantly larger sum of money.
You will also become a sought after producer that is wanted by rappers, singers and artists around the world. Do not forget the music business is worldwide. And if you are in high demand, you can command some serious prices for your masterpieces. That's why you should always be working on making your beats better and better. Do not settle for mediocrity in your own music and you will not have to settle for mediocrity in other people either.
A great way to make sure this happens with your beats is to study music, songs, music theory and production tools and techniques. Constantly work on your skills. It's almost as if you're working out. When you exercise you are doing the same thing over and over again so that you get stronger. The same holds true for creating beats for sale. You have to keep practicing your skills and techniques to get better and better. And this does not just mean making beats over and over, but actually practicing various techniques and theories like chord progressions, scales, sample chopping, filtering bass lines and the like. Keep educating yourself and improving your skills and you'll be far ahead of the rest of the game, musically and in business.