Around 1999 I unexpectantly entered the world of e-commerce. I had previously been a sound editor and assistant and occasional yet passionate field recordist for my infant sound effects company Airborne Sound.
By an odd twist of fate I began mastering sound effects for a company that sold sound fx online.
Since then I’ve learned a lot about how to sell sound effects on the Web. I found it fascinating to see how people respond to distributing or sharing sound (for sale or otherwise). It’s also satisfying to use technology to give people creative tools and for them to walk away happy.
This year I started writing about e-commerce and sound clips. I call the series ‘Selling Sound Effects.’ I covered topics like improving your sound effects library, your sound fx website, distribution and mistakes to avoid when selling sound.
Here’s a link roundup of my e-commerce Selling Sound Effects articles:
- How to choose where to sell sound effects: part 1 and part 2. Some initial thoughts about choosing to approach selling sound effects either on a big, or a small scale.
- 6 mistakes you want to avoid when selling sound effects: part 1 and part 2. This series discusses mistakes I made, how to avoid them and why.
- ISPs To Punish File Sharing By Blocking Customer Browsing. Piracy is a hot topic these days. This article discusses one way pirates are being punished.
- How to Become a Field Recordist and Sell Your Library. This was one of my most popular posts all year. It has suggestions for approaching recording for distribution.
- Selling Sound Effects: How Small Changes Lead to Success. I discuss how little tweaks can have a large impact when selling sound effects.
- Selling Sound Effects: Why Small Changes Can Amplify Your Sound Library. This article is an extension of the previous one. It focuses more closely on tweaks that can make your sound library more potent.
Any aspect of selling sound effects you’d like to read about in 2012? Let me know in the comments.
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