A long time ago I was offered a position as a staff editor at a post facility in Toronto.
At the time I had just moved back to Toronto after living in Montréal, France, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. I was broke. I had no clients. At the time the Airborne Sound library was tiny, and appeared in few stores.
I turned down the offer.
Today’s article is about choosing the right way to sell sound effects. After all, beginning selling a sound library is daunting. There are dozens of companies and scores of websites. Each sells sound effects differently. How do you do it? What’s the best way to get started?
It’s far easier than it seems. I’ve shared sound in various ways since around 2000. Despite the abundance of stores and libraries, there remain only four ways of selling sound effects. I’ll share them with you today. It’s important to know these before you begin selling sound. Why?
The first two methods no longer work. You must avoid these. The third, however, is thriving. And the fourth? It is the future of selling sound.
So, the goal of this article is to show you the advantages and hazards of each. This will help you make the best choice so you can share your sound library without risk, and reach the greatest amount of fans.
This week I’ll share two ways sound effects are sold. They’re dead, or are dying. Next week I’ll conclude the series by showing the future of selling sound effects.
What does this have to do with me turning down a job offer? I’ll explain at the end of the series.
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