HOW TO MAKE MONEY ON WARFEST.COM AS A MUSIC NEWS JOURNALIST
September 7, 2011
Warfest is currently developing the biggest music and entertainment news website in the world in order to capture the viral online market. Warfest.com will be one the biggest news sites in the world due to our key feature that pays people to social network. Our music editors make money through the following ways:
Musician/Sponsor Registrations ($200 per event +down line commissions x 5 events per week = $1000 per week ): When you do a review of an event, contact the promoters, bands, sponsors and charities ahead of time to ask if they want to be photographed and interviewed at their show for warfest.com. Most will say yes since they are getting free promotion. If you are at a music festival and there are 10 bands performing and 10 sponsors for example. You would make $10 per band/sponsor when they register and when they invite their friends on Facebook etc..you get a percentage of everything they bring in. Let the promoters know that we will promote their event for free on Warfest.com.
National Band Registration $$$$: When you do a review of an event, contact the manager/agent of the band ahead of time and ask if you can interview them. Most will say yes since they are getting free promotion. Most national bands have millions of fans and with one click of the button they can send millions of people to your invite code. Gettting an interview with a national band is a big prize and you will also get more interest from media for your story. Let the national bands know that it would be good if we set up a page for them on Warfest.com so people can see their latest videos and music when they read the article. Warfest will also pay to upgrade their page for them.
Magazine/Newspaper Submissions $$$$: Prior to doing a review of a big event, contact the local newspapers and magazines and let them know you are doing a review of the event and would like to submit it to them after. Each story picked up could pay $100-$1000 depending on how big the story is.
Music Mixers $$$$: Create your own music mixer events at bars, recording studios, hotel suites, coffee shops, music venues or at your private home. The best place to have these events at are bars or music venues. Most venues will give you a percentage of bar/food sales or a an upfront fee. For example if your music mixer draws 100 people and everyone buys two drinks, the bar made an additional $1,000 that they need to split with you. Add other bands to the music mixer to perform, invite record labels, recording studios, friends, fans, sponsors and promote a charity are good ways to maintain a consistent draw and a good music mixer. For example: Warfest is currently having events in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside and Las Vegas on a rotated schedule. Don’t wait to find the perfect deal with a bar, have music mixers at your house or hotel to start and then move to a bigger venue when you have your operation dialed in.
Form a Team $$$: Place an add on Craigslist in your area and invite several free lance journalists and register them under your invite code. Form a schedule of events in your territory for your team to attend. The more events your team attends, the more money your team makes.
There are several ways that people can make money from the site, but our journalists have the easiest opportunity if you follow these simple steps.
Step 1: REGISTER Register on Warfest.com and pay your $60 annual membership fee and enter the competition (money back guarantee). You will get your own personal invite code at this point. Upload photos, music, videos, merchandise for sale, concert tickets and events. If you want to start out with a 30 day free trial period you are also welcome to do this, but you won’t start making money till you pay.
Step 2: COORDINATE Coordinate events with your Chief Editor that will be good events to do a story on. Good events to make money include large festivals where there a lot of bands/sponsors and events that have national bands that are looking for media promotions.
Step 3: CONTACT THE PROMOTER/VENUE: Once you have established events to go to, try to find out who the promoter of the event is. Send a message to the promoter and ask if you can do a review of the event and interview the bands and the promoter. Ask for media passes so you can have full access to the venue. Also, ask the promoter for contact info for the musicians/sponsors.
Step 4: CONTACT THE MUSICIANS: Let the musicians know that you are doing a review of the show for Warfest.com and ask if they want to be interviewed. Tell the musicians to register on Warfest.com so the current Warfest members will be able to see their videos and hear their music when they see the article. They can register for free using the free trial period with your personal VIP Invite code. However, the main idea is for them to be official members. Don’t push them because a very high percentage of members end up paying once they see the benefits of the site. Action always speaks louder then words.
Step 5: VIDEOGRAPHER AND VIDEO EDITOR. Have one of your friends video tape and photograph every event you review. Post this video on YouTube and Warfest.com with your invite code mentioned. If you don’t know anyone who will video tape the events, simply place an add on Craigslist.
Step 6: CONTACT THE MEDIA As a Warfest music editor you are guaranteed to get your story published on Warfest.com. However, you also want to submit your stories to other music websites, blogs, newspapers, magazines etc and of course place your Warfest.com invite code on the bottom of the article. If one story goes national, you will make a ton of money and get an enormous amount of good publicity. Also, some newspapers and magazines will pay you for your story if they like it.
Step 7: Contact Sponsors Find out what sponsors are involved with the event and ask if they want to be interviewed. Also, Invite sponsors to join Warfest.com to sell and promote their products at your events and on Warfest.com. We are currently offering new sponsors access to our music mixer events to sell and promote along with addition of their logo on our website and promotional items for free. Keep in mind that Warfest.com is not only for musicians to sell their music and products, but it is also for the sponsors. Every musician knows the value of the sponsor, so we hook them up with free promotion in exchange for supporting our musicians. Also, Warfest will assist in supplying sponsors for your events.
Step 8: BANNER/POSTERS/FLYERS Ask the promoter if you can place a banner at the event. Place your invite code on the banner in a high traffic area. Banners cost about $2-$3 per square foot on smartlevels.com. So a 6’x3’ banner would cost about $36-$55-. This is a worthwhile investment to promote your invite code and generate revenue on Warfest.com.
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