How to make $100,000 playing your own songs on Facebook Live

Making a living as a musician on Facebook Live.

Country singer-songwriter Dawn Beyer earned over $100,000 in 2017 by playing her original music on Facebook Live — with nothing more than a guitar, an iPhone, and a great voice.

We first heard about Dawn Beyer during Rick Barker’s session at the DIY Musician Conference last summer, where he talked about how she earned $75k in 2016. Obviously she’s continued the momentum and grown her audience (and revenue) year to year with live streaming, so I wanted to hear what advice she’d have for musicians just getting started with Facebook Live.

In this episode of the DIY Musician Live, Dawn talks about:

  • what works and what doesn’t when engaging an audience through live streaming
  • building a following via Facebook Live
  • how to turn that activity into an income
  • the difference between casual fans and core supporters

To follow up with Dawn about her educational Facebook Live program, write to dawn@therealnashville.com.

Also, check out “The complete Facebook Live toolkit for musicians.”


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