In making the decision that you want to make music your career, you have to promote your band. Essentially, if people don’t know about you, no one would be lining up to buy your music whether it’s from music retailers or online stores like Amazon. Even if you have a few fans in the world right now, they wouldn’t be able to sustain you enough so you can keep on making music.
It’s with hard core promotion of your band that you can get money in your pocket. Utilize internet radio where you can be the DJ and play your songs for the whole program. Blog about your experiences as a band and connect with other bloggers by commenting on their music posts.
Open an account with a social networking site and provide for information about your concerts, new albums, etc. When you get the buzz going about your band when you promote your band, it’s easier to put some money in your pocket.