Though it may be hard to earn through music, musicians are still willing to make some music and live performances. But if you want to also earn, you can do it. With that, you can focus on music and not having to hold another job to support your music life. One of the ways is to perform live. This was done already but if you do not have the budget to go on tour for live performances, you use the help of the internet. You can use applications to be there and perform for a specific number of audience.
It is not limited to bar live performances already but you can make some live recordings. You can also promote your music through goods that could be small items. The vinyl records have also its come back so you can take advantage of it or even albums but it should have an exclusive content. Exclusive content is now a must when you will release an album because listeners can purchase your songs on the internet with lower costs than the whole album.
To make up for it, including some quality exclusives that fans would be willing to pay for. If you will find various and effective ways to deliver something for your fans that they want, you can be successful in online promotion and sales. If you have established loyal fans then you can expect to have a certain amount of sales every month or when you have released some works.