Hi Everybody, I've been on BHW for almost a year now - mostly as a passive reader. So far I have taken great advice from a lot of you guys that helped me out on my job and private projects. Since this board has always provided me with great tips, ideas and inspiration I wanted to start a thread regarding my music blog and hope to get some further ideas from you and maybe share some knowledge myself. So I started the blog about 1 years ago as a self hosted Wordpress blog. I'm a full stack developer so the technical parts of this can be easily handled myself. The focus is set onto electronic music - Future Bass, Trap, EDM, House, Hip Hop - and everything that comes with it e.g. festivals and lifestyle related topics. Since I'm on a full time job I don't have more than a couple of hours per week to work on it but I really love doing that and hope to make it my full time job in the future. Even though I'm receiving great feedback on the blog itself - even from industry professionals - the numbers don't really satisfy me at all. I started the blog along with a Facebook page and Soundcloud of course. Facebook was definitely the most difficult to grow and still is, same goes for Soundcloud. The next social network was Instagram which is the most successful one atm. Twitter and Youtube were added last. I've acquired a team of 5 people who write on the blog from time to time as well so I consider this more of a team project than my own one. We publish between 2-10 posts per week with around 100-500 words each. In terms of content we usually go with a mix of popular artists and upcoming artists with great music. We've already had interviews with some really popular artists (>500.000 FB Likes) and received good feedback on that too. Long story short here's the current stats: Monthly Page Views: 8.500 Facebook Fans: 4.000 Twitter Followers: 2.000 Instagram Followers: 8.000 Soundcloud Followers: 1.500 Youtube Subscribers: 200 (mostly fake) Some of the learnings I've taken so far: Youtube is by far the most important Social Network as that is where people listen to music. A lot of people go to Soundcloud as well but the vast majority goes to Youtube. I've started uploading music that's being submitted to us to the Youtube channel but its really difficult to grow and I barely get clicks on it. Since I don't have financial pressure on this project I don't have any revenue stream on the blog yet. I'm not a big fan of Display or AdSense advertising and prefer keeping the website clean for now. As soon as the numbers of visitors top 100.000 there'll be ways to make income in generic ways. Besides that the biggest problem imo is the number of Facebook fans. As a matter of fact that's probably the number people check first before working with you to get an idea of how 'big' you are. 4000 is a number I wouldn't even consider professional myself so thats a huge bummer. However I've spent hundreds of € on Facebook advertising usually with fair CPCs (2-8c) but considered it a waste of money so far since there isn't really any organic traffic. I have a submission form for artists on the website and we get about 2-10 submissions per day. Other than that we're part of a bigger website that allows artists to submit music to blogs. In total we get about 20 submissions per day. What I've planned so far is to get more content out on Youtube and Soundcloud e.g. post songs from artists as I don't see any other way tog grow followers on those networks easily. I'm happy to answer all your questions and looking forward to your suggestions!