We've all heard, "It takes money to make money."
And it's true to an extent, but I don't want other artists to think just because they don't have a budget they can't have their music dreams come true.
Start out small. Even if it's just $10 or $20 a week in advertising, but YOU HAVE TO start somewhere.
The spending I particularly increased on was my Twitter and Facebook budget. I use programs like Meetedgar.com and Unfollowers.com to handle finding new customers and scheduling posts to make my business more streamlined.
There are free options to sites like these, but it's well worth the investment to get the premium versions.
Again, don't think you have to spend $1,000/month in advertising right off the bat! Start with maybe $50/month if that's all you have to spend on your music.
TRACK your results and see if it's working. If not, then use some of the marketing tips on the blog to increase your music sales and conversions.