How to Make Money with Your Lyrics

Some of the greatest songwriters in history either didn’t play any instruments or had very little musical knowledge. Thankfully it didn’t prevent them sharing their work. We need good lyricists and people who can inspire or move others with the power of words. Well-written lyrics can make or break a song. Thoughtful words can literally change lives and help people in unexpected ways. Being able to write well-crafted lyrics is a skill and if you are one of those people, we need you!

In this article, we’re going to show you a few ways to make money from your lyrics. The two most effective methods are:

* Teaming up with a co-writer / producer


* Selling your services as a lyric writer

Collaborating with the right producer can take your work to the next level. A good producer will understand exactly what the song needs and make it come to life. Putting music to your lyrics and creating a professional recording will open up many more opportunities, such as pitching your music to film / TV placements or for other artists to perform.

Here on AirGigs we have many professional producers available for hire who work in a multitude of genres and styles (perhaps you’d like to build your very own Recording Dream Team). Many of our producers are also musicians and writers who often work with lyricists to create full song productions. If you see a producer on our website that resonates with you, feel free to message them and enquire about exactly what they can offer you.

Alternatively, you can find musicians and producers to work with by posting about your project to our Jobs Board, where our AirGigs Pros will send you custom proposals for the work needed.

Another idea to explore is finding a musician or fellow songwriter whose strength is putting music to lyrics. We have a Songwriting category on AirGigs which is full of talented writers who would love to hear from you (remember that if you don’t see a service that fits your exact needs, our Pros are able to send you a custom offer that has been created just for you).

If you haven’t done so already, set up an AirGigs account (it’s FREE!) and offer your services as a lyricist. People are always on the lookout for great writers and there are many of us who find words much harder to write than music. These types of services would be for writers willing to create custom lyrics for someone who most likely already has the music written and needs lyrics to accompany their compositions.

If you need some help setting up a service and profile, check out this article in our Knowledge Base.


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