When you think of the word “gig”, what comes to mind? A performance at a bar? Recording samples for someone else? A career?

No matter what kind of gig you’re looking for, there are a number of different online websites you can use to make money as a musician. There are thousands of opportunities out there; you just have to know where to look!

Below we’ll explore some of the most popular and effective websites for musicians.

SoundBetter.com

According to the website, SoundBetter is the world’s leading music production marketplace, helping musicians worldwide connect and hire top music pros so they can get to great-sounding release-ready songs. With tens of thousands of top Singers, Producers, Songwriters, Session Musicians and Mixing & Mastering Engineers, including dozens of Grammy award winners, SoundBetter has the most comprehensive database of vetted music production pros for direct hire in the world, and a member community spanning over 14,000 cities worldwide.

Musicians can find and securely hire the right pro based on specialty, budget, genre, credits, reviews and sound samples. Want to work with Kanye West’s Producer, Hoobastank’s Drummer, Jamiroquai’s Guitarist, Beyonce’s Songwriter, Joe Cocker’s Bass player, Herbie Hancock’s Engineer, Morrissey’s Guitarist, The Killers’ Mixing Engineer, or George Michael’s Mastering Engineer?

You can do that on SoundBetter.

Fiverr.com

Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for digital services. So, if you have a talent, you can share that talent with our buyer community and make money while you are at it. No matter whether you are a graphic designer, programmer, content writer, translator, or voice over artist, Fiverr has a place for you.

First, you will need to create your seller profile. Your profile is how you present yourself to the community. You are encouraged to present yourself in a professional manner.

Then, create your Gig. Your Gig is the service that you sell on Fiverr. Creating your Gig is an opportunity to show off your talent and provide buyers with all the information they need to help them decide to do business with you.

Then you should create a video and add it to your profile! Adding a video to introduce your service is one of the best ways to attract buyers. It adds a personal touch to the service you are offering.

Also consider Packages on Fiverr. Packages is a way for you to offer three different compelling bundles to sell on your Gig Page. It’s a great new way to give your buyers even more choice, and to push your average order value higher! The sky’s the limit.

Sparkplug.it

Sparkplug is the first community marketplace where musicians and artists can rent instruments, equipment, and space from one another.

The company evolved out of a simple idea: it should be easier to make and share your music with the world. By creating greater, transparent access to affordable equipment as well as generating additional income for owners who wish to rent to other musicians, their goal is to connect you with whatever you need to further support your creativity and growth.

Sparkplug exists to drive connections around the world through the power of the sharing economy, helping artists to more effectively share their creative resources, ultimately to greater creative impact.

Upwork.com

The Upwork story began over a decade ago, when the tech lead of a Silicon Valley startup realized his close friend in Athens would be perfect for a web project. The team agreed he was the best choice, but they were concerned about working with someone halfway around the globe.

In response, the two friends created a new web-based platform that brought visibility and trust to remote work. It was so successful the two realized other businesses would also benefit from reliable access to a larger pool of quality talent, while workers would enjoy freedom and flexibility to find jobs online. Together they decided to start a company that would deliver on the promise of this technology.

Fast-forward to today, that technology is the foundation of Upwork — the largest global freelancing website. With millions of jobs posted on Upwork annually, freelancers are earning money by providing companies with over 5,000 skills across more than 70 categories of work.

Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. This website connect over 38,536,262 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.

Musicians make money and benefit from this website, too!


There are a number of gigging and freelance websites on the internet these days – but which one is right for you? Musicians make money by putting themselves out there and looking for the best opportunity, and these websites will help you do that.

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