Meditation is an effective remedy if you want to relieve stress and improve your overall wellbeing.
Considering the stress of today’s life, more and more people want to start meditating, yet don’t know how. Guided meditations can help by providing easy to follow instructions.
You can tap into this growing demand for relaxation audio and make money by selling your guided meditation recordings.
In this post we will show you the 3 things you need to start recording your own guided meditations. Keep reading!
what is a guided meditation?
A guided meditation is an audio recording that helps you achieve a specific goal through meditation.
As opposed to unguided meditations, a guided meditation features the voice of the instructor that guides you throughout the course of the meditation. This is especially useful for beginners who not yet know how to meditate on their own.
Guided meditations can be as short as a couple of minutes or can last for an hour or even more, depending on the goal of the meditation.
Learn more about the purpose and the benefits of guided meditation exercise.
Is this worth the effort to make guided meditation audio recordings for sale?
Creating quality content takes time, so you might be asking yourself a question: is this worth my time to learn how to make guided meditations?
Or most importantly:
Will I make any money by creating and selling guided meditations?
We can’t, of course, guarantee that you will make money. There are too many factors at play, including your own ability to create an attractive product that people are willing to buy.
We’ve been offering meditative music to creators for some years now.
We think this is a good time to make guided meditations (and that it can be profitable) because:
1. There is strong demand for meditation and relaxation media (both audio and video).
2. The learning curve is minimal. Empowered by today’s technology, it’s quite easy to record your own voice at home, then edit and mix it with background music or relaxing sounds to make it sound as good as a professional commercial recording. You don’t need to go to an expensive recording studio to record great sounding guided meditations.
3. Internet gives you unlimited opportunities to sell your guided meditations. You can sell it on your own site, sell digital downloads at a marketplace like Amazon, make videos and monetize on YouTube, start your own meditation radio, stream on Spotify, and so on.
Over 1 million people search for the word “meditation” every month. Make sure to tap into this demand by creating your own meditation media.
Can I record guided meditations at home with good quality?
Most visual and audio content you see around you (think YouTube, Facebook or TikTok) was created at home by average people like you without using any high end equipment!
Luckily you don’t need to invest in expensive tools and in most case can get started right away with what you already have at home.
The 3 essential tools you need to record your first guided meditation:
1. A microphone. A USB microphone would be best, so you can plug it in directly into your computer (no need to buy an audio interface).
2. A computer or a laptop, ideally with headphones (helps with editing the recorded audio later on).
3. Software to edit and mix the recorded voice with music and turn it into the professional sounding guided meditation.
Learn more about the tools you need to start recording your voice for guided meditations to make it sound even better.
Record guided meditations at home in 3 easy steps
In order to records your guided meditation you will need to complete these 3 steps:
1. Find a meditation script or write your own
Meditation script is essentially the text that you will be recording.
Typically the script focuses on resolving or helping with a common issue, like sleep, self confidence, goal setting, and so on.
If you have experience in guiding the meditation classes or if you are a wellness / life coach, you can certainly try and write your own scripts. Just write from experience!
Alternatively you can download meditation scripts written by someone else.
Make sure you have the commercial rights included, otherwise you won’t be able to sell your guided meditations legally.
If you ask me, it’s always best to use unique scripts. You can either write one from scratch or buy exclusive rights from another writer. This will give your meditation recordings a unique style and will make them more desirable (that is, easier to sell).
Learn more about how to write unique guided meditation scripts.
When you have the script, the next step is to record yourself reading that script.
2. Record the script (make the audio)
Now it’s time to turn the script into the actual spoken word audio.
Here you have 3 options:
a) Record your own voice. It’s probably the best option if you’re up to the task. You will be creating truly unique meditation records that can’t be found elsewhere. Remember, YOU are your best brand!
b) Hire a professional voice actor. The results can be good but it may get pricey, especially for longer scripts.
c) Use an AI generated voice. Even though the AI voice synthesis made stunning progress in recent years, this is probably the least desirable option if you want your guided meditations to sound intimate, warm, and human. Your clients will detect the fake from miles away!
Related: Learn how to improve the sound when recording your voice at home
Listen to examples of guided meditations recorded by a professional mindfulness therapist.
3. Add background music (optional but recommended)
If you are recording the voice exclusively to re-sell it as a resource to other creators (who in turn will make mediation videos or other relaxation media) you may as well stop at step 2.
However, if your goal is to create the polished and professionally sounding guided meditations, I strongly advice to add background music.
Music helps to set the mood from the beginning and fills the awkward silence if you have pauses in your meditation script.
When choosing music look for soft meditative music with simple chords or even just a sustained tone without prominent lead melody. Remember, the purpose of background music is to set the mood without distracting the listener.
Here are some examples of music and sounds that work well in background of guided meditations:
Listen to our playlist of music for guided meditations.
Need longer music tracks? Listen to 1 hour meditation music.
Looking for more relaxing meditative music?
Yes, you certainly can create guided meditations and sell it commercially.
The market and demand for relaxation and meditation media keeps growing, partially in response to the ever increasing stress levels and the general need for quality content in the digital age.
We hope our tutorial will help you to tap into this growing demand and record guided meditations for sale.
To recap, you can do this in three simple steps: a) find the script, b) record your voice c) add background music.
Questions or comments?
Having hard time creating your first guided meditation record? Feel free to post your questions in the comments section below. We’ll be happy to help!
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