At the time of writing this I haven’t properly launched the blog or attempted to gain a following. But it is being designed to fill a void and change my habits of list making and preparation to solely action.
Every businessman (or business woman, please read my writing maturely) insists on creating your own platform and that long lists don’t get done. Here’s that being tested.
The main reason for me starting this website was to get myself out of debt, into the black and to live the life I want to. I want to become the main breadwinner for my family going both towards generations before me and those to come. Due to a series of poor previous choices, I’ve put myself in a predicament I’d rather not be in. Thus I’m trying to correct that and use my endeavours as hopefully a helpful guide but also a case study. Please note, (** add disclaimer and privacy policies)
You can tell by my approach going into it that I’ve got a good amount of confidence (maybe it could be labelled ego) about the outcome. However, to quote the old Kanye, the one I miss, from “Last Call” “Some say he arrogant. Can y’all blame him?
It was straight embarrassing how y’all played him
Last year shoppin my demo, I was tryin’ to shine
Every motherf****r told me that I couldn’t rhyme
Now I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem
Or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams
I use it as my gas, so they say that I’m gassed
But without it I’d be last, so I ought to laugh”
Roughly meaning, go into things whole-heartedly or don’t bother. I’m going to achieve this and quickly. I’m not allowing myself to believe I won’t. Now that’s not to take away from the intelligence and strategies of men like Nipsey Hussle. It is a marathon, but you have to have a mentality of getting things done and done efficiently rather than solely I’ll work towards.
Extreme preparation is key to achieving success in any endeavor, including building a following of 1,000 true fans. A true fan is someone who will support your work consistently and enthusiastically, whether that be by purchasing your products or services, attending your events, or spreading the word about your work to others.
So, how can you attract 1,000 true fans? Here is a methodology that you can follow:
- Define your niche and target audience: It is essential to have a clear idea of the kind of people you want to attract to your work. This could be based on their interests, demographics, location, or any other relevant factors. Once you have identified your target audience, you can tailor your content and marketing efforts to appeal to them specifically.
- Create high-quality content: Whether you are a writer, artist, musician, or any other type of creator, your content needs to be of high quality and consistent. This will help to establish your reputation and attract people who appreciate your work. Consider offering exclusive content to your true fans, such as access to a members-only forum or early access to new releases.
- Engage with your audience: It is essential to engage with your audience regularly to build a relationship with them. Respond to comments, messages, and emails promptly, and consider hosting Q&A sessions or live streams to connect with your fans directly.
- Build a mailing list: A mailing list is an effective way to communicate with your audience and keep them updated on your latest work. Encourage your fans to sign up for your mailing list, and offer them exclusive content or discounts as an incentive.
- Use social media: Social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are powerful tools for building your following. Post regularly, use relevant hashtags, and engage with your followers to build a community around your work.
- Collaborate with other creators: Collaborating with other creators can help you reach new audiences and expand your reach. Look for opportunities to collaborate with other creators in your niche, such as guest blogging, co-hosting events, or creating joint projects.
- Offer value: To attract true fans, you need to offer value beyond your content. This could be in the form of exclusive merchandise, personalized experiences, or special events. Consider what unique value you can offer to your fans that sets you apart from other creators.
Building a following of 1,000 true fans is achievable with the right approach and consistent effort. Focus on providing value, engaging with your audience, and creating high-quality content to attract and retain your true fans. Remember, it takes time and effort, but with the right mindset and methodology, you can achieve your goals.