TODAY THE WORDS are ONE FAN AT A TIME



TODAY THE WORDS are ONE FAN AT A TIME. Most of you who read the blog regularly know I have written a book, A Mistress, A Wife and from the reviews it is a great book. I found out writing the book is the easiest part of the process. I have marketed for a good portion of my life and the usual ploys of getting the word out doesn’t seem to work. I called on a Twitter entrepreneur, Tim Fargo and he sent me to a link. I read the article and found it could be helpful. Yesterday talking to a social media friend Michael Rey, who does a fantastic job of building a support base for his songwriting business, and he referenced the same idea. With both of these guys who have a lot going on, I have taken this advice to heart. But all of you who know me understand I take this advice and apply it to a life lesson. Therefore, the focus of this message…..One Fan at a Time!

I am not including the entire article but a segment for the purpose of implanting a thought. I will include the link to the article which is seven years published but pertinent in today’s world too.

Link to the article from the The Technium, “1,000 True Fans http://t.co/Ix8nI2gDon

Here is the segment:

One solution is to find 1,000 True Fans. While some artists have discovered this path without calling it that, I think it is worth trying to formalize. The gist of 1,000 True Fans can be stated simply:

A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living.
A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe re-issued hi-res box set of your stuff even though they have the low-res version. They have a Google Alert set for your name. They bookmark the eBay page where your out-of-print editions show up. They come to your openings. They have you sign their copies. They buy the t-shirt, and the mug, and the hat. They can’t wait till you issue your next work. They are true fans.
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To raise your sales out of the flatline of the long tail you need to connect with your True Fans directly.  Another way to state this is, you need to convert a thousand Lesser Fans into a thousand True Fans.
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Given this idea/concept, I thought about applying this concept to other parts of my life. If going toward any goal, I can break down other goals into the basic theory behind this concept or as Tim Fargo said to me, “You will get there, One brick at a time or in my case, one book at a time.” In diet plans, instead of saying I want to lose 10, 20, 50, or even 100 pounds, “Take it down a notch!” One pound at a time. If building sales, instead of thinking 100K, how about starting with the basic amount and start the building process, one sale at a time. One more call an hour; one more presentation a day; and one more customer at a time. Every mile is achieved by every step we take; but each marathon is won by each mile ran. I think you are getting the same idea I obtained from this theory which Michael Rey said his Dad told him many years ago. It has been around but if we take a fresh look and apply One Brick at a Time; One Fan at a Time; and so on!

Find a way to say I am good in every way today!

Author: sippingcupsofinspiration

A blogger since 2012, a published author of two Five Star romance novels, A MISTRESS, A WIFE and TELL ME LIES; LOVE ME STILL and RIDDLE ME THIS, LOVE OR BLISS. Still a small town girl with a lot of experience of people watching.

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