1000 True Fans

Brian points to Kevin’s post about having one thousand fans willing to pay you:
“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.”
I think the huge learning here is that you can longer afford to not be a savvy self-promoter. You must cultivate a following. You have to be distinctive. You have to be passionate and you have to stand out. You can’t be a mealy-mouthed pusillanimous pantywaist whiner anymore if you want to be successful.






4 responses to “1000 True Fans”

  1. Paul Chaney Avatar

    I’ve always envied guys like you, John Jantsch and others. People who are able to take a great idea and turn it into a marketable proposition. Honestly, I don’t think that ability is in my DNA.
    Also, talking about “distinctive,” you’ve got that down pat.

  2. JHEP Avatar

    Interesting conjunction, Andy.
    I’m a fan of yours.
    How many would you estimate you have?
    Guess I better start counting mine!
    Not to mention recruiting ’em!

  3. Pamela Slim Avatar

    damn you, Wibbels, just when I was getting good at mealy-mouthed pusillanimous pantywaist whining you tell me I can’t do it anymore.

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