Author David Meerman Scott made a honest and realistic quote, “if you want 20,000 fans you must do 2000 different things that each generate 10 fans.” This was my favorite quote from 2010 and I am going to take this on as a challenge for 2011 for an ambitious project to give you 2000 different things you can do to generate 20,000 fans.
Some of these items will apply better for larger acts, some items will work for any act. Some may work for you, some may not… not yet. Some these can be done with little effort, some will take some web development, some might even require some significant development. Some of these have successfully worked for me over the years. The point is to create a list of items that would cover a wide range of acts and abilities.
The end result of all this will hopefully be more Facebook likes, Twitter followers, email list subscriptions, more sales and more traffic to your website… more fans!
2000 Things to Generate 20,000 Fans Challenge
57. Create a Lyrics Board on Pinterest
There is so much you can do with Pinterest that the ideas just keep flowing. This week create a Lyrics board on Pinterest and start pinning bits of your lyrics. Ah, but how do you pin text and who wants to take the time to create a graphic image of a lyric. Use ShareAsImage.com to quickly and easily pin a quote from your lyrics. If you have spent time on Pinterest you will see that users love to share inspiring and interesting quotes. Take a portion of your lyric and pin it. Make sure to include your band name and song title in the quote. If it is a great quote you might just see it get shared across Pinterest. This could also provide you with some feedback as to which lyrics users like.