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
52. Follow Friday Fan Love
I have written before about retweeting fans and follow friday posts on Twitter. But here is real specific task for every Friday, do Follow Friday Fan Love posts. #FF Fan Love.
Fans want recognition, we all love to see someone mention us. This feeds right into both of those points.
Every Friday goto the website www.FollowFridayHelper.com, log in with your Twitter account. There are various links available that you can click on to get a list of your Twitter followers who have mentioned you or retweeted you. These are your followers that have been talking about you in the last week. Show them some love. Create a #FF Fan Love tweet that lists all the fans who have mentioned or retweeted you in the last week.
I promise you your fans will love it!