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
55. Create a Venues Board on Pinterest
Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard that Pinterest is all the rage, the hottest new social network, that it is the place to be. There have been plenty of articles written about how and why Pinterest is important. But, not much has been written about how a band or musician could use Pinterest.
Here is a another tip…
Last week I got great response to the idea of creating a Pinterest board for show flyers, so I thought I would continue with the Pinterest focus.
Create a board and pin venues you will be playing at upcoming shows. Pin the venue logo from the venue website, ideally from the listing page for your upcoming show. In the description list the venue name, city, state. You can even spend a little time to pin venues you have played in the past.