Ep 41 - 1000 true fans and do you wish to be a millionaire?

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By Didier Soulier. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
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Hello my lovelies, I’m writing about this article by Kevin Kelly (https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/) which I suggest you read if you are an artist, musician, podcast host, painter, blogger or anything else creative. Kevin explain a simple idea, you do not need to be famous, or have millions of fans to have a good life. If you can find 1000 true fans, by that Kevin means, people that love you so much that they will buy anything you are selling, then if you can produce a product (album, art piece, content, podcast…) for $100 every year, and that your true fans buy it from you, that is an income of $100000 a year, that is pretty good, since research shows that anything anything after between 70 000 to 100000 will not make any happier. If this is still too high for you, you could start by aiming at 500 true fans and produce something in the rage of $60 per year, that amount to $30000 per year. Let’s be honest, $30000 a year to do what you love is not bad at all right? It’s pretty awesome if no? This is of course not for everyone, you need to maintain a great relationship with your true fans, and be consistent as well, offer them more than to become an investor in whatever you are doing as opposed to your free blog for example you put out every week or month. You can use sit like Patreon, which allow you to give selected packages to your audience based on their wallet, or needs. For example, you could give your true fans special content only available to them, if you podcast you could send them first your next episode before anybody else, you could create a blog only for them... I think this is a great way to look at things. This brings me to my second point. I have set myself to be a millionaire for fare to long, thinking this was a good number, but would it make me happy, as I said early and this is backed by studies, it wouldn’t, of course, it's nice to have money, but with this new target of $30000 to $100000 per year, it’s more attainable, plus I think aiming too high can cause extreme stress and can set yourself for failure from the start. When you get to $100000 a year, then you can start raising the bar. I think I did that mistake of aiming too high over the past years, and I can see now how this causes me much stress and feeling of failure for myself if I did not got that number in my bank account. It’s clear to me now, but this is for me, I just like to mention how I feel about, this is maybe not for everyone, for me it was the wrong way of looking at things. So now I am on a quest to look for my true fans, and if you are one for them, please let me know because I need to support my art, my music and my podcast. Of course as mentioned above my true fans will get more than my normal followers, but I’m currently working on this so bare with me and let me know now by a simple comment, or email, so I can start grow my army of true fans and get personal with you. I have ideas of video Q&A, songs votes, by email subscription to stay in touch with you, and write special content just for you. If you do want to start now, please use the link below, and become a patreon with me, you can give whatever you wish right now, as I’m in process to create different package to suit people wallet. As of today, I reckon $5, $20 and $50/year package selections, but as I said it’s a working process. Become my Patreon and support my art: https://www.patreon.com/didiersoulier At the end of this podcast I’m putting a song I wrote, got a good singer of mine to sing it for me, so this is what you will be supporting if you decide to be a supporter of mine and help me create more songs, by helping me record new songs. I want to thank you for following this podcast and I will speak to you very soon Didier Thank you for listening or reading, Didier Soulier Listen on Itunes Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dider-podcast/id1141054508 Listen on Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2RpZGllcnNvdWxpZXJzdWNjZXNzZnVsc3Rvcmllcy5wb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tL3JzczIueG1s The Dider Show FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/didershow/ Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/didershow/dider-show?refid=stpr Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DidierjcSoulier Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/didiersoulier/ Support this Podcast and my music. Become my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/didiersoulier Support this podcast with Paypal: https://paypal.me/didierSoulier Volunteers environmental group I founded in France: https://www.facebook.com/TrashBustersFRANCE/ Subscribe on my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEIlAdjKh-QT1OooRrA8sg? Subscribe on Radio Channel: https://player.fm/series/the-dider-show Listen to my own music: https://soundcloud.com/didier-soulier-497294456

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