Tell me if this sounds familiar:
You have no trouble giving your followers great stuff: Whether it’s in your zine, your blog or on Facebook. But when it comes time to ask them for something … specifically to buy your stuff, it’s a different story.
It’s awkward. It’s uncomfortable. And no matter what you do, you can’t get people to respond with their wallets. Even though they “love your stuff!”
Well, I recently stumbled on a video from musician Amanda Palmer, who has a rather novel way of finding a place to bed down for the night, after a performance on one of her worldwide tours:
She ASKS. On Twitter. Honest.
And her followers respond, over and over. Hundreds and hundreds of times. And it got me thinking:
How does she get her Tribe to respond, like clockwork? With something as intimate as letting her crash on their couch? When so many of us struggle getting ours to pay us a few bucks for something we offer? Continue Reading