11 thoughts on “10 Things You Can Do To Get 10 New Fans Today

  1. A lot of times you can get an ad credit or a coupon to try out the advertising network so you won’t even need to spend much like josh has already stated or anything at all. Stumble upon is another site you can get some cheap ads from.

    Finally check out fiverr.com for $5 you can get all kinds of stuff done like graphics or someone to tweet your content to their list of followers etc…

    Id be honored to write a guest post for you josh on fiverr and other crowdsourcing sites, let me know.

    Justin Zimmerman

  2. Phil Johnson says:

    I love a handy little checklist post like this. Instead of sitting around watching Zorro in my hotel room this weekend, I can tick off a few of these. 🙂

  3. Sam Bastion says:

    The best way to grow your fan base is to be an awesome comic. All this other shit is gimmickry!

  4. Josh Spector says:

    Hey Sam, it goes without saying that you’ve got to be good ultimately for any of this to work. That said, do you really think that the success in your career is solely related to how good you are?

    This isn’t gimmickry, it’s a way to capitalize on being good. There’s a ton of “awesome comics” out there that don’t have the fanbases and careers their talent deserves because they assume that just being “awesome” is enough to make it happen. It’s not.

  5. Josh has a good point. However, the flip side is true also, there are a ton of unfunny people (to me, at least) that have huge fan bases and everybody seems to love them.

    And, “being good” is a relative term also. That could mean many different things to many different performers. Maybe the guys happy when he doesn’t eat shit for a show, maybe he’s only happy when he gets applause breaks.

    I have a an email database and got a clever idea to converting associates in to fans. Good one, guy!

    Geoff with a G. Armstrong

  6. Derik Boik says:

    Man, Phil… if there’s ANY way you can do that AND watch Zorro, I’d recommend it. Also, how do you get your little avatar/picture to show in the comment? My website is WordPress too and mine doesn’t ever show.

    Josh, the web host that I went with also gave me a $50 Facebook ad credit (which I haven’t used yet) and a free Yelp listing (which I haven’t used yet). I am waiting until I have the best reason to do so. Should I just make an ad with the goal being “get more fans”? I have a (in my opinion) great idea for a show that I’m going to start working on soon. You would consider it a “unique experience” kind of deal, but I don’t want to give too much away. Should I wait until I’m about to launch that to put up an ad?

    And I don’t know what the heck to do with a Yelp listing. If you have any suggestions…

  7. Phil Johnson says:

    Hey Derik… I’m not sure where my pic came from on here. You may have to be registered at WordPress.com if it’s a WP thing.

    And if I might weigh in on what to do with your credits, I’d use them for the specific project you’re working on. More targeted is always better. If it’s going to be a regularly scheduled event then the Yelp listing can be helpful. I wouldn’t know what to do with it otherwise.

  8. Derik Boik says:

    A regularly scheduled event is good. I was also thinking of making an ad for myself as an “Event Host” or something to that effect.

    “Good for parties, galas, meetings, luncheons, award ceremonies, roasts, birthdays, funerals… anywhere where there’s a-talkin’ to be done, I’m Your Man!”

    Something like that, though not at all like that.

  9. I like lists …. they keep things in order and making a bit of sense.

    You get a gold star for making a list ….


  10. Solid. This is 1 of 10 of my blog comments that I’ll be leaving on other people’s blogs.

  11. BIG CHUCKLLZ says:

    thanks for this post. I find interacting with your fanbase actually grows your fanbase. fb and twitter are wonderful ways to build a strong fanbase from the area you are from and abroad. i find that when people you don’t really know that take the time to like or comment on your status’s or post are good avenues to reach out. they wanna be a fan… they just maynot know it yet. (run on sentences are my specialty…lol) i can be found on Facebook as bigchuckllz…add me and i’ll add you back…Josh…you the man!!!

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