This post is inspired by all my fans. I’ve learnt a lot from blogging/translating and today I would like to share some of my discoveries and wisdom with you all. 😉
5 types of fans
- The silent lurkers
These are the type of fans that never make a single comment, click a single like, or say anything in general. Basically, you don’t even know they exist. They’re just silently supporting you.
- The hardcore supporters
These are the type of fans that are extremely passionate about your work. They are relentless, intense, and extremely vocal. They’re the type that will tell everyone about your creation and constantly write encouraging comments to motivate you.
Without hardcore supporters, it is almost impossible for creators to continue.
- The generous givers
These are the type of fans that see enough value in your work and are willing to donate or support you on patreon. These fans are extremely rare but are absolutely essential if you want to make a living out of your creation.
Note: Do not underestimate #1 and #2 as they can also be #3.
- The bandwagon fans
These are the type of fans that become your fans because you became popular all of a sudden. They just want to do what everyone else is doing. Usually, this happens because of a significant event or viral incident. They are probably not very reliable or consistent.
- The everything else
These are the type of fans that are not hardcore, but they will support you as long as your creation is free and does not require too much time or effort. Basically, they think you are ok.
The goal is to get as many fans as possible to increase your chances of getting support. In the end, it doesn’t matter how good your creation is if you have no supporters.
If no one wants to buy/read/watch/use your stuff, you’re screwed.
However, competition is fierce and you really have to ask yourself why people should support you. Ex. What are you offering that others do not have? Do they need your service? Or are you easily replaceable?
Be consistent so they know you’re reliable. If they trust you, they’ll be much more likely to support you.
P.S. I am very grateful to all my readers and supporters. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. Thank you for accompanying me through my ups and downs.
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