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How I'm Building a Fan Base

 
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anmetv



Joined: 10 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: How I'm Building a Fan Base Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I'm working on my webcomic/animated series Blade of the Last Gods, but I'm doing things a little differently on how I build my fan base. When we reach a certain amount of Facebook Likes, I release new content. So far it's been images but once we hit 10,000 Likes, it will be a webcomic. After 4 days we've gained 2,500+ fans.

Check out the page here and click "Like" so we can unlock the webcomic for all the fans!

http://on.fb.me/VTdSLF

RHB
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Eve Z.



Joined: 10 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I don't have a Facebook account, so I'm probably not going to enjoy your comic. ^^;

Good luck with your project, nonetheless. Looks neat.

Building fanbases takes lots of time. I have a bunch of readers that keep coming back on my site for updates. Haven't accomplished too much in 1 year and a half since I started my webcomic. Must have like a little over 100 or so. I don't even know anymore since ComicRank died. They are veeery quiet and I rarely get any feedback. ;< I know they've increased since I started running campaigns on PW. If they like my stuff, they will be back for more.

And honestly, I'm sort of afraid of popularity. Shocked It has its ...downsides. I sort of want to have it one day, but I'm just not ready for it right now.
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CMorgan
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Joined: 29 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has been growing slowly but steadily. PW and word of mouth are my biggest factors. I've finally reached a point now where the fans comment regularly and voice thier opinions
I agree that too much popularity is a scary concept only b/c readers can point out alot of harsh truths and there is more pressure to preform for them. I think I rather ease into popularity than get it all at once. But if it happened I don't think I'd complain Wink
I gotta say the 2500 FB likes is impressive! I have a hard time getting my fans to connect to my comic' s Social media.
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vaslittlecrow



Joined: 01 Aug 2005
Posts: 754

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is such a great idea! Good luck with getting to your goal!
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narwhalknight



Joined: 29 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2500+ likes in 4 days!??!?! I don't even have that many views on my site, and it's been up for like 2 months. You're sort of holding your artwork for ransom, and it's totally working. I feel like if I did that my comic would just die from lack of interest.

Good job, really.
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mcmasters



Joined: 28 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

narwhalknight wrote:
2500+ likes in 4 days!??!?!


Don't believe everything you read.
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jimbeorni



Joined: 20 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still feel that my comic is too new to have much of a fan base. I known that some people are reading it because they are friends, but other than that I don't have much of a clue if they are coming back. I don't think I would hold my comic for ransom though, its just not my style.
I haven't started advertising yet because like I said the comic is new, but knowing at least 10 people probably look at it regularly is enough for me.

I hope that your plan works and you don't hit a dead end.


http://www.wisdomcookie.net
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topjimcomics



Joined: 10 Sep 2012
Posts: 67

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did your Facebook page go away?
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Ka-Ching



Joined: 09 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't even know how you'd reach 2500 people in 4 days, much less get that many to hit "Like" on a thing they haven't been able to read.

My latest endeavor is to gather up all the creators of my favorite popular(ish) web-comics, email each of them individually, and ask them to take a look at my comic. If they like it, I ask them to tweet about it or Facebook it in hopes that some of their fans may cross over.

Also, pasting the link on every forum post I make.

www.kachingcomic.com
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