Saturday, December 31, 2016

Day #32: Saturday 31st December

Final day of the year and final day of this challenge I think.

ACTION TAKEN: Four pieces of action today.
1. Sent out my final Natalie Dawn inspired picture on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
2. Posted a message on a new forum I'm visiting, the Higherside Chats Plus.
3. Sent out a Happy New Year email to my mailing list.
4. Posted a panel preview on my Patreon page. Then shared it on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

RESULTS: WE GOT ONE! Or more accurately, WE GOT TWO! Two new pledgers. Both friends of mine, but still. So... 13 backers pledging $84 a month sees me at 13.3% on my way to my goal.

AFTER THOUGHTS: So getting a little bump on the final day was a real boost in the self esteem. But the thing is, I haven't lost sight of what I have to do in the New Year. My plan is still to do this comic as a webcomic and try that way.

And thus brings the end to the thirty (two) day challenge. I'm really glad I did it because I learned a lot about the mistakes I've been making with the business plan.

I have much work to do :)

Day #31: Friday 30th December

Day three of the Natalie Dawn style photo campaign continues.

ACTION TAKEN: Posted another Patron page pimping pic to my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages.

RESULTS: Nothing so far. Still sitting at a 0% increase with 11 Patrons giving $79 a month.

AFTER THOUGHTS: This time I thought I'd use a panel from my actual comic book instead of my face. I think my head is too distracting to men and women alike and that might be why they aren't pledging ;)

I guess we'll see how that plays out tomorrow :)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Day #30: Thursday 29th December

The Natalie Dawn inspired photo campaign continues!

ACTION TAKEN: Another pic pimping my Patreon (and offering a free comic) posted on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.

RESULTS: Still no dice. 11 backers at $79 (Getting very used to seeing these numbers every day).

Went for a fun pic today as yesterday's was borderline terrifying.

And decided to show off the actual comic book too.

All this aside, still aiming to launch my story as a webcomic in the New Year. Giving the story away for free is the key here. Since I don't have a huge body of work like a lit of the others, this is all I got. We'll get there :)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Day #29: Wednesday 28th December

Today I continue my Natalie Dawn inspired photo campaign.

ACTION: Another photo thrown up on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. Was going for whimsical... think I got more scary...

RESULTS: Again, nothing as of yet. 0% increase. 11 backers at $79.00 a month.

AFTER-THOUGHTS: At this point I'm really not expecting to get anyone. To me, I'm really just going through the motions here.
But, because I lost track of a few days along the way, I'm going to extend my challenge a couple of days and end it Dec. 31 2016.

A few more days to go...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Day #28: Tuesday 27th December

On the home stretch.

1. Recorded this week's Turtle-Boy Podcast with the advert I recorded tagged on the front.
2. Started my Natalie Dawn campaign by posting my first pic on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. This is the pic:

RESULT: Nothing yet. I do have two friends that retweeted/shared the photo I posted. But as far as Patreon is concerned we're still sitting on 0% increase; 11 pledgers at $79.00 total.

AFTER-THOUGHTS: My opinion still hasn't changed. I need to get more free product out to the public to build my readership. So, I'm still leaning toward the webcomic, and I need to get that up and running before anything real change is going to happen with my Patreon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Day #27: Monday 26th December

To be honest, this last week leading up to X-Mas has been insane. I've worked my day job every day and it's been pretty crazy. Now I'm sure I did a thing or two over the last week, but like I said it's been a blur so I really don't know.

But it's time to pick up where I left off.

ACTION: Today I emailed my mail list an X-Mas/New Years email and mentioned that I'll be pushing this last week of December for more Patreons. I mentioned that everyone who signs up for the $1 or more on my Patron page this week will be sent a copy of Cthulhu Williams #0 (Adult colouring in variant cover).

RESULT: 0% increase this week. 11 Patreons @ $79.00 total.

AFTER-THOUGHTS: Tomorrow I start my social media campaign of pimping this patron with free comics. Bribery seems my last bastion of hope. Taking a page from Natalie Dawn I'm going to start pushing on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages that people can get this comic if they sign up for as little as $1 a month. I know the business side of spending $10 buck to get $1 is insane, but really, it's my last stand.

Tomorrow is also podcast night where again, I'll have the advert I recorded tagged to the front of the episode.

Finally and a little unrelated, the Australian Comics Arts Festival that I booked a table at has been cancelled. Such is life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Day #20: Monday 19th December

Back at work today. I don't get time off work this year except the public holidays. So, today...


ACTIONS TAKEN: I listened to Comixlaunch: 062 – PatreonLaunch #6: Patreon for Publishers with Magnetic Press’ Mike Kennedy. I have backed one of their kickstarters before, so I'm a little familiar with Magnetic.


Also threw up another preview panel on my Patreonpage


RESULTS: 0% increase - 11 patrons = $79 per month.


AFTER-THOUGHTS: Really, I don't have anything fresh and new to add. We all know where I am and what I'm trying to move towards.