Been busy and then sick. Sorry for the lack of updates!
Now, I am going to talk about how to use social media to drive people to your email list.Even though I say Facebook and Twitter in the headline, you can use this for any social media platform including YouTube or Instagram.
Most people don’t even know you have a Twitter account. Why? You never told them.
This week, Blasko (Ozzy’s bassist, Band manager at Mercenary Management) and Seth (HowToRunABand.com) discuss the dreaded information overload.
I don’t have anything really ground-breaking to say today. This is more of a journal entry for what I’ve been up to with my band.
I ordered t-shirts, a vinyl banner backdrop, and stickers for the upcoming show. I expect I won’t recoup any of the money. For the stickers and shirts, I’m planning on basically giving them all away.
Today, a wonderful thing happened…an alternative to Facebook. Oh, Google+, we’ve been dating a little bit. Seeing each other on and off. I see you there in my upper left hand corner…winking and flirting.
Despite all my blabbing here, my band hasn’t been doing much online promotion. Instead, we’ve been concentrating on getting our music written as well as being able to play live. Now, we’re getting close to being able to record and start playing shows. So we need to start promoting and building our online presence.
I’ve been trying to figure out the best ways to promote a show on Facebook. I’ve discovered a few things about Facebook in my research. One, Facebook events really suck.
If you create an event when you’re signed into your Fan Page, you can’t invite your fans.
I got a question from a band, The Silver Comet, that is trying to figure out ways to fund their 40 or more dates on the Warped Tour. Blasko and I spent this entire episode brainstorming ways this band can get money as well as dispelling some myths.