But if you’ve stumbled on the site recently you can see, we’re getting close… er. Closer. Yeah, that’s the ticket. 😀 According to the site, the record will be shipping just in time for Independence Day. But you know what they say about believing everything you read. 😀
The question is going to be ‘how to push the first thousand of these little jewels out the door as fast as possible.’ Do I have ideas on promos? You bet I… don’t.
But I’m open to suggestions!
The first few hundred of these (these happy few) will be hand-signed
…For the simple reason that the manufacturer will be sending them to me un-shrink-wrapped. The first batch of every CD I’ve ever done has had at least some dodginess. So I insist on the first box being done this way (tip to aspiring marketers.) If I find a flaw (and I does loves findin’ me some flaws, oh yes I does) I get a credit. And CD manufacturers cut more corners with every passing year. So since I’m gonna be inspecting them anyway, why not get out the old Star Time Sharpie!
I Never Sell Out
Although I’d sure like the chance. However these CDs will. Just as a reminder, as always, pre-orders are being taken and as silly as it sounds given sales numbers as tall as a burial mound, these will pre-sell-out (you can make a word out of anything with enough hyphens. Or learn German.)
Back To The Promo
Now where was I? Oh yeah… I ain’t buying ‘Likes’ or offering ‘pictures’ or any of that bullshit. You’re the same 4-5k guys who have followed me through the years. The trick is finding some new people and that’s becoming harder and harder to do. So that brings up two contrasting needs:
1. You wanting to get something you value.
2. Me trying to get something I value.
So here’s one possible dealie-o… I was thinking of giving a referral ‘reward’ of some kind. If you bring a new customer on board that’s a big deal. I have no idea what that ‘reward’ might be. I don’t think ‘discount’ matters to you, I can’t afford to buy everyone drinks and I don’t have the energy to hot wax yer car. But getting me some new ear-balls (see how that hyphen thing works?) would really help me. How’s this for recursive logic: whoever comes up with a good idea on this should get a reward. 😀
I Have Always Depended On The Kindness Of Strangers
But I value my old friends more. If you’ve got other ideas, please let me know.