Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.
This podcast we discuss:
Byron — Re-launching the comic has begun, but now I am looking for new advertising opportunities besides Project Wonderful and Facebook (which I believe has a low ROI anyways).
Dawn — I’ve had 2 off-seasons of promoting my limited-time exclusive eBook for Z&F ($3), which has brand new never-seen-before comics along with all of the past season’s, for those who missed them. Both times, the exclusive comics actually finish a story line, adding more intrigue and value. However, I haven’t been getting much of a response, and most of my fans who say they WOULD HAVE bought it never seem to be aware of it…. despite repeat social media posts, blog posts, etc. SO.. what am I doing wrong, not enough of, or is this just not as valuable a product as I thought it would be? Or is this another case of having more passionate fans at cons vs online? Point being… should I bother? Or just keep those extra “new” comics for the books and hope everyone was holding out for the actual book?
Robin — I want to go to more cons, but I’m running into a limitation of funds. Going as a guest seems like it might be a good solution, since I believe they often waive fees or help with travel or lodging. How one goes about becoming a guest at a convention? What is expected in return?
Chris — I just started a newsletter (Mailchimp) as a way to help promote convention appearances, commission sales and other things like that. I’m going to send a new newsletter out once a month. What are some other creative things I can do with it that can make it different than my 3 times a week blog post I add with every strip I post? What are some other creative online ways I can try and get people to sign up for the newsletter as well?