Do you already have fans? Good! The first step is done! But how do you keep them for a long time? Here are some tips.
Your fans want to be connected to you and if they can’t meet you in person, the only way they can get answers to their questions is through social media. Make sure to take their requests seriously and to reply as soon as possible. Your personal website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or MySpace are good possibilities to stay in contact and to build a big fan base.
Offer free music
People like everything in life they get for free. So why don’t you offer a free download of your newest demo song on your website? You can also distribute demo CD’s with a few selected songs. Your fans will be very thankful!
Give a free concert
A free concert is a great way to promote yourself and your band. Dedicate 30 or 60 minutes of your time to make a great show and you will see that people will keep you in mind. This is one of the most effective ways of keeping your fans and winning new ones. It is not very time consuming and you will have a lot of fun at the same time.
Treat your fans like friends
If you meet your fans after the concert take your time and talk to them. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak” (George Clooney) Treat your fans like friends, ask them how they feel today or how they liked the show. You can learn a lot from their praise and criticism. And never ever be arrogant, vain or unfriendly. Don’t take your fans for granted and they will thank you with loyalty and love.
So, what are you doing to keep your fans?
by Sara Shirazi