In the last several days I have listened to all 60 plus songs, multiple times, from Jeff218's recommended rap musician e-dubble that he offers for free on his site.
Several things impressed me about his approach:
- He is offering something for free. What better way to lure people in to listen to your music if you don't have a lot of promotion behind it.
- He is delivering on a regular schedule. He came up with the idea of "Freestyle Friday" where he had to deliver a short 3 minute original rap each week that he committed to do for a year straight, throwing in some promotional or personal words at the end.
- He doesn't take himself too seriously. Humor, honesty and modesty are important to display in any business so people can relate to you. I'm not a huge rap fan, but I was really able to relate to his music. I'm a big fan now.
His formula can apply to any enterprise:
Let's take an example from Twitter. Joe Sebok has the largest Twitter following of any poker player in the world, much greater than his poker results or fame would suggest. Why? He jumped on board early on, embracing the new platform. He tweets very regularly. He communicates in a humble way that people can relate to him. He contributes interesting material that he encounters that others can appreciate.
The same formula relates to poker blogs. I'm a regular guy, never having been a serious poker player or poker celebrity, but I've been blogging for years. I post regularly and I generally offer some educational, informational and occasionally inspirational material that others can appreciate.
My advice? Adopt early, contribute something of value (everyone loves free), deliver yourself regularly and honestly and watch your venture grow.
Check out e-dubble's music, add me on Twitter @pokercurious and keep stopping by to read my blog. :-)
Adopt early, contribute something of value (everyone loves free), deliver yourself regularly and honestly and watch your venture grow.