We recommend reading the series in order:
So far, we’ve discussed three types of personal project.
…and how each type leads to a specific type of prize:
- The Geek-Out: provides a sense of community for fans and catharsis for the creator.
- The Skill-Builder: levels-up a specific skill, improving the creator’s reputation in the process.
- The Showcase: proves that the creator is the best person for a dream job or brings in better gigs.
Before you lose hope that you can make a living directly from your personal projects, please consider: The Fan-Base Project.
The Fan-Base Project differs from The Showcase Project.
Both can cultivate a following and raise your reputation as an expert.
…but The Showcase Project convinces someone to hire you to do similar work while The Fan-Base Project provides creative freedom.
So how do you make a living from Fan Base Projects?
Today we will reveal the secret.
Are you ready?
Here it is:
…you need fans.
(A lot of fans.)
So I’ll pass the mic to her now and she’ll share wisdom gained from years of working for her fans and discuss two of her favorite, financially successful Fan-Base projects…