The Acceptable Audience: How many followers should I have before start creating?

I created my first successful product in just 10 days. I realized the creation process is as valuable as the product itself and I want to share it. Welcome to the Making-of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes.

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide! (All the chapters are here).

The Acceptable Audience: How many followers should I have before start creating?

None.

I really think you should start creating whether you have or not an audience.

That’s what I did. Yes, I had a blog and yes, I had followers but all of them were spanish followers. So, no one of them was really interested in buying an english guide to write posts quickly.

I had 3 people in my English list. And to be honest, I think those 3 email addresses were all mine because I was testing the Gumroad platform.

I sent an email letting those 3 people I’ll start creating a guide for writing quickly.

But then, I shared in Social Media the message of the creation and that’s the moment the magic happened. 6 people joined the first day I shouted out about my creation.

I know it seems very¬†few. But I don’t see it like that at all. Those first 6 people who jumped in the very first day I announced the mini-guide became¬†my acceptable audience. But I’m very conscious that they appeared until the moment I started creating something.

When you dance, people dance with you.

If I had waited until the next waltz, I would’ve partied alone.

I didn’t wait until having a certain number of people who I could call my acceptable audience. And certainly, I was doing nothing that attracted an acceptable audience. But the minute my creation process started, that creation attracted an acceptable audience.

Do you know what was my first thought when I saw those “+6 new followers”: Wow, I had almost no one yesterday, and now I have 9!

So, don’t wait until having an acceptable audience to start creating.

What I really think you should do is to share as soon as possible when you start creating something.

You shouldn’t wait until you have certain amount of people interested, you should share what you’re creating to be of people’s interest!

This post is part of the new series on my blog, the Making-of The Mini-Guide where I share everything I know about writing books! (If you want to read all the past chapters go here).

The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes was created under the Small Product Lab July 2015 hosted by Gumroad. I’m forever grateful with Gumroad and Small Product Lab for those 10 days.

If you want to read the next chapter of the Making-of The Mini-Guide when is ready, join¬†here: http://kath.pw ‚̧

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