Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Question...

I've been thinking over the past few days about ways to increase the visibility of my work.  Specifically, I'd like to drive traffic to this site (and subsequently, my Patreon).  Right now, I post examples (of my work) on various subReddits, and I do notifications on both Fictionmania and TGStorytime.  I also have a regularly-updated Imagefap account (though, because of their rules, I can't really link back to anything here or on the Patreon). 

So, my question is this:  what am I missing?  What's another avenue to reach this genre's core demographic?  I'd be open to just about any suggestions because I'd like to see my Patreon continue to grow.  I have big plans for my creative future, but I can't make any of it happen without more support.

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  1. Opinions of mine I hope you take with a grain of salt. Your captions have been getting a bit bland over the years. Mainly because they all involve the same plot, unlike the omar bell captions which were a interesting twist to your captions I found on this blog in 2015.

    Your write alot of revenge captions and while they can be interesting it's become the majority of your content.

    How about taking a play out of other tg authors and using more magic or sci fi themes? Racial tg captions? And more gender role reversal captions (including the race play ones) because they are your best captions.

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  2. Tumblr? Facebook? Sissykiss?

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    1. I'm on Tumblr already, but I never thought about Facebook. Admittedly, I haven't been to that particular corner of social media in years, and didn't even think of it. And Sissykiss doesn't allow nudity, so that rules out like 80% (or more) of my work.

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  3. Tumblr and Facebook are good suggestions. DeviantArt is a good as well (they allow mature content, but you can't show penetration), and I've gotten some good exposure on Flickr.

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    1. I was on Deviantart for a while, but they suspended my account without explanation. I suppose the "no penetration" thing was the cause.

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  4. Honestly, this is a niche market. Many people like the privacy of anonomously visiting here. I think more novels on Amazon. The quality of writing is limited at best and you do better than most who publish there.

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    1. The biggest reason I didn't do that is because I'd have to learn an entirely different format to upload these things to Amazon. That was one of the reasons I turned to Patreon in the first place.

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  5. Yea...I dont know how much you can really grow pateron. Speaking anecdotally, I REALLY enjoy your work, however, I dont have the money to to subscribe to your pateron (even though I really want to). I would imagine a whole lot more people are like me.

    Have you ever thought about changing the format and publishing to lulu or amazon? I think both allow images and would allow those of us who only want to buy once or twice and not subscribe.

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    1. The problem isn't that Patreon's not growing (it is). The issue is attrition. Inevitably, I lose about 30-40 supporters each month. However, I gain about 70-100 new supporters in that same time frame, which results in a pretty nice rate of growth. That said, I know there's going to come a time when those new supporters begin to dwindle, in which case, I'll break even or lose net supporters. It's not really an issue right now (and it might never become one, given that this blog has continued to grow for its entire six-year life), but given that this is my main source of income, I'm trying to plan ahead.

      As far as Amazon or Lulu, I thought about those, but decided against it because publishing stories with images like that isn't something I'm familiar with. The format is completely different, and I chose Patreon because it was easier. That said, I will probably, at some point, create my own site where I can sell the stories individually. I'll have to get pretty far ahead of my publishing schedule to do it, though, because I'm not all that familiar with building a website.

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  6. You're issue with 'attrition' is understandable since most people on Patreon hop around from pledge to pledge, typically pulling out of one only to drop money on another with suddenly more appealing content - all in the effort to get off at that very moment.

    Honestly I think you've built up enough content and notoriety to go much bigger now. Why not create a kickstarter for a series of erotic film shorts or an interactive game? With a good enough idea you can get get the funding for almost anything, then grow it from there. Like if you got enough to fund a game you wanted to create - pay someone/s to build you the engine you want and then afterward you can keep re-skinning or customizing as many times as you want. I've seen what you can do with pitiful tools, and with as hard-working and creative as you are, I can't imagine what you'd be capable of with tools like a custom-made game engine or erotic-film empire.
    Personally, if you ever want to collaborate, I have several ideas right in the vein of your style that could easily grow into something anyone would be happy to pay for with your involvement.

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    1. I understand that's the nature of it, and I've definitely thought of steadier ways to publish my content (while trying to grow as an artist). What I've come up with is a tentative plan to do just what you were talking about - short erotic films (maybe not so short if I can manage it). However, I can't afford to do something like that without some sort of financial stability. And I wouldn't have a clue what to even do with a custom game engine. I'm a complete novice in that respect (the game I have planned is going to be built on a fairly simple platform).

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  7. Commissioned captions?

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    1. I already do commissions. In fact, the majority of my caption stories (at least the longer ones) are commissions.

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