Today I spent a lot of time thinking about the “what am I dumb at” from yesterday. I think I figured out one of the things outside of spelling that I am not so good at. That thing would be marketing and how to get people to buy my product.
It would seem ironic that a sales person would be bad at selling however it’s a different environment. In my sales job I am given leads and have a simple process to convert the leads to sales. Maybe that’s because human interactions come easier to me. Trying to “sell” my own product is difficult because I am not a marketer.
Yesterday when I went to the bookstore I was looking for a specific book it was double the price as it is online and I ended up ordering it with a free one day delivery. Today when I was talking to my best friend from high school the book arrived.
The book explains how to get the sale from multiple posts online and telling your story. I still even after reading the book am at a loss. I think it’s definitely something I need to work on. On other platforms where marketing is done for me it is easier however I am a one person show and do not have the means or skills to market. It’s a missing gap for me.
I guess the first step in trying to get better at something is to realize what it is that you have as a weakness and either hire somebody to do it for you or learn to do it yourself. Given that this is a hobby and passion I will end up needing to learn more about how to do it.
3 Things I Pondered Today:
- Why are tacos so good?
- What are some movies or common sayings I could parody to make it parrot themed?
- Why are there so many horror themed comics?
One of the great things about Texas is that you can get tacos all the time. In Austin one of my favorite restaurants that I frequent every other week, sometimes every week, is Taco Deli. They have such good tacos. My Sunday started with a taco run and I stayed at home for the most part working on my journal that I picked up yesterday.
I took some of the comic I got in a blind bag that were horror themed and cut the text bubbles out. I already read them and frankly they weren’t that good. I also didn’t like one or two of them that had women with very small clothing on and massive breast showing. Is that really necessary?
The random text bubbles were taken and put in the book where I drew random doodle monsters. I’m not sure what I am doing with it but it’s entertaining and I’m like whatever I’ll just keep doing this till this journal is done then work on another one.
One of the things I have been doing is making parrot parody doodles. The last three I did were movie poster remakes with parrots instead of humans. I started a separate page for that. When my friend called we went over some other funny ones so that was fun.
I should be getting my tape cassettes in on Tuesday and I am excited for that. Some of them are art tapes that aren’t recordable and others are blanks that have a length of 30 minutes to record on. I will use these for small limited releases.