I was on a phone call with a Friend today chatting around the possibility that abounds in starting a podcast. As I explained on and on I found myself explaining the 1,000 true fans concept taught by Kevin Kelly.
The concept says in essence, it is possible to make a living on your passion, you only need 1,000 true fans. You might not necessarily be popular or super rich. But if you have 1,000 true fans who are gonna buy your eBook, buy your video course, buy your CD, buy whatever you make, you'd live comfortably.
It's simple, imagine having 1,000 people who can spend $100 on your products per year. That's $100,000 per annum.
After explaining it to my friend, who is a classroom teacher. He hadn't heard about it before until i mentioned it. I felt this thing need to be taught everywhere from high school. People should know that with the help of the internet making a living out of your passion now has a pattern that can be learnt.
Being simplistic, 1,000 true fans out of the ~3 billion internet population is so small, minute doesn't do justice. But then if you've been using social media right, you're fairly social in real life, 1,000 true fans is a modest goal.
So, I decided I was gonna tell more friends about the concept. Though i'm yet to figure out how a farmer can make use of it.
By the way, my first reading of the 2008 essay was in 2017.
What do you think? Is it applicable in every single endeavor? Do you think it should be more popular? Please let me know in the comments.