Ok so this idea is going to either be a bit … weird, or maybe it’s just the answer to more outreach. Feels a bit like posting a sale ad in a church but then I can’t quite judge for sure so maybe you will share what your gut tells you.
Below is what I’m thinking about posting in our Facebook group. Please share your thoughts, some feedback - is it apropos? A sign of our times? Recognizing reality? Are we admitting that people will only pay attention if they’re getting paid? Or maybe is it not in the spirit of hippie sharing and caring and free stuffs?
Here’s the story:
Make Some Money Today? DOLLAHS FOR HOLLAHS!
Hello, my fellow favorite capitalist kittehz. Ole Crinkleface Jake Von MonopolyGuy is here with some private equity funding of … your pocket.
See FB post link at the bottom for context. It reminded me that we honestly need to do more outreach to get people aware about the reality of for profit optometry, and myopia being an optional burden. Podcasts seem like a well received medium for more awareness about myopia.
So we need to be on more of them. But that means finding them, and bugging them, and using wiley words to get them intrigued about them there eyeballs. I’ve tried PR firms (they suck), individual freelancers (suck), and doing a bit of outreach my-own-self (let’s not even talk about that).
And as I’ve learned from running this whole project for a while, 99.9999% of people don’t have the time, ambition, or motivation to do sh*t for free (which, entirely understandable).
But then too this group here seems like the best place to find motivated darlings to hit up some great podcasts, suggesting awesome new guests (like say, a Jake or so talking about myopia). Money seems kind of a … un-noble way to fuel motivation but since that’s one thing I haven’t tried with you kittehs yet, let’s give that a go.
One unorthodox idea I’d like to offer as a starting point, would be one shiny petrol dollar (or USD equivalent for our fancy global kittehs) for every review that a podcast has on iTunes. So say the podcast is something we like, and it has a thousand reviews, and we get on it to talk about myopia, Jake donates a thousand USD to your favorite charity (which let’s face it, is probably the charity of YOU). Tentatively willing to go as high as 3,000 reviews (since yikes, even I can only justify so much Jake-pockets funding for more myopia awareness).
Either way. I still feel weird about bringing money into what should just be a bunch of kind hearted hippies, but peoples got bills and I’ve got no judgments.
Drop me a PM if interested. Above finders-charity-reward-incentive-donation idea only applies if we’ve talked first and agreed that it’s a well conceived scenario!
Original podcast link comments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/endmyopia/permalink/1051109965082405/