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    1. schmiddl's Avatar

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      December 19, 2009

      # 1
      Hi,
      for my final exam in university I wrote a 30-page paper called:

      "The Animator's Internet Survival Guide"

      I researched the internet business models of successful bloggers,
      musicians, filmmakers, flash-game developers, internet marketers
      to create a comprehensive:

      ONLINE BUSINESS MODEL FOR ANIMATORS AND FILMMAKERS
      • Which qualities does a piece of work have to have to go viral?
      • How do you find people online, who value your work?
      • How do you expand your audience from project to project?
      • How do you earn money online without relying on traditional advertising?
      • And how many fans do you need to finance your life?
      Every aspect is explained step-by-step and highlighted in-depth
      with the help of many examples. I wish that more young filmmakers
      realize the enormous potential of the internet to make a living with
      what they love to do most: realize their own films!

      In the next weeks I'll release "The Animator's Internet Survival Guide"
      piece by piece in this thread, because I've made the experience that people
      are more likely to REALLY read it, when it is cut into pieces.

      Read and share:

      The Introduction: Call-Center or industrial visualization?
      Chapter I: Your work is the foundation
      Chapter II: Build your homebase
      Chapter III: Find your audience
      Chapter III: The Fan List
      Chapter III: Organic Search Engine Traffic
      Chapter IV: Deepen your relationship
      Chapter IV: Partner websites
      Chapter V: Fill the money bin
      Chapter V: How much do you charge?
      Chapter V: What is the timing of the Pre-Sell during a product launch?
      Chapter V: Online Series and autoresponders
      Chapter VI: Expand your product range
      Chapter VI: Provide a subscription
      Chapter VII: Paradise

      Soon to come:

      References and continuative links



      Hope it is helpful!
      Martin



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      Last edited by schmiddl; 04-02-10 at 01:15 PM. Reason: Added Chapter VII

    2. December 20, 2009

      # 2
      Chapter III: Find your audience is online.

    3. December 29, 2009

      # 3
      Part two of Chapter III is online:

      The Fan List

      How to expand your audience from project to project!

    4. December 30, 2009

      # 4
      This will be my last post for five weeks or so.
      The beach is calling, no computer for a month,
      that'll be strange

      Here is part three of Chapter III: Organic Search Engine Traffic

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      December 30, 2009

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      Have a great vacation and thanks for sharing these articles

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      December 31, 2009

      # 6
      Thank you very much for share this. Indeed, is really intersting and important document.

      Thanks!

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    7. February 8, 2010

      # 7
      Thanks for your comments guys!

      I'm back again with Chapter IV: Deepen your relationship

      Greetz from Germany!
      Martin

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      February 10, 2010

      # 8
      Hello schmidt ,

      Very interesting article , can't wait to read the rest of it ! Can you combine all those documents at the end into one PDF file ? That would be awesome !

    9. February 12, 2010

      # 9
      hej mrdino, there is a PDF available on my website..

      I just uploaded Chapter IV: Partner websites and Chapter V: Fill the money bin

      Enjoy!

    10. February 15, 2010

      # 10
      Chapter V: How much do you charge? is online.

    11. February 18, 2010

      # 11
      Hey man ! Thanks for the updates ! But i still can't find the link to the PDF file !



    12. March 4, 2010

      # 14
      I would like to thank schmiddl for the invaluable info , and guys if you need the book in PDF format you have to join the mailing list !
      The book is really worth reading , enjoy !

      Ciao ,

    13. March 7, 2010

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      Thank you mrdino

      Here's the first page of Chapter VI: Expand your product range

      Greetz,
      Martin


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      March 31, 2010

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      I love to read your article... what about chapter 7?

    15. April 2, 2010

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      @philiboy: thanks for the reminder! the chapter has been online for a while, I just somehow forgot to post it

      Chapter VII: Paradise

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      April 2, 2010

      # 19
      Hi schmiddl,

      es war nicht so licht der Link zu finden.
      Ich wollte Dich nur kurz vorschlagen, der Link irgendwie deutliche machen.

      Du konntest bevor der Titel "Link:" schreiben.

      Es ist nur eine Vorschlag, weil es nicht so licht einfehlt wo der Link genau liegt. Oder man denk, dass Du der Link vergessen hast.

      Auf alle Fälle finde ich schön.

      VG,
      XBO

      P.S. A! Und viel Erfolg!
      P.S.2 Wie lange wird online die Dokumentation bleiben? Wirds Du daraus ein PDF erzeugen und zuverfügung stellen?


      EN::: post cuted::::
      The link is not easy to find. I will suggest you to write "Link:" before the Title.

      P.S. Good Luck!
      P.S.2 How long you will live the Document online? Are you planing to do a PDF from your document and share also this info?
      Last edited by www.2xbo.com; 04-02-10 at 06:16 PM.

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      # 20
      Hi schmiddl, this is surely a survival guide. I'm on Chapter 4 now and I learned a lot from it. This will surely help me in getting projects and keeping clients. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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