Posted by SNAKEBITE on April 04, 2000 at 22:48:10:
In Reply to: Re: a few thoughts posted by Jon on April 04, 2000 at 21:00:05:
: : Not if you have an audience, then the balls in your court, I hate to be broken record, but the internet allows that. Sure you still have to get the audience to your site, but we can be creative even with that.
: You gotta definite point there. But how easy is it to get an audience? I heard you need to be getting 10,000 hits a week before anybody notices. Hell, in two years our website has gotten 11,000 hits. Advertise? Pretty doggone costly. Oh, I see. You gotta lose money before maybe they let you make money. I talk like I'm from Missouri, not Chicago, don't I?
Yeah Bro, and although Im responding to you Im addressin all, it sounds to me the only way to get out of this slump is to put our money where our mouths are, or our asses depending on who your talking to. Web sites need just as much attention as magazines, television shows, or any thing that requires an audience. Word of mouth is always good but really, eventially, you should invest in some kind of ad campaign. Sacrafice is what we are already doin', and if your gonna sacrafice do it right, do it for yourself. I couldn't possibly relate to having children, but at one point I had a huge overhead. A house in Port Townsend Washington, a brand new truck, an apartment in LA (which when having a home studio as well is not in the least inexpensive, which most know) , and I was investing in small indie projects me and my friends were producing as well as the usual bills...so my point is that I can at least relate to the need to have steady flow. I sold my beatiful 7 year old hidden in the woods house, paid off my truck, caught up with SOME debt and became cyber geek and baught myself a work station with all the trimmin's...at the time....which leads me to say this, we can't look at the limitations of animation applied now as how its gonna be even in the near future.
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