James question is about owning Clubs:
I have owned a club for a couple months now but I have less then 40 people in the club. None of the members are active, when ever I try to get them interested nobody ever responses. Also I feel like my club is about something "grown-up", when I try to talk to people about issues they don't know what I am talking about, probably because most of them are to young to understand. Anyway my question is. How can I get people to join my club. How can I get people to be actually interested in my club? And How can I get the target audience that I want?
Thank you for your question!
Clubs are very hard to mange, especially good clubs. And it defiantly takes time for good clubs to form. Its defiantly no fun when you're members aren't participating, but it takes two to tango.. If you want a successful club, YOU, as the owner have to be responsible for making your club a club people WANT to join and WANT to participate in. That means starting debates, making contest, making games and being provokative! I would say if you want people to join the club, you first have to make the people in the club participate first. That in itself will spread the club, by word of mouth. Broadcasting is another way to get people involved.. although that cost money. So if your cheap.. like so many of us.. just go around stardoll and post on peoples guestbooks. It helps if you find people that are new, new people don't know what there doing and will probably join ANY club to get to know people. And if you are doing that, I suggest befriending them if they join. Then you can get them interested in what your club is about, and then they can spread the club as well. Make a time investment on those people because they will be the ones that help your club grow.
That also helps find your target audience, because you can be making target audiences yourself. Also if you do find anyone that you consider your "target audience" then use them. If they are interested, befriend them maybe make them manger.. If people are mangers they feel they have a duty to the club to help.
To get people interested in your club, maybe make a contest! I feel thats always the easiest way to get people to join. The better the prize the more people will flock to it. So maybe start thinking of what would make a good contest and prize.
Hope that was helpful! If you have any further questions about this topic please ask!
Good Luck James!