posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Doomsday 2029
reply to post by civilchallenger
without a doubt I will help that project...
I'm just going to need help making my video go viral.
In that case I'll tell you how I would do it. I think there are three important things to know before doing this:
#1 First of all, there is no way you are going to get 1 million people to *mail you* $1 each USPS. That only leaves things like Paypal. Well, Paypal
and other companies charge high rates, especially on transaction of just $1. So I'd see if you can get an exclusive deal to accept either Visa or
Mastercard in return for featuring their company. This makes it a little bit harder than allowing you to accept both but it would be unlikely to make
a difference. In this way you can get exactly 1 million people to give exactly 1 dollar to achieve your goal.
#2 You will have to be willing to make your personality a known thing on the internet. I'm not saying you have to spill out all of your personal
details, but merely get your personality out there on Youtube. Even if your personality really isn't that great it doesn't matter all that much
because you'll still get a certain percentage of people who will like you enough to give you $1. And yes, they've got to like you. They are not going
to say I don't like this guy but I'm going to give him $1 million dollars. They will say. I like this guy... good luck and have $1. I'm not saying you
need to change who you are but rather get yourself out there and hope your current personality is at least half presentable.
#3 People are not going to want to give you $1 if they don't have a least a shred of confidence you can achieve your goal. Therefore you have to use a
threshold contract. A threshold contract means that people's credit card will only be charged if the number of donors reaches 1 million. Of course a
lot of the cards will end up declined by the time you reach your goal. Therefore wait until you get 1.1 million donors to charge the cards.
This whole thing is really an exercise in networking skills. Read at least one networking book such as Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and
Influence People" or my personal favorite "Never Eat Alone" by Keith Ferrazzi.
When people go to donate the money they should be doing so using a source they can trust. Therefore you may want to re-direct them to the webpage of a
financial institution for the actual credit card information form they will be filling out. It has to be very quick and very easy to fill form.
So all of this hinges on two even bigger points:
#1 Are you willing to relish in the media attention that would encompass and possibly require? Do you really want that and if so can you become
reasonably comfortable with that?
#2 While of course this can be done do you realize this will possibly take years and consume vast amounts of time? Do you tend to see through your
projects until the end or do you tend to abandon all of them every time. If you tend to abandon all of them every time, then forget about it!!! On the
other hand if you generally see through your projects to the triumphant (or bitter) end then I have every expectation your idea can work if "fate is
on your side".
I hope you found at least some of these points valuable.
edit on 2-4-2011 by civilchallenger because: (no reason given)