As you're all aware, I'm never paid for anything I talk about here on my blog, and there are no affiliate links. This is why I'm free to speak my mind. I don't owe anyone anything, and no one owes me. Recommendations made here are 100% because I loved the product. Now that I've restated that, we can move on.
I'm gonna start with a big WHAT IS HEADTALKER? snippet.
HeadTalker works like Thunderclap, a social media blasting platform, with more options and more ways to get your message trending. Plus, HeadTalker has some REALLY cool features Thunderclap doesn't.
If you don't know what Thunderclap is, go check out this post.
Please understand, I'm not saying you should use one of these over the other, but HeadTalker is another platform to put firmly in your corner because of the features.
Speaking of, let's get rolling on those, shall we?
Social Media Platforms - There are Four
- Video (book trailer!)
- Share Image (I'd love to see them add design specs to this and the next one)
- Background Image (see comment above)
- Media Embed (images, music, etc...)
- Set Supporter Goal (between 25 and 500 - ANY number)
- Include a Giveaway
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As you can see, you have a campaign title, message you want to go out, a URL, the place to embed your YouTube video, featured photo and background photo, a category, your story (which you can edit at any time without having to resubmit and will hold things like music and photos), your supporter goal, a start and end date with a time to go live, and a giveaway option.
Now, once approved, you can't change your URL or message. Those are fixed. You'd probably have to delete your campaign and start over.
Anyway, I did a little test to run through the functionality and check out all the features. Here's how I set mine up:
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I also did a $20 giveaway (the minimum, to see just how it worked). One thing I didn't use was the background image option because I wasn't sure what it was and didn't want to muck up the look.
Once my campaign was live, I got a PayPal invoice for $22. HeadTalker takes 10% off the top for handling the giveaway for you. Not too shabby. I put it out there and don't have to worry about it again. For what it's worth, I love simple. *grin*
Now, here are the stats broken down by time:
15 min shot
30 min shot
45 min shot
1 hour shot - Notice I hit my goal of 35
At 10:27PM I got a message that said my HeadTalker was trending and was on the homepage.
SCORE! After that, this happened!
Today at 11:33AM
There was a link to the HeadTalker Academy (I highly recommend going through this even if you think you know what you're doing - several tips and tricks there.
Another took me to FAQ (self explanatory, no?).
Still another took me to Success Stories (those were fun and interesting to look through - think of it as a "what works well" class).
But, by far, the most interesting one took me to the HeadTalker Market. This is the place where you can pay others to support your campaigns or have others pay you to support theirs. Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is flipping brilliant. If you can't get the support you need any other way, or if you're serious about making the biggest impression possible and have the cash to lay out there, I don't see limits on your potential reach. Might be better than doing a cash giveaway. Hell, it might be awesome as a passive kind of income, too, if you have a strong social media presence.
So, anyway, for a price (from $1 on up, depending on social reach ability), you can get limitless support for your campaign. I didn't do this, but the option is totally there.
Now for a comparison screenshot of my other campaign. We set this one to go at noon, and HeadTalker to fire at 5PM day of release. This was taken today at 11:33AM.
Is there even a comparison? It's literally crazy, right? Or am I missing something?
What do you think? Will you make the jump from one to the other? Use both? Do you see any downsides?
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!