Boots on the Ground - Alpha 2 campaign


#11

You are right, of course, but it is important to note that this poster will be placed at the entrance to your apartment. It’s not like seeing it on the street somewhere…

Plus I want it to have as little as possible text on the poster, so to be beautiful and not to be removed by the people.


#12

Perhaps you can check out how a QR like this one looks like on it, maybe at a corner:
https://bochaco.github.io/safe-qrcode-svg/

(just in case you weren’t aware of it, and it came out from this community on this thread)


#13

Thank you, however, to note that QR codes are not popular in Bulgaria and I will not put it on the Bulgarian version, but English is ready if someone wants to print it:


pdf ENG QR code version


#14

Perfect my plan worked :joy: :joy: (jk)

Didn’t know my contribution was expected within 2 days, have several responsibilities that would have made that aggressive timeline impossible.

Glad you went ahead early with it.

If you still need help at some reasonable time I’m definitely always here though. Just balancing everything over here.

Great job :+1:


#15

Hi Will, I know you’re busy, but after you did not even reply briefly to my personal message I decided to act … after all, I sent you a PM 10 days ago.

If you decide to make a better poster of course I will be happy :slight_smile:


#16

Hello friends :slight_smile:

the posters are not printed yet, but I made 5000 flyers which I will hand out at universities, business parks, and so on:

For the text I used this @dirvine post: How would YOU market the SAFE Network to the general public?

Total Posters: 2820
Posters this week: 186
Total Time this week: 12h 51m
Total Distance this week: 43.54 km
Proof of work 19 : https://photos.app.goo.gl/ugyYw6YzkH8HTyrCA
HeatMap: https://www.strava.com/athletes/15894011/heatmaps/1eed9495#12/42.70992/23.39967

September 28, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1870919211
September 30, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1875069609
October 1, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1881058742
October 3, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1881274360
October 4, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1883569694

I finished translating @JPL guide for Alpha 2 in Bulgarian. So JPL I’m sorry to tell you that your cat is no longer the best one on the SAFE Network :frowning: :


#17

Fantastic. You are extraordinary man.


#18

I’ll second that.

Amazing work there. Would not surprise me if your town/city will be one of the early adopters of SAFE compared to any other town/city.

Love your kitten. Did you call it Ace or did you call it Spades? It looks as black as our cat and my son called it Spades.


#19

I’m here for the long walk, so I’ll see that done :stuck_out_tongue: Initially I do not expect a big effect, but quantitative accumulations lead to qualitative changes :wink:

It’s called Ashi, the most gentle kitten that I had. Of course it wakes me up at 4 am… :smiley:


#20

Very inspirational to watch the commitment. Yesterday I got a thought in my head if maybe it could be possible to do a community world wide Zuckerberg marketing 2.0 in the future. The marketing of facebook by introducing the social network on universities was in my opinion genius low cost marketing, alot of mostly young people in a high density area of universities with alot of social interactions and an eager to learn and explore new things. Maybe a SAFE-network alpha 4 with Patter could be the next Zuckerberg marketing strategy reborn. :slight_smile: Just me thinking out loud by inspiration of your work @dimitar.


#21

I think we all are both humbled and inspired. Every single one of us can be the very thing that makes this all work, from doing some code, writing an article (looking at you @goindeep and others), doing talks (so many) and there is one single thing all of the people who may make this work have in common. A positive attitude coupled with a get it done approach to things. I doubt it will be the negative opinions that will push this over the line, but real belief and an honest days work that will get it done.

The critics who provide nothing but critique can bask in the glory of their overwhelming nothingness and watch while they put cream on their own shoulders after patting them so much in self-adoration.

It is always gonna be the do’ers, the triers, the crazy ones, the people who break the rules, follow their dreams and most of all smile all along that path. These people like @dimitar and many many more are what will give this project such a great chance of success. I believe the real marketing is this, honest and simple ways to get the message out there. It’s not rocket science, it can, of course, be criticised by the weaker minded types, but 100% it works and most of all it can be so much fun and positive energy for many of us. Just reading this thread is really a boost of energy for us all to keep going.

Thanks again @dimitar your boots are definitely on the ground and I hope many follow you.


#22

Thank you, @dirvine!

When one stands in front of something as big as the SAFE Network, he can only say “If I win, I win for all mankind - if I lose, I lose only myself”

It is indeed humbling to be part of something so great and that you can contribute…


#23

The posters are ready, I’m happy how they sit :slight_smile:


#24

Who can tell us if we are getting much in the way of traffic and or any actual interested technical folks coming in from these flyers? Would be great to know.


#25

Hello @goindeep , with the next update, I will also post visit data on the Bulgarian site.

In the forum we have one registered confirmed: Introduce yourself

But it is still important to note how poster advertising works. When people see something new for the first time, they usually consider it nonsense. Even the most brilliant of us tend to be wrong for things that never existed before, see this post by David regarding bitcoin What’s up today?

So at first the new is rejected. But then you see a second poster for the SAFE Network - Alpha 3 version, later for Alpha 4, and you think “I know this… let me look again”…

And one day you will see poster “Earn money with the free resources on your computer on the SAFE Network!”. But this time it will not be something new for you and you will check it out… I hope :stuck_out_tongue:

So perseverance is important, discipline is important, this is a game of numbers. Maybe it will take years before we see big growth, but it is important that one does what he believes and I believe in the future of the SAFE Network!


#26

I actually saw that one on my door, in mladost 1. YOU SPAMMER.


#27

Not with an “all out massive action” > direct marketing, offline > online, approach.

That’s what direct marketing is for , time compression , so you end up with a big footprint/network effect in 2-5 years, rather than 10 years, to decades with traditional (still highly valuable and needs to be done) methods alone.

And (as you say) just wait until we can dangle “The Carrot(s)” in front of people, with
so many opportunities stemming from farming/ App development it will make peoples heads spin round and round like a helicopter.

Maidsafe and community marketing + Direct Marketing = Energy = Take the market away, quickly.

I will definitely be joining in.
Thanks for all the great effort, taking it to the streets! :sunglasses:


#28

Hello friends :slight_smile:

here are some data from the site:
http://statcounter.com/p11840682/summary/?guest=1
There are people who come back to the site and look in detail. I’m happy with the result for a start. :slight_smile:


Total Posters: 3540
Posters this week: 720
Total Time this week: 31h 30m
Total Distance this week: 52 km
Proof of work 20: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XpGzU8EqkjUjGqZUA
HeatMap: https://www.strava.com/athletes/15894011/heatmaps/46e3a43b#13/42.67958/23.38069

October 5, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1891954750
October 6, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1891954916
October 7, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1891954844
October 8, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1891954956
October 9, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1894029127
October 10, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1895764657
October 11, 2018 https://www.strava.com/activities/1898601497


#29

That’s really impressive @dimitar

You’ve worked for this and the results are there. Well done!


#30

Hello friends :slight_smile:

here are the site visits this week:
http://statcounter.com/p11840682/summary/?guest=1

Total Posters: 4168
Posters this week: 628
Proof of work 21: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipMfzdatYg28uzCRwpREkoZ7dsLG5XS7Q_D8E9wo
HeatMap: https://www.strava.com/athletes/15894011/heatmaps/2d58e76#10/42.68244/23.37891

I also translated in Bulgarian this post from medium about SAFE-Fleming: