Things are moving right along here at gearsecure. We have found a key person for our plans and will be updating the site soon, I hope. We have a lot of plans for this site and this company that go well beyond just listing stolen equipment, but I can’t lay them out for you just yet.
Searching for followers on Twitter.com is turning out to be our best marketing tool for the moment, but you can also find us at myspace and facebook. If you belong to any social networks you’d like to see us on, leave us a comment, and we’ll investigate it.
As far as personal contacts go, I also do some podcasts in my alternate life as a writer, and every time I post a new one, I use the music of a follower. So far I’ve used Martin Fletcher, his other band The Girl with the Replaceable Head, Derrick McKee, and Brian Casel. I have enjoyed all of the music, and have a few others in the queue, Chris Huff, and a couple of other contacts. I also helped Telling on Trixie find a backline for a show in Chicago, which I hope to be able to attend. As we build our network, we hope to become more of a source for this kind of information as a service to our musician customers and business owners. I’m also happy to promo our musician followers as much as I can in my podcasts. It is the least I can do in exchange for the early support. Michael and I have a lot of creative projects that we are pursuing in our free time (like we have any of that), and we would like to support our followers in all of these endeavors. If you’d like to participate, pay close attention to our twitter feed, as that is the most likely place for us to drop a line at this point.
There are two things you can do that would help us out quite a bit. First, tell all of your musician friends about us. The strength of our site is in how many people we can reach, and even in this early form, we can really help some people out. We would also like to be in the network of stores and studios that you may frequent.
Second, we need a small amount of money to help us get going. This would help pay for some business costs, and marketing to help expand our reach in the real world. Money is tight everywhere in these times, and so we can break it down this way: 1,000 people x $20 =$20,000. Math doesn’t get any easier than that.$20 is a fairly small price to pay to build a network intent on helping musicians and businesses. We have a donate button on the side of the page here, and this handy comic book to help illustrate the point.
The financial crisis has made times much harder for many people, and with this desperation, there is a definite upturn in theft as people try to steal their way to making rent, but this has the effect of depriving a professional or a business of a living. Let’s keep instruments in the hands of the right people.
Bryan at gearsecure.net