It’s thrilling to be able to finally share with you some rather exciting news. I hope you are going to really love it and want to become involved. Let me begin at the beginning and recount the story of how it all happened.
The story of my exciting news
Two months ago an email landed in my inbox, okay there’s absolutely nothing unusual about that! However what was unusual was that this email came from a developer in a very large company, one you’re all heard and are very familiar with. The company in question is Facebook, and the email I received said:
“We’ve discovered your page and love what you do… We would love to speak with you and understand your journey as a video creator so far. Are you available for a brief phone call”
Wow, out of all the millions of business pages they could have chosen (65 million business pages was the last statistic I could find) Facebook wanted to speak to me!
Top Secret discussions
I couldn’t say no, now could I? I was intrigued, I wanted to find out why me and why they had made contact? A video call was duly set up and a confidentiality document signed. Yes, it’s all been very hush-hush! During the call, I was asked a whole barrage of questions about my business, how I earn my living, how I use Facebook live etc. A little later, after a few more emails going back and forth, I found out I’d been chosen as one of a small group of creators to test an exciting new product before anyone else. WOW!
This new pilot product
The new product is being called a supporters programme for creators. If you choose to become one of my supporters, part of my inner circle, you will have a say in the direction that everything goes. A bit like in the history of art, where artists such as musicians, painters, and sculptors received patronage from kings, popes and the wealthy but brought up to date for the 21st century. I love this idea of supporting creators and can see that it could ultimately, make a real difference to many peoples lives, including yours and mine. There is a small monthly cost, which I’m likening to buying me a cup of coffee, but in return, you will receive a heap of benefits.
The benefits of my Facebook supporters programme
I’ve been busy putting together a welcome package for every supporter that signs up – this could be you. It will include:
• Lindy’s Cakes Shop discount – a very rare treat! The offer will change every month.
• Video and picture inspiration to give you ideas you perhaps haven’t thought about
• A PDF cake decorating tutorial to download. I plan to renew these every month
Going forward I plan to:
• Make exclusive Facebook lives for supporters only
• Do Q&A sessions
• Go behind the scenes of Lindy’s Cakes
I hope this exciting news sounds interesting to you. I’m the only cake decorator in the world piloting this Facebook programme, so let’s show them – CAKES RULE! I’d really appreciate your support as I’d love to see where, with your help, this takes me. I hope that my ‘inner circle’ becomes a meaningful part of my business. Being paid will allow me the freedom to continue doing what I love – being creative. Creating things to inspire you, teach you and challenge you. In the words of Elizabeth Gilbert:
“It’s difficult to create things, if it wasn’t difficult, everyone would be doing it and it wouldn’t be special or interesting”
How to join
To join simply visit the Lindy’s Cakes Facebook page and click on the support button (visible on mobile devices) or by clicking this ‘become a supporter‘ link. I sincerely hope you feel you can help, that you feel excited about being part of something new and you wish to support me.
Sugarcraft artist and content creator