As I mentioned in my previous post, the UK Steemit promotion team would come to Sheffield universities (The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University) today to promote Steemit to university students.
I am very pleased to join this fantastic event, contributing my efforts to promote Steemit. By joining this sort of activity, I got know more Steemians such as @starkerz and @artonmysleeve, as well as some new ideas.
The challenge of off-line marketing in the UK
The UK is a country with much freedom, at the cost of many regulations. The organisers of this event prepared many stuff to promote Steemit, such as free T-shorts with Steemit logo (they also donated 10 T-shirts for our coming Sheffield Steemians meetup), leaflets and business cards.
However, the site such as the Student Union, where usually has many students, is not allowed for us to do any marketing activities. This is because the site is financially sponsored by some organisations. It is then exclusively for some specific groups to use the site, no matter our marketing is for profit or not.
Another problem is that it is not allowed to distribute leaflets to people at public space, unless you have the so called street license obtained from each local city council, which costs around 100 GBP!!!
I joked with @starkerz and @artonmysleeve, it is really hard to make big money in the UK as there are always so many ridiculous rules. So I am going to leave this country.
Tricks for on-site marketing
Everybody looks very busy on the street. Some people may not trust us firstly, what are you doing? I do not have time to listen you. Face-to-face marketing does need tricks. We sometimes even followed people’s walking pace while explaining Steemit to them, to save people’s time. @starkerz once told students they can use Steemit to raise funds for a specific project.
One student asked: where does the money paid to Steemit users come from? In a nutshell, we consider Steemit as another Facebook, the value each Facebook user create makes Facebook one of the richest internet company. Now, the decentralised blog website Steemit return the value to its users.
I showed students my account @tumutanzi, the money I earned from Steemit is a real story, but I also pointed out not every body can earn that much. One girl astonished that one blog post can earn 80 GBP (about 100 USD), she open her mouth signalling how possible it could be?
When talking to strangers, we do need patience and politeness. As there are so many Chinese students in UK, the ability I can speak Chinese also helps a lot.
The passion from UK steemians
It has to be pointed out that the UK roadshow of promoting Steemit has nothing to the official Steemit. It is organised and sponsored by UK promoting team. I can feel their passion for Steemit. They do hope the Steemit community grows strong and more prosperous, with more new Steemit users joining.
@starkerz told me he himself does not post so much, neither does he need other people to upvote him. But he does upvote other people. He hope Steemit becomes stronger when more people join Steemit, which will increase the price of steem. He owns a moderate amount of steem. By promoting Steemit to make the Steem cake bigger, it is absolutely alright to get the profit from the increased price of steem, in my opinion.
@starkerz’s action and story reminds me of the famous words said by Jack Ma (key founder of Alibaba): It is better to have dreams, in case it may come true!
The following pictures were taken during this interesting event. I am happy to share them with my readers. Besides Steemians meetup, I do recommend my fellow steemians to organise events in your cites like what we did today. You will have some exciting outcome, probably more than things about Steemit.
Fresher students in UK university (The University of Sheffield, Student Union Building) // 英国大学新生开学了，图为谢菲尔德大学学生会中心。
Marketing dancing from a coffee shop to welcome freshers? // 某咖啡店的舞蹈营销欢迎新生？
@starkerz explained Steemit to students while following their walking to save their time. 随着人们的步伐，一边推广Steemit，节约人们的时间。
Introducing Steemit to Chinese students in UK. // 向华人学生介绍Steemit.
The centre gentle man is a steemian @cacophony! // 中间这位是一位老Steemian @cacophony.
Beautiful girls // 美丽的女孩子们
He does not want to show in photos, we respect privacy. // 这位路人不想被拍到脸，我们尊重隐私。
Introducing steemit to students // 向美女学生介绍Steemit
Business card can be handed to people // Steemit名片，可以发给路人。
Steemit flyers // Steemit宣传单
Steemit stickers // Steemit贴纸
@tumtuanzi, @starkerz, @artsonmysleeve (it is a pity @stephenkendal did not come today). // 三人参与了今天的路演活动。
Originally posted on https://steemit.com. Thank you for reading my post, feel free to Follow, Upvote, Reply, Resteem (repost) @tumutanzi, which will motivate me to create more quality posts.
我很高兴有机会加入这样的活动中，为宣传Steemit贡献我自己的力量。也通过线下活动，认识了朋友 @starkerz 和 @artonmysleeve，还在其它方面也有所收获。
我以我自己 @tumutanzi 的实际例子，告诉他们这一切是真的——当然我也强调不敢保证每个用户都一定能收获这么多，有一个女孩表示：一篇贴子能收获80英镑（约100美元）？她当即张开大嘴表示惊讶。
组织者 @starkerz 告诉我，其实他本人并不怎么写太多的文章，也不怎么需要别人给他点赞，他倒是给别人点赞比较多，当然，他的追求是，更多的人加入Steemit，Steem的价格就会更高，我能看到他的账户拥有几万个Steem——不算多也不算少。他们通过具体的行动来推广Steemit, 把蛋糕做得更大，到最终能收获更多的投资回报，这是完全可取的事情。
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