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Ajmurrell
post Nov 1 2008, 07:37 PM
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Hey guys,

I was just thinking that what with the current economic difficulties that many people will be having at the moment, and by the looks of it, over the next couple of years too, whether a system could be initialised where a number of members could be offered scholarship's (Free membership for a period of time).

There could be many reasons for application for a scholarship, and it could have some commercial success for the community also. Competitions to external members to draw them in to the community, and for internal members as well obviously.

There could even be conditions put in place, such as special instructor mentor groups that could be used in the long term as great advertisement for GMC's ability to improve guitar abilities. Sort of like a "Before and After" style of advertisement.

Just thought I'd throw the suggestion out to you guys!



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post Nov 1 2008, 08:05 PM
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I think it's a very nice gesture, but not reachable. After all this is Kris' main income (I think tongue.gif ) and that means that in the end, making money is quit important. Offering people free scholarship isn't really the way to go I think...

But, if you can come up with a good idea to turn it into something that doesn't damage the financial plan from GMC then it might be a very nice idea! I also think, that maybe discussing the financials from GMC isn't our thing... it's kinda private I think. That why I'm going to stop making this post longer xD


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post Nov 1 2008, 08:14 PM
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Well I am not sure how should it work, and also I must admit that GMC is very cheap for what it offers. I mean, Poland isn't a rich country, we earn few times less than people in Western Europe and still it would be a matter of few working hours to afford monthy payment for GMC. And I am talking about simplest of jobs such as giving outlets on the street.

If someone can afford to pay for the internet, and have a computer he certainly doesn't starve or have no home. Than he can work these few hours to afford GMC.

Of course there are countries where money is a big problem, but still if someone has home, internet, computer, guitar etc. the person isn't in a very bad financial situation.

Well that's at least my view, but I could not take into account some important factors, so don't hesitate in proving me wrong;)


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post Nov 1 2008, 08:16 PM
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If handled correctly this could very well be a great idea smile.gif
If we had a few competitions for non-members, advertised by members already signed-up this could mean more members and more money smile.gif
And let the member who gets most non-members to join the competition get free acces for a while..

Maybe not just like that, but could be a great way to reach out to more people smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2008, 08:22 PM
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When it comes to attracting new members by the old members, such thing was introduced not to long ago.

I was thinking about giving some period of free access, but there is a possibility that if someone got one week of free access, he would download everything he could and don't subscribe later, as he would have enough working material for next two years;)

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post Nov 1 2008, 08:29 PM
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I meant it mainly as a comercial idea. It is true that although it would be taking a small amount of profit away, but this may be a time that the average guitarist might think twice about joining a subscription service. It is unfortunate but inevitable with the current economic climate.

I don't pretend to know anything about the market or advertising, but I think the appeal of such a system to people outside of the GMC might be really good smile.gif

Guitarists are naturally competitive (and I don't mean that in a bad way, don't mean to generalise!), so it could work even better with this particular market!

Kris may lose the membership fee for such scholarship members, but he could also capitalise on promoting the scheme and on the progression such members make during a period of time smile.gif

It could even be a one off thing every year! With a competition based application on sites such as youtube or similar. Could be a healthy, inexpensive way to promote the site in these times smile.gif


But yeah... Just an idea, no idea how feasible such an idea is in terms of economics and marketing.

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When it comes to attracting new members by the old members, such thing was introduced not to long ago.

I was thinking about giving some period of free access, but there is a possibility that if someone got one week of free access, he would download everything he could and don't subscribe later, as he would have enough working material for next two years;)


That is true actually sad.gif But maybe if their were conditions put in place, like the idea of a mentor program... I guess its still down to trust of such a persons intentions.

Maybe if it wasn't a massive scheme, like a competition based scholarship that took place every so often.


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post Nov 1 2008, 08:32 PM
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The one per year competition could be a good idea. Still I think the best thing we can do is to record our playing, and show it on sites like youtube, mentioning where we learned it. I will certainly do it when my camera arrives:) Long live GMC!:P


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post Nov 1 2008, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Nov 1 2008, 07:16 PM) *
If handled correctly this could very well be a great idea smile.gif
If we had a few competitions for non-members, advertised by members already signed-up this could mean more members and more money smile.gif
And let the member who gets most non-members to join the competition get free acces for a while..

Maybe not just like that, but could be a great way to reach out to more people smile.gif


This is a great idea. Competition for non-members with proper advertising everywhere possible. Myspace, youtube etc... 5 people free membership. 1 for a year, 1 for a 6 months, 1 for 3 etc... With that huge promotion, I am sure that other people will find it interesting and join anyway for the money.

I was wondering why GMC never showed interest for having a little stand at some guitar exibithion. This year Muris played at the little stand for "Lick Library" in London. They were the smallest stand but the most visited smile.gif I would go and play there with no question and I'm sure others would. That would give GMC a great promotion and that's the great place for giving away a couple of free memberships and making GMC a much bigger and professional company.

What do you think about this?


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post Nov 1 2008, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Nov 1 2008, 07:33 PM) *
This is a great idea. Competition for non-members with proper advertising everywhere possible. Myspace, youtube etc... 5 people free membership. 1 for a year, 1 for a 6 months, 1 for 3 etc... With that huge promotion, I am sure that other people will find it interesting and join anyway for the money.

I was wondering why GMC never showed interest for having a little stand at some guitar exibithion. This year Muris played at the little stand for "Lick Library" in London. They were the smallest stand but the most visited smile.gif I would go and play there with no question and I'm sure others would. That would give GMC a great promotion and that's the great place for giving away a couple of free memberships and making GMC a much bigger and professional company.

What do you think about this?


That would be great, huge huge promotion possibilities!


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post Nov 1 2008, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Nov 1 2008, 08:33 PM) *
This is a great idea. Competition for non-members with proper advertising everywhere possible. Myspace, youtube etc... 5 people free membership. 1 for a year, 1 for a 6 months, 1 for 3 etc... With that huge promotion, I am sure that other people will find it interesting and join anyway for the money.

I was wondering why GMC never showed interest for having a little stand at some guitar exibithion. This year Muris played at the little stand for "Lick Library" in London. They were the smallest stand but the most visited smile.gif I would go and play there with no question and I'm sure others would. That would give GMC a great promotion and that's the great place for giving away a couple of free memberships and making GMC a much bigger and professional company.

What do you think about this?


You get my vote biggrin.gif
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post Nov 1 2008, 09:29 PM
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sounds like a pretty good idea!


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post Nov 1 2008, 10:11 PM
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Thanks, I really think that way. Let's see if Kristofer is interested to comment on this.


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post Nov 1 2008, 10:32 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Nov 1 2008, 10:11 PM) *
Thanks, I really think that way. Let's see if Kristofer is interested to comment on this.


I've posted a link to this thread in the Seniors/Coordinator forum, so he should see it soon smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2008, 10:34 PM
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Everything I read hear sounds just great imo! smile.gif


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With structure, could be an awesome way of driving in new members and promoting GMC! cool.gif


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post Nov 2 2008, 05:14 PM
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I think it's a great idea. Some YT videos are very visited, and one or two free subscriptions could bring on a dozens of others if the event was handled well online and had external promotion.


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Good idea, someone pinch the boss wink.gif


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QUOTE (Siggum @ Nov 2 2008, 05:15 PM) *
Good idea, someone pinch the boss wink.gif


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Great idea. smile.gif
I'll invite the winners , then I have my bonus lesson. laugh.gif


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post Nov 3 2008, 03:09 AM
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Looking forward to what the big man thinks biggrin.gif Don't think I've actually talked to Kris before.

Hope this topic spurs something on!



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