I made my video go viral because I published it on the right day, and at the right time. Well, sort of, I think? I got over 10K views within the first few weeks. Then what happened?
My article is adapted from this great one below:
1. Marketing is BEYOND YOU Yep. Don’t think that all of your friends and contacts will promote your video… I mean unless you are Taylor Swift. I almost didn’t put together a marketing plan. Because what if I did all this marketing, and then the video still flopped? That would’ve been embarrassing.
Then I realized how stupid that was. It’s better to try your damnedest and fail than to hold back and always wonder what if. If you put all this effort into your video, why would you rely on luck for the last leg? Swallow your pride. Give your work a fighting chance. Put together a marketing plan. This article will show you how.
2. Understand how things go Viral on the internet. DO not think that you can imitate someone else on youtube. BE YOURSELF. When you see videos on YouTube with millions of views and you wonder — where did they all come from?
Here’s how my video, it went viral, but now it is blahhh:
Try it on every blog.. I mean paste it on blogs, on other peoples channels… whatever it takes.
Try many things. You only need one of them to pay off in order for your video to go viral. For me, that thing was just linking up with a new up and coming event, on their website. Your thing might be different. Your goal is to get major blogs to write you up, because their marketing power is ridiculous.
3. Release on Monday or Tuesday
People watch YouTube videos when they’re at work. They read the news at work. Release your video on Monday or Tuesday to Yes. This is what everyone says… so just do it.
I’m a decent talker, but hey, there are thousands of experts in ‘relationships’ way more talented whose videos didn’t go viral.
You are always going to be awkward when you get started, but you will get better with practice. But hey, anything goes when you are creating content! BE ORIGINAL, show your silly self. It’s about having a dream and not knowing how to get there — but starting anyway. People want stories. That’s what all TV, movies, and books are. Tell a story behind your video, but keep yourself a little bit of enigma so that people can come back or want to come back for more.
5. LAST TIP
Keep it short, I mean short videos spread better.
None of this might have happened if I had decided to sit back and just hope it went viral.
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Check out my video here and let me know how you think it hit a “viral” period?