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10 Strategies to Go Viral on Any Platform

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Determine what is *unique* about the platform.

To go viral, you have to think about what the consumer sees, not just you the creator. 

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Every platform offers you multiple chances to stand out, but you typically only have a millisecond to hook a new person.

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If you feel shy about asking for shares or recommends (like I did), ask yourself two questions:

  • “Do I believe this is quality work?”
  • “Do I believe a single other person on the planet could benefit from it?”

If the answer to both these questions is ...

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How do you figure out what makes a good headline?

  • Step 1: Go to the platform in question.
  • Step 2: Click “top stories” or “trending” or whatever channel highlights the best stuff.
  • Step 3: Copy the crap out of those headlines.

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Proof

  • Show what you’ve done.
  • Answer the question “Why should I trust you?”

Preview

  • Tease how your audience might be able to do the same.
  • Answer the question “What makes this work worth my precious time?”

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Here’s what you can do instead to increase your viral potential through timeliness:

  • Go to Facebook
  • Look for the “Trending” panel
  • Make a post about any of those things.

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If you address a consistent problem of human nature, you have the ability to stick around a LONG time.

The book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” was published over 80 years ago, yet it is still relevant today. Many of the things which happen year by year are ti...

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Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, possibly the most viral book of all time, is still selling copies today is because he cultivates and frustrates deep curiosity right from the start of the book:

“The secret which I refer to has been mentioned no fewer than 100 times througho...

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When you include quotes by recognized names, you give your post reputation by association.

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Going viral is NOT the hardest thing in the world. The hardest thing in the world is figuring out what to do next.

The whiplash from obscurity to unexpected fame and back to obscurity will kill you if you aren’t ready for it.

At the end of the day, there is only one choice:

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