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I have a free course I want to make sure that all users share it. Can it be forced?

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  1. lipxxx

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    I have a free online course that has received around 50 shares in a few years. It's o.k. but I feel that it deserves more. I was thinking of cutting the free course down as I was thinking I was giving too much away. but then I thought if there was an automatic way to force people to share it in the course then I could get something out of it.

    IDK, like a way that they have to click the share button to continue with the course. I am asking them now to send me a link of where they shared it. Yet that's not automatic. I guess it seems a little blackhat, but it's free and all they have to do is share it.

    I remembered I saw some video with Paddy Moogan and he told a story about someone who shared content on twitter got a free product.

    So how can I force users to share via social media? And if they don't not let them past a point in the course?

    I have been using simple html share links so something like that would be best if possible.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What's the course based on?
     
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    Where is your course currently hosted?
    I presume its a video course
     
  4. lipxxx

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    Oh that's nothing I want to share here. I don't think it matters anyway. I just want to know if there is some code I can put into the page to do that. So that if they want to get to the next page in the course they have to share it. Maybe that is too complex.
     
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    A simple content locker can do the job. There is plenty of free wordpress plugins that allow you to do this.
     
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    Thanks bud... content locker, that sounds like what i need. i don't use word press so i'll have to figure out how to make it.
     
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    yep, definitely a content locker, they will only be able to download it after they share it, this doesn't mean that if they don't like it they won't delete the share but it's something at least :) . Though you'll need quite a lot of traffic to make this really work, if you force 5-10 people to share it this won't make a huge difference.