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Method to get original video and make it viral. This will cost $100

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by 2011nfl, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    I was sitting here looking at a couple of youtube videos when this came to me. This is so simple that a couple of sentances will sum it up. It's not really a new method, because large websites have been doing this for years, but it is a nice little twist :D

    1: Build a little website where people can submit videos (make sure you put a disclaimer on the site and that they understand that the video will be viewed by the public)
    2: Put up flyers in laundry mats, stores, etc. saying something like "submit the funniest video and win $100" (or whatever type of video you think will go viral)
    3: Wait for people to submit videos
    4: Choose the best video, or have a few people vote.
    5: Post the video on youtube and set your keywords and taglines.
    6: Monetize it, and you're done.

    If the video is good enough, it will go viral with just a little bit of initial promotion. :D
     
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    Manually go around and put up flyers!!! What year do you think this is??

    EDIT: And then in your signature your promoting leads :D
     
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    After reading OP's post that my computer was broken and my brother was die from computer which was dead
     
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    What the heck are you trying to say? lmao

     
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    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    You can do it in any way you like, personally for me flyers have always worked well.
     
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    We all are dead
     
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    Though I do find this thread at low value, its better than some of the other threads where people are begging for mobile views, this is different!

    Why in the title have you said "will cost $100" when in the thread itself, there is no set amount of pricing range placed anywhere? Also, you are dealing with copyright infringement. If someone uploads to your site of them singing half naked and you upload that to youtube, you CAN BE SUED. It has happened in the past (With that big boned starwars kid).

    Though I do agree, sometimes the old school methods of putting up flyers are best and shows you are serious about youtube and popularity. But then, why not start a viral campign?
     
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    BigFatWallet Power Member

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  9. willo556

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    Well with this sort of thing you make sure that you have a terms and agreement so that if someone uploads to your site you are allowed to upload it to Youtube.
     
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    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    I edited. It was suppose to say that the winner of the video contest would win $100
     
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    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Also no copyright infringement. That is what the disclaimer is for
     
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    The quality of the video is not the only component that makes it viral, there is a luck factor, and by luck I don't mean some divine intervention thing; just a probability threshold that you need to pass. Each genuine viewer has a certain probability (very tiny) of relaying your video to another person. The more viewers you initially get the higher your chances of passing that probability threshold. It's like a growing network that is branching out, most of the time it fizzles; but sometimes it passes a certain point (the threshold) where it's almost guaranteed not to fizzle (once it gains enough momentum to keep growing). You can think of quality as the component that helps protect your network against fizzling during this sensitive initial stage; so it's important, but it doesn't come with any guarantees.
     
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    What about cost of flyers? How much did you spend on that?
     
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    'critical mass' :)
     
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    When I run flyer campaigns, I create my own flyers, so about 1000 flyers with 10 pull tabs on each = 10,000 tabs only costed me about 10 or 15 dollars.
     
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    put flyers in your back and go to the market , office , school etc.