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What is YOUR Viral Marketing Strategy?

Jul 23, 2008
Do you have one? Do you really understand what "Viral Marketing" is?

So many Internet marketers like to throw around the term "Viral Marketing" to sound smart, savvy and cool. But the truth is, very few really "get it." Just because you WANT something to be "VIRAL" doesn't mean it will be!

"Viral Marketing" simply put, is where you're giving away something of value
so the recipient will WANT to pass it on to others...right? Yes, but not quite. "Viral Marketing" describes ANY strategy that encourages individuals to pass on a marketing message to others, creating the potential for exponential growth through the exposure and influence of the message.

So it spreads like a "VIRUS."

Do you or have you ever had a Hotmail address? This was one of the Internet's first highly-successful Viral-Marketing campaigns. Think about what the smart minds at Hotmail pulled off. They gave away email addresses AND service. And they attached a tagline at the bottom of every email message sent. "Get your private email account." (Or, something to that effect.) Then, they simply stood back as people emailed their network of friends, family and business contacts all over the globe.

A simple, BRILLIANT strategy.

Soon it becomes, "WOW! All my friends are using Hotmail. I want to use it too!"


An effective Viral Marketing strategy should incorporate some sort of giveaway OR natural viral element that begs to be passed on and does NOT scream "sales-pitch."

It could be a controversial or newsworthy video or a humorous email or a special
report that deals with a unique solution to a problem affecting certain individuals.

Make sense?

You also need to make it brain-dead simple for people to pass your message on
to others. Make it scalable.

* Make it exciting!

* Make it interesting!

* Make it newsworthy!

* Controversy sells!

* Solve a common problem for your marketplace!

Begin with an end in mind because ultimately you're promoting YOUR products and services.

WHY should anyone feel the urgency to pass on your message to others? Do you ask them to do so? Do you provide simple instructions? Your marketing "virus" will die a quick death if you don't incorporate these critical elements.

Remember this point, the quickest way to KILL any Viral Marketing message is to be BORING!

Dress up your PDF files with cute graphics and cartoon style characters to add more personality and pizzazz to your e-books and special reports. By doing this you will deliver more impact, increase readability, boost profits, create a viral effect (if executed properly), and most important of all you will stand out from the "sea" of boooriiiing PDFers!

One of the fastest ways to become successful is to follow someone else who is already successful. Find someone who is already where you want to be and model them. Do as they do and use the same tools, systems and strategies they do. You can learn great social viral strategies that have been tested and proven to work. Learn how you get YOUR SHARE of the action and start raking in massive profits by harnessing the raw POWER of free social marketing methods.
About the Author
JD Reilly is committed to helping others succeed at internet marketing. The success is built upon-A focused target market, A product people are hungry for, A marketing strategy and Automation. Learn all about TESTED and PROVEN Strategies now at http://jdreilly.biz or http://traffictacticssystem.com/
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