Popularity is the keyword in this game… and I’m not just talking about making money online, but about selling in general.
Maybe in the 60s it was enough to just start bottling soda, name it coca cola and kill the game, maybe it was enough to create some cool software a few years ago and sell like crazy, but this is not the case now.
Now there is everything and everybody wants to sell.
Money is made a different way – first you become popular, then you start selling, and not vice versa as most people do and fail.
I don’t use Facebook that much (if not for paid ads) and I’ve never really gotten Twitter, but I’m pretty popular online (which is why I don’t have time for Facebook that much, neither do I need it) and I’ve made a list of my top 5 ways to become popular on social media… online too.
1 Invest in clothes
ya, looking sharp is a must if you want to be popular. All people care about is how you look, what ride you have, where you live etc. No one cares how awesome your blog is, or how intelligent you are, or anything else that actually matters…
…no, the world is at a point people care about material stuff. OK, I’ll give you an example, I know you like backed up claims, I don’t care about backing up anything cause whatever I say – I know, but I’ll do it for you…
I told you how a bimmer made me a millionaire at 22, and if you haven’t read it yet, I’ll snap right now LOL, why would you miss such a a cool article?
But I also want you to take a look at this photo
I posted it on Fb a while ago, it’s a stupid photo in an elevator LOL, but people loved it cause I look awesome, I got like 100 friend requests plus the likes and comments, which are kinda a lot having in mind I post a few times a year and have about 600 friends (I don’t accept random people, you can follow me if you want, or maybe I’ll accept you, you have to be cool since you are reading this post).
Anyway, you can see what I wanted to say, buy clothes and take pictures of you looking awesome, people will like your photos… and you don’t need to make millions for that, if you don’t have that much money, you can always go here (update: Liketwice has shut down and I couldn’t find a substitute as good… I’m sure you can do that yourself if you have a few minutes to search Google) and buy the coolest brands for a few hundred dollars, I shop there, and why not when banana republic is 20 bucks and it’s 200 at the mall.
2 Be entertaining
I don’t know if you like video (it’s time you started liking it), but there’s nothing more powerful than being entertaining. No one likes boring people, you don’t like boring people, do you?
I have a friend on Facebook who posts about two videos each day, not even that entertaining, but he is quite popular because of his video marketing… and a few years ago he was just a regular guy trying to make a buck.
That’s the power of video, that’s why there are so many You Tubers posting all types of stuff and monetizing via ads.
Here’s what to read if you want to go this way: The Only Video Optimization Article You’ll Ever Need
If you don’t feel comfortable on video, you can create uplifting slide show videos… they tend to work even better, read this article to learn about them:
3 Start a network marketing company
It’s as easy as 2+2 (will tell you in a sec.) which is why a lot of marketers choose it, and it’s also deadly (yep, that’s the right word) effective.
A wise man once said: “rich people build assets, wealthy people build networks”, and that wise man is me LMAO. I love my intelligent sense of humor, I’m typing and laughing and you know that getting other people to say you have intelligent sense of humor instead of doing it yourself (like me) is the real deal…
…and it will happen if you build a network marketing company, here’s how:
1 Create a traffic guide and put up a sales video page (shoot the video yourself) to sell that guide. Let people promote that page.
2 Pay out 100% commissions (it will actually be 75% but who will notice LOL, that’s what 100% commission paying companies do), make the compensation plan so you get pass ups to become famous and make money too (you know how it works, the guy below you sells and you get every second commission or anything like that, you’ll figure it out to not waste time now).
3 Pay some of the top dogs in the industry to push the company until it starts to grow on its own. If you know any of them, even better, you won’t have to pay.
4 upsell to make more money
5 Sit back and enjoy the fame
That formula has been working for quite a while, a lot of people have taken advantage of it and it will work for you too… although once claimed a network marketer, it’s kinda difficult to be taken seriously by huge people.
Most don’t care though, as long as they sell.
Emotional intelligence is everything. The other day I watched a movie with a robot that had artificial intelligence and at the end that robot tricked everybody, since they knew how to control her feelings (it was a woman, or she was a woman, whatever)… but not just that, the robot knew how to control others’ emotions and even though the person who had created it might have been smarter, it did not matter at all as the robot played them too.
The movie was nothing special, but this stuff made me think about emotional intelligence and how it’s even more important than intelligence itself… if you want to be a leader (famous on social media).
Your social profile, content and everything should trigger emotions, preferably such as curiosity, joy, happiness, trust, admiration etc.
5 Start a FB secret group and join people by asking them to beta test your product
People love to be beta testers of anything, that makes them feel special beyond normal, and the group being secret pumps it up even more.
For the purpose you have to create some software, if you don’t have the money, write a book and give it away for free to those who join the group. This way you’ll have loyal followers who will always like and share your content.
Facebook groups and pages are too much work though and you have to have a VA (virtual assistant), or an employee to help you run them.
Bonus Method 6
Rent, or borrow an exotic car (or a bike, plane, whatever you can get your hands on) and show off on Facebook.
I know a guy who rents whole mansions for thousands of bucks just to shoot a few videos in them.
You’d thinks that’s wasted money, but it’s really an investment. The guy is the real deal for people who don’t know them.
Sure, it is pretty douchey, but that’s what marketing is in general… if you don’t like it, maybe get into something else.
My motto is:
“It’s better to be rich and pretend you are not, than to be poor and pretend you are rich”
…but I’ve always been more into building assets (like this blog), not marketing. I hire people to promote for me, I don’t like showing off, but it works like nothing else no matter what I think about it… it does, you have to either do it, or find someone to do it for you if you want to be famous.
Now you have 6 ways to become popular on social media, nothing can stop you, just pick one, become famous and start rockin’.
Let me know if you liked this article, and stay awesome.