Starting To Go Viral, Need Tips

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Hi Warriors, i've tried many things over the years and it's been and hit and miss. A few days ago I came up with a really silly idea to see if I could completly record a song using only a coconut. I put it together in a couple of hours and now it seems to be picking up steam on youtube. It also got featured on fail blog.

you can see the video here



I was just wondering from the pro's here if you would have any tips that you think can help me take this to the next level. Do you think it would be worth it to buy a professional press release or would it be a waste of money? It's one of those things that I'm not sure if it would be worth it to spend money on considering it's a silly video but people seem to like it. Any tips would be great
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  • Profile picture of the author Mbullard
    Any idea on what you want to sell these people?
    If you have no ideas, whip up a fun ebook on fruit instruments; or something like that. Then sell that.
    There's lots of things you can do with that video (as well as similar videos) to make it even more viral too.
    At the very least, put a link to your site in the description box, throw some annotations on there to subscribe, and then make another one.

    Also, good idea throwing on the forum here. You'll get more views that way too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fraser SellHealth
      Are you using twitter and facebook to promote this ??

      I got a 1 million followers across 40 account we could work something out with promotion.

      Let me know

      Nice vid
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    • Profile picture of the author syntheticrhyme
      Originally Posted by Mbullard View Post

      Any idea on what you want to sell these people?
      If you have no ideas, whip up a fun ebook on fruit instruments; or something like that. Then sell that.
      There's lots of things you can do with that video (as well as similar videos) to make it even more viral too.
      At the very least, put a link to your site in the description box, throw some annotations on there to subscribe, and then make another one.

      Also, good idea throwing on the forum here. You'll get more views that way too.
      thanks. Right not it's almost at 10,000 views in a few days, not really enough to sell something. I figure if the video itself can go more viral, then I would get many more subscribers and maybe earn something significant from youtube adsense

      Originally Posted by Fraser SellHealth View Post

      Are you using twitter and facebook to promote this ??

      I got a 1 million followers across 40 account we could work something out with promotion.

      Let me know

      Nice vid
      thanks, I sent you a pm

      Originally Posted by JimMichael View Post

      Of course, I am going to say press releases, aren't I? :p
      thank you. Are you in the press release business? If I go that route, who would you recommend. I'm not sure spending a couple of hundred on prweb would be worth it

      Originally Posted by Andrew Maule View Post

      Cool video, cool idea. Sell your music to the visitors?
      definately, but to make any significant sales, I would like to try to get this video viral, or else there is very little money in selling my personal itunes downloads
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    Props on the video man. Very creative and entertaining!

    I'm also a musician as well and have a few videos up on YouTube. All I know is once I got over 50k views on one I had, I got the invite from Youtube to join as a premium partner. Never went through with it though, just because the video has helped me generate sales for the song that the video was for.
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    • Profile picture of the author syntheticrhyme
      Originally Posted by bhuff85 View Post

      Props on the video man. Very creative and entertaining!

      I'm also a musician as well and have a few videos up on YouTube. All I know is once I got over 50k views on one I had, I got the invite from Youtube to join as a premium partner. Never went through with it though, just because the video has helped me generate sales for the song that the video was for.
      thanks. That's great that you got the invite, I just didn't get the premium invite, it would be nice if I did soon
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Awesome stuff OP. :p Hope you can take this into another level. Will share it tonight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    Facebook, Twitter and other sharing sites are definitely where you want to put this. Start simple with just your friends and any subscribers you have - it seems like the kind of video that has viral potential.

    Not sure what you could sell to though - I'd suggest just youtube adsense like you said and perhaps an ebook or step by step video series on how to play music with fruits
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    • Profile picture of the author syntheticrhyme
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      Awesome stuff OP. :p Hope you can take this into another level. Will share it tonight.
      thanks Fernando, I really appreciate that

      Originally Posted by bubbins1987 View Post

      Facebook, Twitter and other sharing sites are definitely where you want to put this. Start simple with just your friends and any subscribers you have - it seems like the kind of video that has viral potential.

      Not sure what you could sell to though - I'd suggest just youtube adsense like you said and perhaps an ebook or step by step video series on how to play music with fruits
      thanks. I shared it on my main facebook page and fan page, it's just hard to see who actually shared the link (before you could just type in in the search and it would tell you, now it doesn't. I'm not sure if I should look into facebook promotion services. I'm at a point in my life that I have to look at everything that I spend with a fine tooth comb (having 3 kids can be very expensive)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rok Solid
    Dude that was incredible!

    I have no experience in this but here are a couple of suggestions off the top of my head:

    1. Put a link in the description to your band website (I'm assuming you have one)
    2. consider going to OfferVault.com and looking for a general audience CPA offer to promote in the video description - gift card or free iPad or something like that
    3. upload the video to other video sites. You can use TubeMogul.com or PixelPipe to help automate this
    4. make more videos. You clearly have a knack for it

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author syntheticrhyme
      Originally Posted by Rok Solid View Post

      Dude that was incredible!

      I have no experience in this but here are a couple of suggestions off the top of my head:

      1. Put a link in the description to your band website (I'm assuming you have one)
      2. consider going to OfferVault.com and looking for a general audience CPA offer to promote in the video description - gift card or free iPad or something like that
      3. upload the video to other video sites. You can use TubeMogul.com or PixelPipe to help automate this
      4. make more videos. You clearly have a knack for it

      Good luck
      Ricky
      thanks Ricky, I'm going to look into uploading it to other sites as you said
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I like Mbullard's idea about the eBook. Believe it or not there are plenty of people out there who would be interested in something tongue in cheek like that. Love the video btw
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Dude you got talent. Better than me when i had a drum and drumsticks in high school.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leo M
    Post your video on kickstarter!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilcox
    I would love to give you advice, but I really don;t have any for you. I had to comment though and say that was an awesome video.

    Good talent there. Odd, but very unique. Try out some other fruits. Make a video for each fruit, and soon people will know you as some fruit musician or something. Never know. Just keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author ExpertSEOServices
    I suggest maybe applying to Youtube to get adsense ads put on it so you can start earning. It sounds like you are getting a lot of viewers in a short time.
    Great video btw lol
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    • Profile picture of the author syntheticrhyme
      Originally Posted by Tadresources View Post

      I like Mbullard's idea about the eBook. Believe it or not there are plenty of people out there who would be interested in something tongue in cheek like that. Love the video btw
      thanks

      Originally Posted by Adrian Int View Post

      Shared it on facebook... haha... Best of luck!
      thats great, thank you

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Dude you got talent. Better than me when i had a drum and drumsticks in high school.
      thanks I appreciate it

      Originally Posted by Leo M View Post

      Post your video on kickstarter!!
      thanks, I've never heard of kickstarter, I'll look into it

      Originally Posted by Wilcox View Post

      I would love to give you advice, but I really don;t have any for you. I had to comment though and say that was an awesome video.

      Good talent there. Odd, but very unique. Try out some other fruits. Make a video for each fruit, and soon people will know you as some fruit musician or something. Never know. Just keep it up!
      thank you. I'm trying to come up with other ideas but it's hard. I did one other video the day after playing only a can (but the coconot one is still much better)

      Originally Posted by ExpertSEOServices View Post

      I suggest maybe applying to Youtube to get adsense ads put on it so you can start earning. It sounds like you are getting a lot of viewers in a short time.
      Great video btw lol
      I have adsense on the video but in order to make any significant money I would have to get many more views, in the 100,000 i would think
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    First off, F#%$ing awesome! I just gave you tweet!

    Next:

    1. Can you do it again? Make other odd little tunes with other fruits? Maybe it's a niche! Be the crazy fruit musician...sounds kinda fun.

    2. If it's sorta viral...help it along. Get everyone you can (good on you for posting it here, BTW) to help push it over the edge.

    3. Don't make some silly ebook or course on how to play music on the coconut. I don't think that's why people are checking it out. They're looking/watching/sharing because it's odd, kinda cool, and something they think their friends might like. Do more of that...make that your niche, attach a brand, and sell stuff through the brand once you're really there.

    Oh...and best of luck!
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