People are always asking me how I get content to be so viral. I wish I could say that it's no big secret ... but it really is a big secret! It's actually kind of hard for me to go through with sharing this right now.
One time I was taking a hip-hop dance class at the YMCA when it hit me: fear motivates. And this truth can be applied to making content more sharable. I was so excited about this revelation that I walked out of my class mid-routine. Needless to say, my classmates were confused! I never ended up going back to the class. I tried to get a refund for the remaining courses that I'd already paid for, but the person in charge didn't agree with that.
Later, I figured out how I could apply my new knowledge to my content. Adding a simple statement to the bottom of my blog posts or images increased the odds of it being shared by 5,000%.
You'll see that I added a very scary threat to the bottom of the image. That's effective on its own, sure. But it's just a threat. It's nothing without the rite that makes the curse true:
What creative ways have you come up with to make your content more viral and sharable?
Dale Smarkly is editor-in-chief of The Content Moron and Juicer's resident social media sorcerer. Though he is not a real person, you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TheContentMoron for a barrage of the most atrocious advice imaginable.