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codo3500

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Hey guys,

It's been a while since I've posted, been hustling. Life is good.

For those that don't know my background; Fastlane changed my life, and helped me scale a biz from $2k/wk to $40k/wk in months. (Thanks MJ! You da man!)

Anyway, I made this video, I'd HIGHLY advise you take ACTION, and do this. It'll take you a few hours (max), and you have nothing to lose.


For those that are too busy to watch the video (if you lie to yourself about this, you probably lie to yourself about other things too haha), here's the cliff notes:
- Run a competition on Facebook (as a post)
- Get people to comment "WIN"
- Get ManyChat (messenger bot) to message them and get them to reply (this 'subscribes' them to your FB Messenger, so you can message them for free in the future)
- Tell them that for every friend they tag, they get an extra entry in the comp
- Link them back to the post
- It'll go viral. Works basically every time.
- Draw the winner, but give a Runnerup Prize to EVERYONE, this will make you a fortune if done right.
- Make bank.

Any questions, just him me up. If you're actually taking action, I'll go to the end of the Earth to help you.
 
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Hey guys,

It's been a while since I've posted, been hustling. Life is good.

For those that don't know my background; Fastlane changed my life, and helped me scale a biz from $2k/wk to $40k/wk in months. (Thanks MJ! You da man!)

Anyway, I made this video, I'd HIGHLY advise you take ACTION, and do this. It'll take you a few hours (max), and you have nothing to lose.


For those that are too busy to watch the video (if you lie to yourself about this, you probably lie to yourself about other things too haha), here's the cliff notes:
- Run a competition on Facebook (as a post)
- Get people to comment "WIN"
- Get ManyChat (messenger bot) to message them and get them to reply (this 'subscribes' them to your FB Messenger, so you can message them for free in the future)
- Tell them that for every friend they tag, they get an extra entry in the comp
- Link them back to the post
- It'll go viral. Works basically every time.
- Draw the winner, but give a Runnerup Prize to EVERYONE, this will make you a fortune if done right.
- Make bank.

Any questions, just him me up. If you're actually taking action, I'll go to the end of the Earth to help you.
What are you thoughts on executing something like this without a current (active) social media presence and a low number of page likes?

Also what if you are in a very niche market?
 

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What are you thoughts on executing something like this without a current (active) social media presence and a low number of page likes?

Also what if you are in a very niche market?
Depends just how niche. I have done this with pages with ZERO likes haha.

Somehow it worked for this one, despite it being a terrible fit lol:
TIPI Interiors

252 comments on that one; I normally get like 2k+ at a minimm, but still worth doing.
 
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Definitely not anything new or revolutionary but a good reminder and im sure people who weren't aware will see this and take action! Contests are a great way to get engagement.

Even better?

Have the entry to be everything you listed + enter your email on a landing page. Then you have a bunch of leads for similar products that you can market to AGAIN for FREE.
 

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Definitely not anything new or revolutionary but a good reminder and im sure people who weren't aware will see this and take action! Contests are a great way to get engagement.

Even better?

Have the entry to be everything you listed + enter your email on a landing page. Then you have a bunch of leads for similar products that you can market to AGAIN for FREE.
Can even get them to enter their email inside Messenger and capture it using ManyChat, has a higher conversion rate ;)

Plus with this method you have permission to contact them again via messenger anyway for free :)

The viral component here (plus runnerup part) is what makes this quite a bit different to what all the other marketers are doing. Can get away with a tiny budget.
 
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Can even get them to enter their email inside Messenger and capture it using ManyChat, has a higher conversion rate ;)

Plus with this method you have permission to contact them again via messenger anyway for free :)

The viral component here (plus runnerup part) is what makes this quite a bit different to what all the other marketers are doing. Can get away with a tiny budget.
Indeed, good idea! Haven't used messenger bots.
 

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Indeed, good idea! Haven't used messenger bots.
Give it a try while it's crushing it. It's overpowered and marketers are going to ruin it just like they did with email haha, so I see Facebook putting new rules in place pretty quick. Right now its the wild west.
 

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Give it a try while it's crushing it. It's overpowered and marketers are going to ruin it just like they did with email haha, so I see Facebook putting new rules in place pretty quick. Right now its the wild west.
Interesting idea.
Looks like I'll give this a try for my new site.
 
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Howdy @codo3500,

Thanks for sharing your growth hack here! I went to your site and watched the video for your Medium.com hack as well.

The proof is in the pudding, right? I executed the Medium.com hack using your method just now. It took me a bit to figure out the microworkers.com site. It's very 2004. The whole template thing was confusing to a newbie. But I think I got everything in order. The campaign is currently pending review. I'll post my results here in a few days.

Note: I liked your suggestions for improvement at the end of the video. If this one goes well, I'll definitely try implementing the improvements you suggest.

I'm keen to try the Facebook contest/message bot hack too. Who knows: maybe you've just earned yourself a subscriber--and a testimonial.
 

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Howdy @codo3500,

Thanks for sharing your growth hack here! I went to your site and watched the video for your Medium.com hack as well.

LOVE IT! Man, I love nothing more than action takers.

It's crazy how well the Medium hack works, it's been well over a week and I'm still #2 on there:
The most insightful stories about Growth Hacking – Medium

I'm getting more fans by the day because of it haha. It's awesome. With those extra tweaks I mentioned, it could be really killer.

I'm considering going 'all out' and trying to get the #1 article on Medium overall (front page).
 

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LOVE IT! Man, I love nothing more than action takers.

It's crazy how well the Medium hack works, it's been well over a week and I'm still #2 on there:
The most insightful stories about Growth Hacking – Medium

I'm getting more fans by the day because of it haha. It's awesome. With those extra tweaks I mentioned, it could be really killer.

I'm considering going 'all out' and trying to get the #1 article on Medium overall (front page).

#1 overall would be truly impressive! I say go for it.

Question: if you use microworkers to post comments, how do you get the comments to feel organic, if you're feeding them the exact wording?
 
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#1 overall would be truly impressive! I say go for it.

Question: if you use microworkers to post comments, how do you get the comments to feel organic, if you're feeding them the exact wording?
Definitely give them the comments, or they end up kinda dumb haha. OR, you can pick only Western countries.
 

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Definitely give them the comments, or they end up kinda dumb haha. OR, you can pick only Western countries.

That seems like a real chore--having to write out 20 comments, then add them to the job instructions, then figure out how to divvy them up so there's no repeats. Picking Western countries and paying more for organic responses sounds better.
 
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That seems like a real chore--having to write out 20 comments, then add them to the job instructions, then figure out how to divvy them up so there's no repeats. Picking Western countries and paying more for organic responses sounds better.
Haha it is, but you don't *have* to do it. I'm still crushing it without paying for any comments, you can just do the Clap version.
 

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Couple of caveats:

It's obviously not 'guaranteed' to go viral. More and more people are picking up onto this + realizing that their Messenger inbox is for sale. It'll depend largely on your image and your offer (what you give away)

When running this as an advertisement, FB may or may not decide to optimize for comments. This will depend on how your ad is doing comment wise. Since there's no way to tell FB to optimize for comments (at least not yet), it will optimize for post engagements of any kind.

You can, however, optimize to Messenger clicks, but this changes the strategy.

Facebook very well may decide that these kinds of posts should receive limited circulation or a lower relevance score. So this might not work forever.

So yea this works but do it right. How do you do it right?

1) Choose a really eye catching image/video that is compliant with Facebook

2) Give away something awesome

3) Do what OP said and give the runner up prize to everyone (or offer a free gift up front)

4) Monetize your new audience ASAP. Get them off Messenger and on other platforms. Move them into another sales funnel. Turn them into paying customers and brand ambassadors.

5) Engage your new audience on a regular basis. My chatbot client shows me all these people who are doing this excellently with their FB live streams and webinars. They kill it for real.

Hope this helps.
 

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Couple of caveats:

All spot on man! Only one thing I'd say different, is if you're going to run ads to the post (which you should), you're better to run an image ad, and optimize for Post Engagements. The issue with video is, a video view counts as a post engagement; and we don't want that; we only want actual interactions. Unless you make KILLER videos of course.
 
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Only one thing I'd say different, is if you're going to run ads to the post (which you should), you're better to run an image ad, and optimize for Post Engagements. The issue with video is, a video view counts as a post engagement; and we don't want that; we only want actual interactions. Unless you make KILLER videos of course.

That was our initial problem. Forgot to mention that. Discovered that the hard way when we got all excited at 5 cent post engagements. 5 cent video views are normally unacceptable, but that's exactly what they were. Fuuuck. Thanks for clearing that up.
 

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That was our initial problem. Forgot to mention that. Discovered that the hard way when we got all excited at 5 cent post engagements. 5 cent video views are normally unacceptable, but that's exactly what they were. Fuuuck. Thanks for clearing that up.
Haha trust me man, I learnt the hard way too on that one.
 

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That was our initial problem. Forgot to mention that. Discovered that the hard way when we got all excited at 5 cent post engagements. 5 cent video views are normally unacceptable, but that's exactly what they were. Fuuuck. Thanks for clearing that up.

I think I just learned that right now too! I've got a video ad running on FB with a 2 cent PPE. But...it's a video slideshow. Disappointing that video counts for engagement. It's the most passive kind of engagement.
 
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Haha it is, but you don't *have* to do it. I'm still crushing it without paying for any comments, you can just do the Clap version.

So I took your advice at the end of the Medium video and set up another Microworkers campaign to have English-speaking-country residents add relevant short comments to the article. The clap count is already up to over 700 after 23 tasks completed.

I'm struggling a bit with picking the best tags for the article. None of the home page topics really fit the bill. I've settled on "Self." But I don't see any place in the publishing menu to chose the topic. I seem only to be able to select up to five tags. What's your approach to tags/topic selection?
 

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So I took your advice at the end of the Medium video and set up another Microworkers campaign to have English-speaking-country residents add relevant short comments to the article. The clap count is already up to over 700 after 23 tasks completed.

I'm struggling a bit with picking the best tags for the article. None of the home page topics really fit the bill. I've settled on "Self." But I don't see any place in the publishing menu to chose the topic. I seem only to be able to select up to five tags. What's your approach to tags/topic selection?

My advice would be to not dilute your tags. For me, I just ranked for my first one. So pick a target, and go hard at it ;)
 

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Howdy @codo3500,

Thanks for sharing your growth hack here! I went to your site and watched the video for your Medium.com hack as well.

The proof is in the pudding, right? I executed the Medium.com hack using your method just now. It took me a bit to figure out the microworkers.com site. It's very 2004. The whole template thing was confusing to a newbie. But I think I got everything in order. The campaign is currently pending review. I'll post my results here in a few days.

Note: I liked your suggestions for improvement at the end of the video. If this one goes well, I'll definitely try implementing the improvements you suggest.
Please where's the link to the Medium hack video??
 
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Medium Hack Video says End result 100+ followers on Medium and new followers every day. Is that right? Because I noticed you have 46 followers.
 
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Medium Hack Video says End result 100+ followers on Medium and new followers every day. Is that right? Because I noticed you have 46 followers.
You're right actually, here's the latest activity, it's like 10+ days old now though.
https://i.imgur.com/o5LUnTV.png

It's got me some pretty cool contacts, I get emails, FB ads, Linkedin messages; I'm getting put on a decent sized podcast etc. too - all from this article.
 
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