5 tips to help the chances of your content going viral

The key to helping your post or video catch fire online is not forcing it. Just look around, and you should find opportunities.

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• Pick up milk from grocer
• Take dog for walk
• Upload video so it can go viral.

Is going viral as clear-cut as a household chore? Heck, no.

Last week seemed so packed with viral content that a person might assume that it’s just an everyday chore: Put out content, and it goes viral.

It ranged from the Jimmy Kimmel-concocted Worst Twerk Fail EVER video, to the Guinness Wheelchair Basketball Commercial (this one made my heart melt), and on to the Man Who Hit On His Wife, Resulting from Post-Surgery Amnesia video. A worthy mention goes to the Church Screwing Over a Disgruntled Contractor, earning upward of a half-million views.

First of all, there is no formula to “make” a video or other content go viral. Just follow this approach, and hope for the best:

1. Look around.

Become more observant of your surroundings. The world is your theater; your subconscious will do the work. News is constant and people are naturally entertaining, so just sit back and observe.

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