Magic Button Blog

Side-income with a Micro-business

RSS Feed

A-Z Blog Challenge : Day 22: Viral Marketing on Steriod

Posted by Cindy on April 25, 2013 at 5:11 pm


IRAL MARKETING ON STEROIDS. In Day 22 of the A-Z Challenge which coincides with the letter V. I think the most appropriate topic to talk about is how to transform your marketing into a viral form of marketing that can spread like a ‘virus’ online.

By applying viral marketing to your blog or website, you can attract tons of traffic to your website. Well, if you have been following my blog, you know that traffic is the main source to increasing your cash flow. More traffic, more cash, and more money in the bank.


Now what is viral marketing you may ask?

Viral marketing refers to a strategy to encourage visitors to spread your marketing message.

Think ‘Tupperware’ as synonymous to plastic storage containers and Google to search. These are brand names that have become viral.


Here’s a few ways to make your marketing go viral

1Give away stuff for free

If you have written articles, eBooks or templates that will be useful to your subscribers or audience, you can give it away for free on your website. This allows you to build your subscriber’s list and at the same time if your freebie is of a high quality, you can attract lost of viral traffic as people start talking about the high quality of your free gift and how useful it has been for them.

2Make it easy for people to share

This is really self explanatory  if you allow people to easily share your marketing message via Twitter, Facebook or other Social 2.0 websites,you can encourage people to spread your messages wild and wide.This works especially well for sites such as Pinterest whereby you can  encourage visitors to share a picture or a funny graphic and very often the weirder it gets, the more attention it receives.



Do not forget to scale the systems and infrastructure that your marketing message is being distributed from. I remember once, when I was going a blog campaign to give away a free eBook on step-by-step methods for newbies to get started online, only to realize that my website was done only 2 hours into the campaign. The reason was due to the server’s inability to sustain the huge amounts of traffic that I was receiving at one time.

Remember Hotmail, when they started this viral campaign by putting a line at the bottom of every one’s email message to get Hotmail, this was how Hotmail became viral and the infrastructure was able to cope with the new load that it was attracting. Contrast this with the Netscape campaign. Netscape attracted lots of new users to use their then dial-up programme by giving a CD away for free, giving a free amount of dial-up service, only to find that the servers were not able to cope with the additional demand.

Nothing will irritate customers more than not being able to receive the service you need.

4Leverage on other people’s communication networks

Authors are very fond of using this method. Writers will usually distribute their content on other people’s magazines or ezines, hoping to leverage on their media and network to gain wider exposure for their writings.At the same time, you can also use the same strategy by contributing your content to other people’s blog as a guest post or contribute articles to article directories and videos on video sharing sites. By leveraging on other people’s network, your marketing will spread like a’virus’.

These and other strategies were first shared in this eBook.



About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here


Yesterday, I am  was talking about my  planning stages in creating an eBook on Online Business Planning and these are the initial chapters.

  • Importance of planning
  • Why plan
  • Planing your product/service
  • Resources

Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover, give me some comments on this.


Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.




1,197 total views, 1 views today

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
You can leave a comment, or trackback from your own site.


You can be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply