The biggest waste of time is to create a viral marketing campaign that doesn't work as you expected. But it can also be the most valuable time you ever spend if your viral marketing strategy explodes and takes on a life of its own.
I've found promoting a viral report is one of the most effective marketing strategies around. Make it rebrandable and give people who download the report the rights to pass it on and rebrand your report with their own affiliate links. Of course, to do this you would need to have an affiliate program for your product.
You can then distribute your ebooks on ebook directories, give them out as free gifts on forums, use them as squeeze page gifts. Basically, anything to get your ebook out to market so the market can start spreading it around and send you viral traffic.
Another way to create a viral explosion of traffic is by doing video marketing. There are just so many advantages to effective video marketing. You get to build credibility, build rapport and get viral traffic. It is extremely valuable for marketing your business.
Spend a little time and effort creating a short tutorial video and post it up on YouTube. Now, if you want to shortcut your way to success, what you can do is see what kind of videos in your market are doing well on YouTube and create similar videos with similar keyword tags. They have done the hard work and gotten 100,000 views or whatever, and you can emulate their results. This gives you a greater chance for success than if you started from an empty slate.
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