There is no trick in getting high rating and reaching thousands of views of your works, and the answer is quite simple. You could be writing informative articles, making artworks, videos or songs. Whatever area you are good at Â– the rules stand the same to all.
It might sound obvious to some people, but there is no trick in getting high rating and reaching thousands of views of your works, and the answer is quite simple. You could be writing informative articles, making artworks, videos or music. Whatever area you are good at – the rules stand the same to all.
The secret is by giving your best, high quality, interesting, unique, funny or surprising works. Trying to create new things that had not been seen before.
A good work will not need a great push to the top, or much advertising. The viewers will be the ones promoting your works among their friends and connections, through social networks such as Facebook or Twitter, or through promoting sites like StumbleUpon and Digg.
Delivering important knowledge, a funny message or an interesting image, will reach many people and gain popularity by nature.
Choose topics that will stay relevant for many years, such as health, jobs, pets, families, relationships, personal development. Anything that many people could relate to.
Unless you have your own website, choose popular and trusted sites to post your works on, like Deviantart – for artworks, Youtube – for videos, Factoidz – for writing articles. There are many other sites you could use, relevant to your content. Look them up and see which one serves you best.
When using a language different than English, your works should be posted on sites referred to a relevant country, that deliver it to a specific targeted audience.
I have experienced some success with numbers, by making a T-shirt design for Threadless, and by promoting it on StumbleUpon. Threadless is a community-based company with a popular online store, that sells mostly T-shirts. What makes it unique is the company's collaboration with artists from all over the world, with creating exclusive T-shirt designs. The materials used for the shirts and designs stand high quality, thus producing good products.
My T-shirt design was not chosen (yet) to be printed, but it did reach many views on StumbleUpon alone, giving it great exposure, which is why I see it as a success. Making a unique design, holding an interesting idea, using a glow-in-the-dark ink, had brought my link on StumbleUpon to a high number of views. The very first days it already reached a couple of hundred views, and grew from there. I did not reach those numbers with my first designs, but this last one got to 25,000 views in less than a month, growing rapidly by thousands every day.
It could be done with any kind of work that holds a wow effect, an eye catcher. Look at other successful works in your area - for inspiration, and recognize their elements of success. It could be the idea that holds a work, the way it is presented, the time and effort put into the making with creating details. Add that spark to your works, and see how they shine!
That means you must be extremely creative or talented in your area. But not as a rule! There are some highly rated homemade videos, showing funny singing or dancing performances, of people who lack any talent at all. The emphasis is on a funny show. By making foolish acts, showing dangerous or surprising situations, a video can reach many views as well.
Writing articles or funny notes can also sweep high numbers of views, but that may be more difficult, compared to successful videos or photos. The subject must be something not many people know of, or something of high interest, that could reach a wide audience. Finding an interesting subject is not enough. Giving the reader a new perspective and some answers to his questions is important, all wrapped up nicely in clear language that a common reader would understand. Using uncommon words or phrases, such as medical terminology, should be explained. Remember not all readers are familiar with a subject's terminology.
Success with numbers will come when you present high quality, or give your audience what they wish to see, answering their needs.