TL;DR = You really should start a TikTok account, it will work if you find relevant content that entices the user to stay until the end of the video and engage with the post whatever the niche.
As I had lurked this forum for the past 2 years and learned so many secrets and growth tactics for Instagram Marketing via MPSocial, how to get clients, even how to talk to clients, I decided to give something back to you.
My first rub-off with TikTok came 1 month ago when I decided to read all interesting posts about TikTok on this forum, and one week ago when I said “F*** it! Let’s roll and adapt on my way”.
I thought about a niche that I was passionate about, there was a market for and I can post on TikTok without being taken down.
I wanted some niche that appeals to the user’s emotions and enticed him to watch the content until the end, as this, in my opinion, is a big factor that influences positively the algorithm.
First Week of TikTok
I thought of a serious brandable name for my account and made a nice logo in Canva. For the logo, I spent about 3 minutes. And my name came instantly in my head.
I started the account and started curating. After that I posted…
So, in my pleasant surprise, the first video made about 3500 views in 1 day and continued it’s uptrend to 13.4K Views one week later.
As for the engagement, 765 likes, and 6 comments.
In the first three days, I started following people that I thought were good for my niche. I followed 282 people in total from the USA. For my niche, the USA is the target, but also other 1st world countries.
The second day came and I posted another video that I thought it will hit the people hard and go uptrend. But in my disappointment, it hadn’t. After 5 days it had 1603 views, 62 likes, and 3 comments.
My third post came also with a little disappointment that turned good. In the first 20 hours, it had shy under 1K views. After 24 hours it came with 1958 views and 68 likes.
My FOURTH post struck GOLD!!! This post made viral, as people would say. This was perfect to entice the user to watch until the end and appeal to its emotion.
NOTE: When you go viral on TikTok, if you are not using a VPN, the app will bring users from your country to watch your videos. This is a big downside for me, as my target audience was the USA.
Moreover, when you post a video on TikTok, in the first 18 hours you will not see a viral growth. It lags the views and it doesn’t show you the real numbers. That is my experience, and it is what I have noticed, IT DOESN’T mean that it’s the real thing. So, please share your experience with this.
Note#2: My video got disabled at 10.2K views. I got really fired up and sent a ticket explaining NICELY, that they made a mistake, that I hadn’t done anything outside the community guidelines(I read them before).
4 hours went by and they apologized and uploaded my video again.
Following that, the video blew up with people from my country, making it go viral.
After 12 hours, the video had 50.3K Views, 5106 Likes, and 41 comments.
WOW, that’s really something. My follower count grew from <100 to 581 followers.
With this, I stopped follow/unfollow. I will solely focus on content, which in my opinion really drives your growth on TikTok.
My fifth post (posted yesterday night) made almost 1000 views, 44 likes, and 1 comment. So, now I need to find relevant and engaging content like my 4th post.
I will continue to post on this forum when I can.
Also, my next action will be to open 2 more TikTok accounts that will target other relevant sub-niches from my current niche and going under an USA VPN.
This post is an editors’ nightmare, I know, I just wanted to share my thoughts with you, even if English is not my first language.
If you got any suggestions for me please don’t stray away. I will come back in a few days!