Author Jim-Bo
2015
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In this quick and dirty video I've installed a plugin called Social Locker by OnePress.

It's free to use with a premium upgrade (just like 99.9% of things out there.)

Viral marketing with this plugin is easy. You lock your content which encourages people to share something, be it a video, a picture, some premium content, or, even an opt-in form on a landing page.

It uses shortcodes like this example...

[Startofshortcode]

THIS IS MY LOCKED CONTENT WHICH IS NOT VISIBLE UNTIL UNLOCKED WITH A LIKE OR A SHARE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

[/Endofshortcode]

What's the purpose of this?

Well, it gets people who really want to see what you've created to actually (like) or (share) the content to social media.

When others on social media (the friend or follower of the person unlocking the content) sees this, they may be inclined to click the link and have a look for themselves, thus driving traffic to your site, possibly getting you more signups, leads, buyers, etc.....

It's a clever little thing, isn't it?

So, that's why it's called viral. Because each visitor who visits and unlocks the content is potentially helping you to suck in even more visitors.

one person could share, and it's seen by another, and a chain reaction can be started like this.

I'm still experimenting with it all myself, but I'm sure you can already envision the possibilities.

Jimbo, Over and out.

Spock to Enterprise, One to beam up....

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wealthmagic Premium
Hi Jim-Bo,

Thanks for sharing this. I think it could be useful if used right.
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Jim-Bo Premium
Yes. Let me know if you try it and what your results are.
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Jim-Bo Premium
How did it go?
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SergioBersa Premium
I wonder if this strategy really works. If there is one thing I hate is to have to put a like BEFORE I can actually see if i'm satisfied with what I read. In my case, therefore, it would be a sure way to lose a potential customer
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Jim-Bo Premium
You may have a good point. However, one must test it one's self before drawing conclusions. If one were to overuse this, yes, I think people would be annoyed.

Thanks Sergio
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SergioBersa Premium
Absolutely, in fact I was just wondering whether it works, not implying that it can't work. It's good that you made a tutorial about it, so everybody can decide according to their own taste if they want to try it or not :-)
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Jim-Bo Premium
Yeah, I think if one is to use it, one must be sparing with it. i.e. Not splatter it all over every page. Perhaps just on super dooper premium content.
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Olexsandr Premium
I think this is an indispensable thing in business
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Jim-Bo Premium
YEs maybe, if used right.
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks, James!
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Jim-Bo Premium
Welcome as always. How're you enjoying those PLR videos from the panda?
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MarionBlack Premium
Another toy for me to play with.
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Jim-Bo Premium
Thanks Mazza!
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