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Create A Viral Website

What is a viral website?

A website that publishes interesting, informative, or surprising content and inspires its readers to share its content with their social media friends is called a viral website.

It’s a kind of website that gets popular and drives traffic through social media sharing and makes money by publishing ads.

I am sure you might have come across websites like Buzzfeed.com, Upworthy.com, Viralnova.com, or Boredpanda.com these are the world’s most famous viral websites.

Why starting a viral website is beneficial in the current social media scenario?
Today’s social media users love to share interesting stuff with their friends or tag them. It’s a growing trend that can make anything go viral without much advertising or marketing efforts.

You can leverage this sharing trend on social media and make money by creating some interesting articles, sharing them on social media, driving people to your website and make money by publishing ads.

Another advantage of creating a viral website is that you can instantly drive traffic to your website via social media channels and make money, you don’t need to rely on Google or SEO techniques and wait for months to see a steady flow of traffic.

create a viral website

 


Suitable For –

1. People who love to read and write about interesting topics
2. People who love social media

 

Skills Required-

1. Ability to write interesting and read-worthy articles

2. Ability to dig out exciting and share-worthy topics from the internet
3. Basic WordPress website operating skills


Time Required To Get Started –

You’ll need time to set up your website, social media fan page, finding topics, and writing articles on them. Depending upon your experience time required might vary, but most of you can get your website running and publish your first article within a week’s time.


How To Get Started – 

Step 1 – Set up your WordPress viral website

Setting up a WordPress website is easy, and you don’t need to learn any technical stuff to do it.

You’ll just need a domain name and a hosting account with a good web host to set up your WordPress site.

If you need a step by step guide for doing this, you can watch WordPress tutorial videos on YouTube to get started.

Step 2 – Create a Facebook fan page for your viral website.

You can create a Facebook fan page within minutes, but if you still need any help, you can always get help from Google.

Use professional-looking photos for your page’s display picture and cover photo and don’t forget to fill in all the necessary details regarding your website while creating the page.

I would also suggest you take a look at the Facebook pages of other popular viral websites and take ideas from them to set up your page.

Following is the list of some popular viral websites whose Facebook pages you can use for research purposes.

Buzzfeed.com
Vice.com
Viralnova.com
Littlethings.com
Upworthy.com
Distractify.com
Thoughtcatalog.com
Ranker.com
Twistedsifter.com
Twentytwowords.com
Boredbug.com
Sickchirpse.com
Therichest.com
Boredpanda.com
Guff.com
Cracked.com
List25.com
Omgfacts.com
Cheezburger.com

Step 3 – Publish viral content on your website and share them on your Facebook page.

Finding viral content and publishing them on your website is the most challenging task in this business model but fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this problem.

Just visit all the popular viral websites that I have mentioned above and find out which of their articles are trending, study their Facebook pages and look for the articles that have got most shares then rewrite and publish your own article on the same topic on your website.

A word of caution here, never copy any articles from other websites unless you want to get banned from Google or Facebook.

The idea here is to dig out the topics that are already popular then rewrite articles on them in your own unique perspective.

This strategy saves your time and also helps you write articles on topics that are already popular thus maximizing their chances to get viral.

Step 4 – Place Adsense ads

The best way to make money from your viral site is by placing Adsense ads, they’re easy to place, and when your site visitors click on your Adsense ads, you’ll earn money.

Use a WordPress plugin called Quick Adsense for placing Adsense ads in the most optimal way that will generate higher clicks.

Step 5 – Grow your Facebook fan page.

When you’re just starting out the best way to grow your fan page is by using Facebook ads.

Start with a daily ad budget of $5 to $10 and promote your page posts. Ads will help your page get traction, followers, and traffic.

Step 6 – Rinse and Repeat

You’ll have to repeatedly find, rewrite, publish, and promote new exciting content if you want to make money in this business.

The more you do it more money you’ll make hence get into the habit of doing all these tasks daily.

 

 


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9 Comments

  • Roy

    I have just launched my own MMO site (Money Making Online), and are planning articles to publish. Your description on viral websites attracts traffic is great. If you wan traffic, why not copy the method the successful viral websites use.

    The tips about using the viral topics on the viral websites is also a good advice. It will help to find topics to write about. Bu the warning not to copy the articles is very important. That will kill your business.

    I like that you have connected the recipe for a viral website togehter with affiliate marketing. If you can manage to combine the two, you will have a recipe for success in my opinion.

    A step by step guide on how to create viral website is a good idea from Phil.

    Have you created such a website yourself, and if so how have you connected it to affiliate marketing?

    -Roy-

  • Hilde

    Interesting article on how to create a viral Website.I have had some requests from some viral sites about some articles I wrote if they could share it on their site,and feature them in videos but never thought about how to make such a website. This was very useful information. Would you say that creating a viral website could be a better business opportunity or incomestream than a normal website?

  • manuel

    Creating a viral website must be most people’s dream that intends to make money online because a viral website or piece of content is always guaranteed to make money. Of course, the challenge is how to make your content go viral. If we can just know how to effectively do this then it would be very amazing. I have not really tried the tips you have pointed out here and would like to give it a try. I follow Buzzfeed and it is amazing the content I usually come across on that platform with most of those contents usually going viral. I really wish to one day have something like that and I would need to start from somewhere if I am to make this possible.

  • Lynne

    Creating a viral website is a fantastic way to earn an income, however it must be noted that it will take some time to create the website and build it up until it has enough traffic to make money, especially from Google Adsense. However there are lots of ways to make money from a website other than through ads, such as affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, influencer marketing, creating digital products and offering services 🙂

  • Phil

    A nice clear template for creating a “virtual website”. I had not linked those terms to some of the brands you mention so that was very helpful. You supply a good warning on just copying another article so that was good to see. I think the challenge for people undertaking this project is creativity so it’s important to talk about something you’re passionate about so that it makes the writing flow easier and stops creative blocks. So for example I talk about my desire to have more zero alcoholic options when out and about as I don’t drink alcohol. That is a really passion for me so I have no problem writing about it!

    I am a big fan of “how to “ step by step guides so thanks for sharing. I would like to know about how to do each step however? Thanks for your guidance.

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