Can you go viral on TikTok with no followers?
Honestly, the short answer is no. If you don’t have followers on TikTok, your videos will not go viral. You should also know that it’s almost impossible to get any views on your first few posts unless you’re already popular somewhere else.
I mean, think about it; how are people going to find out that you’re new to TikTok if you don’t have followers? So, in order to get views on your first few videos, you need to gain some sort of following.
When I was growing up in the ’90s, YouTube wasn’t around yet so we had nothing but MTV and BET music video channels.
MTV played both the best and worst music videos, while BET played ’90s hip-hop and R&B music.
My parents wouldn’t let me watch MTV so I was only able to catch it when they were away or at work. I studied some of this era’s biggest stars on MTV like Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, TLC, Brandy & Monica, and everything else they played.
What made these stars popular?
Well, the majority of them were already established in showbiz before YouTube ever existed. They had movies to their names or hit songs that topped the charts. This is why I tell my kids that they should aim to be like TLC: famous for something other than social media. The girls already had an immense following before their debut on “FanMail.”
If you don’t have any major accomplishments under your belt, the best way to go viral on TikTok is by getting other big names (i.e., who are popular elsewhere) to like and share your videos with their followers. Five years ago, you would’ve needed a corporate/label team to make this happen, but now you can do it on your own with SocialBlade. Just create an account and check out the “Add Friends” page under “Account.” You can see which TikTok users share followers or even request friends from other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The key here is making friends with as many big names as possible so you can put their followers on your videos.
Can you make a viral video on TikTok without followers?
Honestly, no. You need followers to go viral on TikTok. You have to be at least a little bit popular for people to watch your videos and share them with their friends. I mean, think about it; how are people going to find out that you’re new to TikTok if you don’t have followers? So, in order to get views on your first few videos, you need to gain some sort of following.”
If you want to go viral, my best advice is that you should already be famous somewhere else first. If not, then social media stardom isn’t the right thing for you.
It’s much easier to go viral on TikTok when you already have a big platform like Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook. Either that or you need to gain 100k followers in one day because everyone knows about your content. Otherwise, no pop star is going to help you get popular on TikTok if you’re not already helping them get likes on their posts.
If you don’t have any major accomplishments under your belt, the best way to go viral on TikTok is by getting other big names (i.e., who are popular elsewhere) to like and share your videos with their followers.”