Case Study: $38,458 in Sales Using An UpViral Pre-Launch

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We already know that viral giveaways are incredibly effective to build up large email lists, but how effective is it to drive more sales?

Recently Karl Schuckert & Chase Bowers put it to the test by using UpViral when he launched ShopifiedApp, a new Shopify dropshipping application.

So… was this effective? You bet! 

Let’s dive into the case study so you can see exactly what steps they took – and what the results were.

Creating buzz using UpViral

The key objective behind the Pre-Launch activities was to build up buzz and a list as quickly and cheaply as possible.

To start

Quick “behind the scenes” of UpViral (new features)

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Wow – time flies!

Can’t believe it’s been a year since we first introduced UpViral. A lot has happened since that time 🙂

We went from being a “cool looking tool” to a well-known platform that’s capable of so much more than what we initially launched (and our customers are getting the results to show for it).

While we started as a small team, there’s currently a team of 15 people behind UpViral & our sister-company Connectio. Yep, we’ve got big plans indeed!

As much as we’ve progressed over the last year… there’s still a lot to improve as

8 Ways Seth Godin Creates Fierce Loyalty and Engagement With His Blog

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Do you know Seth Godin? Probably not personally, but you may have heard of him. He’s the author of 18 best selling books, has one of the most popular blogs on the net, and was inducted to the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. If there’s anyone that knows about creating loyalty and getting people to act, it’s Seth.

Seth

The question is, how does he do it?

Let me tell you, it’s not through witchcraft, wizardry, or praying to the marketing gods, but by calculated precision actions

Anti-marketing tactics that turned Tinder and Whatsapp into unicorns

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We live in a constantly changing landscape, and nothing has advanced as fast as technology. These advancements that let people have mini computers in their pockets at all times have caused a monumental shift in the way people are sold things. The old days of ad revenue coming from commercials and billboards are over.

Companies have been forced to adapt by producing ads that not only get someone’s attention on one platform but ensure the message and experience are consistent across numerous devices. This is something that wasn’t even heard of just 5 years ago,

100 websites to submit and promote Online Contests

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Online Contests and Giveaways are a great way to build reputation for your brand and at the same time scoring leads in form of participants. If your contest goes viral, you can imagine a stream of brand signals and leads coming your way.

Creating a contest and putting a worthy prize / reward behind it is one part of the whole contest. But if you can’t promote your contest, you might not be able to bring in that many participants.

If you’re looking for a way to further promote your contest beyond your current lists and followers, sharing your contest

10 hacks Neil Patel uses to quickly grow his email lists

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If you haven’t heard of him before, Neil Patel is one of the most influential people online. He’s co-founder of KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and Forbes says he’s one of the top 10 online marketers. If there’s one person to follow, and learn about marketing strategies and tactics, it’s Neil.

If you aren’t following his blog Quick Sprout then you should head over there after reading this article and subscribe. He shares so much amazing information and tells you exactly how he does it, to the point of it almost being too

6 new features you didn’t know we added (#5 will blow your mind)

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When UpViral launched, we changed the market. We added a new way to drive traffic to your site or business using the power of word of mouth in a way that wasn’t possible before.

Since that time thousands of people have started using UpViral to promote their business using the power of viral marketing.  Many of our customers have used it to add tens of thousands – and yes, even hundreds of thousands – new email subscribers thanks to the power of our platform.

And you know what…?

That ROCKS!

At the end of the day, thát’s what it’s all about: our customers’

5 Growth Hacks your Competitors Doesn’t Know About (Yet…)

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Question: Are there benefits to using uncommon practices to drive traffic online?

Answer: Yes.

Another question: Do you currently use any of them to drive traffic to your own website or blog?

That one’s rhetorical.

Most would say no.  Why?  Fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, and lack of awareness probably rank highest.

Every industry establishes it’s own standard of ‘normal’ practices.  These baseline behaviors create large streams of traffic for many.  And everyone follows the leader.

Driving traffic and conversions from alternative channels can be very effective as a result.

Anyone willing to think outside the box can

The 10 Simple Steps to Dominate the Influencer Marketing Game

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If you’re a startup, it can be hard to acquire an audience – involving them is even more difficult.

And you are not the only one that’s after them – there are competitors too.

So as a startup, how can you penetrate massive audience with minimal effort in highly competitive landscape?

You work with Influencers.

Influencers are people who have an established credibility and audience and can persuade others by virtue of their trustworthiness and authenticity. Influencers are proven industry leaders and experts that are actively involved in communicating best practices, tips and strategies.

They generally have substantial social media