I jumped into TikTok!
Alright by all admission I have a pen name here in Indonesia that I publish my books under. No, I cannot say it as it is a secret. However, I have been struggling with my TikTok account and I only have a few hundred followers.
However, over the weekend I launched my very own, very personal TikTok content so feel free to click on it and see for yourself. I posted a few videos and then I posted the one I wanted to.
The one I wanted to post had to wait so it was not the only post in my eyes.
What did I post?
Well, I posted content about wanting to help local businesses. I posted a 30-second video and in a matter of two days, I have over 55 thousand views. Needless to say, it went a little crazy and way beyond what I was expecting.
But that was not the end of it. I have had hundreds of shares and nearly a thousand comments. The post went crazy and I neared 3000 followers in a matter of two days.
This was the desired effect. Except I was not ready to answer the comments and the posts. I was not ready for my phone to blow up. I had to turn off the notifications because It was going insane. I was trying hard to like and respond to every post but it was impossible.
What is the goal?
The goal is to create content for free for small businesses. To have the free giveaways sponsored by larger companies as a form of advertising seems to be working.
I have had several people reach out to me wanting to not only sponsor but giveaway cash to locals I bump into. It had been very overwhelming and honestly, I am not prepared. I found myself glued to my phone all day trying hard to keep up with messages and likes. Many of them spilled over into my Instagram and messaged me there as well.
First of all, I found out that a foreigner who speaks the Indonesian language is a hit. I didn’t know this before but here we are. Thus, I am working on a business plan as we speak so that I may harness the power of TikTok and use it to help the needy and help local businesses.
As for what’s next? I may need at least one staff to help out and book appointments as well as follow up on all the messages pouring in on both TikTok and Instagram. Let’s see how the next week pans out and how we can help the smaller local businesses.
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