Going Viral Part 4 – He Who Shall Not Be Named


I Have a friend who shall remain nameless, he is in the process of re-launching his own membership site. He is following the advice given by Dan to the letter. He is also using twitter to communicate a lot of the important details about his launch and to generate Buzz. Many of you will know who I am talking about. Many of you will have had the sense to follow him on twitter

Buzz and Excitement

He has already launched a great product and generated a lot of initial buzz and the benefits of his product were so good that lots of his clients and customers started to promote it . He is now moving into the second stage. As far as I can see it has started to go viral because it has reached the critical mass and enough people are talking about it. Generating a lot of extra buzz and excitement which draws in people who have only just heard about what is happening, like Iron filings drawn towards a magnet. The members who are on board first will be the ones who truly benefit when the results of this product and its services are released to the wider internet and a more global audience.

The benefits are obvious, anyone who has read about what is being offered and has seen the inherent value and opportunity can only make one logical choice.

Don’t Miss the Boat

It reminds me of another story about four brothers who had decided to sail on a ship to America , They had gotten up early and rushed down to the port. The first Brother had bought his ticket months ago, he knew exactly what he wanted to do and where he was headed in life. He had a cousin who had told him about the amazing opportunities that were available in America and he wanted to go and make his fortune there . When he arrived at the dock he ran quickly up the gangplank and immediately bumped into the captain who was welcoming the first passengers on board . He struck up a conversation and the captain liked him so much that he invited him to upgrade into first class and to have dinner with him and his fellow officers every evening.

The second brother also knew without a doubt that he wanted to sail to the new world, and had also bought a ticket beforehand. But as he was a bit more cautious than the first brother he had packed loads of heavy bags full of all the things that he thought he might need on the journey. Little did he know that most of the cabins came very well equipped and excellent food was provided on board. His heavy bags slowed him down but he made it on board without any trouble. Second class was crowded but comfortable and he was happy because he knew that he would get to his destination.

The ships engines started powering up and the third Brother was dawdling on the dockside watching everything that was going on. He was so distracted by all the hustle and bustle that he almost forgot to board the ship. They were just pulling up the gang plank when he ran and jumped across the gap and only just made it. He had to go in third class and didn’t have a cabin because he had bought his ticket at the last minute, 3rd class was very crowded and he had to stand up for most of the journey, he was hoping that a space would become available in second class but there were lots of other passengers on the waiting list ahead of him.

The fourth Brother was watching everything that was going on. He wanted to go but he was afraid. He was afraid that everything might be too expensive when he got to America and that his money would run out. He hadn’t even bought a ticket because he wasn’t sure he could afford it. As he watched all his brothers board the ship he convinced himself that he didn’t really want to go anyway and as it set sail he turned his back on the ship and walked slowly back to his house happy that he had made such a wise choice and still had the money that he would have spent on his ticket. To celebrate he went into a local pub and spent almost all of it in one evening of drunkenness.

This is the fourth post in a four part series, in order to fully appreciate it you should read the other posts as this sets the context and gives a lot of valuable background information.

Part 1 – Understanding The Difference Between Viral Marketing and MLM

Part 2 – A Personal Story

Part 3 – Making It Big On The Internet


  1. Hey Ian – just finished reading all 4 of your Viral Blogs plus a few others I was catching up with. I am so impressed with the wealth of information that you share and the personal touches you add to the information. A storyteller 🙂

    It’s amazing what is going on and how the ‘buzz’ is getting stronger & stronger – I’ve watched it for the past month or so in awe – not quite sure why I haven’t truly jumped in on the bandwagon but there is no better time then now!

    Thanks for taking your time to share this information with us in such easy to read posts.

    Give 1% & the Universe gives back 100%.

    To all our success & a united Universe 🙂


  2. PS Your story on the 4 brothers reminded me of the quote that states:

    “some people MAKE things happen, some just watch things happening and the rest just wake up and wonder what the heck happened?!?!”

    Umm ok so perhaps I embellished the quote a bit *giggle* but you get the drift!

    It’s people like you & Brian (and me 😀 – truth in advance) that are going to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!!

    Yours in Creation,
    DivineDee 😉

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