Top Six Tips for Viral TikTok Skits
I’ll give you a minute to untwist your tongue after reading that subject line….
Ready? All right. Cool. Let’s get right into it.
TikTok is one of the most powerful social media tools out there. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s free. And it’s on just about everyone’s phone.
TikTok is also a real b*tch.
Finding and keeping viewers sometimes seems impossible. You might be making the same kind of content as guys with huge followings and viral videos, but you just aren’t seeing the same results. Or maybe you’re getting tons of views, but then… BAM! Your viewership starts tanking.
But don’t worry. I have six quick tips for making viral TikTok skits that will increase your views, and potentially bring in more clients.
Let’s get started!
#1) Relatable Humor.
This is important. I’d tell you to write it down, but I’ve already done that for you.
To make a relatable skit you need to think of a real life scenario that actually happened and turn it up by a thousand. Yes. A thousand.
For example, in my gym guys grunt. In fact, guys grunt in every gym. It happens so often it’s become a cliché.
So what I did is record myself and some other guys working out and grunting. Only we turned it up to a thousand.
When you take a cliché like that and amplify it, you’re not only making fun of it, you’re connecting with your audience. You’re sharing something we’ve all experienced at one time or another.
It’s almost like a tribal experience. Something familiar that makes us smile, nod our heads, and say, “F*ck yeah. I get it.”
That type of engagement is priceless.
#2) Turn up the Cheese!
That’s right! Pile that cheese as high as you can!
Cheese works on TikTok because TikTok is straight up a cheesy app. It’s designed so cheesy people can share cheesy videos.
One great way to add a heapin’ helpin’ of extra cheese to your skit is to over-act. Exaggerate your movements and words. Hell, add some “ham” to that cheese and open a deli!
When people see your video they will stop in their tracks and say, “What the heck is this?”
I’ll tell you what the heck it is. It’s cheese. And it’s a great way to go viral on TikTok.
#3) Keep your skits at 10 to 17 seconds.
Why? Because the best way to go viral on TikTok is to make a skit that people watch over and over and over and over and over again. No one is going to do that with a 60 second skit.
So you need to make your skits super fast-paced and super entertaining. Don’t put in any breaks or dramatic pauses. You’re not trying to win an Oscar here. You’re trying to get views.
Another thing to remember is that TikTok can be a really ruthless app. Sometimes it may even seem like people actively hate you. So, don’t give them enough time to think about it. Hit them with some rapid fire humor to disarm them. Then they’ll be too busy laughing to remember how much they hate you.
#4) Fast Cuts.
This tip will cut your skit time down, which makes a huge difference.
I don’t actually create my videos in TikTok. I record the separate clips outside of TikTok, then edit them, then share the finished video on TikTok. This gives me more control over the finished product. I can edit the skit so there is no delay between the different clips.
Sometimes I barely let the actor get the last letter of his last sentence out before I cut right to the next scene.
This increases the speed of the skit and doesn’t give those hateful TikTok viewers a chance to swipe away. And that increases the chances of going viral.
#5) Trending Sounds.
When you make your video TikTok will suggest various sounds you can add. This is really useful, because these sounds are keyed into TikTok’s algorithm. So when you use these Trending Sounds you’re more likely to be recommended to viewers.
If the Trending Sounds don’t really fit the tone or mood of your skit, you can turn the volume of the sounds down to around “3.” This will keep the sounds from interfering with the flow of your skit, while still getting picked up by TikTok’s algorithm.
#6) Use BIG Headlines.
You’re competing with a lot of other cheesy folks on TikTok. You need to stand out. That’s why all of my video thumbnails on TikTok feature BIG, bold headlines that smack you in the face and say, “Stop watching stupid cat videos and watch me!”
You want to use your headlines to arouse curiosity. Why? Because your video is going to be on the “For You” page. The problem is, people browsing the “For You” page don’t know who the hell you are. You might as well be on the “F*ck You” page.
But if you have one of those BIG headlines on your video, that will arouse their curiosity. It will make them want to watch the entire video. And if they watch the entire video, and watch it again, then they’ll start sharing it with their friends. And that’s how you go viral.
Want an example of a headline I’ve used that’s worked?
Here you go.
We ALL know that ONE guy
Why did it work? Because people are thinking, “What do you mean? What guy?” Their curiosity is piqued. They watch the video and they’re thinking, “Yeah. I totally know that guy.” Then they share it with their friends. And their friends are like, “Hey! That’s just like that guy we know!” Then they show it to that guy they know and he says, “What? I’m nothing like that jerk!” By then you’ve gone viral… and possibly destroyed a friendship. I don’t know.
And that’s it! Implement these 6 TikTok tips and you’ll be going viral in no time!
If you want some inspiration, check out my TikTok pages @bmarkfit and @onlyathegym. It’s cool if you want to use my videos for ideas, or re-create them entirely. All I ask is that you give me a shout out in the credits.
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