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The Secret to My Success8:29
False Hope and Failed Ideas8:24
Three Levels of Virality5:30
Pavlovian Viral Loop3:16
Core Human Motivations1:35
About This Class
"One of the best classes I've ever attended on Skillshare." - Founder of Skillshare Michael Karnjanaprakorn
"Highly actionable and thought provoking class. Recommend to any startup looking to quickly build their user base." - Jan Renner
“Michael's class was easily the best skillshare class I've taken and I've taken a number of them. This class is an absolute must for anyone involved with a startup. Michael knows user/customer acquisition inside and out and you will too if you sign up for this class.” - Carlo Cisco
Learn how to get the first million users to your service, or speed up your already decent growth. You will learn from my experience and lessons learned while building some of the largest social sites and apps in the global market today.
Areas covered will include:
- mapping out your viral system and
- how to use that to start virally expanding your userbase
This class is best suited to those with a startup/online project already, or at least a formed idea of one. However, projects can also be completed using Skillshare.com as a substitute for having a personal project already. Most concepts are completely applicable to B2C (business to consumer) projects.
You will finish this class understanding:
- the exact building blocks of virality within your own project and
- how to put them into motion to start gaining large amounts of users (for free)
This class is all taught online, with the option of joining local workshops to work with fellow classmates. The class is composed of videos of me explaining key viral concepts, slides to go along with those videos, a viral mapping project, and online office hours where all questions can be answered.
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Very unique and fresh thinking on how to make your site really valuable to your users, instead of how you think it is going to be valuable.
Really valuable and easy to apply to any project. I found the process simple to follow and easy to then discuss with a team.
Michael Geer is a Techstars mentor, a Board Advisor to several startups, teaches popular SkillShare classes on user acquisition and leads a social good for-profit meetup in NYC. MG has recently started a new venture as Founder of CauseCart - focusing on allowing users to raise funds for their chosen cause without donating any of their own time or money (launching soon). You can follow MG on Twitter: @geeria and more info here: http://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-geer and here: http://michaelgeer.brandyourself.com/