July 16, 2020

My first viral LinkedIn post

Chris Villa @chrisvxd

Two weeks ago, I launched community.wellpaid.io: an invite-only, recruiter-free network for IT contractors and hirers.

To announce the launch, I shared it with my network via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6684459199264526336

I tried to follow a tip given to me by some marketing friends: encourage comments to boost LinkedIn's engagement algorithm.

It worked! The post has 66 likes and 115 comments (granted, a bunch of them are from me replying to people).

40 members signed up in the first 24 hours! It's now approaching 100 members. And, as I'm trying to manually onboard everyone, at points I really was struggling to keep up with the demand.

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