How to go viral 101: this Carousell seller teaches you how in 4 easy steps

You’ve probably heard of Carousell. It’s this app where people sell their “pre-loved” (read: used) stuff. Kinda like a flea market, but online. We featured the app on an article detailing the odd things you can buy on Carousell, but we chanced upon this one user that deserves her own article.

Weird product descriptions actually work

Seller @persie went viral thanks to the magic formula:

https://twitter.com/kangruru/status/598791049050394624

We poured through her account for some tips, so that you can learn how to go viral on Carousell the @persie way:

1. Joke about famous people

“Naomi Neo wore it so u should wear also.”

@persie knows that the key to successful advertising is celebrity endorsement.


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2. Tell a sob story

And include your love life or sexual orientation. That shit always gets to people.
Relationship advice is optional but it worked for @persie.

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3. Rant about your daily life

Establish a close buyer-seller relationship by being personal. You can learn from the way @persie sounds like she’s ranting to the BFF who’s willing to listen to her complain for 2 hours non stop.


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4. Market products as multi-purpose when they’re actually not

Everyone will buy your product if it can be used for literally ANYTHING. And that includes, taking revenge on your ex. *wink*


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For those interested, @persie is selling a membership for her fanclub:

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Thank you for shopping at @persie’s Carousell, have a nice day and come again!

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Featured Image via Carousell
With references from Carousell, Twitter