I am the founder of a new startup ChilledLime.com. It is in the private alpha stage, which means it is locked for everyone (except me).
So to cover the development secrets until the site is ready, I set up a simple landing page... People can signup for an exclusive beta invite (so they will be the first ones to use the service).
When they signup they see this text:
Hi! Your signup was a success. Thanks!
Now, invite at least 3 friends using the buttons below to be the first one we invite.
(They also see some FB and TW etc. share buttons)
So this way I encourage them to share the page with their friends, to get even earlier access.
I think this tactic - which has already got some startups thousands of users- is a good way to make the whole project go viral... So basically to get many people to talk about the site.
Do you think so? Do you think if I go viral I will succeed? Or is this even a good way to go viral?
(success in case of startup = getting thousands of visitors -> getting funding -> getting acquired)
Also, can you please give some tips to get even more signups?
Thanks in advance