Do I even need to tell what is Tik Tok? Teenage boys and girls all over the world are going crazy about the microblogging app. In fact, it has Become a major source of income for many young teenagers. Teenagers like Manjul Khattar, Mrunal Panchal, Cash Baker, and many other teenagers got fame by making videos on tik tok. Now people all over the world know them.
Tik Tok was basically a lip-syncing app loved and performed by numerous teenagers. But now it has gone too far, people use it for showing their talent and perform various functions. Nowadays in the streets of colleges, you can see many students shooting videos for Tik Tok.
Tik Tok is now beloved not only by lip-syncing or dancing 14-year-olds and teenagers, but also by comedians, athletes, and brands. Major corporations like Coca-Cola, Nike, ABC, and Google have been running advertising campaigns on Tik Tok.
And all the others get paid on the basis of this advertising. Tik Tok has now become a major platform for fame, success and also a hell lot of business.
Evolution of TikTok
Tik Tok is now known as the world’s most famous valuable start-up. It initially started with the name musical.ly in September 2016, it is a startup based in Shanghai with an office in Santa Monica, California, owning a popular social media platform targeting the US teenage market.
On 9 November 2017, TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, spent up to $1 billion to purchase musical.ly and named it Tik Tok in August 2018 since then it has become a sensation among the teenagers.
On 23 January 2018, the TikTok app ranked #1 among free mobile app downloads on app stores in Thailand and other countries.
In its website, TikTok describes itself as “a destination for short-form mobile videos.” It has a massive user base, with about 80 million downloads in the U.S. alone, more than 20 million active users in India and out of every 7 people 1 uses tiktok in Thailand. TikTok has a length limit and is a prime breeding ground for memes. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, which has been around since 2012 and has a $75 billion valuation.
ByteDance does a lot more than just run TikTok — it also owns Toutiao, a massively popular news platform with 240 million downloads, as well as products like Xigua Video, TopBuzz and buzz video.
How to make videos on tik tok?
Even though Tik Tok is one of the famous application, it is not as easy as Facebook or Instagram to use, thus let us look at the basic steps to become a musically star.
so the basic step is to get the tik tok app from play store or from the app store or anything which you prefer after downloading the app the basic step is to register yourself and on registering you will get a unique ID of yourself.
To register you will require your email id or else you can also register through your mobile number and if you don’t want to register by using either of them you can simply log in through your Facebook. On registration, the app will automatically give you the username of yourself.
If you have a unique name of yourself or if you want to change your name you can just click the icon in the right bottom corner which just looks like a person’s body which signifies your profile, after going to your profile hit The edit button and then you can edit your name or anything else according to your desire.
If you are too much concerned about your privacy TikTok might not be the perfect app for you as by default your profile will be public in tik tok. Moreover, your videos could also be saved by others and could be used in the various platform without your concern.
Watch and learn
Now that you have created your profile, is time for you to watch some Tok-Tok’s and get all the inspiration required and all the knowledge required about making a video on tik tok. To see videos on tik tok follow the following steps.
Select Following (Following will show videos only from the accounts you follow) or For you ( For you will help you discover new videos from popular profiles around the world.) at the top. You can switch between two different video streams from the top of your screen.
Swipe up on the video stream to see the next video. You can swipe up and down on your screen to browse popular videos
Tap on the video to pause it. If you want to pause the video you’re currently watching, just tap on it.
Tap the profile icon on the right to follow the video uploader. This will add the uploader’s account to your followed list of profiles.
Tap on the heart icon if you like the video, the heart icon is just under the profile icon on the right-hand side.
The heart will turn pink if you like it.
Click on the speech bubble to comment, you can also see other people’s comment in there.
You can share by tapping the share arrow on the right-hand side
How to make videos and upload.
Tik Tok usually allows to shoot video of 15 secs but you can also connect multiple clips together to make a video of around 60 secs. To know how to make and upload the videos refer to the following steps.
Tap the white plus (+) icon at the bottom. This button will allow you to create and post a video on your profile. It is similar to uploading on Instagram.
Select a soundtrack for your video. To select click pick a sound and then scroll down to see some of the most popular songs, and tap a song to hear a preview.
Tap on the categories icon on the top. This way, you can filter the song selection by genre, topic or popularity
Tap the Shoot with this sound button. This button will show you below the selected track while you’re listening to the song preview. It will confirm your track selection, and open your camera. In case if you want to record your video before selecting a soundtrack, tap the Record button on the top-right, and switch to your camera.
Tap and hold the video button at the bottom. This will play your selected soundtrack and record your video on top. You can also try adding some fun to your video with stickers and visual effects. You can tap the sticker icon on the bottom-left to browse popular face filters and AR effect.
Tap the pink checkmark. You will find it next to the recording button. The pink checkmark will take you to the preview and editing page where you can watch your video before posting it on your profile and check if some correction is required.
Tap Next on the bottom-right corner to confirm the final version of your video, which will allow you to post it on your profile
Tap the pink Post button. This button is in the lower-right corner of your screen. Tapping on it will post your video on your profile page. And at this time you can also add some captions and hashtags and also tag certain friends.
How to get famous?
As now you already know all about making videos on tik tok its time I give you a little bit of trick by which you could get viral or you will have a little higher probability to get the fame. So the first trick here is that while making a video you should be really selective about the song you select, analyze perfectly and select only the songs which are famous and already has been viral on social media.
The second trick would be adding hashtags which have a lot of followers. This will increase the reach of your video and in turn, it will increase your chances of getting viral.
And the third trick would be to perform certain challenges, the are many challenges in social media such as the Kiki challenge or the 10-year challenge. These challenges are often circulated the most in social media and thus it will enhance your probability to get viral.
How to earn from Tik Tok.
Looking at the success of Tik Tok it doesn’t feel that it is at all hard to earn money on it, and yes it is not at all hard if you are well organized enough. Most of the add companies or most of the brands now prefer Tik Tok to promote their products looking at the popularity of Tik-Tok on the teenagers. You can earn money on Tik-Tok by live streaming, from advertisement, promoting, promoting own services and products, performing challenges, and moreover, if you have a lot of followers you can also sell your account for a hefty amount of money.
So now you know all about Tik Tok you can now take a chill pill and maybe also a fresh bath and start thinking on ideas to make videos on Tik Tok.
And also in place of playing your imaginary guitar or simply wasting your time on a local train just keep practicing to lip-sync to everything you hear. And who knows after some days I might be interviewing you asking about your success in Tik Tok.