How I Went From 0 to 250,000 Followers In Just Under 72 Hours

If I can become a social media influencer, you can too!

Alex Bentley
4 min readMar 16, 2022


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If you know anything about me, I’m always hustling on the Internet.

Trying to turn an idea into dollar signs.

And ever since I was a little boy, I’ve dreamed about being famous. My mom even told me, after looking me dead in the eye, “You’ll be famous one day!”

Since that day and with her words of encouragement in the back of my mind, I’ve been looking for the right opportunity to grasp fame by its horns.

I’m proud to say I finally did it.

Thanks to social media and a company named ByteDance.

Honestly, I didn’t think I could do it at first. But with mom on my side, I knew I couldn’t fail.

And as her one and only son, I didn’t want to let her down.

The crazy thing is that it took me just under 72 hours to become a hit sensation on TikTok.

And this is how I did it.

I Called On A Friend In High Places

First, I called my friend who worked at TikTok.

He works in a cubicle office in this high rise building in Singapore. So when I say he works in high places, he really does. On the 23rd floor, overlooking the city.

I asked him to prioritize my content in the algorithm. And since we were best buddies in high school, he didn’t think twice of granting my request.

After he flagged my account in the system, the next day TikTok showed my videos to every user. That got me a bunch of views almost instantly. Because the users were forced to watch my content, at least for the first few seconds.

But even with a lot of views, in the millions, I noticed a big problem.

I wasn’t getting any engagement. No one was smashing the “heart” button.

And as a result, TikTok penalized me.

I guess my plan to get famous wasn’t working after all.

So, that’s when I came up with a new plan.



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.