How to get TikTok famous in 2022

Julia Moore
So you sign up on TikTok. Your best friend and your mom have subscribed to you. And, maybe, a couple of your colleagues or classmates. But there is not much excitement in posting for 3,5 followers, and there is not much profit in it. Now we’re going to tell you where to get more followers and how to get TikTok famous.
Reading time — 10 minutes

Consider the quality of your TikTok content

Check your mic and camera before you start your way to popularity. 

Shoot videos of high quality

Clear and sharp clips without artifacts are way more pleasant to watch. The maximum resolution on TikTok is 1080x1920 pixels. These are also the best numbers. Videos of lower quality will not be clear. And if they are of higher quality, they will be compressed to the mentioned parameters anyway. 

Add a good audio

Quality of sound is as important as quality of a picture. The audio should be loud enough so that people can identify the words. At the same time, don’t turn the volume up too much to avoid damaging their ears. 

The volume should be even throughout your video. Until only its changing is a part of the clip's idea. 

Choose what your content will be about 

Choose a topic and adhere to it. The more you post in one topic, the more you understand how to make it for getting high reach and engagement. And that’s exactly what you need to become TikTok famous.

You get popular quicker when you target a specific audience. Users subscribe to you if they like your videos. In the future, they will expect more of the same from you. If you change the topic they unsubscribe. 

Stand out, show people something they haven’t seen. To be more unique, choose a narrowly targeted topic. For example, your profile is about traveling. How to narrow your topic? You can go to unknown countries, or tell about the locals or national cuisines in where you travel. Narrow topics for this example may also be scams and tricks that tourists typically fall for in a country, or how you can save money exploring a city.

Make content that catches attention

Your content must be interesting. They may be dynamic, that one won’t be able to stop watching, or useful, in which every sentence is a unique idea that one hasn't heard before.

Think about the way you bring information, it better be interesting. For example, if you sing national songs, dress in clothes that suit national holidays. If you sing songs from films, dress like the main characters. Even better, if there are several characters who sing a song, you take all the roles and switch between them during the video. 

Know the TikTok’s talk of the town

To get TikTok famous, you should shoot videos that raise emotions in users. In order to do so, make them about what interests users in general and your audience specifically.

Peek at the influencers profiles

Influencers with millions of followers sure know what to do to become popular on TikTok. They know what clips to make to get more views and likes. Look at what they do and do something close to it. 

Jump on TikTok’s bandwagons

Don’t miss the opportunity to shoot your own trend or challenge video. You can see the trends and challenges in the Discover page. At the top of the page, you will see the most popular hashtags. There are also challenges among them. Near each name, there is the total number of views for all videos with the tag. 

At the same time, try to stay within the topic of your profile so that your content remains interesting to your followers. Then you won’t lose users who have subscribed to you, and you will gain new ones who will be really interested in what you do.

Let’s look at an example and assume the #sporttiktok is currently on the top. But you review smartphones and stay around your couch in real life. Then you can create a video about the best apps for sport — trekkers or workout programs. Or you can show people how to exercise while staying in bed. Let’s say, lift your legs 5 times after every third TikTok video.

Post videos in popular TikTok genres

Know popular TikTok genres. In their research, Semrush gives them in the form of a table, and also the number of views, likes, reposts, and comments for each one. You can see the information below. Look at it, and you’ll find that TikTok users, as everywhere on the Internet, go to social media for memes and cats. 

GenrePlaysLikesRepostsComments
Humor6.5M818K38.3K9K
Dance1.8M1.1M31.1K5.4K
Pets6.7M1.1M42K9.9K
Fashion8.5M657K3.1K3.8K
Outdoors9M620K61.1K7.6K

If you post in these genres, you have higher chances to become TikTok famous. Whatever your profile is about, you can always adjust to them. 

It’s simple when you create amusing content for your profile. For example, you make musical videos. Then, you can sing your favorite songs and dance mugging for the cameras, or invite your pet to the creative process.

But what if your profile is about cars? Then, show funny situations on the road, show you dancing in a traffic jam or near your car outdoors, and sit your pet on the passenger seat, preferably in a stylish hat. 

Try putting songs on your clips

Add audio, then your content will be more interesting and catchy. According to Semrush statistics, more than a half of viral TikTok videos have a song as an audio track. So you’d rather try this format. 

You can find currently popular TikTok songs in the posting menu.

  1. Tap the plus.
  2. Tap Add song.

You will see the songs divided into categories.

You can find songs that are used on TikTok most often on the desktop Discover page. Follow this link. You will see the most popular songs, hashtags, and accounts.

Be honest to be famous

Be true to yourself and always post what you like, and say what you really believe in. Followers will appreciate your honesty, even if you look hilarious or dump. You won’t have to struggle thinking about what your audience will like, if you’ve gathered an audience that likes you. 

Expand your TikTok audience

When you've shot your marvelous content, and maybe even posted some, you need to let others know about your pieces of work. Now we will tell you about the best ways to do it. 

Post regularly to be famous

One video a day is a bare minimum to fuel users’ interest in your profile. Besides, the more you post, the more people you reach. We advise you to make a content plan ahead of time so that you always know what to post. 

Add hashtags to your clips

Use hashtags, then users who are not subscribed to you will be able to find your videos by them. You will gain more reach. And if your content is of good quality, you will gain engagement too. 

On TikTok, there are no limits for how many tags you can add in a publication caption. But you won’t add too many since the caption is limited to 100 symbols. Considering the average length of an English word, you are not likely to add more than 20 tags.

Use TikTok statistical tools

You can track the statistics of your content on TikTok. You don’t even have to switch to a professional account to get it, as you do on Instagram. Go to the Creator tools section or Analytics in a single publication to find the figures. 

Use the statistics to understand what videos your audience enjoyed watching most of all, and what it didn’t like. Make content similar to what has the highest reach and engagement, so you will get TikTok famous. 

Repost to other social media networks

If you have a lot of followers on Instagram, you can entice them to your TikTok account. 

Repost one of your videos to your Stories or feed.

  1. Tap the three dots
  2. Choose Instagram. Or you can choose Stories at this step. 
  3. Choose Feed or Stories

IG users will see your TikTok username, and find and subscribe to you on this social network. 

You can also place a link to your TikTok profile in your Instagram bio. Then, people won’t have to search for you by the username. 

We recommend making a Taplink page where you can place links to all your social media accounts. If you are actively promoting your TikTok profile now, place its button at the top. Make it animated to draw users’ attention. Below you can put buttons to other social media profiles, like YouTube, Pinterest, Twitch and dozens of others. 

Put the link to your Taplink page in bio on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Tell about the link in your publications so that users follow it. Start with free signing up.

Leave comments under popular TikTok videos

Make yourself known in the comments under a popular video. Try to write funny or interesting comments. Thus, you will draw users’ attention. Besides, the most liked comments are displayed above all the others, which means more people see them. Some of these people will go to your profile and watch your videos.

Collaborate with other TikTokers

Collaboration with TikTokers running accounts of any size will be beneficial for you. 

  • Mega macro influencers. If you haven’t got a million followers or a million of dollars, you don't have a snowball's chance in hell to get it work either. But you can try to become friends with mega-macro influencers or ask them politely. 
  • Users like you. Such collaboration will be beneficial for both of you. You followers will know about them, and their followers will know about you. So you two get a few new subscribers. 
  • Less famous than you TikTokers. If you’ve already got some fame on the Internet, they, not you, will be asking for collaboration. Don’t turn down the offer whether it’s free or for money, even if a TikToker doesn’t have many followers. There are still those among them who will subscribe to you.

Launch ad to become TikTok famous

It will be some time before these free methods start working. If you want to become famous fast, launch ads using TikTok Business. The reach rate will increase significantly in a day. 

The bottom line

It’s not that difficult to get popular on TikTok. It often happens, clips get many views and likes just by accident. If you haven’t been lucky enough with such accidents and gain millions of followers, you can get them posting good content regularly. 

Create content of a high quality and show interesting ideas, post them every day. Promote your videos using tags, reposts, and ads. Then, you’ll get TikTok famous in no time!

What other ways to become popular on TikTok, that we didn’t mention, do you know or have tried? Write in the comments!