When it comes to getting viral on a social media platform nothing beats TikTok, the now popular socializing app. Owned by the Chinese Tech startup company ByteDance, it is a new sensation in the competitive socializing world competing against tech giants such as Facebook. The way they operate however is totally different but the fact that they both are now thriving on the youth population of the world cannot be neglected.
Unlike Facebook, TikTok is known for doing things in an unconventional way. The way it operates is something that never fails to amaze me personally. Be it the way people socialize or the types of contents available on the platform or getting a verification badge, everything is just amazing. What’s more interesting to know is the fact that people seem to like what TikTok has to offer. And in this case, most of the users wonder how they are going to get their own verified TikTok badge on the platform.
What is a TikTok Verification Badge?
You might have seen many popular TikTok musers getting the TikTok verification badge on their account and might have wondered how it feels like to have one for yourself? If so, you are not alone my friend. Thousands of TikTok users wish to get their hands on to the official TikTok verification badge but do not know how they can actually receive one. But first, we have to understand what a verification badge is and who mostly end up getting it on the platform.
A TikTok verification badge is similar to that of Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter were a check appears next to the user account name. In the case of Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter the check symbolizes authentic, unique, complete, and notable accounts on the platforms. In order to receive a verification badge on one of these platforms, one needs to meet all the requirements and complete the verification process. The verification process has different criteria that a user must meet in order to be granted a verification badge.
Two different types of TikTok verification Badges
TikTok grants two different types of verification badges to its users. The first one is for the celebrity accounts which reads “Verified users” and the second one is for most famous users that read “Popular creator”. The verified badge is given to celebrities in order to differentiate their accounts from the fake ones out there. And the popular creator badge is given to a handful of TikTok users who are a class above others.
TikTok is the first of its kind to provide two different types of verification badge to its users. Their approach to the matter, however, is completely justified. It is important to differentiate between real-life celebrities and those who are above average TikTok users. The two different verification badges make it fairly easy to differentiate between the two i.e the real-world celebrity and those who are famous on the platform.
Here’s what a TikTok verification badge looks like.
How Do You Get a TikTok Verification Badge?
There are more than 500 monthly active users on the platform from 150 countries across the world which means there are more than 500 million TikTok users out there. Not all of them have the privilege of getting a TikTok verification badge. TikTok only awards verification badges to its most prestigious, influential, and authentic users.
In order for you to get verified on the platform, you need to fall under one of these categories of users.
- The user is someone who is well recognized in the real world that includes actors, musicians, artists, models, singers and so on. The user is a real-life celebrity.
- The user is hugely popular on the site with a loyal fanbase and serves as a valuable content creator in one way or another
- The user is chosen by the staff and support team at TikTok as someone who must be verified for shown their dedication to creating contents that are noteworthy and noticeable on the site.
The first category might be out of reach for common people unless they happen to start a professional career as an actor, or a singer or a musician. The second option is fairly up to you. If you are able to create amazing content and gain a loyal fanbase you might get verified as popular creator on the platform. The third option is also reachable all you have to do is show your dedication towards the platform and contribute to the platform’s growth and in time you might be recognized by the platform as someone who is noteworthy and needs to be verified.
So, get up, grab your smartphone, look for creative ideas and start creating amazing content that is sure to wow your viewers. This will help you gain a huge fan base gradually and help you climb up to become a popular TikTok user and ultimately grant you the official verification badge.
Steps To Increase a Loyal Fanbase On TikTok
Here’s what you need to do which might actually help you fulfill your dream of becoming a verified TikTok user in a short period of time. The steps given below will help you increase loyal followers in your TikTok account which will ultimately get your TikTok account verified.
Step 1:- Create and share high-quality videos: The first step in acquiring a huge fanbase is creating and sharing high-quality videos on the platform. In order to do so, you will need a high-quality phone with good camera specs and some additional gadgets such as a tripod and an external microphone to take you to another mile.
A high- quality will help you make a great video while additional gadgets such as a tripod, helps you film steadily and avoid any camera shakes. The external microphone can help you reduce noise in the audio which might make your video sound bad.
Another important thing recipe for creating high-quality videos is the background you film on. Make sure the video background looks and feels good whenever and wherever you shoot your videos. People like to watch videos with amazing backgrounds that perfectly matches the video theme.
This is how a high-quality TikTok video looks like.
This video by a popular TikTok creator @zachking is the perfect example of a high-quality TikTok video. The camera quality is superb and the audio sounds just perfect.
You cannot expect to come up with high-quality videos such as this at your very first try but keep trying and you will finally be able to make high-quality videos by yourself.
Step 2:- Make videos on trending hashtags, memes, and challenges: It is very crucial that the content of your video sits well with what people want to watch on the platform. The best way of doing so is by researching on the currently trending hashtags, memes, and challenges and creating videos with the same hashtags and challenges. Since hashtags and challenge videos do particularly well on the platform taking part in such hashtags and challenges will certainly help you connect with the audience.
The best example of such challenges and hashtags being the #thisishalloween challenge. The currently trending challenge has generated more than 1.8 billion views collectively so far. Heres a video by a user @june_creates with the #thisishalloween.
Step 3:- Become a distinctive creator: Becoming a distinctive content creator is a most if you want to make a name for yourself in a short period of time and gain followers very quickly. A distinctive TikTok creator is someone who comes up with original ideas all the time. It requires you thinking out of the box and coming up with catchy scripts for your videos.
If you have your own set of professional skills such as art and craft, music and dance, stunts and moves, etc. it becomes fairly easy. But if you lack in such then try creating comedy sketches, prank videos or stick to the core and create amazing lip-syncing videos. There are many TikTok users who have grown in popularity due to their lip-syncing videos on the platform. You can also become popular if you work on your facial expressions and time your video well.
Step 4:- Follow popular TikTok musers to gain more exposure on the platform:- When you start following popular TikTok musers on the platform, it will, in turn, help you gain more followers by helping you create a link with other followers. There are a lot of TikTok musers out there on the platform whom you can follow and learn a thing or two from them on how to create amazing content.
When you start following make sure you drop a comment or two that reads unique and attracts other’s attention but not in a bad way. The perfect example of a good comment is something like “I did it…” for a challenge video. This will make others wonder and want to check out your profile. It is a basic principle of giving and taking. so, you must first understand what you are giving someone and what you expect to gain from them.
Here’s a TikTok video of the most popular TikTok star @lorengrey. For starter, you can start by following her and commenting on her video.
You can also Check out our list of Top 31 Most Followed TikTok Stars… and start following them. This will surely help you gain more exposure on the platform.
Also read: Top 25 Emerging TikTok Influencer…
Step 5:- Maintain consistency in your work: It is very important that you maintain consistency at work. You cannot hope of gaining followers if you decide to take a break every now and then. Inconsistency at work will rather have a negative impact and people will forget you even exist.
So, to avoid such dreadful situations, you need to schedule your work and keep posting quality content from time to time. Make people realize how hard you work by providing them with new content on a regular basis.
Step 6:- Do not lose hope and never give up:
At times you will feel like giving up and lose your hope when things do not turn out to be the way you wanted them to be or the way you imagined the things to work out for you. But you should not lose your hope and just give up. Keep trying your best and if you still feel things are not working out then just change the way you create your content and look for new ideas.
There are no short-cuts for becoming successful. Achieving success requires time and tests one’s patience in the process. So, make up your mind and keep up the good work and in time you will be able to get what you are looking for.
Getting a verification badge looks tempting and in the meantime is a difficult task to achieve for an average TikTok user. But that doesn’t mean that it is something completely unattainable. If you have the courage to work hard for your dream and fully dedicate yourself to attaining the goal, you will surely make it a reality one day. But you should bear in your mind that the path ahead is difficult and will test your judgement and skills in every step you take.
A verification badge is not a big of a deal if you ask me. It has no superpowers nor does it make any huge difference. It is just a way of identifying people differently that’s it. Not getting a verification badge by no means makes you a less of a TikTok user. You can carry on your good work and create amazing contents. After all, TikTok is made for you and not the opposite. Think of TikTok as a passing season that will be replaced by another sooner or later.
So give your all for your dream and wait patiently for the right time. Most probably you will be the next one to get a verified TikTok badge. And if you fail even after trying your best then its time you think of something new to try and let it be your learning lesson that not everything can be achieved. Happy Tik Toking people.