I have an idea for a hoax that would generate a ton of public interest. It would be frontpage of reddit, talked about on 4chan, reported on hundreds of news blogs and possibly make national television news as well. And the best thing is, I wouldn't break any laws.
Now how do I use this attention to maximize my profit? What can I say in the spotlight that will make people give me their money? Promote my shitty ecommerce site? Create a pre-mined altcoin and shill it in public? There have to be ways to cash in big.
> I have an idea for a hoax
> What can I say in the spotlight that will make people give me their money
I don't think I understand. Are you saying you have an idea for a lie you can tell and want to convert it into money? Fact checking will usually turn around on you in a day and the most you can hope for is high one-day traffic to a website and becoming distrusted if you get linked to it.
tl;dr not a good idea
Depends on the circumstance.
If you are a muslim child who builds a clock/bomb, you get to meet the president, get to fly around the world, and get a free scholarship.
If you're a young gay man, you get to go on ellen where everyone will cheer how brave you are.
If you're a gay woman, you get lots of friends on reddit who are "with you"
But, if you're a white man... fuck you.
Nah it would be something like a story where people would tune in to hear the end of what happened. The hoax would lend itself to have a big live cam reveal.
The reveal would be that everyone has been duped and it was all a farce to shill my product.
Of course if I said 'psych!' everybody would just be angry and get out. But if I shill an actual product, some people would actually check it out and possibly buy it. Sort of a successful viral marketing story. I just don't know how to make profit with such kind of attention.
The average CPM for YT videos falls anywhere from $1-$4 depending on niche/keywords. That video is fake btw. Some French Canadian film students were given the task of creating a viral video and they succeeded.