6 growth hacking examples from the Silicon Valley (Dropbox, Airbnb, Youtube…)

As we’ve seen in our previous article, Growth hacking is a way of thinking and acting. It is a set of little techniques that may seem dumb and easy to think of, little ideas that have an exponential impact on the growth of your start-up. There are a lot of stories about successes of start-ups through growth hacking. We will try to give you leads on what has already worked for a few of some of the most well-known unicorns.

Refer a friend

Use your enemies

Make a video that will go viral

Find out what people like, and give it to them

Use social networking services’ APIs

Use people habits to your advantage

We could go on and on with these examples, Buffer, Hotmail, Paypal, Quora, we can benefit from every success story out there. But one can never reproduce what they achieved first. Because part of what made their ideas successful is that no one thought about it before. Which means growth hacking is hard to reproduce and requires creativity and patience.

Stay tuned for our next article which will explore the limits of Growth hacking.

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