Last week, my TikTok account got banned out of nowhere! My 880,000 followers were gone overnight. Gone, disappeared, and deleted with no explanation why! Not even a warning! It was gone!
Lucky for me, I managed to get my account back within 48 hours. In this post, I’m going to explain exactly how I got it back in case it ever happens to you.
How it all started…
The disaster started when I posted a video, as I normally do, with my pitch on how to make money online. It got flagged right away. In a matter of hours, it had over 200,000 views but the momentum was quickly stopped when it got taken down. I was very angry so I sent an appeal. TikTok was very kind and assured me that they didn’t mean to take the video down on purpose. Everything was great — or so I thought.
The next morning I woke up and saw a terrible alert. It said that I was banned from TikTok! After a few deep breaths, and some panic, I reached out to a few content creators who I thought might have any type of connections with TikTok. I thought having 880k followers would give me some sort of advantage but I was wrong. I am just another pawn of a creator.
I eventually got connected with a gentleman who works at TikTok and shot him a text. My TikTok account is not just about my followers; it is my business and my livelihood! TikTok pays me! I drive leads through TikTok. It was a big deal to have it vanish in an instance. I received the following text message back which I will never forget…
A few hours later he let me know that I was reinstated and that was that! If it wasn’t for the network that I have built along the way, I would have been out of luck. This was a great life lesson. When you build relationships with people whether you need something or you are helping out them, you cannot be a douche! You never know when you are going to need something and you will not maintain those important connections if you are an asshole.