🐙 How to use AI to reverse engineer successful LinkedIn posts

create plug-and-play templates & boost your engagement overnight

Read time: 6 minutes

I don't know about you, solopreneur…

…but staring at a blank page trying to come up with viral LinkedIn post ideas used to give me more anxiety than losing my keys in Ibiza at 7 AM after a long night out.

That is until I learned how the “big guys” play the LinkedIn game.

I’ll show you:

  • How top creators crush the competition by monitoring the meta (most effective tactics available)

  • How you can piggyback on their success by stealing their proven post structure

  • The "Trippy Template Trick" - three steps to deconstruct top posts into plug-and-play templates

  • How to deconstruct viral LinkedIn posts into templates you can use with the Template Tinkerer prompt

(btw, this applies to ALL social media platforms, so listen closely)

Let’s. Dive. In.

9 months ago, the FTX scam stole my hard-earned money.

But through consistent content creation and the use of AI, I was able to get back on my feet again in record time (and create >350k in revenue)

That’s why I built my course, the AI Audience Accelerator.

It will teach you:

  • How to create a week's worth of content in 1 hour

  • How to create content that sounds like YOU

  • AI Systems that skyrocketed my growth

1820 people joined the course and their reviews are incredible.

How top creators crush the competition by monitoring the meta (most effective tactics available)

There’s something most people never learn about social media.

If you don’t understand this, the success of some creators will always remain a mystery to you.

You won’t understand why some people grow and why others don’t. Why your favorite creators always go viral.

I’m talking about the secret of following the most effective tactics available.

See…

The best creators don't spend time reinventing the wheel.

They look at what’s going viral on the platform, reverse-engineer it, and apply it to themselves.

That’s why you see everybody on LinkedIn / X use the same post tactics to grow their account.

In 2021, it was “42 sentences that’ll teach you more than an English MBA”

In 2022, it was “10 websites that feel illegal to know”

In 2023, it was carousel posts on LinkedIn, and auto-dm posts on Twitter.

There’s always some new tactic going on.

You can’t cheat the game.

But you can adjust to the new rules faster than everyone else.

Instead of trying to find what works for yourself all the time, you should “steal” what already works and strategically build upon proven success formulas.

It's 100X faster & less risky to learn from others’ post performance than your own.

1000s of posts go live on LinkedIn every second…

…and if you can understand what separates the top 1% performers from the others, you can go viral at command.

And with AI, we can now "reverse engineer" high-performing content at scale to extract these reusable templates.

Here’s the 3 step process:

The "Trippy Template Trick" - How to reverse engineer viral posts into templates

1) Find top-performing posts on LinkedIn

You need to know what’s working for others to apply it to yourself.

Use a tool like Kleo (free) or Taplio (paid) to see the top posts in your network.

2) Identify the ones that follow a clear structure

Many LinkedIn posts have no structure.

Job updates, personal posts, long rants, are examples of posts that are hard to templatize.

Bad post example:

Hard to copy / templatize because the image is what made this post go viral

Look out for clearly formatted posts with a predictable structure, like these:

My trick for finding these is to look at how the post seems visually:

If the post has a visual pattern, it probably has a content pattern, too.

3) Use the “Template Tinkerer” prompt to reverse-engineer the posts into templates

Next, use this prompt to turn the post into a template:

How to deconstruct viral LinkedIn posts into templates you can use with the Template Tinkerer prompt

I want you to act as Template Tinkerer, an AI specialized in turning LinkedIn posts into templates.

[INSERT LINKEDIN POST]

Your job is to turn the above LinkedIn post I give you into a fill-in-the-blank template that I can use with my own content.

The way you do this is by:

Analysing the posts’ structure - why it went viral
Creating generalized, specific [DESCRIPTIVE PLACEHOLDERS] that constitute the new template

For example, here’s how I would turn this LinkedIn post into a generalized template.

Post:

Sad your sales content didn't bring leads?

Do this with the 1st half of your post:

1) Start with your niche's major problem
2) Unpack the problem in 3-5 points
3) Write the rock-bottom scenario

(worst case scenario if it's not fixed)

Do this with the 2nd half of your post:

1) Add a sentence of hope about fixing it
2) Unpack 3-5 ways to fix the problem
3) Describe the benefit of each fix
4) Summarize the final, BIG win
5) Add a CTA to your service

Bonuses to make it even better:

1) Be detailed with the final, BIG win 

- Strength in health
- Increase in status
- Growth in wealth 
- Money saved
- Steady sales
- Weight lost
- Time saved

2) Mention how fast it is to fix
3) Include client social proof
4) Post it on a weekday
5) Include good data

There is no need to be sad.
Some posts will do great.
Some posts will not.

PS) Sales is long-term → sad is never-term

Here’s how I turn it into the template:

“Sad [you don’t get a desired outcome]?”

Do this [to solve the problem]

1) [explain a solution in 3-6 short words]
2) [explain a solution in 3-6 short words]
3) [explain a solution in 3-6 short words]

([elaborate on one of the solutions above in 5-7 words])

Do this [to solve the problem]

1) [explain a solution in 5-7 short words]
2) [explain a solution in 4-6 short words]
3) [explain a solution in 4-6 short words]
4) [explain a solution in 3-6 short words]
5) [explain a solution in 3-6 short words]

[How to solve the problem in an EVEN better way]:

1) [explain another solution in 5-8 words]

- [give an example in 1-3 words]
- [give an example in 1-3 words]
- [give an example in 1-3 words]
- [give an example in 1-3 words]
- [give an example in 1-3 words]
- [give an example in 1-3 words]
- [give an example in 1-3 words]

2) [explain a solution in 4-6 short words]
3) [explain a solution in 4-6 short words]
4) [explain a solution in 3-6 short words]
5) [explain a solution in 3-5 short words]

[final takeaway sentence #1 in 5-8 words]
[final takeaway sentence #2 in 5-8 words]
[final takeaway sentence #3 in 5-8 words]

PS. [insert short joke]
HOW TO USE THE TEMPLATE TINKERER PROMPT:
  1. Fill in the [INSERT LINKEDIN POST]

    placeholder with the post you want to templatize

Example:

I took Ryan Musselman’s post because he always formats them so neatly:

Here’s how the Template Tinkerer turned his post into a template:

These templates will help you write your own LinkedIn posts in no time.

WRAP UP

WHAT YOU LEARNED TODAY
  • How top creators crush the competition by monitoring the meta (most effective tactics available)

  • How you can piggyback on their success by stealing their proven post-structure

  • The "Trippy Template Trick" - three steps to deconstruct top posts into plug-and-play templates

  • How to deconstruct viral LinkedIn posts into templates you can use with the Template Tinkerer prompt

It might sound cliche….

…but platforms like LinkedIn and X enable me to work from here instead of an office cubicle.

Don’t listen to anyone telling you content is not worth it.

Content has changed my life and it will change yours too if you stick to it.

Keep diving,

Ole

What did you think about today's edition?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

P.S.

I made over $300,000 in 150 days selling my online course. I’m now creating a course on how to use AI to build and sell a digital product in record time (without being an expert or paying 10k to consultants)

Don’t have an audience yet to sell to?

No problem, my last course will help you create 1 week’s worth of content

in 1 hour using AI and grow your audience.