1. corruption, corrupt your way to listening on exchanges indexes. like ripple did that, but you have to be very rich for that. crypto has in general a huge issue with opening the door for rich to stay rich or get even richer.
2. find a group of people that works for free, like satoshi did, with the bitcoin sect/cult in this forum
3. be persistent.
Hard work pays off one way or another. If you won’t succeed in that particular ICO, you gonna gain experience and improve you future steps. Not everyone is looking for shortcuts, some people genuinely enjoy the whole process of pursuit of success.