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How to Gain Fans & Followers

Neil Patel

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6. How to Gain Fans & Followers

Lesson Info

How to Gain Fans & Followers

Let's get into how to gain some followers so there's a few ways you can gain some followers the first says you won't get any followers if you don't participate if you don't communicate on these social sites no one's gonna follow you I usually just post status updates on twitter and never respond and people started tweeting at me saying wow here's another update from neil ball like what's neil bought like, oh you're like a robot there's no personality so we're just going to call you kneel bought from now on and don't meet these people in person and the like cheers to neil bought uh huh uh huh I guess I'm a robot now I have over one hundred something thousand followers do you know what I did? You think I participated now? Yeah, I actually did participate so by participating I started getting more followers even though I had a brand before and I was already somewhat popular on the internet without participating, no one wanted to follow me I don't have to participate as much as most people...

that's still by participating it does help. If you also want a link to your soul for profiles in your email signature that helps a lot if you send a lot of e mails, we'll get more followers you also want to ask your friends and family members to follow you you want to cross promote you want to be patient and you also want to test out advertising one hundred dollars goes a really long way just a bit of money on facebook ads twitter ads pinter sadd's whatever it may be goes a really long way you don't have to spend a hundred dollars right away trial what ten bucks and if it just helps you get started it makes it way easier to get dollars later on you also want to join groups so if I had a chef related company I would type in chef's final the groups and participate get to know people works really well you also want to cross promote this my secret strategy of social media works really easier I learned this from all the instagram models I'm like how did you get two million followers other than you taking off your clothes because some of these girls I was like this is impossible you're not known you can't just start from nothing post images of you being half naked and get a lot of followers and nothing you should or you shouldn't do that I look at everything as a learning lesson what are they doing that I can learn from and apply to my business that's not going to give me a bad name and I found out from them they do shout out for shout outs? Are you guys familiar with that concept they don't just cross promote, so if they have facebook fans will tom to follow him on twitter and instagram, and vice versa, but they also do shut up for shadows. So if someone wants to follow your facebook page, great there's also another relevant facebook page that they could be following you work out a deal with them saying, hey, I'm gonna talk all my followers to follow you, you do the same and they do it on the same day, and as long as you keep doing that, you'll find that you keep growing and growing your follower account, so the more you do that more followers you get, the quick your page will grow when it comes to ads, as I mentioned earlier, is really effective to gaining followers. Is it worth it? Well, facebook wouldn't be a big of a company, as they are if people weren't willing to spend money on ads, right? Twitter doesn't do as well. One of the reasons twitter doesn't do as well. It's not just cause user growth matrix it's companies find a much harder time creating a positive our ally from twitter ads compared to facebook ads, but ads in general in the social networks are we're testing out if you don't try it, you can't knock it right just like this little kid, my nephew here I thought what he was doing a silly but you know what? He's having a blast, standing on standing on top of a car and riding along? Does my sister like it? No, but you know what I told her? You can't hug until you try it. You don't your kid to do it. You gotta try her first. She stood and try it, but the kid was happy. So give it a shot. Is not that hard with paid ads, you, khun, grow your follower account really consistently and easily. You can drive mohr visitors to your website. You can turn a profit really quickly. All these companies wouldn't be spending money on ads unless they're making more money. I was telling someone earlier today they're like you too. Bads do you think it's really effective? I make over a million bucks a year off for just you two bads in revenue, not profit, but the cost of those ads is even one tenth of that. That just shows you the r a y right now, you would say, all right, if you spent, if you make a million bucks, for example, and you spend a hundred grand on as that's nine hundred leftover product doesn't cost us nine hundred thousand for fulfillment and everything it's really casual, positive, most companies don't give these social media sites social networks the time of day when it comes to advertising other than facebook, so the twitters of the role, the youtube's of the role, the pinterest there's so much opportunity because they're cheaper and they're not as competitive, you'll get results quick and you don't have to start big. You can start with a few bucks fifty bucks and then go from there and what's the worst that can happen. You lose a few bucks, right? That's? Why you really need to try paid out if it starts working, you can start scaling it up uh, three hundred five hundred dollars. You can even go to five thousand dollars a day. If you have tracking place through google analytics, you can go to youtube type in how to set up a google analytics there's all these videos that teaches step by step. What to click on and google analytics to do all the right stuff here tracking your revenue from facebook I can see my direct revenue from facebook, twitter, youtube in my google analytics account it's really effective? These channels aren't as good as a ceo, but they're good enough because they're profitable.

Class Description

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There’s a sense among new entrepreneurs that by creating a web presence for their business, they will access a vast untapped network of new customers. But the Internet is a big place with a lot of voices clamoring for the consumer’s attention. No website or online marketing campaign will succeed in picking up new business without incorporating a strong search engine optimization strategy.

Join Neil Patel for Driving Traffic to Your Online Business for hands-on learning to help you:

  • Master the mechanics of SEO: keywords, page optimization, link building, and more 
  • Develop best practices and a robust toolkit to increase website traffic 
  • Understand how to leverage social media presence and content/affiliate marketing for high customer conversion rates 
This digital marketing course will include 30 minutes of practical commentary, where Neil will review many live consumer websites to critique their digital marketing strategy. He will speak to the power of developing strong content that leverages keyword selection and balancing concise content with strong visuals. 

Your business needs a strong SEO strategy in place to enter the digital marketing playing field in earnest. Take Digital Marketing for Driving Traffic to Your Online Business, and bring your brand into the Internet era.

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First, I would like to thank Creative Live for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the live audience in Neil Patel's course. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, thoughtful and useful class . Neil Patel is extremely articulate and knowledgeable in the SEO techniques. He shared his ideas and concepts unselfishly - some a little complex - in a manner which even a non-techie could understand and appreciate. I am a young Chef at a 2-Michelin star restaurant here in San Francisco, a writer and an entrepreneur. I have a blog and a website right now, and am in the process of building another website - so this course came at the perfect time. I have not been getting enough traffic to my website and blog and Neil has taught me a bunch of strategies to overcome this challenge and, eventually, be able to stand out in this crowded field. I am now ready to generate not just traffic but relevant traffic to my sites that will produce a high conversion rate. This will enable me to share my knowledge and experiences, reach a bigger audience and reap some financial rewards in the process. The cost of purchasing this class is so well worth it - I have no hesitancy in recommending this to anyone who would like to increase effective traffic to their websites with strategies that can be implemented immediately and easily. I cannot thank Neil enough and the wonderful Creative Live staff who made the participants feel so welcome. Sometimes, all you need is a little help to get to where you want to go, and I think I got that today.

Karla Arreguin

I follow Neil's blog like so many others. I cannot afford to hire him yet but one day, I will be wildly successful and I will definitely give him a call then so that I can hopefully purchase one of his product offerings. This class is great and he has a great sense of humor. He is effortlessly funny. He knows how to teach complex SEO things in an easy and enjoyable way. I don't normally leave reviews (this is my first review & probably my last) but I feel I owe him a review due to everything that he has taught me on his websites. I learned a lot in this course but because he is so pleasant, I didn't notice I was learning; it was fun. Thanks Neil!

Jon Leland

Neil Patel is a REAL authority. The real deal. In this course, he packs a ton of information that can be useful to both the newbie, or even more expert people like me. I definitely got a few new insights. There's so much here that it can be a bit like drinking from a firehose. Tons of info, so you may want to take advantage of the videos to review as you create your action plan. Also, note, this course is very SEO-oriented. Among other things, via this course, Neil woke me up to the reasons that organic SEO is still important (those leads convert better) and corrected my mistaken belief that social links counted toward domain authority. This is a thorough overview with many practical suggestions and I'm sure one of the most complete 3-hour introductions to this subject available on video. Neil doesn't just know his stuff, he walks his talk with lots of examples based on his extensive research and vast experience. A solid course, in my humble opinion 😉. I was in the studio audience and glad I went.