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You know you need to be on social media. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Some of the most popular sites out there on the web. Even Snapchat, even though Instagram is crushing it, it's still doing really well. They have over a hundred million active users daily. But as a beginner, all of this is overwhelming and complicated. So how do you start? Hey, everyone, I'm Neil Patel, and today I'm gonna share with you how to get started with social media as a beginner.
0:30 How to Start Social Media Marketing Tip #1
The first thing you need to do is pick the right social network. Yes, there's a lot of them. Whether it's Facebook, whether it's LinkedIn, whether it's Twitter, it's up to you on which network you want to be on. You could be on all of them but if you're in all of them you're not gonna spend enough time to make these profiles amazing.
3:30 How to Start Social Media Marketing Tip #2
But now that you have a right one, the second thing you need to do is start creating content. Yes, you're like hey I have no friends, I have no following. It doesn't matter no one's gonna follow if you don't have any content. So start creating content. That starts off with completing your profile.
4:30 How to Start Social Media Marketing Tip #3
Now that you're creating content, the next thing you need to do is build a connection. And you need to build a connection with people, it's a social network. Just because you're on a computer doesn't mean you're not connecting with humans. So make sure you're friending all the people that you know, following them. You're engaging, right you're building connections.
6:00 How to Start Social Media Marketing Tip #4
And the last tip is don't go for follower count. It's all about having valuable connections, personal ones. Because if your first 100 fans or followers aren't that engaged with you, all these social networks have it in their algorithms where they're looking at a percentage.
If you're still confused on how to get started with social media, leave a comment below I'll answer, I'll help you out. If there's anything I can do to help you just let me know. I truly am here to help you succeed. Thank you for watching. Please comment, share, like, and tell other people about this video.
hey neil! great vid! i am 18 years old in college majoring in marketing. As my career i would like to go into social media marketing and work with small businesses and help them market their business. I want to slowly get more experience like soon i will be started my own small business on etsy selling pins, sticker, monograms, etc. I took a business class in high school making stuff like that and LOVE it. Got any advice???
Hi, Neil. This was one of your best videos I've watched. Maybe because this is the information I needed the most. Anyway, what social sites would you recommend if I want to establish fitness and bodybuilding related website on shopify? Selling nutritional supplements, fitness accesories, clothing etc. Also writing blogs about nutrition, training etc. Basically my project is an online fitness empire. Lol. Thanks.
i made the mistake of changing an instagram account from one niche to another once it had like 4k followers but now it has 14k i have good connection with some people but my reach is very bad , im sure its the 4k uninterested people i had before , how can i fix this without having to start with another account from 0
We are company who are into media services like videography and photography coverages,live streaming, studio on rent, video editing services and conducting media workshops. How can i get the customers to avail our service.
Hey Neil I love photography and painting I sometimes draw and do logos but I mostly take photos of nature and paint abstract art I want to start a business selling my art or items with my art on them which platform do u think would b best for me
I'm a big fan of your person and the way that you conduct your videos. I really feel like I absorb your wisdom.. do you have any advice for marketing myself as a realtor/real estate consultant? I appreciate any insight you could share.
+Neil Patel Facebook is the one i am testing, in my 3rd month. outsourced it, not getting much. doing in depth market research now. these people really need my service, even basic stuff, i just need to know how to reach them. so far my face book is a net zero.
Dear Mr Patel.
With my wife, we are just now starting a new type of nail painting business in the UK. This is new in the UK, but already exist in USA and Russia. What is your opinion about successfully advertising? We are holding courses and teaching how to use this technique. Waiting for your answer.
@Neil Patel Hey Neil, that was awesome. By the way, I'm going to make IT educational videos like you but I'm noob in video making. What software should I use to make the effects as yours and what kind of microphone do u use for audio recording. Thanks
Ni Neil, I really enjoy watching your videos because you are clear. I am an absolute beginner and my business is weekend house rentals so I'm thinking Facebook and Instagram - I would really like to get video social media coaching online. Do you offer any courses that i can take? Thanks, Lynda
Hi, Neil, I'mSamson G Nota 19 years old from Zimbabwe. Due to lack of funding, I could go to College or High school but I had a passion for computer, soon after my high school, I started watching tutorials on youtube about website designing, graphics, and programming in general. a year later I become good in the design field started learning of new skills like SEO & Social Media Marketing but without a trackable learning history I couldn't work on any firm as they require college or university graduates, them i decided to start freelancing then later decided to build a Website Development & Design agency , but with harsh conditions in our Economy I has been really painful for a 19-year-old so far I have managed to Register the Company at the local government but my sales and revenue are not good at all ,
my questions is how best can i remain strong in my survival period of business and not run into losses i tried facebook marketing but the community is maybe not aware of the technology I'm using to market as the older generations still perform things the old way , how best can i build a successful business as a 19 year old in Africa
All entrepreneurs are going to fail here and there. It is very common. The thing you need to do is learn from those mistakes and not commit them twice. As far as getting older generations to understand the new technologies, provide results. If you make them more money they will listen ;)
hi, just wanted to ask what should I do if I am new and decided to earn money via digital products. I am really overwhelmed with all the info and very confused. My first ever product is ready but I don't know how to move from here. Really appreciate some advise.
You do know that every profile every web page mention is essentially a backlink. That will help you place higher on the Google algorithm. And you don't have to aggressively update all of your social media. Only the ones that matter for your demographic only the popular ones that are best for you. So to just not be on all of them would be a mistake
I am a distributor for 2 MLM’s in the beauty space; 1 in skincare/cosmetics & the other in nails. I have been told my Instagram accounts (& some even day my private Facebook groups) should be only one product/biz/sales post to every 8 other posts (other content like family/personal, travel, fashion, hobbies, etc.). An Instagram coach, however, said to be certain your profile isn’t confusing & immediately defines, in description & content, your purpose. My hubby says as a man (obviously not my target audience), he doesn’t want to follow a fishing supplies acct. & see pics of their car, their meal, their vacation, etc. 😂 Who do I believe? What do you recommend? Thanks so much!!!
I think it is good to have each account focused on one niche. That way you won't lose the nail folks that want to see things about nails when you post about skincare. It's always good to separate the niches.
Hehe for FB you'll need a fulltime VA ;-) especially if you're like me: website, newsletters, YT channel, clients and 2 coaching groups LOL. I focus on YT now, it's great for me (I'm a coach) and there isn't much dutch competition! Great video Neil! Was watching out of curiosity, already found my channels :-) which are YT and the newsletters that get lots of organic subscribers!
Yeah, it is hard not to go for the sale straight out the gate. One point though: More followers= more people see your posts. Due to all the restrictions lately I am now building Pinterest but even they are getting strict now they have their own ads.
i have project in middle east for a web platform like groupon specially in GCC and Egypt so which platform is better for me first 3 month ? also did you prefer to dominate one social network in first quarter or use two ? because i confused to start with FB & Google adword or only social media as . startup to sell more vouchers
Neil, I can’t tell you how much you have helped my business grow this year. I’m a telepsychiatry practice based in Miami and my demographic is mostly millennials, who are SO passionate about mental health. Psychiatrists typically are older, retiring, and don’t have as much of an online or social presence. It is really fueling my growth. What I am completely stumped by - Is what content to put into video format (YouTube). Nobody wants to hear symptoms of depression, nobody wants to hear boring things. What can I talk about? What can I do that would be fun? I think videos would set my business on fire! Also, how do I decide if my videos should be made for YouTube vs IG Stories vs FB Live - How do you decide which video platform to focus on? - Btw - You’re amazing, I went to SC but grew up in Fullerton so mad props 🙌🏼 Thanks if you read this.
Hello sir, I am looking forward to start my blog by end of this month. I have learnt alot about hosting seo in past few months. And i like how your content really help in that regards... I was looking forward to signup with bluehost hosting. Their while signing up an options is to add Basic bluehost seo tool for 2$ a month which allows the following features:-
Search engine submission
50 page analysis
10 keyword ranking reports
2 competitor reports
Monthly email report
Marketing report with 5 recommendations
So do you think it would be worth it? or should i spend that bucks elsewhere? There is no info about this in internet anywhere so i am unable to decide.
Thanks for your videos they really practical and useful. I have a question I hope you have time to answering : do you think is possible to sell engineering services via social media? If so, what is the best social media to use? Thanks!!!
+Neil Patel , thanks for the honest answers. Unfortunately, it seems that I am the only one trying to do it. I do not have any other to follow , I do not even have a group to ask for advice. Thanks for taking the time to answer!
I am sure it is possible, Alex. Since I am not in that field, I am not positive about the best platform. However, find others in your space that are doing this and see where and what is working for them.
I just want to do Affiliate marketing along with blogging... I have a blog.. And also an Instagram page with the good amount of engagement.... So i just want to know... Is there any other right platform for affiliate marketing and blogging except Instagram... So please tell me...
Thanks for all the great videos Neil. You Rock!! I have an environmental education center non profit and do wildlife rehabilitation. Struggling to have social media formats that really engage and develop interaction.
Hello Neil, thanks for you time replying to my question; I didn't try FB ads yet because I am not good at it. But, I will hire someone on Fiverr to run an ad for me. This way I can test my course landing page. It looks like my course description page needs a better copy since Udemy stats is showing me a conversion rate of 1.67% when driving 460 visitors over last 30 days. I already hired a girl on Fiverr to revise the copy. Once I get it, I will try FB ads for sure. Thanks for your help. I will follow you on FB.
Hi Neil I am from India. I am new in this field and all the things I have to manage (SEO,SMO and Email marketing). Please help me how can i start this. Please help me of making the strategy. Our Business is B2B (Logistics Domestic as well as Inter nation.) I am not technical and don't know much about SEO.
Hi Neil Sir, What's up?
I am not getting any benefits from my job. My company where I am digital marketing executive is growing, but I am not.
Help me in this. Give me opportunity to work with you. DM me.
I am a newbie to all of this and am extremely passionate about learning. I have just started following you and wondering if you can pin point me to books, webinars, etc. where someone like me who knows nothing about social media marketing can start. Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing back.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.