It’s so important as business owners that we’re taking advice from people who have been there and done that. Particularly in the online space. With so-called ‘SEO experts’, ‘Digital marketers’ and ‘Social media managers’ that don’t have a following – it’s crazy to think that people ACTUALLY hire them.
As someone who has been in the digital space for over 10 years and has launched a few of my own eCommerce stores that has ranked page #1 in Google. I’ve traded online by buying wholesale and overseas with a variety of products (toys, mobile cases, hypnosis CDs, children’s costumes – all at profit) and selling them on my own eCommerce store.
I’ve launched directory sites (affiliate marketing), and a service based business (this one) – I know it’s vital to ONLY get advice from those who have ‘walked the walk’.
My online detective skills and b*llshit radar can figure this out pretty easily, particularly when you search the business registra, the details and age of a domain via whois and how their business is set up by looking at the code.
So in this post I would love to show you some leaders in the online space RIGHT now who you should follow because everyone else is simply following their FREE advice.
Let’s dive in:
This guy is a social media expert. Like THE social media expert. He’s managed to grow a massive following and coined the phrase ‘give, give ask’ when trying to get people to follow or buy from you. His social media agency Vayner Media manages social media accounts for some of the biggest brands in the world. He’s all about the ‘Hustle’ and has spoken at a ton of events.
Check him out on Youtube or his podcast for some inspiring talks about online business.
He also has a number of books that go into his strategies in detail. This advice is always far more valuable than the $30 it costs to purchase it.
When an organization wants to get better at selling – they call this guy. He’s a best seller author, a sales expert and if you follow him will know that he is a growing social media influencer. In the last year or so he’s really gained interest and his books on 10x’ing your business are vital for anyone in business.
I found this lady about 3 years ago on Youtube and let me tell you, her online selling tactics are spot on, I’m sure she’ll convince you to join her B-school (Business school) which only opens once a year. Talk about adding the scarcity factor!
She speaks about everything from growing your audience to beating self-doubt and procrastination. She targets women predominately and can be found on most social media channels.
This guy knows SEO. Unlike 90% of the those who call themselves ‘SEO experts’ and arn’t, this guy has built multiple busineses by putting what he knows to practise. Secondly, just google ‘marketing’ – go on. No doubt you’ll find Neil’s website.
That’s how you know they know what they’re talking about. Like most of these experts they offer a ton of advice on their blogs and Neil’s website and blog in particular is amazing at conversion – just check it out. Everything from his font size, whitespace and easy to read design will have you giving him your website in no time!
This expert is crucial for females who are starting out. Denise is an expert on ‘money blocks’. I know I had no idea what they were either – but after reading both her books ‘Get Rich, Lucky Bitch’ and ‘Lucky Bitch’, as a female you’ll be able to start putting some of these tactics to practice.
I can tell you now that if it weren’t for this lady I would not have managed to score some FREE tickets to Oprah or written a book. More importantly, I would never have been able to achieve a business goal I had for some reason was always out of my reach – getting to six figures.
Her techniques are like a reality check for your business. Rather than a ‘push’ approach that the others do (which is totally fine), Denise focuses on the ‘pull’ aspect which often enables you to think outside the box and do more with less.
So this is the most recent addition to my list of experts online. I’d put off looking into this guy for a while because his branding just seemed so off. Now that I’m halfway through his first book ‘Dotcom secrets’ I can see now why he’s been incredibly successful at what he’s done.
Russell is the founder of ‘Click Funnels’ and if you’ve ever clicked on an ad on facebook, MOST of the time you’ll be landing on a page created by Click Funnels. He’s mastered the skill of growing an email list to sell ANY product. Like we’re talking ‘Potato guns’. He’s helped a ton of people make multiple 7 figures online using his product.
I haven’t added many links to any of these experts because all you really need to do is Google their names. I always recommend you do your own research. These leaders are everywhere online it won’t take long for you to find the format that best suits you whether that’s a Podcast, Youtube, direct to their website or Facebook.
So rather than spend thousands on companies or people that haven’t done what you’re trying to do – read, watch and follow these experts to get the short cut you need to start, scale and grow your online business.
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