How to Start Social Media Marketing (4 ESSENTIAL Tips for Beginners)

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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.

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    42 comments
    Ayush - says September 18, 2018

    *Hey Neil,*

    I am 15 y/o, I’m working on a Web design firm. I was looking to create content on YouTube but considering my voice as a kid
    would you advice me to do YT ?{and I can’t afford someone for voice-over because of limited budget}
    If Not, then
    *_What other social media type should i use instead of YouTube?_*

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      Deanna Henry says November 25, 2018

      Were you from I wanna help you with this I’m 14

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      Adarsh Bokke says January 23, 2019

      @Ayush – hmu we’ll start a channel

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      Rudra Prasad says February 21, 2019

      hay i just started with my new YouTube channel a little support would be great. love from INDIA

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      Tech wala Tohi says April 15, 2019

      Ayush you can start with IGTV…there you can post 2-3 min videos on a regular basis

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      TheMaskedNoobie says June 15, 2019

      What web design bro

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    Ambesh Tiwari says September 18, 2018

    I’m a big fan of yours! Like it if you are!

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      Neil Patel says September 18, 2018

      Thanks!

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    Hot Clasher -COC says September 18, 2018

    That’s most helpful for me!
    Thanks so much

    Love you from india

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      Neil Patel says September 19, 2018

      You’re welcome!

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    Baldeep Birak says September 18, 2018

    Neil on linked in should you post to your feed after posting to your company page?

    Also how often should I add to my company page? Daily, weekly? Thanks.

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      Neil Patel says September 19, 2018

      Test. See what works for your particular audience. Once a day is not considered a lot. I wouldn’t do more than that but you can see if daily works better than weekly.

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    Anmol Raj says September 20, 2018

    I work in magazine publishing company which social media is better for me? & How?

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    Samah Jarrah says September 20, 2018

    thanks for this video, I wanna ask what the best social media marketing for essay writing services ” masters and PhD ” ?
    ps. I have a website.

    and girl’s fashion ” new accessories design” for brides?

    would tell us more about social media tools to help us for work smarter?

    thanks alot.

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    LickMyDorrito says September 20, 2018

    Neil Patel is the GOAT dont @ me

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      Abhishek Parameswaran says October 26, 2018

      LickMyDorrito triggered

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      Rudra Prasad says February 21, 2019

      hay i just started with my new YouTube channel a little support would be great. love from INDIA

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    Tabish Bashir says September 20, 2018

    I’ve started an anime blog. Which social media would you recommend? Thanks.

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      Rudra Prasad says February 21, 2019

      hay i just started with my new YouTube channel a little support would be great. love from INDIA

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      LOVE LOST says April 22, 2019

      Thanks
      For
      Helping

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    Mia Alja says September 20, 2018

    Hi Neil! Which social platform works best for immigration consulting (b2c) where my leads need to fit a specific demographic. For instance, ages 18-35, either highly educated( Master) or looking into pursuing an education in Canada. Much appreciated, thanks!

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      Anuj Purwar says June 9, 2019

      LinkedIn

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    Adam abdul shakoor says November 11, 2018

    HI Neil, Loved your videos.
    can you suggest me social media platform for my WordPress maintenance service?
    more tips appreciated.

    thanks.

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      Neil Patel says November 11, 2018

      LinkedIn is good for B2B services like this

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    MITAL KANSARA says November 25, 2018

    Hi Neil, I am from Gujarat..
    Hope to see you around..
    Well I am a Guitar Instructor and a Vocal Coach as well..
    So how can ‘Neil Knowledge’ can light some tips to grow this business.

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      Neil Patel says November 26, 2018

      You can learn how to market your blog/brand with the advice I share here on the channel 🙂

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    STYLE HUT says December 8, 2018

    Thank you so much for this amazing tips my business is to sell man’s cloth.
    and i also have a youtube channel name STYLE HUT and on my channel, I teach man about fashion, grooming and fitness types of thing.
    and I also talk about my product on my video.
    so what’s your suggestion about my concept.

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    Robert Fenn says March 27, 2019

    Hey Neil, Thanks for this very insightful and specific pointer to social media. I am in real estate help me out here please!

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      Neil Patel says March 27, 2019

      You are very welcome!

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    Kerpal 99 says April 2, 2019

    My Instgram is tbayboss, social media can help prove many aspects of ones life

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      Kerpal 99 says April 3, 2019

      As a digital diary

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    Mukesh Jha says April 16, 2019

    Hey Neil,

    Thanks for your valuable information on Social media Topics. I love the way you explain.

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      Neil Patel says April 16, 2019

      You’re very welcome!

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    Tech Mohol says July 2, 2019

    Can you please make an video about how to do fiverr gig marketing perfectly on social media?
    Thanks – Sahin

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      Neil Patel says July 2, 2019

      I appreciate the suggestion!

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    A&T Photography says July 28, 2019

    Hey..

    We are a wedding photography company and looking for social media advertising.. which platform will be good for us ?
    We usually target people of age 23-40 years ..

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      Neil Patel says July 28, 2019

      Instagram 🙂

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    The Influencer Project says August 5, 2019

    Love how you break it down, Neil. Very simple and effective!

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      Neil Patel says August 5, 2019

      I am glad you liked it!

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    Saba Anjum says August 5, 2019

    Hey!
    We are a media production house. We do event coverage for various corporate and social events and exhibitions. Please advise which platform suits the best for us.

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      Neil Patel says August 5, 2019

      Instagram and Facebook could work well for you

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    Adit Surve says August 5, 2019

    Hey I’m a ticketing partner of major concerts in India,what should I go with?

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