Can You STILL Do Digital Marketing for Free? (The REAL Cost of Digital Marketing)

Back when I got started, it was easy to make a killing with digital marketing. All you got to do is rank some random blog spot website or WordPress.com website. Throw on some affiliate links and boom, you're off to the races. But things have changed a lot in marketing. In order to get decent results, most business owners have to invest a lot of money in traffic and a lot of money in automation, or content creation, or even social media. The question is, how do you invest money, in order to get results with digital marketing. Today, I'm going to break down, can you still do digital marketing for free? The real cost of digital marketing.

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The answer is in short, and I have a much longer version as well, which I'll go into. But the answer in short is, what doesn't cost you money, will cost you time. You can do digital marketing for free, as long as you're willing to make a consistent investment in time and effort, in order to get good results.

So let's say hypothetically, you're willing to put in the time. Well if you're willing to put in the time, let me break down how you can do it for free and get results!

The first tip I have for you is give away something that's invaluable, for free.

Unlimited guides, free courses, self-discovery journeys, quizzes assessment tools, proprietary industry reports, data stats, this all helps. Anything that's above and beyond. You'll notice that I didn't really say, "Hey just write a blog post." Well everyone's giving away a blog post for free. If you're not going above and beyond, doing something that's different, more unique than the competition, you' won't do that well.

The second tip for you is leverage third-party audiences.

Co-host webinars. Co-host live and social media sessions on YouTube, or Facebook, or Instagram. Do round-ups. You can hit up other people, do round ups, everyone wants to participate, because they're getting some love and some PR and you can link out to them. Then when you post that content, you can ask them to share it. That does really well.

The third tip I have for you, is content marketing.

What I want you to do is type in the keywords that you're trying to write content around and to Ubersuggest. It could be one or two-word phrases. It can be, you know, general theme-based keywords, like SEO or marketing. And in Ubersuggest, I want you to click on the content ideas report. This will show you all the other blog topics that were written on this subject, that were popularly based on social shares and backlinks.

Now the fourth tip I have for you, push out a ton of video content and when I mean video content, I'm not just talking about recording your video, like you're watching right here.

That could be on YouTube or Instagram or Facebook or LinkedIn. I'm also talking about doing live video, right? You can do simulcasting, so that way you can go on live on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn, all at once. Keep this in mind.

The fifth tip I have for you is podcasting.

You can just bust out your iPhone, start recording on it and then boom, start uploading it. I use LipSyn. That's what most people use for their podcast.

The sixth tip I have for you, Facebook groups.

You want to give away a ton of valuable tips, create content and video content, not just link out to your site, but content that just keeps people on these platforms and educates.

The seventh tip I have for you is build an email list and leverage automation.

So you can use tools like Hello Bar, to build an email list. It's free. It allows you to collect emails through sliders, exit popups, super effective.

And if you're doing this, might as well leverage push notifications as well, because then through push notifications, through tools like subscribers, you can also do automation.

The eighth tip I have for you, is to use funnels, instead of going straight to selling. Look, everyone's just like, "Sell, sell, sell." You know, think about this. Let's say you're in a relationship, or if you're not, your parents were in a relationship. You know and they had you, hence you're here.

Someone comes to your website, you're like, "Marry me, marry me, give me your wallet. "Spend, spend, spend." That doesn't work as well as educating, getting to know people. So what I like doing is creating a ton of content. Like this video.

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    24 Responses to Can You STILL Do Digital Marketing for Free? (The REAL Cost of Digital Marketing)

    1. Guptaa Jee February 13, 2020 at 3:03 pm #

      Hey @Neil I am thankful to you.
      Thanks for all videos.

    2. Nur Salam February 13, 2020 at 3:03 pm #

      I’ve a blog where I write about reviews, and comparison… And now I am going start to promote via social media… Which Platform will be better Insta,fb,or google ads ?

      • wc tech team February 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

        Depends wht u write on… If u r on somthing rltd health n fitness printest is pefrect if you write about seo digital marketing tweter and linkdin wld a btr choice hope u got the idea

    3. Aaron Bogle February 13, 2020 at 3:03 pm #

      Awesome video Neil! When it comes to providing content, I like to research the biggest questions my target audience has the answer it in a lead magnet! This way the content is relevant to them leads them to click! Keep up the great content

    4. Corporate Christ February 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      This was really useful. Thank you. 🙂

    5. Trap Town NCS February 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      Lovely content! Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? 🙂

    6. Md Shahid Anwar February 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

      Valuable content, especially the podcast part of it. Thanks, @letsdigify

    7. BABA IJNAJ February 13, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you on you’re information,,,

    8. Subhankar Sarkar February 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

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    9. Yuvagasm February 13, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

      On a lighter note: The marriage part does not follow in my country. There is something called arranged marriages 🙂

      The video is quite insightful and valuable.

    10. Scientific Hindi February 13, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

      Hey Neil, How to use expired domain in 2020?

      • Rahul Chimnani February 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

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    11. John Deneen February 13, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

      Absolutely phenomenal, never gets old!

    12. Md. Liaquat Ali February 13, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

      Hey Nil, you are a super teacher of digital marketing. I like it.

    13. Team Halexy February 13, 2020 at 4:15 pm #

      Neil, I just started checking my Google analytics stats and I see that I have a high bounce rate, most of my users dont come back. I am having trouble getting traffic and people won’t use my service. What should I do?

    14. Sourabh Khandelia February 13, 2020 at 4:29 pm #

      Sir how to analyse traffic of a competitor like from where they are getting leads and what is their strategy on that platform?

    15. Muhammad Mehran Khan Attari February 13, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

      Hye @Neil, do you plan to integrate Google NLP into Ubersuggest?
      BTW, Thanks for your awesome videos.

    16. Promothash Boruah February 13, 2020 at 4:57 pm #

      Excellent tips ♥️.

    17. Anjan Sarkar February 13, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

      Can I grow my email list with youtube?neil

    18. BillPrestin Esquire February 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

      Neil , using your Uber tool , when it comes to Keyword Difficulty, what number is too high to try for with a newer site , anything higher than 40 , 50 , 60 ?

    19. aldean fenton February 13, 2020 at 7:20 pm #

      Just recently started watching your videos, and I’m so happy that I have. You provide so much valuable advice. This video will be added to my favourites!

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