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

    1. Anjan Sarkar September 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

      I have a health blog ,and everyone is telling me to go with printerest .what should I do sir??

      • Dharik Patel September 22, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

        Yeah, but I also consider insta and fb or Snapchat short video or post!!

    2. Ambesh Tiwari September 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

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

      • Neil Patel September 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm #


    3. Hot Clasher -COC September 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

      That’s most helpful for me!
      Thanks so much

      Love you from india

      • Neil Patel September 19, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        You’re welcome!

    4. Baldeep Birak September 18, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

      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.

      • Neil Patel September 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

        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.

    5. mafriciman September 19, 2018 at 4:19 am #

      Hi Neil!
      What do you thinl about Pinterest? I’m in home decor/improvement. Is their value in using that platform for user engagement?

      • Neil Patel September 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

        Definitely value there 🙂

    6. Mattpaul03 September 20, 2018 at 1:58 am #

      Great vid Neil! Just curious, what’s your honest opinion on SMMA’s / Facebook Ad agency courses? They legit in the Long run? Cheers!

    7. Samah Jarrah September 20, 2018 at 6:04 am #

      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.

    8. Tabish Bashir September 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

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

      • Rudra Prasad February 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

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

      • LOVE LOST April 22, 2019 at 8:39 pm #


    9. Mia Alja September 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

      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!

      • Anuj Purwar June 9, 2019 at 10:34 am #


    10. MITAL KANSARA November 25, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

      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.

      • Neil Patel November 26, 2018 at 12:41 am #

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

    11. Travel with Shama January 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

      Hii Neil – I am in Hotel Review Business and Photography ( i am not good at that ). What Social media will be Good for me

      • Neil Patel January 7, 2019 at 10:47 am #

        Instagram would be good for you

    12. The Things January 19, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      Hi Neil…

      I m doing a paper bag manufacturing business. So what social media network is the best match for my business…Thanks

      • Neil Patel January 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm #

        Depends who your target audience is. Try LinkedIn

    13. Robert Fenn March 27, 2019 at 1:02 am #

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

      • Neil Patel March 27, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    14. Kerpal 99 April 2, 2019 at 6:51 am #

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

      • Kerpal 99 April 3, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

        As a digital diary

    15. Mukesh Jha April 16, 2019 at 5:59 am #

      Hey Neil,

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

      • Neil Patel April 16, 2019 at 9:48 am #

        You’re very welcome!

    16. Juhi Choubey June 23, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

      for ui/ux agency which platform is best ?

      • Neil Patel June 24, 2019 at 12:58 am #

        LinkedIn is a great place for that

    17. Tech Mohol July 2, 2019 at 10:54 am #

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

      • Neil Patel July 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

        I appreciate the suggestion!

    18. Anish Chanda_Vlog July 27, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

      I have travel company which social media will be good for me?

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