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

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

By Dan Guillermo | Affiliate Marketing

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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.


About the Author

Dan is happily married for 18 years and has 2 wonderful children. After experiencing success in the corporate world, Dan decided it was time to start a business of his own. He has been in Internet Marketing for 3 years now and has built an online business that is growing every year. Dan created a 10 part video course on Affiliate Marketing which you can access free of charge by clicking here.

  • Ayush - says:

    *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?_*

  • Ambesh Tiwari says:

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

  • Hot Clasher -COC says:

    That’s most helpful for me!
    Thanks so much

    Love you from india

  • Baldeep Birak says:

    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 says:

      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.

  • Anmol Raj says:

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

  • Samah Jarrah says:

    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.

  • LickMyDorrito says:

    Neil Patel is the GOAT dont @ me

  • Tabish Bashir says:

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

  • Mia Alja says:

    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!


    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.

  • STYLE HUT says:

    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.

  • Robert Fenn says:

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

  • Kerpal 99 says:

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

  • Mukesh Jha says:

    Hey Neil,

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

  • Tech Mohol says:

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

  • A&T Photography says:


    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 ..

  • The Influencer Project says:

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

  • Saba Anjum says:

    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.

  • Adit Surve says:

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

  • Murodjon Sadullaev says:

    Hi Neil, How are you doing?
    Which Social Media platform you can advise me to begin with, for American Logistics Company?
    Thanks a lot for your response beforehand.

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