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How I used Social Media to buy my house.

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by funkybunker, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    Last year I made a promise that 2016 is going to be my year. The year shit goes from dead-end jobs and endless debt to financial security and the freedom to treat my family to life's finer things. BHW provided the info to make that happen. Big time.

    Within 6 months (started in March) I went from renting a $XXX BEDROOM in this pile of shit...

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    To putting money down on me and my girlfriend's first sexy ass home

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    (like many women, my lady never seems finished with her shoe portfolio)

    If you think I had some unfair advantage, let me tell you something. This was my personal bank account and tipping point for making a change..

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    Yeah. Within a year of moving to Silicon Valley and starting from scratch, I worked at a yogurt shop, grocery store and bakery. I was endlessly broke and got sick of seeing everyone around me driving expensive cars while I hustled my ass off & struggled to pay rent.

    So I took the knowledge shared on this forum and hit the pavement, reaching out to EVERYBODY I met. I asked Lyft drivers for referrals and offered to pay my coworkers' rent when they sent me a client. Nothing was too risky for me. A simple promise to build engagement and growth on social media is all I sell to this day. The key to success was paying handsomely for referrals and mentioning what I do to every stranger. My first client came to me asking for help after hearing what I do, he was already pulling $XXX,XXX annual profit. Then he mentioned a friend and it snowballed..and that's just ONE client's word of mouth.

    I now earn a comfortable (and scalable as fuck) $11,000+ a month and have around $6-$7k after expenses to keep safely in my accounts. My new life gives me the choice to select who I work with, never deal with asshole landlords and treat my girlfriend to nights on the town without fearing if my card will be declined.

    Go make this happen for yourself now. You are not too poor/inexperienced/helpless. Get off your ass and risk it. Or risk living paycheck to paycheck forever.
     
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    Tester2900 Registered Member

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    What do you do exactly, if you don't mind asking.
     
  3. BeatPills

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    Yes OP, what exactly do you do for your clients? Instagram managing? Shoutout their business on your large IG pages?
     
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    what tf?This it's supposed to be some motivation? Good for you man but I don't get the sense of this post...
     
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    It is motivational, whether on purpose or not.
     
  6. Siakrem

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    thanks man for sharing your personal experience but can you tell me what do you do exactly for ur clients
     
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    Abuzzz Junior Member

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    I respect people's hard work..but I don't see any motivation here...
     
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    Congrats man, that's a huge leap forward for sure!
     
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  9. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    This boils down to their goals. If a client comes to me asking to put their product in the face of people already buying that sort of item, I might reach out to large influencers for a review or mention on their twitter/instagram etc. I'm a very particular person, so reaching out manually has given me the best organic ROI. These relationships also give me leverage for future clients. I then toss in Targeted Ads on their platform of choice to squeeze more value out of their budget.

    When I'm not launching product campaigns, I'm focused on building more followers and engagement to the business' page. The latter being something people struggle with. If you want to see how I pull this off, just read Taktical's thread here. If they want me to handle everything, I maintain the page's content ontop of this (easily outsourced to a quality VA)
     
  10. johnstonsmith

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    great to see the change in your living situation :D

    it really shows the hard work you put in
     
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  11. vragha

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    Very inspiring...keep it up. Mind sharing your fav method?
     
  12. funkybunker

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    Thank you all for the read :D

    I suck at favorites.
    I will tell you my most successful approach to obtaining clients (90% of the work tbh) has been meeting new people. All the time. Introduce yourself to plenty of strangers and you'll find it easy to include your work in conversation. They'll either know somebody OR be a prospect.

    Once they're hooked, they tell you everything they need accomplished and you sell them the answer. Need more followers that also engage with their pages? Post engaging content and run ads to send targeted people to them, put in the hustle and pay/ask for shout-outs on bigger pages. You're selling the service of page growth/brand awareness so don't complicate it. More engaged fans = listening when you're ready to sell to them.

    Make your life even easier and build a portfolio of HUGE broad niche pages. Treat them like real estate and sell the shout-outs yourself ;)
    Hire a friend/VA you trust to operate each one, the profits you can make from this alone are staggering. Be sure your audience is highly engaged.
     
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    Wow dude, good job! That's a great improvement!
    I am a little bit jealous though..
     
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    @funkybunker 's back with a vengeance! Please do another bhw rap, (good one) to celebrate!
     
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    It's a great work and motivating. Keep a lot more success Buddy.
     
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    Wow man , very nice. Way to go! The house looks awesome :D
     
  17. funkybunker

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    Wow I remember those days, good to see you again too!

    Thanks again to all of you. I realize many came for a secret formula but what I finally discovered is there is no secret. You don't even have to sell people shit. SHOW them value and they'll pay you. Go out there and do what you're procrastinating over. It's so fucking easy when you get moving. So many people wait or lower their prices out of fear.. don't do that you fuck wit. INCREASE the amount of value they gain and show them in an easy-to-understand manner.

    I own a fucking house now because I stopped playing what 'could' happen over in my head, dove headfirst and learned on the field. You don't get good at much anything by merely thinking about it
     
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    Good shit man. I hope you nothing but the best!
     
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    Kudos and props for taking action.... So many just lurk and never take action... They jump from one trend to the next and never give anything 100%!

    Props again brother.
     
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    I don't mean to be an ass but, you start out saying you were endlessly broke, then say:

    Something tells me that if you saved up the free rent you gave coworkers (probably not cheap, seeing as how it's Silicon Valley?), you probably had more free money than you're letting on.

    It's not really rags to riches, but more like "investing." Still a good story, but yeah.

    I mean if you offered to pay my rent for a month, do you know how hard I would try to share your shiz on social media? :D
     
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